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Ve­gas de­fends in Canada

Jhonat­tan Ve­gas suc­cess­fully de­fended his RBC Cana­dian Open ti­tle Sun­day at Glen Abbey in On­tario, beat­ing Charley Hoff­man with a birdie on the first play­off hole. Ve­gas’ ap­proach from the left bunker in the play­off on the par-5 18th hit the grass just above the sand lip and went through the green. Ve­gas chipped to a foot and won when Hoff­man’s birdie try from the back bunker slid past the hole. David Ling­merth (Arkansas Ra­zor­backs) tied for 27th and won $44,400. Tag Rid­ings (Ra­zor­backs) was a stroke back at 10 un­der and won $30,480. Bryce Molder (Con­way) won $12,720 for his tie for 62nd, while Ken Duke (Arkadel­phia, Hen­der­son State) was 67th and pock­eted $12,240.

Lee over­takes Webb

Mi Hyang Lee took ad­van­tage of Hall of Famer Kar­rie Webb’s late dou­ble bo­gey to win the Ladies Scot­tish Open on Sun­day for her sec­ond LPGA Tour ti­tle. A stroke ahead of Lee with two holes left at chilly Dun­don­ald Links, Webb dropped a shot back with the dou­ble bo­gey on the par5 17th af­ter driv­ing into a bunker and hav­ing to play out back­ward. Lee, play­ing in the group ahead of Webb, in­creased the mar­gin to two with a birdie on the par-5 18th. Need­ing an ea­gle to force a play­off, Webb closed with a birdie to tie for sec­ond with Mi Jung Hur. Webb didn’t know she was two strokes be­hind be­cause of the lack of a leader­board on the fi­nal hole. Stacy Lewis (Arkansas Ra­zor­backs) tied for 33rd at 7 over and won $9,503.

Langer wins an­other ma­jor

Bern­hard Langer won the Se­nior Bri­tish Open on Sun­day in rain and wind at Royal Porth­cawl in Wales for his record-ex­tend­ing 10th se­nior ma­jor ti­tle and fifth in the last 10. Langer, 59, closed with an even-par 72 to fin­ish at 4-un­der 280 and beat Amer­i­can Corey Pavin by three strokes. Langer joined Jack Nick­laus as the only play­ers to win three se­nior ma­jors in a sea­son, and won the event for the third time to match the tour­na­ment record. Langer won the Re­gions Tra­di­tion and Se­nior PGA Cham­pi­onship — the first two of the PGA Cham­pi­ons

Tour’s five ma­jors — in con­sec­u­tive weeks in May. Clark Den­nis (Arkansas Ra­zor­backs) was tied for 31st at 9 over, just ahead of John Daly (Dar­danelle, Arkansas Ra­zor­backs) who shot a 74 on Sun­day. Glen Day (Lit­tle Rock) tied for 57th at 14 over.

Dou holds off field

Ze-Cheng Dou of China fin­ished with a 25-un­der-par 259 and won the Web.Com Tour’s Dig­i­tal Ally Open at Over­land Park, Kan., on Sun­day. Dou de­feated Amer­i­cans Kyle Thomp­son, Luke Guthrie and Billy Ken­nerly by three strokes. Matt Atkins (Hen­der­son State) tied for eighth at 18 un­der. Tay­lor Moore (Arkansas Ra­zor­backs) fin­ished at 17 un­der and tied for 10th. Austin Cook (Jones­boro, Ra­zor­backs) and An­drew Landry (Ra­zor­backs) were at 15 un­der, good enough for ties for 21st. Zack Fis­cher tied for 44th at 11 un­der, while Se­bas­tian Cap­pe­len (Ra­zor­backs) fin­ished back in the pack at 4 un­der.

BASE­BALL For­mer All-Star May dies

Lee May, an All-Star slug­ger who put up 100-RBI sea­sons for three dif­fer­ent teams, has died. He was 74. The Cincin­nati Reds said Sun­day that May died over the week­end. He was a mem­ber of the team’s Hall of Fame and lived in the lo­cal area. The Reds didn’t pro­vide ad­di­tional de­tails on his death. Known for wag­ging his bat be­fore tak­ing meaty cuts, May hit 354 home runs with 1,244 RBI in 18 years. He drove in more than 100 runs in a sea­son for the Reds, Hous­ton and Bal­ti­more. He fin­ished with Kansas City in 1982. May starred for the Reds in the 1970 World Se­ries, go­ing 7 for 18 (.389) with 2 home runs and 8 RBI in a 5-game loss to Bal­ti­more. He was a three-time All-Star first base­man (1969, 1971, 1972).

SWIM­MING Dres­sel matches Phelps

Caeleb Dres­sel won his sev­enth gold medal of the world cham­pi­onships Sun­day in Bu­dapest, Hun­gary, putting the U.S. team ahead to stay with an­other dom­i­nat­ing swim in the 400-me­ter med­ley re­lay. One night af­ter be­com­ing the first swim­mer to win three golds in one night at a ma­jor in­ter­na­tional meet, Dres­sel joined Michael Phelps in an­other elite club with seven golds at the sec­ond-big­gest meet af­ter the Olympics. Phelps had seven vic­to­ries at the 2007 worlds in Mel­bourne, Aus­tralia — a pre­lude to his record eight golds the fol­low­ing year at the Bei­jing Olympics.

MO­TOR SPORTS Vet­tel hangs on

Fer­rari’s Se­bas­tian Vet­tel over­came steer­ing dif­fi­cul­ties to win a tense Hun­gar­ian Grand Prix on Sun­day and ex­tend his cham­pi­onship lead over ri­val Lewis Hamil­ton head­ing into the sum­mer break. The four-time For­mula One cham­pion made a de­cent start from pole po­si­tion, cru­cially hold­ing off team­mate Kimi Raikko­nen on the long straight into Turn 1. On a Hun­garor­ing track where over­tak­ing is no­to­ri­ously hard, there were lim­ited chances to catch him af­ter that.

New­gar­den dom­i­nates

Josef New­gar­den dom­i­nated at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lex­ing­ton on the way to his sec­ond con­sec­u­tive In­dy­Car vic­tory at the Honda Indy 200 on Sun­day. New­gar­den was not chal­lenged most of the day on the 90-lap, 2.2-mile course and fin­ished 5.156 sec­onds ahead of Team Penske team­mate Will

Power, the pole-sit­ter. New­gar­den won at Toronto on July 16 and has six ca­reer vic­to­ries, three this sea­son. Lo­cal fa­vorite

Gra­ham Ra­hal was third and

2016 cham­pion Si­mon Pa­ge­naud fin­ished fourth. New­gar­den showed his in­ten­tions early when he made an in­side pass on Power on the 14th lap. Ra­hal took a tem­po­rary lead when New­gar­den pit­ted on lap 41 but when Ra­hal went in the next time around, New­gar­den went to the front. By lap 50, the Ten­nessee na­tive had ex­tended his lead over Power to 6.5 sec­onds.

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