USC hires Hazelton, Sanders as football assistants

USC football Coach Lane Kiffin, who had three openings on his coaching staff, now has only one.

Scottie Hazelton, defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at North Dakota State, will replace Joe Barry as linebackers coach, and Marvin Sanders, Florida Atlantic’s defensive coordinator, will coach defensive backs.

Barry left the Trojans two weeks ago to become linebackers coach for the San Diego Chargers. USC has been without a full-time defensive backs coach since Willie Mack Garza resigned on the eve of the 2011 season.

Graduate assistant Sammy Knight coached defensive backs last season.

Kiffin must still hire a receivers coach to replace Ted Gilmore, who left to join the Oakland Raiders’ staff.

Kiffin, who briefly attended USC’s basketball game against Stanford at the Galen Center on Sunday, declined to comment.


Gary Klein


Korda wins Women’s Australian Open

American teenager Jessica Korda won the Women’s Australian Open for her first LPGA tour title, holing a 25-foot birdie putt on the second hole of a six-player playoff at Melbourne.

The 18-year-old Korda completed a two-sport, father-daughter Australian double with the breakthrough victory in the LPGA tour opener.

Petr Korda won the 1998 Australian Open tennis tournament, also in Melbourne.

Korda closed with a one-over-par 74 and finished at three-under 289 in the first women’s professional event at Royal Melbourne.


Corey Pavin made a 12-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole to defeat Peter Senior and win the Allianz Championship for his first Champions Tour title at Boca Raton, Fla.

Both players shot a final-round 71 and finished tied at 11-under 205. Senior forced the playoff with a birdie on the last hole of regulation, but his birdie try in the playoff stopped an inch short of the cup.


Rafael Cabrera-Bello held off a strong field to win the Dubai Desert Classic in the United Arab Emirates, shooting a four-under 68 to beat Lee Westwood and Stephen Gallacher by a stroke for his second European Tour victory.


The United States completed its 5-0 rout of Switzerland in the first round of the Davis Cup, with 19-year-old Ryan Harrison and John Isner winning the closing singles matches at Fribourg, Switzerland.

Harrison made his Davis Cup debut, defeating Michael Lammer, 7-6 (0), 7-6 (4), to extend the Americans’ lead to 4-0. Isner, who stunned Roger Federer in four sets Friday, then beat Marco Chuidinelli, 6-3, 6-4, to give the U.S. its first sweep since a 2004 first-round series against Austria.

The U.S. will play at France or Canada in the April 6-8 quarterfinals.


Angelique Kerber won her first WTA title by overpowering second-seeded Marion Bartoli, 7-6 (3), 5-7, 6-3, in the Open GDF Suez final at Paris.

Kerber became the first German to win the Paris tournament since Steffi Graf in 1995.


Slovakia’s Daniela Hantuchova won her second straight Pattaya Open title, defeating Russia’s Maria Kirilenko, 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-3, in Thailand.


Ivica Kostelic captured his second consecutive World Cup super-combined title with a victory on the 2014 Sochi Olympics course at Krasnaya Polyana, Russia, then hobbled off because of an injured right knee that might need surgery.


Tessa Worley of France fought off gusting winds to win a second consecutive World Cup giant slalom in the Andorran Pyrenees while overall leader Lindsey Vonn finished eighth at Soldeu-Grandvalira.

Worley led after the opening run and withstood a strong challenge by Slovenia’s Tina Maze to win in 2 minutes 1.80 seconds for her seventh career victory.


Greta Neimanas of Cardiff, Calif., won a scratch race exhibition on the final day of the UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships at the Home Depot Center. Neimanas won two medals earlier in the competition.

Britain won first place in the men’s, women’s and mixed tandem sprints.