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Sports news roundup — Oct. 20

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Golf

Simpson gets first victory since 2012

• Webb Simpson cruised to victory Sunday at TPC Summerlin, pulling away for a 6-stroke win in the second event of the PGA Tour’s new wraparound season in Las Vegas.

Winning for the first time since the 2012 U.S. Open, Simpson closed with a 5-under 66 in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. He finished at 24-under 260 after opening with rounds of 64, 63 and 67 to take a 4-stroke lead into the final round.

Simpson earned $1.08 million for his fourth PGA Tour title. In addition to the U.S. Open last year at the Olympic Club, he won the Wyndham Championship and Deutsche Bank Championship in 2011.

• Australia’s Scott Hend won the Macau Open in Macau for his third Asian Tour victory of the year, closing with a 4-under 67 for a 3-stroke victory. Hend finished at 16 under. He opened with a 74, then shot 64-63 to take a 4-stroke lead into the final round.

Rowing

Dutch men win title in eights regatta

• OTC Amsterdam became the first Dutch crew in the history of the Head of the Charles to win the men’s eights title in Cambridge, Mass. OTC Amsterdam edged the entry from the US Rowing Center by 1.48 seconds while 2011 champion Harvard finished third in the event at the 49th annual regatta on the Charles River between Cambridge and Boston. In the women’s eights, the Cambridge Boat Club’s “Super Eight” entry edged the US Rowing Center team by .80 of a second. The winning entry was composed of some of the world’s best single scullers rowing as a team. The second day of the regatta took place in strong, swirling winds on the 3-mile course. On Saturday, 20 course records were set in 29 events. The winning Dutch boat had a wealth of international experience and four gold medalists. Coach Marc Emke credited coxswain Tim VandeEnde with skillfully navigating the tricky course with seven bridge underpasses, made even more difficult by the winds.

College Football

Standout Ole Miss TE out for season

• Mississippi tight end Evan Engram will have season-ending surgery on his left ankle. The school announced Engram’s injury and surgery one day after the Powder Springs, Ga., player caught two passes for 28 yards in the Rebels’ 27-24 upset victory over No. 6 LSU. The injury — which the school called a high-ankle sprain — happened in the second half, though it was not immediately clear how it occurred. The 6-foot-3, 217-pound Engram was a major surprise for the Rebels so far this season as a true freshman.

Figure Skating

Japan’s Mao Asada takes women’s title

• Japan’s Mao Asada beat American Ashley Wagner at Skate America in Detroit. Asada, the leader going into the free skate, won despite a fall on her triple axel and a two-footed landing on her triple lutz. She scored 204.55 points, thanks to her elevated technical difficulty. Wagner, the 2012 Skate America champion, finished with 193.81. Russia’s Elena Radionova, only 14, finished third at 183.95 in her first ISU Grand Prix event. In pairs, Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov of Russia set a world record in their successful defense of their Skate America title, finishing with 237.71 points. Asada, the 2010 Olympic silver medalist, fell on her opening triple axel and downgraded a jump during her free skate to Rachmaninov’s piano concerto No. 2.

— From wire reports


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