GIANTS OF CABRERA REINSTATED AFTER 50-GAME BAN: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco outfielder Melky Cabrera has been reinstated by Major League Baseball after serving a 50-game suspension for a positive testosterone test, but he will not be part of the Giants' playoff roster.
Cabrera is back on the Giants' 40-man roster as of Friday. Giants vice president of baseball operations Bobby Evans says, "Cabrera's status regarding the postseason remains unchanged" after the club announced Sept. 27 it wouldn't add Cabrera for any round.
The Giants open the NL championship series on Sunday.
Cabrera was suspended Aug. 15, a month he was the All-Star game MVP. He was batting .346 with 11 home runs and 60 RBIs in his first season with San Francisco.
SHANGHAI SEMIS: FEDERER-MURRAY, DJOKOVIC-BERDYCH : SHANGHAI (AP) — Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Tomas Berdych — the top four seeded players — reached the semifinals of the Shanghai Masters.
Federer beat Marin Cilic of Croatia 6-3, 6-4 Friday and will next play Murray, the two-time defending champion. Murray improved his Shanghai record to 11-0 by defeating a tenacious Radek Stepanek 4-6, 6-2, 6-3.
Djokovic easily won his quarterfinal, downing Tommy Haas of Germany 6-3, 6-3. He'll face Berdych, who outlasted Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-3, 7-6 (4) in the day's first match. Berdych has beaten Djokovic only once in 10 matches.
MALLINGER SHOOTS 62, LEADS FRYS.COM OPEN: SAN MARTIN (AP) — John Mallinger opened a four-stroke lead Friday in the Frys.com Open, making an eagle and two birdies on the final four holes for a 9-under 62.
Mallinger eagled the par-5 15th — hitting a 5-wood to 10 feet — and closed with consecutive birdies to cap his second straight bogey-free round and reach 14 under.
ROSE BEATS WESTWOOD FOR $1.5 MILLION IN TURKEY: BELEK, Turkey (AP) — Justin Rose beat Lee Westwood on Friday to win the eight-player World Golf Final and earn a career-best $1.5 million.
The fifth-ranked Rose shot a 5-under 66 to defeat his Ryder Cup teammate and fellow Englishman by one stroke at the Antalya Club.
Rose, who won all of his five matches in the $5.2 million exhibition, birdied the opening hole on the Sultan Course and led the rest of the way against his fourth-ranked opponent.
Westwood birdied the 16th to get back to one behind before Rose sealed the match by holing a 20-foot putt for birdie at the 17th. It was a similar length to the putt he made at the same hole in his Ryder Cup singles victory last month against Phil Mickelson.
JOHNSON SCORES TWICE IN 2-1 US VICTORY: ST. JOHN'S, Antigua (AP) — Eddie Johnson rewarded his coach's faith in him — twice.
In his first game back with the U.S. national team, Johnson scored twice Friday night, including the winning goal in second-half injury time, lifting the United States to the verge of advancing in World Cup qualifying with a nervous 2-1 victory over Antigua and Barbuda.
NO WINNER FOR PAST TOURS IF UCI STRIPS ARMSTRONG: PARIS (AP) — The Tour de France will have no official winner for the seven races from 1999-2005 if Lance Armstrong is stripped of his victories by the International Cycling Union.
In an interview with The Associated Press on Friday, Tour director Christian Prudhomme called the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency's report on Armstrong "damning." It raises doubts, he said, about "a system and an era."
Tour officials are still waiting on the UCI's decision on whether to go along with USADA's decision to ban Armstrong for life and erase his racing results.