NORDQVIST WINS FOUNDERS CUP
Anna Nordqvist caught up with college friends — and left everyone else behind on another hot afternoon in the Bank of Hope Founders Cup. The 29-year-old former Arizona State player shot 4-under-par 68 Sunday to hold off fellow major champions
Ariya Jutanugarn, Stacy Lewis and In Gee Chun by two strokes in record 96-degree heat at Desert Ridge in Phoenix. Nordqvist finished at 25-under-par 263, two strokes off the LPGA record Sei
Young Kim set last year at Desert Ridge.
FEDERER WINS INDIAN WELLS TITLE
Roger Federer, 35, became the oldest player to win the BNP Paribas Open when he defeated countryman and former doubles partner Stan Wawrinka 6-4, 7-5 in an all- Swiss final in Indian Wells, Calif. Federer joined Novak Djokovic as the only players to win five singles titles in the 42year history of this event.
PENN STATE WINS SEVENTH TITLE
Penn State pulled away from the field to clinch the NCAA team title before the finals even began. Then the Nittany Lions went 5-for-5 in individual championship matches as three vaunted veterans were joined by two freshmen atop their respective championship podiums Saturday in St. Louis. Zain Retherford (149 pounds), Jason Nolf (157), Vincenzo Joseph (165),
Mark Hall (174) and Bo Nickal (184) all won titles to lead the Nittany Lions to their sixth team championship in seven years and seventh overall. Two reigning Olympic medalists capped perfect seasons with finals wins. Missouri’s J’den Cox, who won bronze in Rio, won his third championship with an 8-2 win against Minnesota’s Brett Pfarr at 197 pounds, and Ohio State’s Kyle Snyder, a gold medalist, beat Wisconsin’s
Connor Medbery 6-3 for his second title. Stanford’s women, led by Olympians Katie Ledecky and Simone Manuel, won their first NCAA swimming championship since 1998, finishing the meet Saturday in Indianapolis with an NCAA and U.S. record in the 400 freestyle relay. Ledecky, who won the 1,650 free Saturday, and Manuel combined to win every freestyle event. Manuel set an American record in 100 free at 45.56. California was second.
FORCE WINS ON SAD ANNIVERSARY
John Force won the Gatornationals on Sunday for the first time since 2001, doing so on the 10th anniversary of his worst day in racing. His 148th career victory came a decade to the day after one of his drivers,
Eric Medlen, crashed during practice at Gainesville (Fla.) Raceway. Medlen died four days later. Force helped Medlen’s father, John, spearhead efforts to make professional drag racing safer. In the Top Fuel class, Tony Schumacher edged Don Schumacher Racing teammate Antron Brown for his 83rd career win. Shane Gray stunned four-time national champ Greg Anderson in Pro Stock.
FORMER 49ER CLARK REVEALS ALS
Dwight Clark, the San Francisco 49ers wide receiver known for hauling in “The Catch” from Joe Montana to secure a win against the Dallas Cowboys in the 1981 NFC Championship Game, revealed Sunday he had been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig ’s disease. Clark, 60, said he had months of testing after first experiencing weakness in his left hand in September 2015. “I’ve been asked if playing football caused this,” the two-time Super Bowl champ wrote. “I don’t know for sure. But I certainly suspect it did.”
CHOCOLATITO FALLS; GOLOVKIN WINS
No. 1-ranked Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez saw his chase of Floyd Mayweather Jr.’ s 49-0 record end when he was defeated by majority decision in a brutal and bloody super flyweight title fight against little-known Srisaket Sor Rung
visai of Thailand. Both Rungvisai and Gonzalez, whose 46-fight winning streak ended, were taken to the hospital early Sunday after a fight in which nearly 2,000 punches were thrown. No. 2 Gennady
“GGG” Golovkin, the unified middleweight champion, faced the toughest foe of his career in Daniel Jacobs, winning by unanimous decision. Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs) saw his 23-fight knockout streak end.
WASHINGTON HIRES HOPKINS
Washington has moved quickly in filling its basketball coaching vacancy, hiring longtime Syracuse assistant Mike Hopkins. Washington announced the move Sunday, four days after Lorenzo Romar was fired after 15 seasons at his alma mater and the Huskies’ sixth consecutive season missing the NCAA tournament. Hopkins played at Syracuse from 1989 to 1993 and returned to the staff in 1996. He was named the successor to Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim in June 2015 but jumped at the chance to coach in the Pac-12. Boeheim agreed to a contract that will extend past next season. He had planned to step down after next season. Boeheim just completed his 41st season as head coach at his alma mater.
Arkansas State has scheduled a news conference for Monday to introduce Louisville assistant Mike Balado as its new coach. Balado has spent the last four seasons at Louisville. Balado replaces Grant
McCasland, who resigned to become coach at North Texas.