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       === News Summaries from The Sports Network - Sunday, August 31 ===
                 === Wozniacki upsets Sharapova at U.S. Open ===
 Flushing  Meadows,  NY (SportsNetwork.com)  - No.  10 Caroline Wozniacki upset
 former  champion Maria  Sharapova on Sunday to advance to the quarterfinals at
 the U.S. Open.
 Wozniacki  was a  6-4, 2-6, 6-2 winner over the fifth-seeded Russian at Arthur
 Ashe Stadium. Sharapova won this event in 2006.
 Wozniacki,  who lost in  the finals here to Kim Clijsters in 2009 and made the
 semifinals in 2010 and 2011, will face Italian Sara Errani in the next round.
 "Well, it means a lot to me. You know, the season for me has been a little bit
 up  and down,  and it's so nice to  kind of start feeling like I'm playing the
 way I want to," said Wozniacki.
 No.  13 Errani  opened the  day  with a  6-3,  2-6, 6-0  win over  32-year-old
 qualifier  Mirjana Lucic-Baroni. Lucic-Baroni's impressive run comes to an end
 after making 69 unforced errors compared to just nine for her opponent.
 Lucic-Baroni,  who  entered this  tournament on  an eight-match losing streak,
 last  made the  fourth round of a Grand  Slam in 1999. She was also looking to
 become  the first  qualifier  to  reach a  women's  quarterfinal  of the  U.S.
 Open since American Barbara Gerken in 1981, but came up just short.
 A  pair  of upsets  took place  Sunday night  when 17-year-old promising Swiss
 Belinda  Bencic took  down 2008 U.S. Open runner-up Jelena Jankovic 7-6 (8-6),
 6-3  and Chinese  Peng Shuai beat 14th-seeded Czech left-hander Lucie Safarova
 6-3, 6-4.
 Bencic's  win over  Jankovic, the  No.  9 seed,  was the  Swiss teen's  second
 consecutive  victory over  a Top  10  seed --  on  Friday, Bencic  beat No.  6
 Angelique Kerber in straight sets.
 Peng, who had been 0-5 in fourth-round matches at major tournaments, will play
 Bencic in the quarterfinals.
             === 49ers' McDonald arrested for domestic violence ===
 San  Jose, CA  (SportsNetwork.com) -  San  Francisco 49ers  defensive end  Ray
 McDonald  was arrested  early Sunday  morning  on felony  charges of  domestic
 McDonald was booked in Santa Clara County jail at 5:30 a.m. PT for "inflicting
 injury  on a spouse or cohabitant," according to the Santa Clara Department of
 Corrections.  The  eighth-year veteran  was later  released from custody after
 posting bail.
 The  Sacramento Bee reported that McDonald was involved in an altercation with
 his  pregnant fiancee  while having a birthday party at his home. According to
 the  paper,  the woman  showed police bruising  on her neck  and arms when the
 officers arrived and McDonald was subsequently arrested.
 This  news comes  days after NFL commissioner Roger Goodell instituted harsher
 penalties  for players and league personnel over domestic violence offenses, a
 response  to criticism over the two-game suspension he handed Baltimore Ravens
 running  back  Ray Rice for  an altercation with his  now-wife in a New Jersey
 casino back in February.
 The  revamped policy calls for a six-week suspension for a first offense while
 a  second  offense will result  in a lifetime ban.  McDonald could face a more
 severe first-time punishment, however, because the alleged victim is pregnant.
 McDonald, who turns 30 on Tuesday, has started 45 games for San Francisco over
 the last three seasons.
                === Texans acquire QB Mallett from Patriots ===
 Foxborough,  MA  (SportsNetwork.com) - The Houston Texans acquired quarterback
 Ryan  Mallett  from the  New England  Patriots in  exchange for an undisclosed
 future draft choice on Sunday.
 According  to  NFL.com, the Patriots  will receive a conditional seventh-round
 pick  in  2016 for  Mallett, who  reunites with current  Texans head coach and
 former New England offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien.
 Mallett,  who was drafted by New England in the third round in 2011, has spent
 each of his three seasons as a backup to Tom Brady. He has seen action in just
 four games, completing only one pass for 17 yards with an interception.
 The  26-year-old will join offseason signing Ryan Fitzpatrick and fourth-round
 pick  Tom  Savage as  Houston's quarterbacks, as  the Texans reportedly waived
 Case  Keenum  after a disappointing offseason  to make room for Mallett on the
 53-man roster.
