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  |   May 20, 2012 at 11:00 PM
Cards' Berkman on disabled list again

ST. LOUIS, May 20 (UPI) -- St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Lance Berkman Sunday was placed on the disabled list for the second time this season, this time with an injured knee.

Berkman had already missed action when he was on the shelf April 19-May 12 with a strained left calf.

The six-time all-star landed on the 15-day disabled list again after hurting his right knee Saturday while stretching at first base to catch a throw from shortstop Rafael Furcal on a routine ground ball.

The team made an initial diagnosis of a strained right knee.

Berkman was batting .333 with five doubles, a homer and four RBI over just 13 games this season.

The Cardinals called up first baseman Matt Adams from Class AAA Memphis to take his spot in the roster.


Stenhouse dominates in Iowa Speedway win

NEWTON, Iowa, May 20 (UPI) -- Ricky Stenhouse Jr. dominated Sunday, leading for 209 laps en route to a Pioneer Hi-Bred 250 Nationwide Series victory at Iowa Speedway.

Stenhouse wrapped up his third straight win at Newton, Iowa, when he held off Elliott Sadler in the closing laps and held on to collect his third triumph of 2012 and fifth of his career.

Finishing 1.5 seconds behind pole-sitter Sadler, Stenhouse increased his Nationwide Series points lead over him from 23 to 28.

Michael McDowell claimed third place after hitting Sprint Cup Series regular Kurt Busch from behind during a duel for the position.

Busch got turned around, but recovered to claim the fifth spot.

Rookie Austin Dillon was fourth.


Colsaerts bests McDowell in match play

ANDALUCIA, Spain, May 20 (UPI) -- Nicolas Colsaerts got through a tough semifinal Sunday and then went on to defeat Graeme McDowell 1-up to win the Volvo World Match Play Championship.

Colsaerts was warmed up for the final after needing two extra holes in to get past 1999 British Open champion Paul Lawrie earlier Sunday, but still had enough left in the tank to also best the former U.S. Open champion.

It was Colsaerts' second title and first since last year's China Open. The win also marked his European Tour-best seventh Top 10 finish of the season.

McDowell had advanced after downing Rafael Cabrera-Bello 2-up in the morning semifinals. He also lost to Colsaerts in last year's Volvo World Match Play quarterfinals.


Dufner birdies final hole for Nelson win

IRVING, Texas, May 20 (UPI) -- Jason Dufner's 25-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole Sunday lifted him to a one-stroke victory over Dicky Pride in the Byron Nelson Championship.

Dufner drained the tournament-winning putt to finish with a 3-under 67, good for an 11-under 269 and his second PGA Tour win in four weeks.

Pride just missed his first victory since 1994 when he drove into the water on No. 18. He also posted a 67 to finish one back at minus-10.

Joe Durant (65), J.J. Henry (68), Jonas Blixt (66) and Marc Leishman (66) shared third place at 9-under 271.

Henry held a late lead until falling out of contention with a three-putt bogey on No. 17.

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