Jags get seventh at the Brickyard

In Macon, Ga., Augusta State earned its best finish of the season after a season-low round of 1-under-par 287, finishing seventh at the Brickyard Collegiate Championship at the Brickyard at Riverside.

Alex Wennstam had six birdies and an eagle to lead the Jags at 3-under 69. Meechai Padung shot 70, Derek Chang had 74 and Robin Petersson birdied his last three holes, also finishing with 74.

Cody Shafer shot 75 in the final round, leading the Jaguars with 1-over 217 for the tournament.

No. 4 Georgia won by 14 strokes over No. 15 Georgia Tech.



Sparks rookie, coach honored

The Los Angeles Sparks collected two of the WNBA’s season-ending awards, with Nneka Ogwumike honored as rookie of the year and Carol Ross chosen as coach of the year.

The awards were announced before the Sparks lost to the Minnesota Lynx on Sunday and were swept in the Western Conference finals.

Ogwumike averaged 14 points, 7.5 rebounds and 1.2 assists during the regular season. She was drafted No. 1 overall out of Stanford.

Ross, in her first season with the Sparks, guided them to a 24-10 regular-season record.


Chicago Marathon

Ethiopian breaks course record

In Chicago, Tsegaye Kebede, of Ethiopia, set a course record in winning the Chicago Marathon on Sunday morning.

Kebede pulled away late and was all alone as he approached the finish, crossing the line in 2 hours, 4 minutes, 38 seconds. That easily eclipsed the previous mark of 2:05:37 set by Kenya’s Moses Mosop last year and was more than enough to beat countryman Feyisa Lilesa.

The women’s race was also a thriller, with Atsede Baysa, of Ethiopia, edging Kenya’s Rita Jeptoo by about a step.



Armstrong runs charity triathlon

In Ellicott City, Md., Lance Armstrong competed in a triathlon Sunday after organizers dropped USA Triathlon sanctioning so he could be in a race that raises money for cancer.

Armstrong is banned from events that follow World Anti-Doping Agency rules after he chose not to fight doping charges.

Armstrong finished the 70-mile swim, bike and run in 4 hours, 16 minutes at the Revolution3 Half-Full Triathlon, racing in a wave of about 50 fellow cancer survivors.


Major League Soccer

Chivas, Crew both get key ties

In Carson, Calif., Jorge Villafana’s goal in the 69th minute snapped a 600-minute scoreless streak and also dealt a blow to FC Dallas’ playoff hopes as Chivas USA forged a 1-1 draw Sunday.

With the point earned, FC Dallas sits four points behind Vancouver for the fifth and final Western Conference playoff spot, and each team has two games remaining. Vancouver would secure the playoff spot with a victory or an FC Dallas loss.

• In Columbus, Ohio, Eddie Gaven’s header in the first minute of stoppage time gave the Crew a draw with Sporting Kansas City.

With 49 points, the Crew are one out of playoff position. Houston is fifth in the conference with 50 points, and each has two games left.



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