U.S. pair wins first international title
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.