Mark Wiebe beat Bernhard Langer on the fifth playoff hole Monday in Southport, England, to win his first Senior British Open title. Langer bogeyed his fifth attempt at the 18th hole on Royal Birkdale while Wiebe made par to claim the trophy. Storms delayed Sunday’s fourth round and play was halted after two playoff holes because of darkness. Langer, the two-time Masters champion, had an immediate chance to secure his second Senior British Open victory when play resumed at 8 a.m., but missed a 12-foot birdie putt. Two holes later, Wiebe made a superb approach to set up a two-putt for par, while Langer failed to get up and down. Langer, who won the tournament in 2010, held a three-shot lead going into the fourth round and was two strokes ahead with one hole to play, but finished with a double bogey. Wiebe, meanwhile, shot a 4-under-par 66 to match the German veteran at 9-under 271.
Camby gets second tour with Rockets
The Rockets signed center Marcus Camby, who played for Houston in 2011-12 before he was traded to the Knicks in July 2012. Camby, 39, appeared in just 24 games for New York last season because of a recurring foot injury. The 17-year NBA veteran from UMass was traded to Toronto on July 10 and waived a week later . . . The Mavericks signed first-round pick Shane Larkin, who is rehabbing a broken right ankle. The guard from Miami, son of Baseball Hall of Famer Barry Larkin, will make $1.28 million under the rookie scale . . . Former Cavaliers guard Daniel Gibson turned himself in to face a second-degree battery charge in New Orleans. According to police, Gibson, released on a $20,000 bond, is accused of breaking a man’s jaw with a punch at a nightclub on July 8. Gibson is a free agent . . . Vanderbilt guard Kedren Johnson was suspended from the university for a year for an undisclosed action that occurred near the end of the 2012-13 school year, leaving the Commodores without their leading scorer . . . North Carolina State coach Mark Gottfried hired former Wolfpack star Dereck Whittenburg as senior assistant and director of player development.
US midfielder Holden has a torn ACL
Stuart Holden’s run of injuries won’t stop. The US national team midfielder tore his right anterior cruciate ligament in the Americans’ 1-0 win over Panama in the Gold Cup final Sunday in Chicago. Holden collided with Panama’s Alberto Quintero 18 minutes into the first half, grabbing his right knee after he hit the ground. He broke his right leg on a tackle by the Netherlands’ Nigel de Jong in March 2010 and hurt his left knee a year later. Holden returned from surgery for a Premier League Cup match that September, then needed more surgery eight days later. He was out until January of this year . . . Christian Benitez, 27, who led the Mexican league in scoring last year, died Monday, a day after playing in a game for his club in Qatar. The Qatari club El Jaish provided no details about the death.
Gay replaced on US roster for worlds
As expected, Tyson Gay was left off the US roster for next month’s world championships in Moscow. Gay qualified in the 100 and 200 meters at the nationals in June, but relinquished his spots after failing an out-of-competition drug test for a banned substance. Gay’s place will be taken by Mike Rodgers in the 100 and Wallace Spearmon in the 200. Carmelita Jeter will run the 100 and will be among several Americans trying to defend their world titles beginning Aug. 10. The US team also includes 17-year-old Mary Cain in the 1,500.
Jets re-sign Bogosian for $36 million
The Winnipeg Jets signed defenseman Zach Bogosian to a seven-year, $36-million contract. Bogosian, 23, is entering his sixth season with the franchise . . . Former Ohio State University president Gordon Gee, who retired under a cloud after remarks jabbing Roman Catholics and Southeastern Conference schools, will receive a $5.8 million package over the next five years, along with an office, a secretary, and a premium parking pass, the university said. The contract with Gee includes a one-time payment of $1.5 million, an annual salary of $410,000, and a $300,000 annual grant for research. It also retains him as a full professor in the school’s College of Law . . . Prosecutors dropped charges against Maryland running back Wes Brown, who was accused of assaulting a police officer in College Park, Md., who was trying to question him about a shooting . . . No. 2 seed Sloane Stephens, playing her first match since Wimbledon, fell to unseeded Olga Puchkova, 7-5, 6-3, in the first round of the Citi Open in Washington. In the men’s field, Mardy Fish beat Matthew Ebden, 2-6, 6-1, 6-3 . . . Former US Open tennis champion Sam Stosur beat VarvaraLepchenko, 7-5, 6-1, in the first round of the Southern California Open in Carlsbad.