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    Patton Kizzire and Brian Harman won the QBE Shootout on Sunday, eagling the par-5 17th and closing with a par for a one-stroke victory over Graeme McDowell and Emiliano Grillo. Kizzire and Harman shot an 11-under 61 in the better-ball final round to finish at 30 under at Tiburon Golf Club. They opened with a 59 in the first-round scramble and had a 66 on Saturday in modified alternate shot. McDowell and Grillo shot 62, making seven straight birdies on Nos. 11-17. The teams of Gary Woodland-Charley Hoffman, Kevin Na-Bryson DeChambeau and Luke List-Charles Howell III tied for third at 28 under. Woodland and Hoffman shot 63, Na and DeChambeau 62, and List and Howell had two back-nine eagles in a 61. Kizzire and Harman each earned $422,500. LPGA Tour player Lexi Thompson and Tony Finau had a 65 to finish seventh at 23 under.
  • The New Orleans Saints are a long way from where they want to be. For now, though, repeating as NFC South champions for the first time in franchise history feels pretty good. 'Goal No. 1 was to win the division again and we were able to do that,' Drew Brees said Sunday after throwing for one touchdown and running for another to help the Saints rally from an 11-point halftime deficit to beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 28-14. 'I like the way we won this game. We didn't play well in the first half and (faced) a big deficit,' Brees added. 'We were able to come together with all sides making plays in that second half. I think that was the epitome of a great team win.' Music blared in the winning locker room. There's still a lot of work ahead for the Saints (10-2), however clinching any division title — much less with three weeks remaining in the regular season — is an accomplishment worth celebrating. 'This is what guys look forward to. This is fun,' said Brees, who shrugged off a pair of turnovers to throw a 1-yard TD pass to Zach Line, then scored on a 1-yard sneak as the Saints avenged a season-opening loss to the Bucs (5-8) and also rebounded from a defeat the previous week at Dallas. 'This is the stuff you remember, especially road games — you know, road locker rooms, bus rides, back on the plane. Those moments together,' Brees added. 'It's hard to win in this league, it's hard to win on the road. We're going to enjoy these moments and continue to build on 'em.' New Orleans' defense did its part after allowing two first-half TDs, too, sacking Jameis Winston four times and limiting the NFL's No. 1-ranked offense to 81 yards in the second half — most of that on the final drive of the game 'We got dominated in the second half,' said Bucs coach Dirk Koetter, whose team won a high-scoring shootout 48-40 at New Orleans in Week 1. 'We haven't been shut down like that in a long time.' Brees completed 24 of 31 passes for 201 yards and one interception. Michael Thomas had 11 receptions for 98 yards. A week after being held to a season-low 176 yards total offense in a 13-10 loss to Dallas that ended a 10-game winning streak, the Saints started slowly again. Winston threw a pair of TD passes to Cameron Brate, the latter a 1-yarder set up by Adarius Taylor's interception to put the Bucs up 14-3 at halftime. The fourth-year pro also threw an 11-yarder to Brate on the opening drive of the game. The game turned in the third quarter when Brees weathered losing a fumble at his own 27 and later took advantage of the Saints blocking a punt to set up his TD pass to Line, along with Alvin Kamara's 2-point conversion that trimmed Tampa Bay's lead to 14-11. In addition to missing a 40-yard field goal after Carl Nassib sacked Brees, forcing a fumble Jason Pierre-Paul recovered early in the third quarter, Cairo Santos also had a 46-yard attempt deflect off the right upright in the first half for Tampa Bay, which finished with 279 yards — more than 160 below its league-leading season average. 