 Keenum  started  eight games for  Houston last season, completing 54.2 percent
 of  his passes  for  1,760 yards  with nine  passing  touchdowns, one  rushing
 score and  six interceptions.
 New  England had  depth at  quarterback  to deal  Mallett because  of a  solid
 preseason  campaign  from Jimmy Garoppolo.  The rookie out of Eastern Illinois
 connected  on 46-of-79  passes  for 618  yards with  five  touchdowns and  one
 interception for the Patriots.
                === Chiefs sign QB Smith to 4-year extension ===
 Kansas   City,  MO   (SportsNetwork.com)  -  The  Kansas  City  Chiefs  signed
 quarterback Alex Smith to a long-term contract on Sunday.
 Terms of the contract were not disclosed by the club, but the Kansas City Star
 reported  that  the four-year contract  extension is worth roughly $17 million
 per year and includes $45 million in guaranteed money.
 "It  was  a priority of ours  to get this deal  done and keep Alex in a Chiefs
 uniform long-term," Chiefs general manager John Dorsey said. "Alex is a proven
 leader on and off the field. He is a special individual with a lot of ability,
 and we are fortunate to have him here."
 Smith  had  one year left on  a contract that was  set to pay him $7.5 million
 this season.
 "John  and his staff along with Tom and his group have worked hard to get this
 deal  done. They've done  a nice job," Chiefs coach Andy Reid said. "Alex is a
 smart, talented football player that has adapted well to our offensive scheme.
 He also, obviously, has had a tremendous amount of success as a quarterback in
 this  league.  We as  a team  are very happy  to have  Alex as our quarterback
 moving forward."
 Smith  threw  for a career-best 3,313  yards with 23 touchdowns and only seven
 interceptions last season, his first with the Chiefs. He joined the Chiefs via
 trade with the 49ers on March 12, 2013.
 Entering  his 10th  NFL season,  Smith  has played  in 95  games (90  starts),
 completing  1,598-of-2,685 passes  for 17,593 yards with 104 touchdowns and 70
 interceptions.  He  has also carried  the ball 288  times for 1,192 yards with
 five scores.
 The  Utah  product was  the first  overall pick by  the 49ers  in the 2005 NFL
                     === Browns cut loose QB Grossman ===
 Berea,  OH  (SportsNetwork.com) - Veteran  quarterback Rex Grossman was one of
 four  players waived or released by the Cleveland Browns after the team made a
 series of roster moves on Sunday.
 The  Browns  were awarded  four players on  waivers following Saturday's final
 cuts,  with the club adding wide receiver LaRon Byrd, offensive linemen Caylin
 Hauptmann and Ryan Seymour and running back Glenn Winston.
 Along  with releasing Grossman, the starting quarterback on the Chicago Bears'
 2006  NFC champion squad, the Browns waived offensive linemen Karim Barton and
 Martin Wallace and wide receiver Charles Johnson.
 Grossman  had signed with  the Browns on Aug. 12 and initially made the 53-man
 roster  as the  No.  3  signal-caller behind  Brian  Hoyer  and rookie  Johnny
 Manziel.  The  34-year-old attempted  just eight  passes during the preseason,
 completing four of them for 80 yards.
 Byrd  was claimed from Dallas and Hauptmann was waived by Seattle on Saturday.
 Seymour and Winston both spent the preseason with the San Francisco 49ers.
 Hauptmann  spent  the first two  weeks of  last season on Cleveland's practice
 squad  before signing with the Seahawks, though he did not appear in a game as
 a rookie in 2013.
               === Dunn deal: A's acquire slugger from ChiSox ===
 Anaheim,  CA  (SportsNetwork.com) -  The  Oakland  Athletics added  some  much
 needed  power  to  their  club  on  Sunday,  acquiring  veteran  slugger  Adam
 Dunn from the Chicago White Sox.
 Dunn  is set to join his fifth major league team in 14 seasons. He established
 himself  as  one of the league's  best home run hitters with Cincinnati before
 stints in Arizona, Washington and Chicago.
 The  34-year-old ranks  36th all-time  with 460  career home  runs. He's  also
 driven in 1,158 runs in 1,976 career games.
 This season, Dunn has hit 20 homers with 54 RBI and a .220 batting average.
 Oakland  also received cash considerations and sent minor league pitcher Nolan
 Sanburn  to the White Sox. Sanburn was 3-1 with six saves and a 3.28 ERA in 42
 relief appearances this season for Single-A Stockton.
