Greer's Reeves wins S.C. Amateur

In Bluffton, S.C., Furman golfer Austin Reeves , of Greer, rallied for victory in the South Carolina Golf Association's Amateur Championship.

Reeves, who trailed third-round lead Daniel Stanley by three shots, closed with even-par 72 to finish at 5-under 283 at Colleton River Plantation's Dye Course.

Stanley, a former Newberry golfer, had 76 and finished one shot out of a playoff with Reeves.

Former South Aiken golfer Chandler Brazeal closed with 74 and tied for 31st at 297.

USC Aiken golfer Gaines Milliner had 75 and finished in a tie for 38th at 300.

North Augusta's CJ Liner had 87 for 310 and tied for 71st.


Robinson earns win in Yamaha Jr. race

In Fort Myers, Fla., Skylar Robinson won one race and finished fourth in another in a Florida Karting Championship Series event.

He led wire-to-wire to win the Yamaha Jr., and finished fourth in the KPP Jr.

Robinson is the points leader in both classes of the series.


Dream topple Storm in rematch of finals

In Atlanta, Angel McCoughtry scored 17 points, Erika de Souza added 13 and the Atlanta Dream snapped a two-game losing streak Sunday with a 70-53 victory over the Seattle Storm.

In a rematch of last year's WNBA Finals, the defending champion Storm committed 29 turnovers, tying the league's single-game high this season.

Swin Cash scored 16 points and reserve guard Katie Smith had 11 for Seattle, which ended a three-game winning streak.

Dream starting guard Armintie Price was carried off the court after twisting her left ankle late in the second quarter. She finished with eight points, four assists and three steals in 16 minutes.


Aggressive attack carries Stepanek

In Washington, unseeded Radek Stepanek 's net-charging style carried him to the Legg Mason Tennis Classic title at age 32, making him the tournament's oldest champion since Jimmy Connors won at 35 in 1988.

Stepanek, who is from the Czech Republic, won an ATP final for the first time in 21/2 years by upsetting top-seeded Gael Monfils, of France, 6-4, 6-4, at the hard-court tuneup for the U.S. Open.

"We are like a wine: The older we are getting, the better we are," Stepanek said.

"It's a great feeling to be able to compete with the young guys and still beat them," added Stepanek, who is eight years older than Monfils.

- In Carlsbad, Calif., Agnieszka Radwanska , of Poland, won her first tournament title in more than three years with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over third-ranked Vera Zvonareva in the Mercury Insurance Open.

The third-seeded Radwanska used a steady all-around game and took advantage of Zvonareva's inconsistent play to win her first title since she took the Eastbourne grass event in June 2008.

Radwanska snapped Zvonareva's career-best, nine-game winning streak.



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