'Going into the second half I thought that we had an opportunity to put a fork into them, but they got a boost of confidence from a missed field goal, a punt blocked,' Bucs tackle Demar Dotson said. 'We couldn't get anything going on offense,' coach Dirk Koetter added. 'Fourteen points isn't going to do it against the Saints.' Brees' TD run put the Saints ahead early in the fourth quarter. Mark Ingram scored on a 17-yard run to make it 25-14. Will Lutz tacked on a 36-yard field goal in the closing minutes. Pressured relentlessly in the second while the Saints were taking control of the game, Winston finished 18 of 38 for 213 yards, two touchdowns and one interception — an end-zone throw picked off by Marshon Lattimore with 1 second remaining. The Bucs had 32 yards in the second half until Winston completed passes of 16, 12 and 21 to march into Saints territory on the final drive. And, penalties hurt Tampa Bay all day long, including an unnecessary roughness penalty on Bucs center Ryan Jensen late in the second quarter. At one point, a frustrated Winston was seen arguing on the sideline with Jensen. 'Brothers have disagreements,' Winston said of the exchange. 'It wasn't that much.' PERSISTENCE The Saints ran the ball nine times for just 3 yards in the first half. They stuck with the game plan, though, and finished with 100 on 30 attempts. Ingram had 52 yards on 13 carries, and Kamara rushed for 51 yards on 12 attempts. TAKEAWAYS Since failing to force a turnover on defense for seven consecutive games, the Bucs have 10 takeaways over the last three weeks. The Bucs have seven interceptions over that stretch after only having one in the first 10. INJURIES Saints: LT Terron Armstead was inactive, replaced by Jermon Bushrod. Buccaneers: With WR DeSean Jackson (thumb) inactive for the second straight week, Chris Godwin started. Andrew Adams started in place of S Justin Evans (toe) and CB Carlton Davis II (knee) was replaced by Ryan Smith. ... LB Kevin Minter left in the second quarter with a calf injury and did not return. UP NEXT Saints: at Carolina next Monday, last of three consecutive road games. Buccaneers: at Baltimore next Sunday. ___ More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL
  • The celebratory mob scene in the corner of the end zone broke out far from Ryan Tannehill, leaving him in the open field, running and screaming as he waved his arms. Since he couldn't find anyone to hug, he flopped to the grass on his back, the job done and the game won. 'I collapsed — just the emotion of the whole thing,' Tannehill said. Sixteen seconds from defeat, Tannehill threw a short pass and then watched his teammates save the season with the 'Drake Escape.' Kenyan Drake ran the last 52 yards as the Dolphins scored on a pass and double lateral on the final play Sunday to beat the New England Patriots 34-33. With that, Miami lived up to its nickname — the Magic City. 'They just made one more play than we did,' Patriots coach Bill Belichick said. And what a play. The Patriots were on the verge of clinching their 10th consecutive AFC East title when the Dolphins lined up at their 31 after a kickoff return trailing 33-28. 'We had them right where we wanted,' Tannehill said dryly. 'Not really surprised with how things turned out.' He threw a 14-yard pass to Kenny Stills, who lateraled to DeVante Parker, who quickly lateraled to Drake along the sideline. He cut toward the middle and found a seam, helped by a block from guard Ted Larsen at the 30. Drake beat two Patriots to the corner of the end zone — defensive back J.C. Jackson and tight end Rob Gronkowski, who was on the field as part of New England's prevent defense. 'Drake runs a 4.3, and Gronk probably runs a 4.6 or 4.7, so you feel good about that matchup,' Tannehill said. Then came one last pass to punctuate the play — Drake reared back for a celebratory heave into the stands as the Dolphins' bench emptied and teammates swarmed him. 'Football,' said Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, 'is a crazy game.' The Dolphins call the play 'Boise' because it was borrowed from the Boise State playbook, and they had been working on it all year. 