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Feb. 10, 2013 at 11:04 PM   |   Comments

Zeballos stuns Nadal to take VTR Open

VINA DEL MAR, Chile, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Argentina's Horacio Zeballos stunned top-seeded former world No. 1 Rafael Nadal in the final of the VTR Open Sunday, staging a three-set upset.

Zeballos, ranked 73rd, bumped off the Spanish superstar 6-7 (2-7), 7-6 (8-6), 6-4 on the clay courts at Club Naval de Campo Las Silnas in Vina del Mar.

The result spoiled Nadal's comeback after a seven-month absence with a knee injury and garnered Zeballos his first career ATP Tour title in just his second-ever finals appearance.

The Argentine closed out the 2-hour, 46-minute battle with four straight points to hand Nadal just his fifth loss in 41 career clay-court finals.


Snedeker closes out Pebble Beach victory

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif., Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Brandt Snedeker claimed his fifth career PGA Tour title Sunday, carding a 7-under-par 65 to finish up a two-stroke victory at the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

Snedeker came into the final round tied for the top spot with James Hahn but pulled away to finish 19-under 267 -- a tournament record, besting the old mark of 268 set by Mark O'Meara in 1997 and tied by Phil Mickelson a decade later.

The win is likely to net Snedeker the world No. 4 ranking when the new list is released Monday.

Grabbing sole possession of second place at minus-17 was Chris Kirk, who fired a 6-under 66 Sunday.

Hahn tumbled into third with a 2-under 70, ending up knotted with Jimmy Walker (66) and Kevin Stadler (65) at 14-under 272.

Jason Day claimed sixth at minus-13 with a 67.


Cubs sign Hairston to 2-year deal

MESA, Ariz., Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Outfielder Scott Hairston has agreed to a two-year contract with the Chicago Cubs, the team announced Sunday.

Hairston, 32, belted a career-best 20 homers last season with the New York Mets, adding 57 RBI to go with a .263 batting average over 134 games.

Hairston becomes the second member of his family to play for the Cubs -- his older brother, Jerry Jr., was with the team from 2005-06.

Scott Hairston has compiled a .247 average with 95 homers, 124 doubles and 279 RBI in career 777 games with Arizona, San Diego, Oakland and the Mets.

The Cubs designated outfielder Tony Campana for assignment to make room for him on the 40-man roster.


Reports: Indians sign Matsuzaka

GOODYEAR, Ariz., Feb. 10 (UPI) -- The Cleveland Indians have signed pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka to a minor-league contract, multiple reports indicated Sunday.

The 32-year-old right-hander will earn base salary of $1.5 million if he makes the team with a chance to make $4 million if he achieves certain incentives, CBS Sports and The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer reported.

At Cleveland, the ex-Red Sox star will be reunited with former Boston manager Terry Francona, who will be in his first year of leading the Indians in the coming season.

Matsuzaka struggled last year for the Red Sox after coming off reconstructive elbow surgery, going 1-7 with an 8.28 ERA over 11 starts.

The Tokyo native has compiled a 50-37 record with a 4.52 ERA over 117 career games with Boston.

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