Aug. 20 Sports Briefs

Monday, August 20, 2018

PBR: Cody Teel wins Music City Knockout; Lockwood bucked

NASHVILLE — Volborg bull rider Jess Lockwood failed to score a qualified ride last weekend at the Music City Knockout in Nashville, Tennessee, and fell to ninth place in the Professional Bull Riding Unleash the Beat World Standings. Cody Teel won the event, outlasting Colten Jesse to earn $116,300 and 905 world championship points. Lockwood, last year’s world champion, is 1,037.5 points behind points leader Kaique Pacheco. The series travels to JQH Arena in Springfield, Missouri on Sept. 7-9 for the Invitational presented by Bass Pro Shops.

Rockies win 4-2 for first 4-game sweep in Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) — DJ LeMahieu homered, German Marquez pitched seven solid innings and the Rockies closed out their first four-game sweep in Atlanta with a 4-2 win on Sunday. Colorado improved to 30-16 since June 26, and each of those 46 games came against teams with winning records at the time. LeMahieu put Colorado in front with his third-inning drive to left field. He has hit nine of his 11 homers on the road, including a tiebreaking solo shot in the 10th inning of Saturday night’s 5-3 win. Marquez (11-9) won his fourth straight road decision. He allowed two runs and five hits. Johan Camargo had two hits and two RBIs for Atlanta. Anibal Sanchez (6-4) struck out eight in 6 2/3 innings.

Dodgers maul Mariners 12-1 as Kershaw win’s 150th game

SEATTLE (AP) — Clayton Kershaw pitched seven sharp innings for his 150th career win, Justin Turner homered and drove in five runs, and Los Angeles routed Seattle 12-1 on Sunday. Kershaw (6-5) gave up four hits, struck out seven and walked one. The 30-year-old lefty with three NL Cy Young Awards improved to 150-69 in the majors. Turner extended his hitting streak to 13 games with a season-high four hits, including a three-run homer in the ninth inning with position player Andrew Romine on the mound. Kike Hernandez had an RBI single as part of the Dodgers’ five-run first inning against Roenis Elias (2-1). He added his 18th home run and a bases-loaded walk as the Dodgers won for the third time in four games.

Rosario’s shot breaks tie as Twins outslug Tigers 5-4

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Eddie Rosario hit a tiebreaking homer in the eighth inning and Minnesota connected three times in all, beating Detroit 5-4 on Sunday. Max Kepler and Jake Cave also homered as the Twins won for the fifth time in six games. Behind in the count 0-2 after two swings-and-misses to lead off the inning, Rosario launched the third fastball he saw from Alex Wilson (1-4) into the right field seats for his 22nd home run. Trevor Hildenberger (3-3) relieved Taylor Rogers in the eighth and got James McCann on a grounder with two on to end the inning. He worked a scoreless ninth despite pinchhitter Victor Reyes’ leadoff single and a walk to Jose Iglesias to complete the outing.

PGA: Snedeker wins Wyndham Championship by 3 strokes

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Brandt Snedeker won the Wyndham Championship on Sunday for his ninth PGA Tour title, four days after opening with an 11-under 59. Snedeker closed with a 65 for a three-stroke victory in the regular-season finale, breaking a tie with C.T. Pan on the final hole with a birdie and Pan’s double bogey in the group ahead. Snedeker finished 21-under 259 for his first win since 2016 and his second at the tournament. Pan shot 66 to tie for second with Webb Simpson. Snedeker opened the tournament with the 59 that made him the first tour player this year and just the 10th ever to break 60, then on the final day played 29 holes at 5 under to seal it.

LPGA: Park reclaims No. 1 ranking with playoff win in Indy

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Sung Hyun Park erased a twoshot deficit over the final four holes and birdied the first hole of a playoff with Lizette Salas on Sunday to win the Indy Women in Tech Championship. The two-time major champion from South Korea reclaimed the No. 1 ranking in the world with her third LPGA Tour victory of the season and fifth of her career. Park closed with a 4-under 68 to match Salas at 23-under 265 at Brickyard Crosssing. South Korea’s Amy Yang was third, a shot back after a 69.

Finally! Djokovic beats Federer for 1st Cincinnati title

MASON, Ohio (AP) — Novak Djokovic gave his racket to a fan and tossed his sweatbands into the stands. No need for mementos from this victory. The long-awaited Rookwood pottery trophy would be plenty. Djokovic finally mastered the one tournament that’s eluded him, beating nemesis Roger Federer 6-4, 6-4 on Sunday for his first Western & Southern Open championship. He got the better of a nostalgic rematch — they hadn’t played in two years because of injuries — and broke through in a tournament that Federer has won seven times, never losing a title match. In the women’s bracket, topranked Simona Halep let a match point slip away during the second-set tiebreaker, and Kiki Bertens rallied for a 2-6, 7-6 (6), 6-2 victory in her first hard-court final.