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Kafka shines in Shrine Game

Andrew Quarless (Uniondale) caught a 2-yard touchdown pass from Mike Kafka with 6 seconds remaining, lifting the East to a 13-10 win over the West in Orlando, Fla., in the annual Shrine Game showcase for college all-stars looking to make an impression on NFL scouts.

The Northwestern quarterback overcame a slow start to lead an 11-play, 55-yard drive on a day when his team's defense was dominant. He finished with 150 yards passing and was selected the offensive MVP in the game.

A play before the winning TD pass to Penn State's tight end, Kafka was smothered and surrounded by pass rushers but somehow managed to elude them for 9 yards up the middle.

Max Hall of BYU tossed an 8-yard touchdown pass to Ryan Moya of UCLA moments before the East rallied.


Prugh leads Hope Classic

Alex Prugh surged ahead when the sun finally came out at the Bob Hope Classic, shooting 7-under-par 65 on the tough La Quinta course to take a one-stroke lead over Bubba Watson and Martin Flores.

With three remarkably consistent rounds in the five-round, four-course tournament, Prugh pulled ahead at 21-under 195. The 25-year-old PGA Tour rookie finished 72nd last week at the Sony Open.


'Homer' wins Holy Bull

Winslow Homer split horses down the stretch to win the $150,000 Holy Bull at Gulfstream Park by three-quarters of a length.

Winslow Homer drove away from eight others under jockey Ramon Dominguez to beat favored Jackson Bend. It was another 31/4 lengths back to William's Kitten. Winslow Homer covered the mile in 1:35.97 and paid $9.60 to win.

'King' takes Palos Verdes

Kinsale King beat Ventana and Breeders' Cup Sprint winner Dancing in Silks to win the $150,000 Palos Verdes Handicap as racing returned to Santa Anita after a couple of canceled days because of severe Southern California storms.

Ridden by Martin Garcia, Kinsale King ($20.20) ran second on the backstretch, took the lead on the turn and won by a half-length, covering six furlongs in 1:08.81. - AP

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