In Brief


Minnesota coach Kill stable
after suffering sideline seizure

Minnesota football coach Jerry Kill was listed in stable condition at a Minneapolis hospital after suffering a seizure late in a 28-21 loss to New Mexico State in Minneapolis. It’s the third time in his coaching career that Kill has had a seizure on game day.

Kill was taken from TCF Bank Stadium by ambulance on Saturday after collapsing on the sideline with seconds to go in the game, a frightening scene that silenced the stadium and had players and coaches from both teams kneeling on the field in prayer.

“He was at no time under any risk in any way,” team doctor Pat Smith said.

Smith said the 88-degree temperature coupled with dehydration might have played a role in the seizure.

Also: Alan Moore, a 61-year-old Vietnam veteran and grandfather of five, became the oldest player ever to get in a college football game when he kicked an extra point for NAIA Faulkner in its season-opener in Montgomery, Ala.

Moore wore a square-toe shoe and kicked old-school style, not soccer style — trends that were popular when he first played college football in the late 1960s. He gave Faulkner a 25-0 lead early in the second half against Ave Maria, located in southwest Florida and playing its first game ever.

Players one-third his age swarmed Moore as he jogged off the field smiling. Gray-bearded and tanned, Moore swapped high fives and fist bumps with teammates.

Devin Jackson rushed for four touchdowns and 117 yards on just seven carries to lead Indian Springs High School to a 54-32 win over visiting Lee Vining (Calif.).

Troy Heath tossed a 59-yard touchdown pass to Brock Roadhouse, and Gabriel Wilson rushed for one score and returned a fumble for another TD for the Thunderbirds (2-0).


Britain and Ireland take lead
on U.S. amateurs in Walker Cup

Britain and Ireland won four straight singles matches to hold off a comeback by the United States and take a 7-5 lead going into the final day of the Walker Cup in Aberdeen, Scotland.

The hosts had taken a 3-1 lead after the morning foursomes in the contest between leading amateurs, but the Americans went ahead 4-3 when Peter Uihlein, Jordan Spieth and Harris English won the first three singles in the afternoon.

After heavy rain, 17-year-old Rhys Pugh of Wales started the rally for the home team, with Steven Brown, James Byrne and Paul Cutler also adding wins.

Top-ranked Patrick Cantlay earned the last point for the Americans, beating Michael Stewart.

Today’s final day includes four foursomes and 10 singles.

Also: Defending champion Yani Tseng shot 4-under 67 and Amy Yang had a 64 to share the second-round lead at 9-under 133 in the LPGA Tour’s NW Arkansas Championship in Rogers, Ark.

The top-ranked Tseng, the LPGA Championship and Women’s British Open winner, leads the tour with four victories this season and has seven overall wins this year. Yang is winless on the LPGA Tour.

Taylor Leon (67) was a stroke back, and former Arkansas star Stacy Lewis (69) was at 135 along with U.S. Solheim Cup teammate Cristie Kerr (66), Bishop Gorman High graduate Inbee Park (65) and Jin Young Pak (68).

U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy birdied four of his last eight holes to move within three shots of the lead at the European PGA Tour’s KLM Open in Hilversum, Netherlands.

McIlroy shot a 2-under 68 and is in eighth place after the third round.

James Kingston of South Africa and Garry Orr of Scotland each had a 66 and were tied for the lead at 10-under 200.


Dix claims 100 meters at Rieti
meet; Merritt captures 200

Walter Dix won the 100 meters at the Rieti Grand Prix in Rieti, Italy, and fellow American Justin Gatlin took third.

Dix, the silver medalist at worlds, clocked 10.02 seconds. Lerone Clarke of Jamaica was second in 10.06, followed by Gatlin in 10.08.

There also was an American winner in the 200, with LaShawn Merritt clocking 20.13 seconds.

Also: Rob MacCachren of Las Vegas won the Trophy Truck title of the SCORE San Felipe Challenge in San Felipe, Mexico.

MacCachren, 46, covered the rocky 252.09-mile course in 4 hours, 12 minutes, 21 seconds.

The UNLV volleyball team split a pair of matches in the UNLV Invitational at Cox Pavilion, beating Eastern Washington 3-1 (17-25, 25-23, 25-21, 21-18) and losing to Cal State Northridge, 3-2 (25-23, 23-25, 16-25, 25-22, 14-16).

Makenzie Moea’i paced the Rebels (5-4) in the first match with 16 kills, three digs and three blocks. In the second match, Daryn Glenn had 20 digs and 12 kills, and Stephanie Thelen added 53 assists and 15 digs.

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