Action Express Racing wins Rolex 24
At Daytona Beach, Fla., Joao Barbosa held off Max Angelelli on a restart with less than nine minutes remaining of a 24-hour race to give Action Express Racing its second win in four years at the Rolex 24 at Daytona. Barbosa had driven the No. 5 Corvette to a 13.1-second lead on Sunday when a full-course caution with 21 minutes remaining put the victory in jeopardy. The field was bunched and allowed Angelelli a chance to give Wayne Taylor Racing the win. But Barbosa easily pulled away to get the win for teammates Christian Fittipaldi and Sebastian Bourdais.
Roberts wins in playoff
At Pawley’s Island, Kevin Roberts (Chesnee) won in a playoff over Walter Todd (Laurens) to win the 18th Tournament of Champions at The Tradition Club. Other winners were: Bill Smunk (Kingstree), men’s senior club; Jaelyn Tindal (Rock Hill), women’s division; Tucker MacDonald (Greer), one-day gross; Bernie Shealy (Columbia), one-day senior; and Les Bradstreet (Columbia), one-day net.
USC men top Harvard
At Starkville, Miss., No. 18 USC beat Harvard, 4-0 in its second match of the ITA Kickoff Weekend. The Gamecocks lost the opener, 4-2, to Memphis. ... At Clemson, the No. 13 Clemson women’s team beat Tennessee in the Kickoff, 4-0, and advanced to the 16-team finals Feb. 7-10 at Charlottesville, Va. ... The No. 25 Clemson men beat No. 10 Mississippi in Oxford, Miss., 4-2.
Sara Errani, Roberta Vinci, Flavia Pennetta Francesca Schiavone
Chelsea advances in FA Cup
At London, a superb free kick from Oscar gave Chelsea a 1-0 win over Stoke in the fourth round of the FA Cup. Chelsea will play Manchester City in the fifth round.
Pioneering AD dies
Dave Strack, the former University of Arizona athletics director who hired the first black basketball coach at a major university, has died. He was 90. Shortly after taking the job in 1972, he hired Fred Snowden as the first black basketball coach at an NCAA Div. I school.
College club hockey
USC sweeps Rebels
At Irmo, the Gamecocks beat Ole Miss, 5-2, to complete a weekend sweep. Kevin Cotrone led USC (17-6-2) with two goals, and goalie John Musciano had 30 saves.
From Staff and Wire Reports