              === Blue Jays acquire Mayberry Jr. from Phillies ===
 Toronto,  ON  (SportsNetwork.com)  -  The  Toronto  Blue  Jays  have  acquired
 outfielder  John  Mayberry Jr. from  the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for
 minor league infielder Gustavo Pierre.
 Since  it's still  not  Sept. 1,  the  waiver trade  means  Mayberry would  be
 eligible for the postseason if Toronto reaches the playoffs.
 The  30-year-old Mayberry  hit .213 with six  home runs and 21 RBI in 63 games
 for the Phillies this season. The Kansas City, Missouri native has been on the
 disabled list since July 21 with left wrist inflammation. He will be activated
 and  join the  Blue Jays  in Tampa  Bay for  a three-game  series that  begins
 In  six seasons  with the Phillies, the right-handed hitter batted .242 in 500
 games with 52 home runs and 169 RBI.
 Pierre  batted  a combined .260  with eight  homers and 43  RBI at Class A and
                    === Cardinals make a slew of roster moves ===
 St.  Louis, MO  (SportsNetwork.com) - The St. Louis Cardinals made a number of
 roster  moves on  Sunday, including recalling infielder Pete Kozma and pitcher
 Kevin Siegrist from Triple-A Memphis.
 Kozma,  who drove in 35 runs a season ago, has appeared in just four games for
 St.  Louis  this season.  He has  experience playing  second base, third base,
 shortstop and left field for the Cards.
 Siegrist   has  made   32  relief  appearances  with  the  club,  compiling  a
 disappointing  6.11 ERA  with 33  strikeouts.  The southpaw  had a  tremendous
 rookie campaign in 2013, when he allowed just two runs in 39 2/3 innings.
 To  make  room for the duo,  St. Louis optioned pitcher's Marco Gonzales, Nick
 Greenwood and Tyler Lyons to Double-A Springfield.
 Pitchers  Michael Wacha  and Jason  Motte were  also sent  to Springfield  for
 injury rehab assignments. Both are expected to pitch on Sunday.
                 === Brewers acquire RHP Broxton from Reds ===
 San  Francisco,  CA  (SportsNetwork.com)  -  The  Milwaukee  Brewers  acquired
 veteran  reliever Jonathan  Broxton from the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday for two
 players to be named later.
 Broxton had a 1.86 ERA in 51 games for the Reds this season with 37 strikeouts
 in  48 1/3 innings. He will join the NL Central-leading Brewers on Monday when
 they start a three-game series in Chicago against the Cubs.
 The  Brewers were in  San Francisco on Sunday to wrap up a three-game set with
 the Giants.
 Broxton,  30, has a 3.05 ERA in 531 career relief appearances for the Dodgers,
 Royals and Reds.
                  === Dodgers activate Ryu, Uribe from DL ===
 San  Diego,  CA (SportsNetwork.com)  - The Los  Angeles Dodgers have activated
 left-hander  Hyun-Jin  Ryu and  infielder Juan Uribe  from the 15-day disabled
 Ryu,  who missed  14 games  with a  right hip  strain, is  scheduled to  start
 Sunday's  game  at San Diego.  He is 13-6  with a 3.28  ERA in 23 outings this
 Uribe  sat out  12 games because of  a strained right hamstring. He is batting
 .293 with six homers and 35 RBI in 81 games.
 The  Dodgers optioned  pitcher  Carlos  Frias and  infielder  Miguel Rojas  to
 Triple-A Albuquerque to clear room for Ryu and Uribe on the roster.
                 === Henley takes 1-shot lead at TPC Boston ===
 Norton,  MA (SportsNetwork.com)  - Russell Henley fired a 6-under 65 on Sunday
 and took a 1-stroke lead after 54 holes of the Deutsche Bank Championship.
 Henley ended three rounds at 12-under-par 201. The 25-year-old will go for his
 third PGA Tour title on Monday at TPC Boston.
 Billy  Horschel posted  4-under 67 to move into second place at minus-11. Rory
 McIlroy,  the  2012 winner, and Chris  Kirk played together on Sunday and both
 fired  7-under  64s to jump  into a share of  third place at 10-under-par 203.
 They were joined there by second-round co-leader Jason Day (69).
 Webb Simpson, the 2011 champion, moved into sixth place at minus-9 thanks to a
 third-round 68.
 Ryan  Palmer,  who shared  the second-round  lead with  Day, posted his second
 straight  71 on Sunday.  He fell into a tie for seventh at 8-under 205. Palmer
 was  joined there  by  Kevin Streelman  (65), Seung-Yul  Noh  (68) and  Keegan
 Bradley (69).
