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Golf

Kamin captures River Hills title

In Lake Wylie, S.C., Chris Kamin shot 1-under-par 70 to win the eGolf Tour’s River Hills Classic by three shots.

Kamin, of Phoenix, finished at 15-under 270 at River Hills Country Club. He earned $28,000 with the win.

Kevin Foley shot 68 and finished second. Chris Epperson (70) and Matt Hills (72) tied for third at 273.

Former USC Aiken golfer Roberto Diaz shot 70 and tied for 14th at 280.

Among other players with local ties, Mitch Krywulycz (68) tied for 20th at 281, Alex Hamilton (75) tied for 35th at 285, Henrik Norlander (75) tied for 46th at 287 and Stephen Poole (76) tied for 54th at 288.

Soccer

Donovan helps US rout Scotland

In Jacksonville, Fla., Landon Donovan returned to the US national team after an eight-month absence and scored his first international hat trick in five years, leading the Americans over Scotland 5-1 in an exhibition.

Donovan scored in the third minute, then added a pair of second-half goals for his third international hat trick, raising his career total to 49 goals. It was a record 125th start for Donovan, one more than the previous American mark set by defender Jeff Agoos.

Michael Bradley scored on a 30-yard shot half-
volley in the 10th minute and Jermaine Jones got his second international goal in the second half off an assist from Donovan, who had skipped eight matches because of injuries and commitments to the Los Angeles Galaxy.

Scotland scored in the 15th minute when American defender Geoff Cameron chested Kenny Miller’s header past Tim Howard for an own goal.

Tennis

American Baker defeated in Nice

In Nice, France, Nicolas Almagro beat American qualifier Brian Baker 6-3, 6-2 to win the Open de Nice and clinch his 12th career title.

The defending champion broke the 216th-ranked Baker’s serve in the fourth and eighth games of the second set.

He also had 11 aces.

• In Strasbourg, France, Francesca Schiavone beat Alize Cornet 6-4, 6-4 in the Strasbourg International final to win her first title of the year and fifth of her career.

The 2010 French Open champion proved too strong for Cornet, improving her overall record against her to 8-1. Cornet was playing in her first final since 2008 – the year she won her only WTA title in Budapest, Hungary.

• In Brussels, Agnieszka Radwanska beat Simona Halep 7-5, 6-0 to win the Belgian Open.

Cycling

De Gendt claims 20th Giro stage

In Passo Dello Stelvio, Italy, Thomas De Gendt won the grueling 20th stage of the Giro d’Italia. reigniting his chances for a podium finish. Joaquin Rodriguez retained the overall lead.

With a superb climb of the Passo dello Stelvio De Gendt finished the so-called queen stage of the Giro in 6 hours, 54 minutes and 41 seconds.

Rowing

Harvard defeats Yale in regatta

In New London, Conn., Harvard won the 147th Harvard-Yale Regatta, completing the 4-mile downstream race on the Thames River in 19 minutes, 41.3 seconds.

Yale finished in 19:51.2.

Harvard is 93-54 in the nation’s oldest intercollegiate sporting event, winning 12 of the past 13 matchups.


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