The Sports Xchange
The Philadelphia Eagles acquired Pro Bowl running back Jay Ajayi from the Miami Dolphins on Tuesday for a fourth-round pick in the 2018 draft. The swap came just hours before Tuesday's 4 p.m. ET trade deadline. Ajayi joins a backfield in Philadelphia that also includes offseason acquisition LeGarrette Blount. The Eagles own the NFL's fifth-ranked run offense, earning 129.2 yards per game on 30.8 rush attempts.
Tiger Woods announed on Monday that he will make his return at the Nov. 30–Dec. 3 Hero World Challenge at Albany in the Bahamas after nine months away from competitive golf. “I am excited to return to competitive golf at the Hero World Challenge,” tournament host and 14-time major champion Woods said in a statement. "Albany is the perfect setting and it will be great to join this outstanding field...” The 41-year-old American has only played six competitive rounds in the past two years while trying to recover from multiple back surgeries.
PHILADELPHIA—Carson Wentz threw two touchdown passes and the Philadelphia Eagles overcame a sluggish start to defeat the winless San Francisco 49ers 33-10 Sunday, Oct. 29, at Lincoln Financial Field. Wentz was 18 of 32 for 211 yards and now has tossed a franchise-record 19 touchdown passes through the first eight games. The Eagles improved to 7-1 following their sixth consecutive win while the 49ers fell to 0-8, joining the Cleveland Browns as the only two teams without a win.
SHANGHAI—England's Justin Rose rallied from eight strokes back to win the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions in Shanghai on Sunday, Oct. 29, after world No. 1 Dustin Johnson shot a 5-over 77 in a record-tying collapse. Rose fired a 5-under 67 in the windblown final round at Sheshan International Golf Club and wound up winning the $9.75 million tournament by two shots with a total of 14-under 274—matching the third-best comeback victory in PGA Tour history.
MARTINSVILLE, Va.—With most of the field wrecking behind him, Kyle Busch took the lead on the final lap and won the First Data 500 on Sunday, Oct. 29, at Martinsville Speedway. It was his fifth Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win of the season and clinched a position among the Championship Four at the 2017 season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Nov. 19. Busch led a race-high 183 laps. Martin Truex Jr. finished second, Clint Bowyer was third, Brad Keselowski took fourth and Kevin Harvick rounded out the top five.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Cristie Kerr drained a 30-foot birdie putt on the final hole on Sunday to win the LPGA Tour's Sime Darby in Kuala Lumpur for her 20th career victory. The 40-year-old American, playing in her 20th year on the LPGA Tour, shot a final-round even-par 71. She made 20 birdies and four bogeys over the final three rounds at TPC Kuala Lumpur for her second win of 2017. Kerr finished with a four-day total of 15-under 269 to win by one stroke over Americans Jacqui Concolino (67) and Danielle Kang (66) and China's Shanshan Feng (71).
IOWA CITY, Iowa — Iowa scored on its opening drives of both halves and added a late field goal to beat Minnesota 17-10 on Saturday, Oct. 28, in Kinnick Stadium. Miguel Recinos' 32-yard field goal gave the Hawkeyes a two-score lead with 5:34 to go. Minnesota responded with its biggest play of the game, a 63-yard pass from Demry Croft to Tyler Johnson. But three incomplete passes later, the Gophers had to settle for a field goal. Minnesota's last-gasp drive was snuffed out when Croft was sacked on fourth-and-4 from the Minnesota 20-yard line.
Houston Astros first baseman Yuli Gurriel is eligible to play in the remainder of the World Series but will be suspended for five games next season, Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred announced Saturday. After hitting a home run in the second inning of Friday's Game 3 off Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Yu Darvish, Gurriel was seen in the Astros' dugout using his fingers to motion at his own eyes in a mocking gesture. The 33-year-old also appeared to mouth a derogatory term in Spanish.
HOUSTON—Brad Peacock produced a sterling effort in relief and the Houston Astros rode a four-run second inning to a 5-3 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 3 of the World Series on Friday night at Minute Maid Park. The Astros grabbed a 2-1 series lead with Game 4 set for Saturday night at Minute Maid Park.
MINNEAPOLIS — Jimmy Butler scored a season-high 25 points, including 13 in the fourth quarter to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves to another nail-biting win, 119-116, against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday, Oct. 27. Karl-Anthony Towns had season highs with 33 points and 19 rebounds, and Jeff Teague added 17 points and 10 assists for Minnesota, which beat Oklahoma City last Sunday on a buzzer-beating 3-pointer by Andrew Wiggins.