 Henley  had four pars in his first five holes to go along with a birdie on the
 par-3  third. However,  he gave that stroke  back at the sixth, where he found
 water with his approach shot.
 This  year's Honda Classic winner followed with an 8-foot birdie effort on the
 seventh.  Henley made it two in a row as he ran home a 30-footer for birdie at
 the par-3 eighth.
 Henley  dropped  his approach  eight feet  from the  hole at  the 10th, and he
 rolled  that putt in for birdie. He stuffed his tee shot on No. 11 within four
 feet and he made that for his second straight birdie.
 After a par on the 12th, Henley moved to 11-under with a 20-foot birdie effort
 at  13.  He parred three  in a row  from 14. Henley  rolled in a 13-footer for
 birdie  at 17 to  grab the lead at minus-12. He ended there thanks to a par at
 the last.
 "I  played well and  shot 65. I think any day you shoot 65, it's a pretty good
 out  here on the  PGA Tour. I had a really good time and obviously when you're
 making putts and hitting it well, golf's a lot of fun," Henley said. "I'm just
 trying  to have a good attitude and trying to enjoy the moment, and not be too
 hard on myself.
 Day  had  three birdies in his  first seven holes  to move to 11-under. He was
 alone in the lead at that point, and he picked up another birdie at the 13th.
 The Australian tumbled from the lead after consecutive bogeys from the 14th.
 Horschel kicked in a 3-footer for birdie on the fourth, but 3-putted for bogey
 on the following hole to give that stroke right back.
 He  birdied  the eighth before posting  seven consecutive pars from the ninth.
 Horschel  jumped  into second place  as he birdied  the final three holes, all
 from inside 11 feet.
 "I  wanted to  birdie the par-5 (18th)  and get myself that much closer to the
 lead,  and give myself that much better of a chance going into tomorrow," said
 Horschel.  "It's always  nice to be in the final group. Obviously, you've done
 some good things the first three days to get there."
 NOTES:  Henley won  the 2013 Sony Open in  Hawaii the only other time he had a
 piece  of  the lead entering the  final round ...  Henley is one of six former
 University  of Georgia  players that have won  this season on the PGA Tour ...
 Horschel  started the  week 82nd  in  the FedExCup  playoffs ...  There was  a
 secondary  cut  on Sunday with  seven players failing to  make it to the final
 round,  including  Brendon de  Jonge,  Andres  Romero  and Patrick  Reed,  who
 struggled  to an 11-over 82 in round three ... Scott Brown was also eliminated
 from  the final  round, and  that will  knock him  out of  the playoffs  as he
 started the week 70th on the FedExCup points list.
           === Couples fires 61, beats Andrade in Calgary playoff ===
 Calgary, AB (SportsNetwork.com) - Fred Couples fired a course-record 61 in the
 final  round on  Sunday, then  birdied the  first playoff  hole to  beat Billy
 Andrade to win the Shaw Charity Classic.
 Andrade closed with an 8-under 62 to meet Couples at 15-under-par 195.
 The  pair  returned to the  par-5 18th at Canyon  Meadows Golf & Country Club.
 Couples  stuffed his third shot to a foot and he kicked that in for birdie and
 the win. It was his 11th victory on the Champions Tour.
 "It  was  a day  where I just  felt like I  played golf  and played like I did
 yesterday  and tried to  shoot a really good score. It never came into my mind
 about  winning the  tournament  until really  maybe the  15th  or 16th  hole,"
 Couples admitted. "But I played really well."
 Andrade had a chance for birdie in the playoff, but it slid by the left edge.
 "I'm  literally shocked  that that putt missed left for birdie," Andrade said.
 "I thought if anything I was going to miss it to the right, it was going to go
 right and it didn't. But I made a good valiant effort and it didn't go in."
 Joe  Daley, who was  one of three players tied for the lead entering the final
 round,  carded a  3-under 67.  He shared  third place  at minus-13  with Steve
 Lowery (64).
 Wes  Short, Jr.  grabbed fifth place at  12-under 198 after closing with a 64.
 Woody  Austin was  one stroke  back  at minus-11  after he  posted his  second
 straight 67.
 Joe  Durant and  Bob  Tway were  the other  two  second-round leaders.  Durant
 faltered  to a  3-over 73  and slid  into  a share  of 19th  at minus-7.  Tway
 struggled to a 4-over 74 and dropped into a tie for 27th at 6-under 204.
