- The Washington Times - Monday, October 27, 2008

Golden State Warriors coach Don Nelson said he’s on the verge of agreeing to a two-year contract extension through the 2010-11 season.

Nelson told reporters the deal is financially similar to his current contract, which ends this season. Such a deal would be worth about $12 million for the 68-year-old coach, who trails only Lenny Wilkens in career NBA coaching victories.

mCOLLEGES: Running back Courtney Tennial ran for two touchdowns as No. 19 Tulsa crusied to a 49-19 home win over Central Florida. …

Pittsburgh junior quarterback Bill Stull was released from a hospital a day after suffering a concussion and a sore neck during a hit against Rutgers.

mGOLF: Sergio Garcia registered a three-shot victory at the inaugural Castello (Spain) Masters golf tournament and dedicated the win to countryman Seve Ballesteros, who has had three surgeries this month on a cancerous brain tumor. …



Cameron Beckman tapped in a par putt on the second playoff hole to complete a big comeback and beat Kevin Sutherland in the PGA’s Frys.com Open in Scottsdale, Ariz. …

Swedish veteran Helen Alfredsson won the Grand China Air in Haikou, shooting a 7-under 65 to beat Taiwan’s Yani Tseng by three strokes for her second victory of the season.

mTENNIS: Top-seeded Andy Murray won the St. Petersburg (Russia) Open for the second straight year by beating qualifier Andrey Golubev 6-1, 6-1. …

Olympic champion Elena Dementieva won her third title of the year, outlasting Caroline Wozniacki 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (4) in the Fortis Championships in Luxembourg. …

mSHORT TAKES: Detroit Red Wings forward Johan Franzen will be out for three to four weeks because of a sprained left knee. …

Liverpool ended Chelsea’s 86-game home win streak with a 1-0 victory in London that gave it a three-point lead atop the Premier League standings.

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