Formula One champ Surtees dies at 83

LONDON (AP) — John Surtees, who won the 1964 Formula One championship and was the only man to win world titles on both two and four wheels, died Friday. He was 83.

The British driver’s family said in a statement that Surtees died Friday afternoon after being treated for an existing respiratory condition.

Besides winning the F1 title for Ferrari, Surtees also won 500cc motorcycle world titles in 1956, ‘58, ‘59 and ‘60.

Americans rally past Colombia in WBC

MIAMI (AP) — Adam Jones hit the winning RBI single with two out in the 10th inning Friday night, and the United States overcame a two-run deficit to beat Colombia 3-2 in their opening game at the World Baseball Classic.

The Americans improved their all-time WBC record to 11-10. They failed to make the finals in the three previous events and next face the Dominican Republic, the defending champions.

U.S. starter Chris Archer retired all 12 batters he faced. Archer, coming off a 9-19 season with Tampa Bay, struck out three and needed only 41 pitches to get through four innings.

He was removed by manager Jim Leyland well shy of the limit of 65 pitches for the first round.

Colombian starter Carlos Quintana was also dominant, holding the Americans hitless until Brandon Crawford singled with two out in the sixth. Quintana was then pulled because he had thrown 63 pitches, and Colombia’s 2-0 lead was soon gone, too.

With one out in the 10th, Christian Yelich and Crawford walked against Guillermo Moscoso, and both advanced on a groundout. The noisy crowd of 22,580 was on its feet when Jones lined a single on an 0-2 pitch and was mobbed by his teammates.

By Paul Wager

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