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Golf

Mitchell posts win in Ga. Public Links

In Woodstock, Ga., William Mitchell, of Roswell, shot 5-under-par 67 to win by three shots at the Georgia Public Links Championship on Sunday.

Mitchell finished at 8-under 136 at Town Lake Hills Golf Club. Matt Russell, of Dunwoody, had 70 and was second.

Augusta’s Dalton Harpe shot 73 and finished ninth at 148.

• In Royston, Ga., Waynesboro’s Riley Marchman beat Lauren Lightfritz, of Suwanee, in a playoff to win the girls 12-13 division at Georgia Junior Golf Tour event at Highland Walk.

Marchman had rounds of 79 and 85 in the 36-hole event.

Soccer

USC Aiken earns tie with Lenoir-Rhyne

In Aiken, USC Aiken and Lenoir-Rhyne tied 1-1 in men’s action on Saturday night.

Carson Villa had a first-half goal for the Pacers. Jordan Holmes had the lone score for Lenoir-Rhyne.

WNBA

Dream down Fever, even Eastern finals

In Atlanta, Iziane Castro Marques moved into Atlanta’s starting lineup and scored a season-high 30 points as the Dream beat the Indiana Fever 94-77 to even the Eastern Conference finals.

Angel McCoughtry had 27 points for Atlanta, which thrived in Game 2 with a small lineup made necessary when starting center Erika de Souza left to play for Brazil in an Olympics qualifying tournament in Colombia.

The deciding Game 3 in the best-of-three series will be played Tuesday at Indianapolis.

• In Phoenix, former Josey star Taj McWilliams-Franklin had 21 points, six rebounds and seven assists to lead the Minnesota Lynx past the Phoenix Mercury 103-86 to advance to the WNBA Finals for the first time.

Maya Moore had 21 points, seven rebounds and five assists for Minnesota.

NHL

Pittsburgh’s Crosby plays in scrimmage

Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby participated in a controlled scrimmage on Sunday as he continues his comeback from concussion-like symptoms that have kept him off the ice since January.

Crosby took face-offs and worked on set plays alongside his teammates in his first five-on-five action since training camp opened last weekend. The former MVP says he has been symptom free throughout camp but continues to wear a white helmet during practice to indicate he still hasn’t been cleared for contact.

Crosby added he’s been impressed with the Penguins, who are unbeaten in three preseason games. There still is no timetable for Crosby’s return. The Penguins continue the preseason on Tuesday against Los Angeles in Kansas City.

Auto Racing

Vettel closing in on Formula One crown

In Singapore, Sebastian Vettel won the Singapore Grand Prix but the Red Bull driver will have to wait a little longer to clinch his second Formula One world championship.

The German led throughout from pole position to finish 1.7 seconds ahead of a fast-finishing Jenson Button, with Red Bull’s Mark Webber third.

Vettel leads the drivers championship by 124 points with five races left and is virtually certain to take back-to-back titles. Second-place Button would need to win every race while Vettel fails to gain any points.

Tennis

Frenchman claims Moselle Open title

In Metz, France, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, of France, beat Ivan Ljubicic, of Croatia, 6-3, 6-7 (4), 6-3 in the final of the Moselle Open on to win his first title since 2009.

The No. 10-ranked Tsonga won his sixth career title. It was his first since Tokyo two years ago, and improved his chances of earning a spot for the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals in London.


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