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Sports news briefs — Nov. 17

Compiled from wire reports


Power-play goals carry Blue Jackets

• Ryan Johansen, R.J. Umberger and Fedor Tyutin each had a power-play goal to lead the visiting Columbus Blue Jackets to a 4-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Sunday. Derek MacKenzie also scored for Columbus (7-10-3), and Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 30 shots. Erik Karlsson scored the lone goal for the Senators (8-8-4) in the third period. Craig Anderson made 18 saves.


Thompson birdies 18 for victory in Mexico

• Lexi Thompson won the Lorena Ochoa Invitational for her second victory in her last four starts, birdieing the final hole to beat Stacy Lewis by a stroke in Guadalajara, Mexico. Thompson, 18, made a 5-foot putt on the par-5 18th, then won when Lewis missed her 5-foot try. Thompson closed with a 3-under 69 to finish at 16-under 272.

• Henrik Stenson won the season-ending World Tour Championship after shooting an 8-under 64 in the final round in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The Swede became the first golfer to win the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup and European Tour’s Race to Dubai in the same season. Stenson had six birdies in the final round before finishing with an eagle at the 18th hole left him at 25 under for the tournament. Ian Poulter birdied his closing two holes to shoot a 66 and finish second at 19 under.

• Adam Scott successfully defended his Australian Masters title for his second victory in two weeks, scrambling for an even-par 71 and a 2-shot victory in Melbourne, Australia. American Matt Kuchar, ahead by 2 strokes with four to play and even with Scott with one to go, double-bogeyed the 18th after taking 2 shots to get out of a bunker. Kuchar had a 68 to finish second. Vijay Singh, one of four players tied for second at the start of play, finished third after a 71, 4 shots behind playing partner Scott. Scott finished at 14-under 270.

• Harris English won the rain-delayed OHL Classic for his second PGA Tour title, pulling away for a 4-stroke victory in a 29-hole Sunday finish in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. English closed with a 6-under 65 after completing the third round in the morning with a 68. The 24-year-old former University of Georgia star finished at 21-under 263. Brian Stuard shot a 67 to finish second.


Czech Republic wins another Davis Cup

• The Czech Republic retained the Davis Cup title by beating Serbia 3-2 in the final after Radek Stepanek swept past Dusan Lajovic 6-3, 6-1, 6-1 in the decisive singles match in Belgrade, Serbia. The Czechs won their second consecutive Davis Cup title, with last year’s its first as an independent nation.

• American Brittany Bowe broke the world record in the women’s 1,000 meters in a World Cup speedskating race at the Utah Olympic Oval, finishing in 1:12.58 in Kearns, Utah. Bowe broke the record of 1:12.68 set by Canada’s Christine Nesbitt in Calgary, Alberta, on Jan. 28, 2012. American Heather Richardson was second in 1:12.61, and the Netherlands’ Ireen Wust was third. Japan’s Keiichiro Nagashima won the men’s 500 in 34.24 seconds.

• Marcel Hirscher continued to dominate the slalom, edging Austrian countryman Mario Matt to win the World Cup opener in Levi, Finland. Hirscher finished in 1 minute, 45.42 seconds, securing his 10th consecutive slalom spot on the podium. Henrik Kristoffersen, 19, of Norway was third.

• Dominik Fischnaller posted the fastest time in both runs to win the World Cup luge season opener for his first victory on the circuit in Lillehammer, Norway. Fischnaller’s overall time was 1 minute, 38.346 seconds — 0.146 seconds ahead of Germany’s David Moller (1:38.492).

— From wire reports


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