 Couples  started  the day  at 6-under  and flew up  the leaderboard with three
 straight  birdies  from the  third. He posted  five birdies in  a row from the
 At  the par-5 11th,  Couples made his first eagle of the day. He followed with
 birdies  at 12 and 13 to gain a share of the lead at 13-under par. Couples ran
 off four pars in a row from the 14th.
 Couples  closed with another eagle at the par-5 18th to get in at 15-under. He
 went  to the clubhouse  to wait as he was two groups ahead of Andrade and five
 groups ahead of the final threesome.
 Andrade  ran  off three birdies  in a  4-hole span from  the fourth to jump to
 minus-10.  Around the  turn, he  birdied the  10th and  followed with  another
 birdie on No. 11.
 The  four-time PGA  Tour winner joined Couples  in the lead at 13-under with a
 birdie  on  the 13th. Andrade  followed with another birdie  at 14 to grab the
 After  a pair of  pars, Andrade stumbled to a bogey at the 17th. Like Couples,
 Andrade  closed with an  eagle at the last to join Couples in the clubhouse at
 15-under. They headed to a playoff when no one else could catch them.
 NOTES:  Couples, who earned  $337,500 for the win, went all 54 holes without a
 bogey  ...  Couples won for  the second time this  season, and that marked the
 fourth  time  in five seasons  on the Champions Tour  that he has won multiple
 titles ... Bill Glasson had set the course record of 62 last year ... The tour
 heads  to  Quebec next  week for  the Quebec  City Championship, where Esteban
 Toledo won last year.
                === Otto holds on to win second Italian Open ===
 Turin,  Italy  (SportsNetwork.com) - Hennie  Otto fired a final-round, 4-under
 68  and he held  off David Howell and Stephen Gallacher on Sunday to earn a 2-
 shot victory at the Italian Open.
 Otto,  who also won this event back in 2008, finished the week at 20-under-par
 268  to capture  his third victory on  the European Tour. This was just Otto's
 second event since having two back operations in the summer.
 "I  was playing well  before the injury, but it is a surprise to win so soon,"
 Otto  said. "Golf is not perfect and to come back after the operations and win
 in  my  second week, I will  take that any day.  I don't know what it is about
 Italy  -- sometimes some golf courses just suit your eye and that was the case
 again  for me this  week. It just felt good this week and I was comfortable on
 this course."
 Howell  surged  up the  leaderboard with  a 9-under  63, but  it was not quite
 enough as he settled for second place at 18-under 270 at Circolo Golf Torino.
 Stephen  Gallacher, who needed either a first- or second-place finish in order
 to  automatically qualify for the European Ryder Cup team, exploded out of the
 gate  to get within  striking distance, but a stretch of pars to end his round
 left him one shot back of second place. Gallacher shot a 65 to end in third at
 minus-17 and he will now have to rely on a captains pick from Paul McGinley in
 order to play in the Ryder Cup.
 "It  was a  tall, order but I am  proud of myself the way I have played," said
 Gallacher.  "I'm  delighted with 17-under,  it looks  just a little short, but
 there  is nothing I can do. When it comes down to someone else's opinion ... I
 wanted  to qualify myself  just to take that away. There are four or five guys
 that are worthy so it's just what Paul sees."
 Joost  Luiten also went  low with a 7-under 65 and he finished tied for fourth
 at  16-under  272. He was joined  there by Richie  Ramsay (70), who was in the
 final pairing with Otto.
 Bernd  Wiesberger,  the first-round  co-leader  with  2006 champion  Francesco
 Molinari,  shot  an even-par 72 on  Sunday to finish  well off the pace at 13-
 under. Molinari also shot 72 to finish tied for 18th at 9-under 279.
 Entering  the day with  a 2-shot lead, Otto quickly made it a 3-shot advantage
 with  a birdie on  the par-5 first. In the meantime, Gallacher was vaulting up
 the  leaderboard with four  birdies in his first five holes to jump into a tie
 for second with Ramsay at minus-14.
 Ramsay  dropped  a shot  at the  fifth to  put Gallacher  alone in second, and
 Gallacher  poured  in back-to-back birdies  on seven  and eight, making it six
 birdies in his first eight holes. Those gains got Gallacher to within one shot
 of Otto.
 Following five straight pars, Otto made another birdie on No. 7 to regain a 2-
 shot lead at minus-18.
 Howell  began to surge in the middle part of his round as well. After an eagle
 at  the  first, he  made six  birdies in seven  holes from  seven to take over
 second place at 17-under.
