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Ambrose wins oil-slicked Sprint Cup race at The Glen

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Marcos Ambrose passed Brad Keselowski on the final lap, then held him off in a fender-banging duel to win the Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen International for the second consecutive time.

Kyle Busch was in control but was leaking oil on the track and skidded sideways coming out of the first turn of the final lap. Keselowski’s No. 2 Dodge caromed off the side of the No. 18 Toyota, and Ambrose followed Keselowski through.

Ambrose and Keselowski battled side by side the rest of the way around the 2.45-mile layout, with neither giving ground before Ambrose moved in front heading to the checkered flag.

Jimmie Johnson was third, followed by Sonoma winner Clint Bowyer and Sam Hornish Jr., giving Dodge two in the top five.


Tschopp wins Tour of Utah; Danielson takes 11th overall

PARK CITY, Utah – Switzerland’s Johann Tschopp won the Tour of Utah on Sunday, finishing fourth in the final stage.

Levi Leipheimer won the stage, surviving a rugged climb through the Wasatch Mountains to finish the 76.8-mile ride in 3 hours, 6 minutes, 53 seconds.

Steven Kruijswijk was second, and Leopold Koenig finished third – both 49 seconds behind Leipheimer.

Fort Lewis College alumnus Tom Danielson finished the stage fifth, also 49 seconds back.

Tschopp finished with an overall time of 21:26:32.

Six American riders placed in the top 10, led by second-place finisher Matthew Busche, 43 seconds behind Tschopp. Danielson finished 11th, 1:32 behind Tschopp.


A string of birdies helps Ryu fly away with Farr Classic

SYLVANIA, Ohio – A birdie binge drove So Yeon Ryu to victory in the Jamie Farr Toledo Classic. Ryu rode a string of six consecutive birdies in the middle of her round to a 9-under 62 and a seven-stroke victory Sunday at Highland Meadows.

The 22-year-old began the day amid a four-player logjam – all South Koreans – for first place. She took the lead by herself for the first time with an 8-foot birdie putt at the third hole and gradually stretched her advantage until pulling away with birdies on Nos. 9-14.

Ryu ended up at 20-under 264 thanks to the lowest final round by a Farr winner – by three strokes.

Angela Stanford made a long birdie putt on the final hole for 66 to finish second. South Koreans Inbee Park and Chella Choi each shot 69 and shared third place at 12 under.


Johnson released from jail, then gets cut by Miami

DAVIE, Fla. – As the Miami Dolphins took the field for practice Sunday, Chad Johnson was getting out of jail.

Hours later, the 34-year-old receiver formerly known as “Ochocinco” was out of work.

The Dolphins terminated the six-time Pro Bowl receiver’s contract about 24 hours after he was arrested in a domestic battery case involving his wife.

Johnson had been released from jail on $2,500 bond earlier Sunday after his wife accused him of head-butting her during an argument in front of their home. Johnson was charged with simple domestic battery, a misdemeanor.


Djokovic, Bryan brothers win Rogers Cup championships

TORONTO – Top-seeded Novak Djokovic won his second consecutive Rogers Cup title and third overall, beating Richard Gasquet 6-3, 6-2 on Sunday night.

American brothers Bob and Mike Bryan won the doubles title.

Tenth-seeded Li Na rallied to beat 16-seed Lucie Safarova to advance to Monday’s rain-delayed final. Na will face fifth-seeded Petra Kvitova, who beat seventh-seeded Caroline Wozniacki.

Associated Press