Vegas repeats in Canada
Jhonattan Vegas successfully defended his RBC Canadian Open title at Glen Abbey in Oakville, beating Charley Hoffman with a birdie on the first hole of a playoff.
Vegas’ approach from the left bunker in the playoff on the par-five 18th hit the grass just above the sand lip and went through the green. The 32-year-old Venezuelan chipped to a foot and won when Hoffman’s birdie try from the back bunker slid past the hole. Vegas closed with a seven-under 65 to match Hoffman at 21-under 267. Hoffman birdied the 18th for a 68. Ian Poulter was a stroke back after a 64.
Bernhard Langer won the Senior British Open in rain and wind at Royal Porthcawl in Bridgend, Wales, for his record-extending 10th senior major title and fifth in the last 10. The 59-year-old German star closed with an even-par 72 to finish at four-under 280 and beat Corey Pavin by three strokes . ... Mi Hyang Lee won the Ladies Scottish Open in Irvine for her second LPGA Tour title. Lee shot a six-under 66 to finish at six-under 282, one shot ahead of Hall of Famer Karrie Webb and Mi Jung Hur.
Lee May, an All-Star slugger who put up 100-RBI seasons for three different teams, died. He was 74.
New England Patriots defensive end/ linebacker Rob Ninkovich retired.
John Isner rode an overpowering service game to his fourth BB&T Atlanta Open title, beating Ryan Harrison 7-6 (6), 7-6 (7) . ... Katerina Siniakova defeated Caroline Wozniacki, who struggled with a wrist injury, in the Swedish Open final 6-3, 6-4 in Bastad.
Stellar Wind won the Clement L. Hirsch Stakes at Del Mar, a 11⁄16-mile race run on a slightly overcast but otherwise ideal afternoon in front of an enthusiastic crowd of 12,338. As part of the schedule of the “Win and You’re In” Challenge series races, the victory captured a $300,000 purse and qualifies the 5-year-old for the $2-million Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff at Del Mar on Nov. 3. Stellar Wind’s final time was 1:43.92 and her win for trainer John Sadler and jockey Victor Espinoza cashed in at $3.
Stellar Wind, who won the same event last year, broke out well on the outside, coasted slightly behind Vale Dori of Argentina for much of the race, took a short lead in the stretch and held off Vale Dori in the final sixteenth by a neck. — Ivan Carter
Girvin rallied in the stretch to beat McCraken by a nose for a 9-1 upset in the $1million Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park in Oceanport, N.J.
Junior quarterback J.T. Daniels of Santa Ana Mater Dei announced via Twitter that he has committed to USC. Daniels completed 75% of his passes last season for 4,849 yards and 67 touchdowns with only six interceptions in 14 games. — Eric Sondheimer