 Gallacher  got back  even with Howell with  a birdie on the 12th and they were
 both  just  one shot behind  Otto. Another  gain at No.  12 put Otto two shots
 ahead  at minus-19,  but Howell was not letting  him go so easily as he sank a
 birdie putt of his own shortly after to get back within one.
 Unfortunately  for  Gallacher, he could  not find  that birdie stroke down the
 stretch  as he closed  out his final round with six straight pars to end three
 shots back of Otto and one shot out of that coveted second-place spot.
 Otto all but sealed the deal with a big birdie putt on 15 and Howell never got
 closer  than two  shots again. Both Otto and Howell closed with three straight
 pars, handing Otto the title.
 NOTES:  If Gallacher  were to have finished  second he would have needed to be
 tied  with no more  than one other person in order to make the Ryder Cup team,
 which  was poised  to happen until Howell took second ... Gallacher would have
 supplanted  Graeme  McDowell as the last  person to clinch an automatic bid on
 team  Europe  ... Otto earned 250,000  euros with the victory ... The European
 Tour  heads  to Switzerland  next week  for the  Omega European Masters, where
 Thomas Bjorn beat Craig Lee in a playoff last year.
             === McCoy tops Gligic to win Wildfire Invitational ===
 Peterborough,  ON  (SportsNetwork.com) - Nate  McCoy parred the fourth playoff
 hole on Sunday to beat Michael Gligic and win The Wildfire Invitational.
 McCoy  fired a 7-under 65 to get in at 19-under-par 269 at Wildfire Golf Club.
 He  was joined  there by  Gligic, who  closed  with a  66 to  force the  extra
 The  duo returned to  the 18th tee for the first two extra holes. Both players
 made  par  on those two  holes. They  shifted to the  par-4 10th for the third
 playoff hole. Both again made par, and it was back to the 18th.
 McCoy  found  the green  with his third  shot at the  par-5. Gligic missed the
 green with his second and his chip failed to reach the putting surface. Gligic
 chipped his fourth to seven feet.
 McCoy's  birdie  putt stayed  above ground,  but he tapped  in for par. Gligic
 missed his par putt to give McCoy the title.
 Jay  Vandeventer  shot 68 to grab  third place at minus-18. John Ellis grabbed
 fourth  at 17-under 271 after a final-round 66. Adam Cornelson and Max Gilbert
 both closed with 2-under 70s. They shared fifth place at minus-16.
 Third-round leader Joe Panzeri stumbled to a 2-over 74 to fall into a share of
 12th place at 14-under 274.
 McCoy  got off  to a quick start with  birdies on the first and fourth to move
 minus-14.  After four pars in a row, McCoy poured in three consecutive birdies
 from the ninth.
 The  24-year-old  later birdied the  14th and 16th  to move to 19-under. McCoy
 parred the final two holes to end there.
 Gligic  traded a  birdie for  a  bogey from  the  second. He  poured in  three
 straight birdies from the fifth to jump to 16-under.
 The  2012  ATB Financial Classic  winner wrapped bogeys  at nine and 12 around
 birdies  on  10 and 11. Gligic  forced the playoff  as he birdied three of the
 last four holes.
 NOTES:  McCoy jumped to  eighth on the PGA Tour Canada Order of Merit ... Joel
 Dahmen  extended his  lead over Timothy Madigan  in the Order of Merit race to
 over  $22,000 ... The  tour heads to Nova Scotia next week for the Cape Breton
 Celtic Classic, where Mackenzie Hughes won last year.
      === Montgomerie cruises to 10-shot win at Travis Perkins Masters ===
 Woburn, England (SportsNetwork.com) - Colin Montgomerie finished off his third
 round  in the 60s  with a 67 on Sunday and he coasted to a comfortable 10-shot
 victory to win his second straight Travis Perkins Masters.
 Montgomerie,  who  set the record  for winning margin  at this event last year
 after  coming out on top by six shots, eclipsed his own record after finishing
 at 12-under 204.
 Last  year's win  at this event was Montgomerie's first on the European Senior
 Tour. He has since won two more times, making this victory his fourth on tour.
 Montgomerie  started to spread the gap early with a birdie on one, but he gave
 that  shot back  with a bogey on three.  Two more birdies on the front nine at
 six and eight had Montgomerie at 2-under as he made the turn.
 The  51-year-old Scotsman did  not slow down on the back nine as he made three
 more gains on 11, 13 and 18 to go along with six pars to win comfortably.