'You rep it in practice over and over,' receiver Kenny Stills said. 'Sometimes it's like, 'Why are we doing this?' And now we know why.' It brought to mind other NFL last-second stunners, including Roger Staubach's 'Hail Mary', the 'Miracle in the Meadowlands' and the 'Immaculate Reception'. The play was the longest from scrimmage to win a game with no time remaining in the fourth quarter since the 1970 merger. Brady threw for 358 yards and three scores, but the stunned Patriots (9-4) lost in Miami for the fifth time in their past six visits. The Dolphins (7-6) came from behind five times to help their slim wild-card chances. 'We're playing one week at a time right now,' Miami coach Adam Gase said. 'Any loss could be the end.' The Patriots' Stephen Gostkowski missed an extra point for the first time in 38 tries this season early in the game, and also missed a 42-yard field goal try. But his 32-yarder to cap a 55-yard drive put the Patriots ahead 30-28 with 6:45 left. Belichick opted to have Gostkowski kick a 22-yarder in the closing seconds rather than pin the Dolphins near their goal line. Instead, Miami returned the ensuing kickoff to the 31 — and on the next play pulled off a miracle. Brady broke the NFL record for career touchdown passes including postseason and now has 582, three more than Peyton Manning. His scores covered 2 yards to Julian Edelman, 37 to Cordarrelle Patterson and 16 to Gronkowski . Tannehill missed two plays at the end of the first half after a teammate stepped on his right foot . He returned to start the second half, and his 23-yard touchdown pass to Brice Butler put the Dolphins ahead 28-27 late in the third quarter. But they managed only three first downs and no points thereafter — until the final play. FRANTIC SEQUENCE The teams swapped touchdowns and the lead for five consecutive possessions in the second quarter over an entertaining span covering less than 11 minutes. Miami's fourth-string running back Brandon Bolden, who spent six years with the Patriots, scored untouched on a career-long 54-yard run up the middle, and added a 6-yard scoring run. MISSED OPPORTUNITY The Patriots squandered a scoring chance at the end of the first half. With 14 seconds left and no timeouts, Brady took the snap at the Miami 2, and when he was sacked by Robert Quinn the clock ran out, leaving the Patriots with a 27-21 lead. INJURY REPORT X-rays of Tannehill's right ankle were negative, but he acknowledged it didn't feel good after the game. 'I rolled it pretty good,' he said. 'Got X-rays and buttoned it up tight.' Tannehill finished 14 for 19 for 265 yards, three scores and no turnovers. He has won nine consecutive home starts. UP NEXT New England plays Sunday at Pittsburgh. The Patriots also traveled there in Week 15 last year, and won 27-24. Miami plays Sunday at Minnesota. ___ More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL ___ Follow Steven Wine on Twitter: http://twitter.com/Steve_Wine.
  • NE_Develin 2 run (kick failed), 8:13. Mia_Stills 7 pass from Tannehill (Sanders kick), 5:32. NE_Edelman 2 pass from Brady (Gostkowski kick), 14:14. Mia_Bolden 54 run (Sanders kick), 13:26. NE_Patterson 37 pass from Brady (Gostkowski kick), 10:32. Mia_Bolden 6 run (Sanders kick), 7:28. NE_Gronkowski 16 pass from Brady (Gostkowski kick), 3:49. Mia_B.Butler 23 pass from Tannehill (Sanders kick), 3:58. NE_FG Gostkowski 32, 6:45. NE_FG Gostkowski 22, :16. Mia_Drake 52 pass from Tannehill, :00. A_66,087. ___ ___ RUSHING_New England, Michel 20-57, White 4-13, Brady 1-3, Develin 1-2, Burkhead 4-2. Miami, Gore 12-92, Bolden 2-60, Drake 6-24, Tannehill 1-13. PASSING_New England, Brady 27-43-0-358. Miami, Tannehill 14-19-0-265. RECEIVING_New England, Edelman 9-86, Gronkowski 8-107, Gordon 5-96, Patterson 2-51, White 2-15, Burkhead 1-3. Miami, Stills 8-135, Drake 1-55, Gore 1-24, B.Butler 1-23, Parker 1-18, Amendola 1-10, Bolden 1-0. MISSED FIELD GOALS_New England, Gostkowski 42.
