Homan wins Canadian Open
NORTH BATTLEFORD, Sask. — Rachel Homan is on a roll.
The Ottawa skip picked up a record-breaking 10th Grand Slam women’s title and her third in a row this season with a 4-3 win over Switzerland’s Silvana Tirinzoni in the final of the Canadian Open on Sunday.
In the men’s final, Edmonton’s Brendan Bottcher won his first career Grand
Slam of Curling title with a 6-3 victory over Toronto’s John Epping. Bottcher’s squad books a spot in the seasonending Champions Cup.
HIRSCHER’S RECORD RUN
ADELBODEN, Switzerland — Marcel Hirscher won a World Cup slalom Sunday to set a men’s record on the 52-year circuit for most wins by one skier at a single venue.
Hirscher’s ninth career victory at Adelboden was earned with a second-run charge to victory for the second straight day.
KUCHAR WINS IN HAWAII
HONOLULU — Matt Kuchar overcame three early bogeys that cost him the lead with flawless golf and two key birdies on the back nine to close with a 4-under 66 and win the Sony Open for his second PGA Tour title this season.
It wasn’t as easy as his four-shot victory over Andrew Putnam might indicate.
Having made only one bogey through 54 holes to build a two-shot lead, Kuchar had three bogeys in his opening five holes Sunday and fell one shot behind Putnam.
Tied for the lead with five holes to go, Putnam made bogey from the bunker on No. 14 and Kuchar birdied the next two holes to seize control.
MELBOURNE — Maria Sharapova got out of the Melbourne heat as quickly as she could, needing just 63 minutes to beat British qualifier Harriet Dart 6-0, 6-0 in the first match on Rod Laver Arena at this year’s Australian Open.
Sharapova was making her 15th appearance at the seasonopening major.