U.S. pair wins first in­ter­na­tional ti­tle

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - - Sports -

Madi­son Chock and Evan Bates of the United States cap­tured the first ma­jor in­ter­na­tional ti­tle of their ca­reer Sun­day, win­ning the ice danc­ing com­pe­ti­tion at the Four Con­ti­nents Fig­ure Skat­ing Cham­pi­onships in Ana­heim, Calif.

Chock and Bates, who were sec­ond at the U.S. Fig­ure Skat­ing Cham­pi­onships two weeks ago, scored 126.25 points in their free dance. They fin­ished with 207.42 points to edge Cana­di­ans Kait­lyn Weaver and An­drew Poje.

Pro foot­ball

For­mer Alabama run­ning back Trent Richard­son scored twice and the Birm­ing­ham Iron de­fense shut down the vis­it­ing Mem­phis Ex­press in a 26-0 vic­tory in an Al­liance of Amer­i­can Foot­ball sea­son opener. For­mer Penn State quar­ter­back Chris­tian Hack­en­berg was just 10 of 23 for 87 yards for Mem­phis. … In the fi­nal sea­son opener, the host Ari­zona Hot­shots de­feated the Salt Lake Stal­lions, 38-22.

Soc­cer

River­hounds SC rolled to its sec­ond pre­sea­son vic­tory in a row, de­feat­ing Gan­non, 6-0, at High­mark Sta­dium. Stee­van Dos San­tos, Kevin Kerr, Chris­tian Volesky, Neco Brett and Eddy Enowbi scored. • Ser­gio Aguero had a hat trick and Manch­ester City handed Chelsea its big­gest loss in 28 years with a 6-0 Premier League win in Manch­ester, Eng­land.

Ten­nis

Jo-Wil­fried Tsonga beat Pierre-Hugues Her­bert, 6-4, 6-2, in the fi­nal of the Open Sud de France in Mont­pel­lier, France, win­ning his 17th ca­reer ti­tle.

• Aus­tralia beat the United States, 3-2, and Ro­ma­nia up­set de­fend­ing cham­pion Czech Repub­lic by the same score to ad­vance to the semi­fi­nals of the Fed Cup, along with France and Be­larus.

Col­lege wrestling

No. 16 Pitt won the fi­nal four matches to up­set No. 8 N.C. State, 18-16, in Raleigh, N.C. Trail­ing 16-4, Gregg Har­vey (170), Nick Bonac­corsi (184), Kel­lan Stout (197) and Demetrius Thomas (285) all won de­ci­sions for the Pan­thers. Bonac­corsi and Thomas won by ma­jor de­ci­sion to pro­vide the de­cid­ing points.

• Penn State so­lid­i­fied its spot atop the polls with a lop­sided 28-9 vic­tory Satur­day against No. 2 Ohio State in Colum­bus, Ohio. The Nit­tany Lions have won 56 con­sec­u­tive du­als, dat­ing to the 2014-15 sea­son. The Nit­tany Lions have four wrestlers — Ja­son Nolf (157), Vin­cenzo Joseph (165), Mark Hall (174) and Bo Nickal (197) — ranked No. 1.

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