Former Lone Oak star sets NCAA passing mark for Troy
Will Scott kicked a game-ending 30-yard field goal and Troy quarterback Corey Robinson set an NCAA record for accuracy in the Trojans' 34-31 win over UAB on Saturday night at Troy, Ala.
Robinson, a former Lone Oak star who won Kentucky's Mr. Football award in 2007, was 30-for-32 passing to set an NCAA mark for completion percentage (minimum 30 completions).
Robinson's 93.8 completion percentage eclipsed the mark set by BYU's Steve Sarkisian against Fresno State in 1995. Sarkisian, now the head coach at Washington, was 31-of-34 for 91.2 percent.
Robinson, who threw for 319 yards and a touchdown, also tied a 45-year-old Troy school record with 20 consecutive completions and became the Sun Belt Conference's career leader in passing yards and completions.
"I'll think about it when I graduate," Robinson said. "Right now, I'm just happy to get a win."
■ Georgia receiver Malcolm Mitchell will miss the rest of the season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in Saturday's 38-35 loss at No. 8 Clemson. Mitchell, the leading returning receiver for the No. 5 Bulldogs, hurt his knee when jumping up to celebrate with a teammate following Todd Gurley's 75-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. Georgia opens its Southeastern Conference schedule against No. 6 South Carolina on Saturday.
Soccer teams both eke out victories
Kentucky's women's soccer team outshot Toledo 25-4 and got a goals from Stuart Pope in the 55th minute and Zoe Swift less than three minutes later in a 2-1 road victory.
"We are a very young team," UK Coach Jon Lipsitz said of the Cats (2-1-1). "We obviously were not happy with the way we played last week, and they all understood that. ... Toledo presented some challenges that we haven't faced all season, but we came through in a big way and got a solid road win."
A matchup with Louisville at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the UK Soccer Complex is next for the Cats.
■ Making his first career start at forward, senior Brad Doliner scored his first career goal in the 86th minute in the Kentucky men's soccer team's 1-0 win against Georgia State on Sunday afternoon at the UK Soccer Complex. The Cats (1-0) finished with a 9-8 advantage in shots and a 5-4 lead in corner kicks.
Kentucky next plays at East Tennessee State at 7 p.m. Thursday.
■ The 17th-ranked Kentucky volleyball team cruised to a 3-0 (25-17, 27-25, 25-15) win over host Long Beach State. Sophomore Shelby Workman had a career-high 13 kills. Senior Whitney Billings added her third-straight double-double (13 kills and 10 digs).
Golf Garcia up by 2 at PGA's Deutsche Bank
Sergio Garcia started with the lead in the Deutsche Bank Championship and shot 65. And he needed just about every birdie. On a course softened by rain that caused a re-start of the third round Sunday at Norton, Mass., Garcia two-putted for birdie on the 18th hole to take a two-shot lead over Henrik Stenson into the final round.
Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson both fell back. Woods (72) was 13 shots behind, while Mickelson (71) was 11 shots back.
■ Trevor Immelman rallied to win the Hotel Fitness Championship at Sycamore Hills to lock up a PGA Tour card in the Web.com Tour Finals opener. Immelman, the South African who won the 2008 Masters, birdied the final hole for a 6-under 66 and a one-stroke victory over Peter Cantlay at Fort Wayne, Ind. Cantlay, three strokes ahead entering the round, finished with a 72.
■ Rocco Mediate ran away with the inaugural Shaw Charity Classic for his second victory in 17 starts in his first Champions Tour season. The 50-year-old Mediate, the Allianz Championship winner in February in his first Champions Tour start, closed with a 7-under 64 at Calgary, Alberta, for a seven-stroke victory.
■ Suzann Pettersen won the LPGA's Safeway Classic for the second time in three years, taking advantage of playing partner Yani Tseng's final-round collapse at Columbia Edgewater at Portland, Ore. Three strokes behind leader Tseng entering the round, Pettersen closed with a 5-under 67 for a two-stroke victory over second-ranked Stacy Lewis. Tseng followed her third-round 63 with a 78 to tie for ninth at 12 under. The Taiwanese star is winless in 37 events since the Kia Classic in March 2012.
NASCAR Kyle Busch locks up spot in Chase
Kyle Busch locked up his spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship with his fourth victory of the year Sunday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Busch emerged with the lead after a rapid-fire series of caution flags near the end, and he held off hard-charging Joey Logano to win by 0.740 seconds.
Martin Truex Jr., racing with a broken right wrist, took third, followed by Kurt Busch and Ryan Newman.
The rest of the top 10: Jeff Gordon, Juan Pablo Montoya, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kevin Harvick and Brian Vickers.
Kurt Busch leads Gordon by six points for 10th place (the final automatic spot) in the standings with one race to go before the Chase.
Elliott bumps his way to trucks win
Chase Elliott wrecked Ty Dillon on the last lap Sunday to win the NASCAR Truck Series race at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park at Bowmanville, Ontario. Dillon dropped to 17th, the last car on the lead lap, in the series' first race in Canada and first on a road course since 2000 at Watkins Glen.
"We only have so many shots to win these things. I really hate to win them like that, I really do," Elliott said. "That's not how I race and that's never been how I've raced before. I had a shot. I was up next to Ty and I knew he was going to try and chop me off. I tried to make up the difference. ... Sometimes you've got to do what you've got to do to get to victory lane."
The ending of the race was overshadowed by a post-race altercation between Max Papis and the girlfriend of driver Mike Skeen, who approached Papis after the race and slapped him across the face. Papis and Skeen had been battling for third in the closing laps of the race until contact between the two on the last lap ruined Papis' finish. The two hit again during the cool-down lap, and Papis voiced his displeasure about Skeen during his post-race interview.
When he finished talking he was approached by a woman later identified as Skeen's girlfriend and slapped across the face. Papis complained to NASCAR officials about the incident and said on Twitter the slap dislocated his jaw. Skeen, meanwhile, said Papis entered his team hauler after the incident and tried to pull his girlfriend down the stairs as he tried to get past her while looking for the driver.
Sorento Hall a winner at Red Mile
Sorrento Hall powered away late to win the $250,000 Kentucky Sire Stakes for 2-year-old colts and gelding trotters at the Red Mile on Sunday night. With Mike Lachance driving for trainer Fred Grant, Sorrento Hall trotted the mile in a lifetime best 1:58. Samburu, a 2-year-old gelding bred and owned by Lynda and Robert Stewart of Lexington, finished second.
■ The West Virginia Power defeated the Lexington Legends twice Sunday, 4-3 and 1-0 at Whitaker Bank Ballpark. Lexington, which has lost six straight games, wraps up its season at home against the Power at 12:05 p.m. Monday.
The last word
Chase Elliott wrecked Ty Dillon on the last lap Sunday to win the NASCAR Truck Series race at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. Elliott, the son of former Sprint Cup driver Bill Elliott, plowed into Dillon on the final turn on the road course to take the lead and went on to his first series victory. Dillon, who finished 17th, had this reaction:
"I hope he runs Iowa (next week). He won't finish the race."