Daley tops Lehman for
Senior Players crown
Joe Daley won the Senior Players Championship in Pittsburgh for his first Champions Tour title, closing with a 2-under 68 Sunday for a two-stroke victory over Tom Lehman.
The 51-year-old Daley, winless in his brief PGA Tour career, had a 14-under 266 total. Lehman shot 69 in the final round.
Also: Ai Miyazato shot 6-under 65 to overcome a five-shot deficit and win the NW Arkansas Championship in Rogers, Ark., for her second LPGA Tour victory of the year. The Japanese star, who finished at 12-under 201, secured the win when Mika Miyazato (67) missed a 15-foot birdie attempt on No. 18.
Mika Miyazato and Azahara Munoz (65) tied for second at 202, and former Bishop Gorman High School standout Inbee Park shot 68 to tie for fourth at 203.
Jamie Donaldson won his first European PGA Tour title, shooting 6-under 66 for an 18-under 270 total and a four-stroke victory in the Irish Open at Portrush, Northern Ireland. Donaldson topped a field that included home favorites Rory McIlroy, Graeme McDowell and Padraig Harrington.
Parenteau signs with Avs
as NHL free agency opens
The NHL’s free-agency period opened, and P.A. Parenteau was among the many players agreeing to deals. Parenteau, a 29-year-old forward coming off a 67-point season with the New York Islanders, signed a four-year contract with the Colorado Avalanche just hours after hitting the market.
Ryan Suter and Zach Parise, the class of the free-agent field, chose to take time to sort through offers from a slew of suitors.
New Jersey attempted to re-sign Parise and Nashville tried to keep Suter, but the Devils and Predators ended up being relegated to competing with other offers. Parise and Suter are both 27, potentially entering the prime of their careers.
Youngster Sagan nets
win in Tour’s first stage
Peter Sagan became the youngest rider to win a Tour de France stage since Lance Armstrong nearly a generation ago. The 22-year-old Slovak outsprinted Swiss rider Fabian Cancellara over a hilly ride in Stage 1, which went from the Belgian city of Liege to Seraing.
Armstrong won the first of his 22 career Tour stage victories in 1993, at age 21.
Cancellara, who won Saturday’s prologue, kept the overall lead. Bradley Wiggins of Britain was in second, seven seconds back, and defending champion Cadel Evans of Australia was eighth.
Female driver Enders
claims Pro Stock title
Erica Enders became the first female driver to win an NHRA Pro Stock title, beating four-time series champion Greg Anderson in the final of the Route 66 NHRA Nationals at Joliet, Ill.
Enders drove her Chevy Cobalt to a pass of 6.627 seconds at 207.40 mph, while Anderson had a 6.641 at 208.36 in a Chevy Camaro.
Antron Brown (Top Fuel), Jeff Arend (Funny Car) and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were winners.
Also: Central Florida basketball player Marcus Jordan, the son of former NBA great Michael Jordan, was arrested in Omaha, Neb., early Sunday following a disturbance at a downtown hotel.
According to a news release, Jordan was having an argument with two women in the Embassy Suites driveway. He was “very animated, intoxicated and uncooperative,” and it took multiple officers to control and handcuff Jordan.