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Morning roundup: Scott makes clutch putts to win Genesis Invitational

Adam Scott, of Australia, reacts after winning the Genesis Invitational golf tournament at Riviera Country Club on Sunday in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles. [AP Photo/Ryan Kang]
Adam Scott, of Australia, reacts after winning the Genesis Invitational golf tournament at Riviera Country Club on Sunday in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles. [AP Photo/Ryan Kang]

Adam Scott has another victory at Riviera, and this time it counts.

Scott survived a calamitous Sunday with just enough clutch putts — for birdie, par, even a bogey — and closed with 1-under 70 for a two-shot victory in the Genesis Invitational in Los Angeles.

The victory comes 15 years after Scott won a playoff at Riviera that didn't count as official because rain shortened the tournament to 36 holes. He earned every bit of this victory, his 14th on the PGA Tour and 29th worldwide.

Nearly a dozen players had a chance to win. Five players had a share of the lead at some point.

Riviera was such a strong test that everyone made mistakes, including Scott. He went long off the fifth green, had a flop shot come back to his feet, putted the next up the hill and made double bogey.

But he bounced back with a slick, scary 18-foot birdie putt on the par-3 sixth to regain a share of the lead, and he never trailed the rest of the way.

PGA Tour Champions: Scott Parel overcame a three-shot deficit Sunday and closed with an 8-under 63 to win the Chubb Classic in Naples, Florida, by two shots over Bob Estes, his third career victory on the PGA Tour Champions to surpass $5 million for his career. Parel moved atop the Charles Schwab Cup standings for the first time in his career. Bob Estes shot 64 and finished second, while Kevin Sutherland (67) and Bernhard Langer (69) tied for third.

Korn Ferry Tour: Andrew Novak birdied his last two holes for a 6-under 66 and a one-shot victory over John Chin in the Lecom Suncoast Classic in Longwood Ranch, Florida. Novak won for the first time in his third season on the Korn Ferry Tour and moved to No. 3 in the points list.

MLB

Commissioner warns managers not to retaliate against Astros

With baseball ablaze over the Houston Astros' cheating scandal, commissioner Rob Manfred met with several managers Sunday and told them to knock off any notion of get-even beanballs.

"I hope that I made it extremely clear to them that retaliation in-game by throwing at a batter intentionally will not be tolerated, whether it's Houston or anybody else," Manfred said. "It's dangerous and it is not helpful to the current situation."

Cody Bellinger, Kris Bryant, Trevor Bauer and Carlos Correa were among the All-Stars recently trading threats, accusations and barbs as spring training opened. The revelation of Houston's sign-stealing scam, the punishment imposed by Major League Baseball and poorly received apologies by the Astros further enhanced anger across the sport, with players, club management and fans all joining in.

"I think that the back and forth that's gone on is not healthy," Manfred said.

Blue Jays: Tony Fernandez, a stylish shortstop who made five All-Star teams during his 17 seasons in the major leagues and helped the Toronto Blue Jays win the 1993 World Series, died Sunday after complications from a kidney disease. He was 57. Fernandez won four straight Gold Gloves with the Blue Jays in the 1980s and holds club records for career hits and games played. A clutch hitter in five trips to the postseason, he had four separate stints with Toronto and played for six other teams.

XFL

Bob Stoops' Dallas Renegades get first win

Former Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops' Dallas Renegades got their first win in the XFL on Sunday with a 25-18 victory over the Los Angeles Wildcats.

Former OU quarterback Landry Jones was 28 of 40 for 305 yards passing for Dallas, including a 3-yard touchdown toss to tight end Donald Parham.

Renegades' running back Cameron Artis-Payne rushed for 99 yards and two touchdowns on runs of 21 and 17 yards.

Wire reports

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