  • Brandon Alston scored 15 points, freshman reserve Khalid Moore came out of almost nowhere to add a career-high 14 on a perfect shooting afternoon, and Georgia Tech's defense clamped down on Florida A&M on Sunday as the Yellow Jackets dominated the Rattlers 73-40. Moore sought no special credit after making all six of his shots, including his first two 3-pointers of his career, even though the forward from Briarwood, New York, entered the game with 16 total points on 3-of-11 shooting in six games. He put up more than half that in the first half while scoring 10 straight points as Tech (5-3) took a 36-13 lead. The Yellow Jackets snapped a two-game losing streak. 'I feel like we're all getting better as a team and we're getting more comfortable playing with each other,' he said after adding three rebounds and two steals. Rod Melton Jr. paced Florida State A&M (3-8) with nine points, but the Rattlers had a hard time getting off shots. They made just 34.8 percent (16 of 46) against a Tech defense that entered No. 6 in the nation in field-goal defense (36.3 percent allowed) and blocked seven. Florida A&M also turned the ball over on 25 of 66 possessions, and Tech converted those miscues into 31 points. The Jackets are 8-0 all-time against the Rattlers. The first half was especially ugly for the visitors in McCamish Pavilion. The Rattlers missed their final eight shots before intermission, and paid a price for sloppy ball-handling as Georgia Tech converted 13 Florida A&M turnovers into 19 points before intermission. Other than reserve guard Kamron Reaves, who scored six points on 3-for-4 shooting, the rest of the Rattlers were just 3 for 17 in the half. 'We just got outplayed and outworked across the board,' Florida A&M head coach Robert McCullum said moments after barking at his team in the locker room. 'Their size and length ... it just dominated. 'The first three possessions just set the tone. We missed two layups and a little jump hook in the paint. Once we missed those opportunities, we just lost confidence and it went the other way.' Moore warmed up in the middle of the first half, when the forward scored 10 straight Tech points, including back-to-back 3-pointers to start the streak. His last basket in that run, a 12-foot jumper, was the first of a 13-0 run that the Jackets used to close the half for a 23-point lead, and Tech head coach Josh Pastner wasn't surprised. 'I really believe Khalid is going to be a good player, and what it shows you is ... he wasn't even ranked as a top-200 kid,' Pastner said. 'If you look at the recruiting publications, he was ranked as a midmajor player, but he's gotten better. He's got a chance to be really, really good.' BIG PICTURE Florida A&M: The Rattlers couldn't get the long ball going. They entered the game making 6.6 3-point shots, but didn't hit one Saturday until junior guard Justin Ravenel, a native of the Atlanta suburb of Lithonia, hit one with 13:23 left in the game for his only points. The Rattlers finished 2 of 11 from beyond the arc. Georgia Tech: The Jackets were balanced, and junior center James Banks III turned in a solid game in his second start with six points, four rebounds, game highs of five assists and four blocks plus a steal. BENCH BUMPS Tech's reserves outscored A&M's reserves 36-17, but McCullum wasn't entirely unhappy after backup guard Bryce Moragne finished with seven points, four rebounds and four steals and backup Reaves added six points. Subs provided the Rattlers 10 of their 11 steals and five of their six assists. 'You try to find some positives,' McCullum said. 'We had some guys come off the bench and fight. That was about it.' Tech freshman reserve guard Michael Devoe, a highly-regarded recruit slowed by a big toe injury in the preseason, had eight points, four steals, three assists and two rebounds. UP NEXT Florida A&M: The Rattlers' next six games will also be on the road, beginning Dec. 17 at Utah. Georgia Tech: The Jackets will be off for more than a week before playing host to Gardner-Webb on Dec. 17. ____ More AP college basketball: https://apnews.com/tag/Collegebasketball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25
  • Investigators have identified the body of a woman found by a fisherman in Tampa Bay. The St. Petersburg Police Department on Sunday identified the woman in a statement as 26-year-old Sheila Capone. The police department says the investigation into her death is still ongoing. A fisherman found her body Saturday floating in the bay near the Howard Frankland Bridge. Authorities say there's no threat to the public.