 Gordon  Mason (67),  Tim Thelen  (71)  and Andre  Bossert (71)  were the  next
 closest  to Montgomerie  at  2-under 214,  while Peter  Fowler  (72) and  Mike
 Cunning  (74) were  the only  other players  to finish  under par.  Fowler and
 Cunning ended at 1-under.
             === Fujita edges Liang in playoff to win in Japan ===
 Fukuoka,  Japan  (SportsNetwork.com)  -  Hiroyuki  Fujita  defeated  Wen-Chong
 Liang  in a  playoff on  Sunday to  complete  a big  comeback and  win the  RZ
 Everlasting KBC Augusta.
 Beginning the day six shots off the lead, Fujita surged with a final-round, 7-
 under  65 to  join Liang at 12-under-par  276 and force a playoff at Keya Golf
 The  victory is Fujita's 17th on tour and his second this season. He also took
 home the Tsuruya Open back in April.
 Despite  the end result, Fujita did not start his final round off well, making
 par at the first before dropping a shot with a bogey on the second. It was the
 first and only mistake Fujita made all day.
 Fujita  got the  shot right  back with  a birdie  on the  par-3 third.  Fujita
 finished  off his  front nine with two  more gains at six and nine, making the
 turn at 2-under.
 The  big surge  from Fujita  came on  the back  nine when  he poured  in three
 straight  birdies from 11. Down the final stretch, he made two more birdies at
 15 and 17, while finishing with a par at the last.
 Fujita was able to best Liang on the fifth playoff hole to win the title.
 Liang  closed his tournament with a 3-under 69 and he also ended regulation at
 Third-round leader Hyung-Sung Kim could not go low enough on Sunday as he shot
 an  even-par 72  to finish tied for  third at 11-under 277 with Yosuke Tsukada
 (66), Toshinori Muto (68) and Yusaku Miyazato (69).
                  === Johnson hangs on to win in Scotland ===
 East  Lothian,  Scotland (SportsNetwork.com)  - Trish  Johnson carded a final-
 round,  1-over 73  on Sunday,  but it  was good  enough to  give her  a 2-shot
 victory at the Ladies Scottish Open.
 Despite  her second straight round in the 70s, Johnson finished the week at 7-
 under 209 to claim the title at the Archerfield Links.
 The  win is  Johnson's first on tour and  it is her third top-10 finish of the
 season.  Her best finish  of the year was a tie for eighth at the Lalla Meryem
 Johnson started off strong in her final round with back-to-back birdies on two
 and  three.  She did not make  a birdie the rest  of the way, however, and she
 tripped to a double-bogey on the par-4 seventh.
 After  making the turn with six straight pars from the eighth, Johnson dropped
 another  shot with  a bogey at 14,  putting her at 1-over for the day. Johnson
 stayed  strong and  finished off her tournament with four straight pars to end
 at 7-under for the week.
 Gwladys  Nocera ended  in  sole  possession of  second  place  at 5-under  211
 following her final-round 69.
 Rebecca  Artis  (66), Stephanie Na  (67) and  Sally Watson (70) finished three
 shots  back at 4-under,  while Anne-Lise Caudal shot a 71 and she was the only
 other player to finish under par at minus-2.
                === Dodt comes out on top at Queensland Open ===
 Bisbane, Australia  (SportsNetwork.com) - Andrew Dodt finished his final round
 with a 5-under 67 to earn a 2-shot victory at the Queensland Open.
 Dodt  ended  the week  at 7-under 281  and he  edged out Tom  Bond, who shot a
 final-round 75 and finished in second at 5-under 283.
 Dodt,  who is from Queensland, has not won a tournament since the 2010 Avantha
 Masters on the European Tour.
 Beginning  the  day six shots  behind the lead, Dodt  started off on the right
 foot  with a  birdie at the first.  After rattling off six straight pars, Dodt
 poured  in his second gain of the day on the par-5 eighth and he made the turn
 with a par on nine.
 Dodt  tripped  to his lone  bogey of  the round at  10, but after two straight
 pars, Dodt skyrocketed up the leaderboard.
 Birdies  on 13 and  15 had Dodt in contention and he road that momentum to the
 17th hole. Dodt came through in the clutch and drained back-to-back birdies on
 17 and 18, which eventually proved to be the two winning strokes.
 Cameron  Smith (70),  Michael Long (70), Jake Higginbottom (71), Anthony Brown
 (73)  and  Matthew Griffin  (74) all  finished tied for  third at 3-under 285,
 while  amateur Kade  McBride (69) and Brett Dewitt (71) were right behind them
 at minus-2.
