Nelson cards ace during scramble
David Nelson, of Willmar, shot a hole-in-one on Sunday during the Eagle Creek Golf Course’s one-person scramble tournament.
Nelson aced the par-3, 162-yard No. 6 hole with an 8-iron.
Todd Helton to retire after 17 years with Rockies
PHOENIX (AP) — Todd Helton has had enough.
Having decided earlier this year that this will be his final season, the Colorado Rockies decided to go public.
“I didn't want to say I was going to return and then come back in,” Helton said before Sunday's game against Arizona. “I talked to my wife and thought about my body and mentally how I felt going out there for every game. I'm 40. It's time to go. It's a young man's game.”
Helton has spent his entire 17-year major league career with the Rockies and set franchise records in nearly every offensive category. He announced his decision after Saturday night's 9-2 loss, when he hit his 586th double.
His final game at Coors Field is slated for Sept. 25 against Boston, which swept the Rockies in the 2007 World Series. The final game of his career figures to be Sept. 29 at the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Mayweather dominates for easy decision win
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Canelo Alvarez proved nothing more than easy money for Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Mayweather turned one of the richest fights ever into just another $41.5 million payday Saturday night, dominating Alvarez from the opening bell and winning a majority decision in a masterful performance that left no doubt who the best fighter of his era is.
Fighting off his shortest layoff in years, Mayweather was sharp, efficient and sometimes brutal in dismantling an unbeaten fighter who was bigger and was supposed to punch harder. He frustrated Alvarez early, pounded him with big right hands in the middle rounds, and made him look just like he said he would — like any other opponent.
Mayweather was favored 117-111 and 116-112 on two ringside scorecards while a third had the fight 114-114. The Associated Press scored it 119-109 for Mayweather.
— Associated Press/Staff reports