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Weekend Sports In Brief

Weekend Sports In Brief

Brazil's "Beautiful Game" came alive in the second half Sunday with three comeback goals in a 3-2 win over the United States in the Confederations Cup final.
Luis Fabiano scored two of the goals and Lucio added the third in the 84th minute to give Brazil its second straight Confederations Cup title and third overall.
But it was all looking good for the Americans, playing in the men's final of a FIFA tournament for the first time, in the first half when Clint Dempsey and Landon Donovan gave the team a 2-0 halftime lead.
AUTO RACING
LOUDON, New Hampshire (AP) _ Teenager Joey Logano became the youngest winner in the history of the NASCAR Sprint Cup series Sunday, winning the rain-shortened race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
The precocious 19-year-old rookie came back from a crash that put him a lap down earlier in the Lenox Industrial Tools 301 and won his first Cup race in his 20th start.
Logano was among a group of drivers who moved to the front of the field after getting out of sequence on fuel stops. The youngster took the lead when Ryan Newman, trying to stay on track as long as possible with rain threatening, ran out of gas on lap 264 in the event scheduled to go 301 laps.
Four-time Cup champion Jeff Gordon moved into second and was steadily cutting into the lead as Logano, with a nearly empty gas tank, conserved as much fuel as possible. But the rain began falling three laps later.
GOLF
CROMWELL, Connecticut (AP) _ Kenny Perry shot 63 Sunday to finish with a tournament-record 258 and win the Travelers Championship by three strokes over Paul Goydos and David Toms.
The 48-year old Perry, who led after each of the first two rounds, trailed by a stroke to Paul Goydos heading into Sunday.
But he shot 32 on the front nine and was up by five strokes heading to the par-4 15th.
Goydos made a 20-foot eagle putt from the fringe on 15 and birdied 16. But he missed his birdie putt on 17 to the right.
Perry birdied 15, and put the tournament away by making birdie on 17 after hitting a 164 yard approach to within 8 feet. His bogey-bogey finish at Augusta kept him from winning the Masters in April.
Perry takes home just over $1 million with the victory, and has now won five times in just over a year, the most of any player on tour. He has 12 top-10 finishes over that span while making every cut. His 258 is tied for fourth-best 72-hole score in Tour history. It beats the old tournament record of 259 set by Tim Norris is 1982.
The win also moves Perry to the front of the FedEx Cup standings. It was his 14th career victory, and he said he's hoping to get 20 wins before he retires.
ROCHESTER, New York (AP) _ Jiyai Shin picked up her fifth title in 11 months with a seven-stroke victory at the Wegmans LPGA.
The 21-year-old South Korean shot a 1-under 71 to finish at 17-under 271.
Kristy McPherson and Yani Tseng each shot a 66, the day's best score, to surge into a second-place tie at 10 under. One behind were rookie Stacy Lewis, Mika Miyazato and Haeji Kang.
Shin earned $300,000, vaulting her to the top of the money list with $1 million.
ENDICOTT, New York (AP) _ Lonnie Nielsen shot a 9-under to beat Fred Funk and Ronnie Black by three shots for his first Champions Tour victory of the year and second of his career.
Nielsen, who turns 56 on Monday, finished at 21-under 195, a record for the tournament. That was three shots better than the mark set by 2008 winner Eduardo Romero.
Funk (69) entered the final round with a three-shot lead over Nielsen, Romero (73), and Black (66). It was the first time in four tries that Funk failed to win when leading entering the final round.
Romero (74) finished 11 shots behind.
MUNICH (AP) _ Nick Dougherty shot a final-round 64 to win the BMW International Open by one stroke and claim the third European Tour victory of his career.
The 27-year-old Englishman finished at 22-under 266, holding off Rafa Echenique by one stroke after the Argentine produced an albatross _ a two on a par-5 _ on the 18th hole to complete his 10-under 62.
Third-round leader Retief Goosen of South Africa finished third, four strokes behind Dougherty, after a final-round 71 at the Golfclub Munchen Eichenried.
TRACK AND FIELD
EUGENE, Oregon (AP) _ Shawn Crawford blew away the field in the 200-meter finals at U.S. track and field championships in a wind-aided time of 19.73 seconds.
Allyson Felix joined Crawford as America's other 200-meter champion. A heavy favorite to win her fifth national title, Felix didn't disappoint, finishing in 22.02 (also wind-aided) to edge Muna Lee. Marshevet Hooker finished third.
The 31-year-old Crawford blew away newcomer Charles Clark by .27 seconds to win his fourth national title, dating to 2001. So instead of saying goodbye, Crawford is simply gearing up again.
HORSE RACING
NEW YORK (AP) _ Rachel Alexandra may need to run against the boys just to find some competition. The Preakness winner romped to a 19 1/4-length victory in the $300,000 Mother Goose on Saturday, splitting Malibu Prayer and Flashing on the far turn at Belmont Park and pulling away down the long front stretch to win in a stakes-record 1:46.33.
The superstar filly, who was back on the track for the first time since knocking off the boys at Pimlico, won her seventh straight race dating to last year.
Rachel Alexandra, who became the first filly to win the Preakness since 1924, went off as the overwhelming 1-9 favorite in a field of 3-year-old fillies reduced to three by two late scratches. She paid $2.10 in the race over 1 1-8 miles, with no place or show wagering due to the short field.
Malibu Prayer finished second and Flashing was third.


Updated : 2021-01-20 06:36 GMT+08:00