Champions Challenge set for Oct. 12, 13

The annual Sorenson Champions Challenge, which is usually played in June, will be played Oct. 12 and 13 at Thanksgiving Point Golf Club in Lehi.

The tournament, begun by Johnny Miller in 1998, will feature many of the same golfers as in past years, including Jack Nicklaus, Mike Weir, Hale Irwin, Craig Stadler, Billy Casper and defending champion Dave Stockton.

New to this year's tournament is Rocco Mediate, the 2008 U.S. Open runner-up. Also playing are Utah Jazz guard Deron Williams and musician Vince Gill.

Events begin Oct. 10 with the Champions Cup, a two-person scramble for amateurs, followed by the pro-am on Oct. 12 and the main event on Oct. 13.

"Going on our 12th year of competition in the beautiful state of Utah, we are proud to give families a chance to see and meet some of the greatest players in golf," said Miller.

General admission tickets for the Sorenson Champions Challenge will be available for $10 each at www.champions and Thanksgiving Point Golf Club starting Sept. 7 or at the gate on tournament day.

Duffee gets UFC knockout in 7 seconds

PORTLAND, Ore. — Todd Duffee took just seven seconds to knock out Tim Hague in his UFC debut Saturday night.

Duffee's fight surpassed UFC's previous record of eight seconds set twice before. The heavyweight fight was one of the preliminary fights at UFC 102.

Only half of the six preliminary bouts went a full three rounds.

Ambrose earns Nationwide series pole

MONTREAL — When it rained yet again at Circuit Gilles Villenueve, Marcos Ambrose was in the driver's seat.

The hard-charging Ambrose, who grew up in rainy Tasmania, turned a fast lap of 80.905 mph over the rainswept 2.7-mile street course on Saturday to capture the Nationwide series pole. He easily beat Carl Edwards, whose best lap was 80.116 mph but more than a second slower as dusk was beginning to fall.

Zabriskie wins U.S. Cycling time trial

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Salt Lake resident David Zabriskie won his fourth straight U.S. Cycling time trial title Saturday; Floyd Landis was eighth as he tries to make a comeback from a doping suspension.

Zabriskie finished the 20.7-mile course in 39:37, beating Tom Zirbel by 44 seconds.

Landis finished in 46:30. Zirbel picked up his second straight second-place finish at 40:21, while Scott Zwinsanski was third at 41:18. Salt Lake resident and Cottonwood High grad Reid Mumford took fourth.

—Deseret News staff and wire reports