                === Lagergren wins by 1 in Northern Ireland ===
 Ballymena, Northern Ireland (SportsNetwork.com) - Joakim Lagergren stumbled to
 a 1-over 72 on Sunday, but it was enough to give him the title at the Northern
 Ireland Open Challenge.
 Lagergren  finished  at 13-under-par  271. This  was his  first victory on the
 European Challenge Tour.
 The Swede started the day with a 6-stroke lead, but it started to shrink right
 away as he stumbled to bogeys at the first and third.
 Lagergren  parred six  in a row from the  third. He got one stroke back with a
 birdie  on the 10th.  Adrien Bernadet was one stroke back at that point, as he
 carded five birdies on the front nine.
 After  four  consecutive pars  from the  11th, Lagergren traded  a bogey for a
 birdie  from the 15th. He stumbled to another bogey on No. 17, but birdied the
 par-5 closing hole for the fourth straight day to earn the title.
 Bernadet  parred  the final nine  holes to post 5-under  66. He took second at
 minus-12.  Bernd Ritthammer also shot 66 and he shared third place at 11-under
 273 with Jerome Lando Casanova (65).
 Kenneth  Ferrie  (67), Steven Brown (68),  Charlie Ford (68) and Brandon Stone
 (69) tied for fifth at minus-10.
      === Blaney edges Quiroga at the line to win Canadian truck race ===
 Bowmanville, ON (SportsNetwork.com) - Ryan Blaney nipped German Quiroga at the
 finish line to win Sunday's Chevrolet Silverado 250 Camping World Truck Series
 race at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.
 Following  the second  and final restart with  eight laps to go in this 64-lap
 race, Blaney and Quiroga staged a thrilling battle for the lead. Blaney ran in
 front, while Quiroga had made several attempts to overtake him.
 On  the last lap at this 2.459-mile road course, Quiroga passed Blaney for the
 lead  in  turn 9,  but Blaney quickly  reclaimed the position  in the 10th and
 final turn.
 Blaney  beat Quiroga to  the line by only 0.049 seconds to score his first win
 of the season and the third of his Truck Series career.
 "I noticed since that last restart that [Quiroga] would get huge tows down the
 backstretch," Blaney said. "There was a huge draft there. I was protecting the
 best  I could. He was able to get to my left side, and I didn't think he could
 stay  out there,  but I got really,  really loose underneath him there in that
 [9th] corner.
 "Old-school,  short-track  racing crossover move  worked on him, I guess. That
 was  really cool. It was awesome racing German. We've had our problems, but it
 was nice to go out there and race clean with him. We put on a great finish for
 the fans."
 Blaney  led the  most laps with 34, while  Quiroga ran in front for a total of
 eight laps.
 "The  last pass, I really drove it hard in the brake zone, and I tried to pass
 [Blaney]  without  wrecking," Quiroga said. "We  came close. We can't come any
 closer on a road course."
 Blaney,  the 20-year-old  son of NASCAR veteran Dave Blaney, drives the No. 29
 Ford  for  Brad Keselowski Racing. It's  the second straight win for BKR. Brad
 Keselowski  drove his  No. 19 Ford to  victory in the Aug. 21 race at Bristol.
 Ryan  Blaney  won the Nationwide Series  race at Bristol on the following day,
 driving the No. 22 car for Team Penske.
 Quiroga,  the driver of the No. 77 Toyota for Red Horse Racing, has yet to win
 a truck race in 42 career starts.
 "It  hurts. We've come so close so many times," Quiroga said. "We just have to
 keep  on  trying. Hopefully, I can  get a win soon.  I really want it, and I'm
 really trying hard."
 Erik  Jones finished  third, followed  by  rookie Gray  Gaulding and  Canadian
 Andrew Ranger.
 Matt  Crafton's sixth-place finish coupled with an eighth-place run for Johnny
 Sauter allowed Crafton to trim Sauter's points lead from eight to seven.
 With the win, Blaney moved to within 13 points of the lead.
 Darrell  Wallace  Jr. is 38 points  behind following his 12th-place run, while
 Quiroga trails by 48.
 There are eight races left in the season.
 Alex  Tagliani, who  hails from  Montreal, started  on the  pole in  his first
 career  truck  start. Tagliani led  the first seven  laps. He finished one lap
 behind  in 16th after he spun out and stalled in turn 5 on lap 54, forcing the
 last caution.
 Tagliani was Blaney's teammate in this race, driving the No. 19 truck for BKR.
 08/31 23:58:36 ET