  • Detectives are investigating the death of an inmate at a jail near Florida's Gulf Coast. The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said that Mauricio Blanco became unresponsive while at the Falkenburg Road Jail Saturday night. He was taken to a nearby hospital where he died. Detective say it isn't yet known what caused his initial condition, and the cause of death hasn't been determined. Blanco was booked into the jail last month for battery on a law enforcement officer, resisting an officer with violence and possession of cannabis. At the time, he was out on bond for a previous cannabis possession charge. His bond was revoked because of the new charges.
  • WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — State records show home insurers have dropped the policies of more than 87,000 Floridians in the third quarter of this year. The Palm Beach Post reports that state records also show half of the state's top 10 property insurers served fewer customers at the start of October than they did a year earlier. Adding to homeowners' woes, the state's last-resort insurer, Citizens Property Insurance Corp. has proposed an 8 percent premium increase for 2019. Hurricanes Irma and Michael generated more than $15 billion in claims in Florida in the past two hurricane seasons. Besides the hurricanes, Citizens officials cite 'the impact of skyrocketing non-weather-related water loss claims in South Florida.' Florida ranks No. 1 in home insurance costs. An average premium is more than $2,000, nearly double the U.S. average. ___ Information from: The Palm Beach (Fla.) Post, http://www.pbpost.com
  • Sarah Mortensen hit five 3-pointers for 15 points, Beatrice Mompremier and Emese Hof had double-doubles and No. 25 Miami cruised to a 78-38 win over New Orleans on Sunday. Mompremier had 16 points and Hoff 10 and both had 10 rebounds for the Hurricanes (8-2), who had a double-figure run in every quarter. All nine Miami players played between 19 and 27 minutes. Kelsey Marshall had four 3s and 14 points. The Hurricanes had a 12-0 run in the first quarter to race to a 19-6 lead, the fewest points they've allowed in a quarter this season. There was 10-0 run in the second quarter and then Miami scored the first 19 points of the third quarter. The fourth-quarter run was 10-0. No player reached double figures for the Privateers (3-4), who shot 22 percent (13 of 58) for the game. Miami, which shot 44 percent, had a 53-31 rebounding margin, which led to a 32-14 advantage for points in the paint and 15-2 on second-chance points.
  • Lawmakers want to know why state and federal health investigators missed warning signs about problems in the heart surgery program at a Florida children's hospital. The Tampa Bay Times reports the state Agency for Health Care Administration cited Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital for not properly disclosing two serious medical errors. But it didn't impose any fines or act on subsequent warnings. The newspaper says federal investigators performed a review of transplants, but left a broader review up to a private organization that keeps the details of its inspections secret. A Times analysis shows the death rate for heart surgery patients at All Children's tripled between 2015 and 2017. The hospital's Heart Institute performed worse in 2017 than any pediatric heart surgery program in Florida had in the past decade. 'We are particularly disappointed that inadequate regulatory oversight appears to have contributed to prolonging the pain and suffering for patients and their loved ones at All Children's Hospital,' Democratic U.S. Reps. Kathy Castor and Charlie Crist wrote in a letter to the federal agency that oversees health care funding. Medical professionals had raised safety concerns as early as 2015, but the hospital's administration waited more than a year to stop taking the most complicated cases. Even after that, many surgeries went wrong, according to the Times. U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Palm Harbor, called the increase in deaths 'extremely concerning' in a statement and said he would be looking into its cause. A hospital spokeswoman wouldn't comment. Approached outside a public meeting Tuesday, All Children's CEO Dr. Jonathan Ellen kept walking. 'No way I'm talking to you,' he told a Times reporter. Regulators have known about issues at the hospital's Heart Institute since at least April, when the Times reported that surgeons had left needles in the chests of two patients. State Sen. Aaron Bean, a Fernandina Beach Republican who chairs the Health and Human Services Appropriations Subcommittee, said the state agency could have gone deeper in its examination of the hospital. 'They regulate hospitals,' Bean said. 'This happened at a hospital. It's their purview.' ___ Information from: Tampa Bay Times (St. Petersburg, Fla.), http://www.tampabay.com.