Indy 500 winner
gets $2.4 million
Tony Kanaan won nearly $2.4 million for his victory at the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday.
The earnings were announced Monday at the Indianapolis 500 Victory Awards Celebration at the speedway. Checks were handed out, and Kanaan’s total was $2,353,500.
It was a steep drop in earnings for the second-place finisher, but 21-year-old Colombian rookie Carlos Munoz probably isn’t complaining about $964,205.
Third-place finisher Ryan Hunter-Reay, the defending IndyCar champion, earned $583,005.
Griner dunks but loses in debut
Brittney Griner got the dunks in her debut, becoming the first WNBA player to do it twice in one game.
Elena Delle Donne had the better game and got the rout against the player picked ahead of her in the draft.
Delle Donne outplayed No. 1 overall draft pick Griner in Phoenix and had one of the best rookie debuts in WNBA history, scoring 22 points to lead the Chicago Sky to a 102-80 victory over the Phoenix Mercury.
Griner joined Candace Parker (twice) and Lisa Leslie as the only WNBA players to dunk in a regular-season game. She had 17 points and eight rebounds, but was limited to two points in nine minutes in the first half because of fouls.
Delle Donne had 16 points by halftime as the Sky raced out to a 24-point lead.
Khan qualifies for US Open spot
In Walton Heath, England, Simon Khan bounced back from losing the BMW PGA Championship in a playoff to qualify for the U.S. Open.
The Englishman, who lost a four-hole playoff to Matteo Manassero at Wentworth on Sunday, qualified in first place by shooting 5-under 67 on the Old Course and 2-under
70 on the New Course.
Three-time Ryder Cup player Paul Casey and Jaco Van Zyl of South Africa qualified a stroke back to tie for second.
Jose Maria Olazabal, Europe’s victorious Ryder Cup captain last year, was among the other qualifiers.
It’s the first time Casey has competed in qualifying for a major in his 13-year pro career, but the Englishman has slipped to 157th in the world rankings.
• Tiger Woods is returning to Turkey in the fall to play a European Tour event, this time over 72 holes of stroke play.
Organizers of the Turkish Airlines Open said the No. 1 player in the world will be part of the 77-man field on Nov. 7-10 on the Maxx Royal course. Woods played in Turkey last year when it was an unofficial event of medal-match play. He lost in the semifinals to Justin Rose, who went on to win.
The tournament will be the third of four consecutive tournaments culminating with the European Tour finale in Dubai. It will have a $7 million purse.
Duke rallies to take second title
In Philadelphia, Duke rallied from an early deficit to beat Syracuse 16-10 and win its second NCAA men’s lacrosse title.
The Blue Devils trailed 5-0 in the second quarter. Jordan Wolf had four goals for Duke (16-5). Josh Offit and Josh Dionne each scored three times.
The real star for the Blue Devils was junior faceoff man Brendan Fowler, who won 13 in a row at one point to give Duke possession for long stretches. Fowler won 20 of 28 faceoffs overall and was honored as the game’s most outstanding player.