Jaguars finish 10th in opener

In Sugar Grove, Ill., the Augusta State men faded to 10th place in its season-
opening event Sunday.

The Jaguars posted 23-over-par 307 to finish at 81-over 933 at the Northern Intercollegiate.

Indiana won the tournament with 888.

Robin Petersson led the way for Augusta State, closing with 2-over 73 to finish tied for sixth at 8-over 221.

Also for Augusta State, Alex Wennstam (75, 236) tied for 34th, Derek Chang (75, 236) tied for 40th, Meechai Padung (81, 239) was 43rd and Cody Shafer (80, 247) tied for 58th.

• In Kiawah Island, S.C., USC Aiken posted 19-over-par 307 and is tied for seventh after the first round of The Invitational at the Ocean Course.

Florida is in the lead after its round of 289.

J.P. Solis and Hayden Letien fired 76s to lead the way for the Pacers. They’re tied for 21st in the individual standings.

Also for USC Aiken, Matt Atkins had 77, Andrew Ward carded 78, Gaines Milliner posted 81 and Taylor Welborn shot 84.

• In Hilversum, Nether­lands, Peter Hanson eagled the final hole to win the KLM Open, his first title in two years.

Hanson holed a 35-footer on the 18th green Sunday for a final-round 67 to win by two strokes with a 14-under 266 on the Hilversumsche course.

Former Augusta State golfer Scott Jamieson shot 71 and was fourth.

• In Williamsburg, Va., Paula Creamer and Jiyai Shin will have to wait until today to break their deadlock in the Kingsmill Championship.

After they each parred the par-4 18th hole eight times in a playoff Sunday, darkness forced the suspension of play for the day. They will resume play this morning on the par-4 16th hole.


Auto Racing

Hamilton claims F-1 race in Italy

In Monza, Italy, McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton won the Italian Grand Prix on Sunday, and Formula One leader Fernando Alonso of Ferrari finished third to extend his overall lead.

Hamilton put speculation about his future and a possible switch to Mercedes behind him to claim his first victory at Monza and the 20th of his career.

Sergio Perez was second, 4.3 seconds behind Hamilton after starting 12th.



Dream cruise to win over Mystics

In Atlanta, Lindsay Hard­ing had 15 points and nine assists, Erika DeSouza had 12 points and 10 rebounds, and the Atlanta Dream cruised to a 93-68 victory against the Washington Mystics on Sunday.

Armintie Price had 11 of her 15 points in the first half as the Dream (16-14) jumped to a 24-point first-half lead and finished shooting 59 percent. Cathrine Kraayeveld had 11 points and Tiffany Hayes added 10.

Crystal Langhorne and Noelle Quinn scored 12 points each for the league-worst Mystics (5-24), who lost their eighth in a row.



Contador takes Spanish Vuelta

In Madrid, Alberto Contador won his second Spanish Vuelta title for a fifth triumph at cycling’s major races, just over a month after his doping ban ended.

The Spanish cyclist navigated the straightforward and largely processional final leg into and around Madrid with ease to edge out Spanish compatriots Alejandro Valverde and Joaquin Rodriguez in the 21-stage race.

Contador also won the race in 2008 and the Tour de France in 2007 and 2009.