GREENVILLE -- Alton Jones won his first Bassmaster Classic title Sunday, beating Cliff Pace by 5 pounds, 2 ounces at Lake Hartwell.
Jones, from Waco, Texas, had a final-day catch of 13 pounds, 7 ounces for a three-day total of 49 pounds, 7 ounces.
Competing in his 11th Bassmaster Classic, Jones earned $500,000 from the $1.2 million purse.
Pace, from Petal, Miss., caught 11 pounds Sunday to finish at 44 pounds, 5 ounces.
Never miss a local story.
• BOXING -- Wladimir Klitschko still thinks he's the man to fix heavyweight boxing, yet his victory over Sultan Ibragimov was a prime example of why it's broken.
The monstrous Ukrainian champion took no chances and landed no memorable punches in his colorless unification victory, instead using his huge size advantages to strong-arm the WBO title belt from his smaller foe on an uninspiring Saturday night at Madison Square Garden.
Though there's little doubt Klitschko is the dominant fighter in a once-glamorous division, he wasted a chance to demonstrate just how dominant he could be -- and his clinical dissection of Ibragimov provided the heavyweight haters with more ammunition for their criticism of the division's unimpressive recent history.
Lennox Lewis, the last unified heavyweight champion, could barely feign excitement after the bout, even though HBO was paying him to do just that as a commentator.
• PRO TENNIS -- Andy Roddick used his overpowering serve to win the SAP Open for the third time in his career, beating Radek Stepanek 6-4, 7-5.
The top-seeded Roddick never even faced a break point in the final as Stepanek had no answer for his booming serve. Roddick closed out each set with an ace to win his 24th career title.
• Maria Sharapova defeated Vera Zvonareva 6-1, 2-6, 6-0 in the Qatar Open final, remaining unbeaten this season and earning her 18th career title.
The Australian Open champion is 14-0, including two wins in the Fed Cup for Russia this year. Sharapova is 9-0 in Doha, where she won in 2005.
• BASEBALL -- Coach Tony Clark is a champion.
The Padres backup first baseman is an assistant coach at Northwest Christian, which won the Class 2A Arizona state boys basketball championship.
Northwest Christian defeated Thatcher High 56-42 on Saturday night.
Clark is in his seventh season as an assistant at the school, where his wife is the girls varsity coach. Clark signed with the Padres on Feb. 15 after playing three seasons with the Arizona Diamondbacks..
• NBA -- Kobe Bryant was ejected during the third quarter his game in Seattle after picking up a pair of technical fouls while the Los Angeles Lakers led by 31 points.
Bryant was given his first technical by Brian Forte with 4 minutes left in the quarter after Bryant complained about a foul not being called as he chased an offensive rebound. Forte retreated into backcourt, but Bryant followed, continuing his complaints.
Moments later, Forte handed Bryant a second technical and an early trip to the locker room.