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Golf

Georgia girls win challenge match

The Georgia team held on to win the Georgia-South Carolina Girls’ Junior Challenge Match at Champions Retreat Golf Club on Sunday.

Georgia got final-round victories from Newnan’s Ji Eun Baik, Milton’s Rachel Dai and McDonough’s Haley Austin to secure a 14½-9½ victory.

It was the third consecutive win for Georgia, which leads the all-time series 5-2.

• In Braselton, Ga., Augusta’s Samuel Del Val closed with 74 to finish fourth in the Georgia Open at The Legends at Chateau Elan.

Del Val was five strokes behind winner Jonathan Fricke, of Snellville. Fricke had 70 Sunday and finished at 5-under-par 283.

Auto Racing

Dixon continues to dominate Ohio

In Lexington, Ohio, Scott Dixon took the lead by passing Will Power in pit row on the 57th lap and then held on to capture his fourth IndyCar title in the past six years at Mid-Ohio.

Dixon, who previously won titles on the winding road course in 2007, ’09 and ’11, qualified fourth and patiently picked off cars until he sped past Power when both pitted just past the midpoint of the 85-lap race.

Power, who ended up second, took over the points lead from Ryan Hunter-Reay, who finished 24th.

Rookie Simon Pagenaud hung on for third place.

There were no caution flags for the second IndyCar race in a row, the first time that’s happened since 1987. The race was contested under cloudy skies and in cool temperatures.

College Basketball

Calhoun resting after hip surgery

Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun underwent successful surgery to repair a left hip fracture from a bicycle accident.

The university said Sunday that Calhoun was resting comfortably at John Dempsey Hospital at the UConn Health Center. UConn said he is expected to be released in the next few days and will recuperate at home.

The 70-year-old Calhoun was cycling near his summer home in Madison on Saturday when he hit sand and fell, hours before he was to coach some former players in a charity game.

Soccer

MLS midfielder Urso dies at 22

Midfielder Kirk Urso, of Major League Soccer club Columbus Crew, died on Sunday in a central Ohio hospital, a county coroner said.

No cause of death has been determined for the 22-year-old Urso, Franklin County Coroner Dr. Jan Gorniak said. An autopsy is scheduled for today.

Urso played in six games this season and was sidelined by groin surgery in May. He was not with the team Saturday for its 1-0 loss to D.C. United in Washington, team spokesman Marco Rosa said.

Tennis

Dolgopolov takes title at Citi Open

In Washington, second-seeded Alexandr Dolgopolov won the Citi Open for his first ATP World Tour 500 event title, beating fourth-seeded Tommy Haas 6-7 (7), 6-4, 6-1.

The 25th-ranked Dolgopolov’s previous three finals appearances, including one victory, came in 250-level events.

• The French Open has extended its U.S. television contract with NBC through 2024.

The new deal, announced Sunday, will add Memorial Day and women’s semifinal coverage to the network.


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Storm brings heavy rain, property damage reported

The National Weather Service in Columbia says the threat of severe weather has left the Augusta area, but not before leaving behind some property damage Sunday.
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