MARANA, Ariz. (AP) -- Hunter Mahan stopped Rory McIlroy's march to No. 1 by winning the Match Play Championship.
Mahan won four holes in a five-hole stretch starting with a 9-iron to 2 feet on the sixth hole, building a 4-up lead through 10 holes. Even as McIlroy threw his best stuff at him on the back nine, Mahan responded with two clutch birdies to stay in control.
Mahan won, 2 and 1, to capture his second World Golf Championship title.
McIlroy defeated Lee Westwood in the semifinals Sunday morning, a high-stakes match because if either of them won the Match Play Championship, they would replace Luke Donald atop the world ranking.
PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico (AP) -- John Huh had a par on the eighth hole of a playoff to beat Robert Allenby and win the Mayakoba Golf Classic.
The 21-year-old Huh parred all eight holes in the playoff that matched the second-longest in PGA Tour history.
Huh closed with an 8-under 65 to match Allenby at 13-under 271 on the seaside El Camaleon course.
SINGAPORE (AP) -- Angela Stanford won the HSBC Women's Champions on the third playoff hole for her first victory since 2009 and her fifth on the LPGA Tour.
The 34-year-old Texan parred the last playoff hole, beating South Koreans Jenny Shin and Na Yeon Choi and China's Shanshan Feng.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- NASCAR has raced on the beach at Daytona, under the lights and even around a pesky pothole.
But never on a Monday -- until now.
The Daytona 500 was postponed Sunday for the first time in its 54-year history after heavy rain saturated Daytona International Speedway.
NASCAR officials spent more than four hours waiting for a window to dry the famed track, but it never came. When the latest storm cell passed over the speedway around 5 p.m., they had little choice but to call it a day.
The 500-mile race was rescheduled for noon Monday. It will be aired on Fox.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) -- Miami center Reggie Johnson has been declared ineligible by the Hurricanes after an investigation revealed that members of his family took impermissible travel benefits that the university said came from a member of former coach Frank Haith's staff.
The Hurricanes said Johnson was not aware of the benefits and personally received nothing. Miami has asked the NCAA for a speedy decision on whether Johnson can be reinstated.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Jurgen Melzer is playing so well again that not even a broken toe could slow him down.
The Austrian capped his run through the Regions Morgan Keegan Championships by beating Milos Raonic of Canada 7-5, 7-6 (4) for his fourth career title and first since 2010.
MARSEILLE, France (AP) -- Juan Martin del Potro beat Michael Llodra 6-4, 6-4 in the Open 13 final, defeating yet another French player and winning his first title of the season.
Ever since he became the Washington Nationals' very first draft pick, Ryan Zimmerman wanted to stay with the club for the long haul.
Now he'll get that wish.
The Nationals took what they hope is another step toward consistent contention by locking up their third baseman through 2019, adding six years to Zimmerman's existing contract in a deal announced Sunday.
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) -- Cleveland All-Star closer Chris Perez will miss at least one month and possibly six weeks with a strained left side muscle he injured throwing off the mound for the first time in spring training. Perez said Sunday he had thrown about 30 pitches Thursday when he pulled up with what he thought was a cramp.
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Minnesota Twins reliever Joel Zumaya was diagnosed with a torn ligament in his right elbow, meaning his latest comeback bid has ended almost before it began.
Zumaya had signed an incentive-laden, one-year deal with the Twins, who hoped he could bolster their bullpen with his 100 mph heat. Zumaya lasted just 13 pitches in his first session of live batting practice Saturday before walking off the mound with pain in his elbow.
BANSKO, Bulgaria (AP) -- Lindsey Vonn captured a World Cup super-G to become the career leader in the discipline. By winning her 18th super G the American overtook Austria's Renate Goetschl for the record.
Vonn, who also won the super-G race in Bansko three years ago, has 10 World Cup victories this season and 51 for her career.
She was timed on the Marc Girardelli course in 1 minute, 15.66 seconds.
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) -- Steven Holcomb of the United States won the four-man gold medal at the bobsled world championships, easily beating two German sleds.
Holcomb and his crew of Justin Olsen, Steve Langton and Curt Tomasevicz had a four-run total of 3 minutes, 36.83 seconds at Mount Van Hoevenberg.
TRACK AND FIELD
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- Chaunte Lowe set an American record in the women's high jump at the USA Indoor Track & Field Championships.
The 28-year Lowe cleared 6 feet, 7½ inches on her third attempt, eclipsing Tisha Walker, who went 6-7 on Feb. 28, 1998.
NORTH BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) -- Pete Weber won a record fifth U.S. Open bowling championship, throwing a strike on his final ball to beat Mike Fagan 215-214.
Weber surpassed his farther, Dick Weber, who won the tournament's predecessor four times, as did Don Carter.
BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) -- Chris Lane won the 42nd Bassmaster Classic by hauling in 51 pounds and 6 ounces over the three-day event, beating out Greg Vinson for the title by less than 3 pounds.