The Detroit Tigers chose Brad Ausmus as their new manager, hiring the 44-year-old former catcher with no managerial experience to replace Jim Leyland.
Ausmus played with the Tigers in 1996 and the 1999-2000 seasons as part of an 18-year major-league career. He was most recently a special assistant with the San Diego Padres.
Johnson tops Poulter by three shots in Shanghai
American Dustin Johnson pitched in for an eagle-2 at the 16th hole to set up a three-stroke victory over England’s Ian Poulter and win his first World Golf Championship title at the HSBC Champions in Shanghai.
Johnson had a closing 66 to finish at 24-under-par 264, with Poulter also shooting 66 for second place at 21-under.
• Fred Couples won the Champions Tour’s season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship in San Francisco, and Kenny Perry topped the yearlong points race to earn a $1 million annuity.
Couples shot a 2-under 69 for a six-stroke victory over Bernhard Langer, Peter Senior and Mark O’Meara.
Dolphins suspend Incognito for misconduct
The Miami Dolphins suspended guard Richie Incognito for misconduct related to the treatment of teammate Jonathan Martin, who abruptly left the team a week ago to receive help for emotional issues.
The move capped a bizarre day for the Dolphins. First, the team released a statement saying Martin had not complained to the organization about bullying by other players. Hours later, the Dolphins said they and the NFL were investigating allegations of misconduct made yesterday by representatives of Martin.
Incognito posted several tweets saying he wanted his name cleared after reports linked him to the Martin matter. Then came the announcement of his suspension.
Vettel wins seventh straight grand prix race
World champion Sebastian Vettel won the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix — matching Michael Schumacher’s feat in 2004 — and 11th of the season that leaves him 130 points ahead of his nearest rival.
At 26, the Red Bull driver is the youngest four-time F1 champion. With two races left, he could reach Schumacher’s single-season record of 13 grand prix wins and Alberto Ascari’s long-standing record of nine consecutive race wins.
Kenyan defends his title in New York City Marathon
Geoffrey Mutai successfully defended his title in the New York City Marathon, and fellow Kenyan Priscah Jeptoo came from behind to win the women’s race.
Mutai, who pulled away around mile 22, beat Ethiopia’s Tsegaye Kebede by 52 seconds. On a windy morning, Mutai’s time of 2 hours, 8 minutes, 24 seconds was well off his course record of 2:05:06 set two years ago. He’s the first man to repeat in New York since Kenya’s John Kagwe in 1997-98.
• Novak Djokovic beat defending champion David Ferrer 7-5, 7-5 to win the Paris Masters for his 17th straight match victory and sixth title of the season.
— From wire reports