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Golf

Jaguars tied for 6th at Isleworth

In Windermere, Fla., Augusta State carded 7-over 295 on Sunday in the first round of the Isleworth Collegiate Invitational at Isleworth Country Club.

Playing in their third event of the fall season, the Jaguars are part of a four-team logjam in sixth place.

Seniors Taylor Floyd and Brendan Gillins, along with freshman Robin Petersson, posted rounds of 1-over 73 and are tied for 17th. Senior Devin Komline shot 76 and is 46th, while junior Derek Chang had the day’s non-counting score (79) and is tied for 62nd.

Top-ranked Texas got a course-record 65 from herfreshman Jordan Spieth and totaled 278 to take the lead.

Tennis

Azarenka claims Luxembourg title

In Luxembourg, top-seeded Victoria Azarenka won the Luxembourg Open, beating unheralded Monica Niculescu 6-2, 6-2.

The No. 3-ranked Azarenka didn’t lose a set all week and had no problems against a player who was in her first WTA Tour final.

• In Stockholm, top-
seeded Gael Monfils beat Jarkko Nieminen 7-5, 3-6, 6-2 in the Stockholm Open final for his first title of the year.

It was the 10th-ranked Monfils’ fourth career ATP Tour crown. The 25-year-old Frenchman had been hampered by a knee injury.

• In Moscow, top-seeded Janko Tipsarevic beat defending champion Viktor Troicki 6-4, 6-2 in the first all-Serb ATP final to win the Kremlin Cup.

Figure Skating

German pair tops at Skate America

In Ontario, Calif, three-time world champions Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy rallied to win the pairs title at Skate America with a solid free program.

The Germans were fifth Saturday after the short program, but they easily won the long program and finished with 183.98 points to claim their second consecutive Skate America title and third overall.

Soccer

Manchester City dominates rival

In London, Manchester City routed crosstown rival Manchester United 6-1, opening a five-point lead in the Premier League with its biggest margin of victory at Old Trafford since 1926.

Mario Balotelli starred a day after escaping a fire at his home in suburban Manchester, putting City ahead in the 22nd minute, then doubling the lead in the 60th, 13 minutes after Jonny Evans was ejected for bringing down the Italian forward.

Rugby

New Zealand wins World Cup

In Auckland, New Zealand, New Zealand won the Rugby World Cup, beating France 8-7 to become the third country to win the title twice.

“Marvelous. I’m so proud to be a New Zealander,” All Blacks coach Graham Henry said. “It’s something we’ve dreamed of for a while. We can rest in peace.”

New Zealand also won the inaugural event in 1987, beating France 29-9 in Auckland.

South Africa and Australia also are two-time winners.

Stephen Donald, forced into a key role after a series of injuries at flyhalf, took over the goalkicking in the second half and made a penalty in the 45th minute to give New Zealand an 8-0 lead.

France cut it to one on captain Thierry Dusautoir’s 47th-minute try and Francois Trinh-Duc’s conversion, but the All Blacks held on in front of a crowd of 61,000 spectators at Eden Park.


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