Sports briefs: SUU quarterback Brad Sorensen struggles in Collegiate Bowl
college football • Southern Utah quarterback Brad Sorensen threw two interceptions as his American team lost to the National 34-0 Saturday in the second annual NFLPA Collegiate Bowl in Carson, Calif. Virginia Tech's Bruce Taylor ended the Americans' first possession of the half when he picked off a pass from Sorensen and returned it deep into American territory, setting up a 40-yard field goal by Adam Yates.
Sorensen went 8-for-16 for 78 yards in the game.
Kansas quarterback Dayne Crist threw for a touchdown and ran for another to lead the National to the win. Crist completed 7 of 10 passes for 61 yards and was named MVP.
• In St. Petersburg, Fla., Illinois cornerback Terry Hawthorne had a fumble recovery to set up a TD and an interception in the second half to help the West defeat the East 28-13 in the East-West Shrine Game. Arizona quarterback Matt Scott had the only passing touchdown of the game, finding Mississippi State receiver Chad Bumphis for a 57-yard score for the West. Scott finished 3 of 4 for 81 yards.
Frenchman win two classes in Dakar Rally
motorsports • Frenchmen Stephane Peterhansel and Cyril Despres defended their car and motorbike titles in the Dakar Rally. Peterhansel, leading the race since the second stage on Jan. 6, became the most successful driver in the world's toughest rally with his fifth car victory to go along with a record six on a motorbike. He's the first person to win the car category twice since the rally moved from Africa to South America in 2009 for security reasons.
With a commanding overall lead, Peterhansel cruised to eighth behind Mini teammate Nani Roma, the winner of the 14th stage into Santiago, Chile, on Saturday. Overall, Peterhansel beat runner-up Giniel de Villiers of South Africa by 42 minutes.
Despres was 14th Saturday, four minutes behind stage winner Ruben Faria of Portugal. In the overall, Despres was 10:43 ahead of Faria.
Cubs to renovate Wrigley Field
MLB • The Chicago Cubs announced a five-year, $300 million plan to renovate Wrigley Field at the annual Cubs convention on Saturday. There are still several hurdles to clear, including funding for the project, but owner Tom Ricketts is confident renovations can begin as early as October, starting with the home clubhouse. Cubs president of business operations Crane Kenney said the Ricketts family would be happy to foot the entire bill, but would like fewer restrictions from the city in return. The work would all be done in the offseason to avoid having to find a temporary home for the team.
Anti-doping official counters Armstrong
cycling • The former chief of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency says a representative of Lance Armstrong's offered the agency a donation in the range of $200,000 to $250,000 in 2004 and the agency immediately rejected it. Terry Madden, who led USADA from 2000-07, corroborated a story current CEO Travis Tygart told in an interview earlier this month. In his interview with Oprah Winfrey on Friday, Armstrong said no one in his camp made such an offer.
The Associated Press