Sports shorts: Scott shines at NFL combine with best shuttle time

2013-02-25T00:00:00Z 2013-02-25T21:35:17Z Sports shorts: Scott shines at NFL combine with best shuttle timeStaff And Wire Reports Staff And Wire Reports Arizona Daily Star

The NFL draft is still two months away, but former Arizona Wildcats quarterback Matt Scott helped himself Sunday with a strong showing at the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis.

He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.69 seconds - the third-fastest time for quarterbacks behind West Virginia's Geno Smith (4.50) and Florida State's E.J. Manuel (4.65).

Scott was clocked at 3.99 seconds in the 20-yard shuttle, which is believed to be a record at the QB position. His 6.69 in the three-cone drill also was the best for QBs.

Scott, who also had a strong showing throwing the ball, was tied for fourth in the vertical jump, leaping 31 inches. He was third in the broad jump at 118 inches.

Projected as a late-round pick for April's draft, Scott has been working out in San Diego with famed QBs coach George Whitfield. He was the only UA player invited to this year's combine.

Tennis

Arizona men blank DePaul

UA's No. 1 singles player, Fredrik Ask, rallied to beat DePaul's Filip Dzanko 6-4, 2-6, 10-7, then teamed up with Sumeet Shinde to win No. 1 doubles as the host Wildcats shut out DePaul 7-0 on Sunday at Robson Tennis Center to improve to 8-2.

• In Memphis, Tenn., Kei Nishikori of Japan won his third career title, beating Spain's Feliciano Lopez 6-2, 6-3 in the U.S. National Indoor Championships.

• In Buenos Aires, Argentina, David Ferrer won his second tourney of the season by defeating Stanislas Wawrinka 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 to defend his Copa Claro title.

• In Marseille, France, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga saved a match point before overcoming Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic 3-6, 7-6 (6), 6-4 to win the Open 13.

Miscellaneous

Runner finishes final race at 101

HONG KONG - The world's oldest marathon runner ran his last race on Sunday at the age of 101. Fauja Singh finished the Hong Kong Marathon's 10-kilometer race in 1 hour 32 minutes 28 seconds.

"I will remember this day. I will miss it," said Singh, an Indian-born runner called the Turbaned Torpedo. The Sikh became the oldest man to run a full marathon at Toronto in 2011, at the age of 100.

• Dennis Kimetto set a race record of 2:06:50 to lead a Kenyan sweep of the podium Sunday at the Tokyo Marathon.

• Tony Schumacher beat Morgan Lucas in the Top Fuel final at the NHRA Arizona Nationals for his 70th career win and fourth at Chandler's Firebird International Raceway.

• In golf, South Korea's Inbee Park took advantage of 17-year-old Thai star's Ariya Jutanugarn's closing triple bogey to win the LPGA Thailand by a stroke.

• In soccer, Manchester City kept alive its slim Premier League title hopes, beating Chelsea 2-0 on second-half goals by Yaya Toure and Carlos Tevez.

Daniel Berk Includes material from a news release

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