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Paula Creamer, Beatriz Recari share lead in LPGA Tour event

American Paula Creamer and Spaniard Beatriz Recari are tied for the lead after three rounds of the LPGA Tour Marathon Classic.

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Golf

Creamer, Recari share lead in LPGA event

American Paula Creamer and Spaniard Beatriz Recari are tied for the lead after three rounds of the Marathon Classic, an LPGA Tour event in Sylvania, Ohio.

They were at 12-under-par 201 after shooting 67s Saturday.

Creamer, 26, has nine career victories but none since the 2010 U.S. Women’s Open.

Ex-Washington Huskies player Paige Mackenzie (68) of Yakima was tied for 41st place at 1 under. Wendy Ward (71), who lives near Edwall, outside Spokane, was tied for 48th at even par.

Thompson is even with Summerhays

Nicholas Thompson shot a 7-under 65 to share the lead with Daniel Summerhays (69) after three rounds of the PGA Tour’s Sanderson Farms Championship in Madison, Miss. They were at 17-under 199.

The second round was completed earlier Saturday. Players with 36-hole scores of 142 and worse missed the cut, a group that included Andres Gonzales (73-71—144) of Olympia and Jeff Gove (70-74—144) of Seattle.

NBA guard Curry leads

Guard Stephen Curry of the NBA Golden State Warriors had four birdies in a late six-hole stretch to take a one-point lead after the second round of the three-round American Century Championship, a celebrity tournament at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course in Stateline, Nev.

Curry has 47 points in the modified Stableford format that awards graduated points for pars or better.

Chris Chandler, ex-Washington Huskies and NFL quarterback, and former NHL standout Jeremy Roenick were tied for second place.

“Hopefully, I can run a few putts in on Sunday,” Chandler said.

First-round leader Mark Rypien, an ex-Washington State and NFL quarterback, was fourth with 45 points.

Niebrugge prevails

Oklahoma State sophomore Jordan Niebrugge won the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship at Laurel Hill in Lorton, Va.

Niebrugge beat Michael Kim, a University of California junior, 1-up in the 36-hole final. The winner of the event traditionally receives a berth in the Masters — if still an amateur.

College athletics

NCAA rejects claims

Rejecting claims made in a lawsuit concerning concussions, NCAA officials said they have taken steps to protect student-athletes from head injuries and that player safety is among the college sports association’s core principles.

Tennis

Qualifier beats Federer

Roger Federer of Switzerland lost to qualifier Federico Delbonis of Argentina 7-6 (9-7), 7-6 (7-4) in the semifinals of the German Tennis Championships in Hamburg.

Delbonis, ranked 114th in the world, will face 12th-seeded Fabio Fognini of Italy in Sunday’s final. Fognini defeated third-seeded Nicolas Almagro of Spain 6-4, 7-6 (7-1).

Williams reaches final

American Serena Williams defeated Klara Zakopalova of the Czech Republic 6-0, 6-4 in the semifinals of the Swedish Open on clay in Bastad.

In Sunday’s final, Williams will face Johanna Larsson of Sweden.

NBA

Bryant items are sold

Two NBA championship rings Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant gave to his parents each sold for more than $100,000 at an auction that supported one of his charities.

Goldin Auctions officials said six items of Bryant memorabilia sold for a combined $433,531.

As part of the sale, Goldin Auctions is donating $62,565 to The Bully Project, a Kobe Bryant-supported charity.

Gaddy, Harris play well

In the NBA Summer League Las Vegas, ex-Washington Huskies guard Abdul Gaddy scored a game-high 17 points to lead the Charlotte Bobcats to an 85-75 victory over the NBA D-League Select Team.

Gaddy made 6 of 7 shots from the field and all five of his free throws.

Former Gonzaga standout Elias Harris scored 17 points on 7-for-13 shooting for the Los Angeles Lakers in an 83-77 loss to Golden State.

ELSEWHERE

Royal Delta, a 5-year-old mare, led all the way and romped by 10¾ lengths over She’s All In in the $750,000 Delaware Handicap, a Grade I race at Delaware Park in Wilmington.

Royal Delta, trained by Bill Mott and ridden by Mike Smith, ran 1¼ miles in 2 minutes, 2.04 seconds and returned $2.80 on a $2 win bet.

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