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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.


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 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.


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.


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.”


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 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.

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