Roundup

ROUNDUP

April 27, 2009|By FROM SUN STAFF AND NEWS SERVICES

UM women top Duke for ACC title, 12-11

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Caitlyn McFadden scored four goals in the second half to lift the second-ranked Maryland women's lacrosse team to its first Atlantic Coast Conference championship in six years, beating No. 7 Duke, 12-11, Sunday in Blacksburg, Va. The Terps (18-0) have won six conference championships. They took a 4-0 lead before the Blue Devils (13-5) went on an 8-0 run that spanned both halves. Sarah Bullard (four goals) gave Duke an 8-4 lead with 23:42 left in the game. Maryland answered with a 9-1 run, sparked by the goals from McFadden, the tournament Most Valuable Player.

Patriot League women's final: : Erin Rawlick scored twice for Navy (13-5), but Colgate (14-4) recorded 10 goals in the second half to win the tournament final in a rout, 17-4, in Hamilton, N.Y.

Patriot League men's final: : Brendan Connors had a hat trick and tournament MVP Tommy Phelan made 10 saves as third seed Navy upset top seed Bucknell, 9-8, in Lewisburg, Pa. The win clinched a sixth straight NCAA tournament berth for the 11th-ranked Midshipmen (11-4). Evan Sullivan's goal with three minutes left broke a 7-7 tie. On the ensuing faceoff, the ball was knocked loose and rolled 25 yards into the Bison goal for a Navy team goal and a 9-7 lead. Tim Brandau led the No. 14 Bison (9-7) with three goals.

Bulls prevail in 2 OTs; Turkoglu lifts Magic

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Ben Gordon scored 22 points, hitting the tying three-pointer in the first overtime, and the host Chicago Bulls beat the Boston Celtics, 121-118, in double overtime to tie their first-round series 2-2. Boston's Ray Allen hit a three-pointer with 9.8 seconds left in regulation to tie it at 96 and force overtime. Gordon came through with 4.5 seconds left in the first overtime, hitting a three-pointer over Pierce to tie it at 110.

More first-round playoff results: : Hedo Turkoglu made a three-pointer with 1.1 seconds to lift the visiting Magic to an 84-81 victory over the 76ers, evening their series 2-2. ... Yao Ming had 21 points and 12 rebounds and the host Rockets took a 3-1 series lead by beating the Trail Blazers, 89-88. ... LeBron James had 36 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists to lead the top-seeded Cavaliers to a 99-78 victory over the host Pistons, sweeping the series.

Kelly beats 3 others by shot to win Zurich

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Beginning the final round ahead by three strokes, Jerry Kelly rallied with two birdies on the back nine to capture the Zurich Classic in Avondale, La., by a stroke over three players. Kelly shot a 1-under-par 71 to beat Charles Howell III (68), Rory Sabbatini (67) and Charlie Wi (68) and claim his first PGA Tour title since 2002.

LPGA Corona Championship: : Lorena Ochoa (5-under 68) held off Suzann Pettersen (68) by a stroke to win in Morelia, Mexico, for the second straight year. Ochoa had birdies on Nos. 15 and 16 to break a tie with Pettersen.

Champions Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf: : Tom Lehman made a par putt on the second playoff hole to become the 13th player to win his Champions Tour debut, teaming with Bernhard Langer to beat Craig Stadler and Jeff Sluman in Savannah, Ga.

Seahawks pull Hill's franchise tag

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The Seattle Seahawks rescinded their franchise tag on Leroy Hill and made him a free agent, one day after saying how happy they were that Hill was part of a dynamic linebacking corps that now includes fourth overall draft choice Aaron Curry. The surprising move gives Seattle salary cap space of $8.3 million - the value of the guaranteed contract for 2009 the team was obligated to offer Hill as its franchise player.

More NFL: : On the second day of the NFL draft, the Jets traded up to the first spot of the third round to select Iowa running back Shonn Greene, who could give the team another option if Thomas Jones follows through on his threat to stay away without a renegotiated contract. The Jets sent a third-rounder, a fourth-rounder and a seventh-rounder to the Lions. ... The Jets, in the market for a wide receiver, called Plaxico Burress' agent before the NFL draft to look into the former Giants star's legal troubles. ... Philadelphia traded for New England cornerback Ellis Hobbs, a move that pleased the Eagles' disgruntled Sheldon Brown, a cornerback who wants to be dealt. ... South Carolina kicker Ryan Succop was the last of 256 players taken in the draft. The Chiefs selected him.

Soccer: : Luciano Emilio and Chris Pontius scored in a span of 36 seconds in the closing minute as D.C. United won, 3-2, over the host New York Red Bulls (1-4-2) in Major League Soccer. United (2-1-3) broke a two-game winless streak.

Baseball: : Center fielder Josh Hamilton was held out of the Rangers' lineup against the Orioles because of bruised ribs. ... The Brewers activated closer Trevor Hoffman, baseball's all-time saves leader, from the disabled list.

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