11th-inning and inside-the-park homers lift Cats
Riley Mahan belted a pinch-hit, inside-the-park homer with two outs in the ninth inning to tie the game and Greg Fettes ripped a solo home run to open the 11th inning, lifting Kentucky to a wild 12-10 win over No. 1 LSU in the series rubber match, on Sunday afternoon in front of 10,732 at Alex Box Stadium.
The Wildcats collected 19 hits in the game, getting the first career home run from junior Dorian Hairston, part of a two-hit game. Ka'ai Tom and Thomas Bernal also charted multihit games. Mahan's inside-the-park homer was his first career home run.
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■ Men's tennis topped visiting Alabama 4-0 on Sunday afternoon for their first Southeastern Conference win of the season. UK got off to a strong start in singles and doubles, as the Wildcats only dropped one set the entire day in both competitions.
■ Junior David Snyder carded a 4-under par to put him tied for fifth place and leading the men's golf team on the opening day of Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate. As a team, UK was in 10th.
■ The women's golf team wrapped up the final round of the LSU Tiger Golf Classic on Sunday, led by sophomore Haley Mills (2-under 70). The Wildcats fired a 25-over-par 313 to finish 13th.
■ The women's tennis suffered a 4-1 loss at Auburn. Kelsey Dieters downed Emily Flickinger 6-3, 6-3 for the Cats' lone point.
Walker takes Texas Open by 4 strokes
Jimmy Walker made himself right at home on the Texas Open leaderboard.
Walker won his hometown event Sunday to become the first two-time winner this season on the PGA Tour, beating fellow Texan Jordan Spieth by four strokes.
Spieth "really made me fight hard," Walker said. "He kept hitting it close, and I had to keep making putts."
Walker made birdie putts of 15 feet at No. 16 and 17 feet at the 17th in a 2-under 70 that left him at 11-under 277 at TPC San Antonio, a 35-minute drive from his home.
"Everybody says it's hard to win at home," Walker said, "(but) it's hard to win any week — home, away, out of the country, it's hard. So I feel good."
Spieth also finished with a 70, making four late birdies in a row. The 21-year-old Dallas player was coming off a playoff victory two weeks ago at Innisbrook.
■ Kelly Kraft won the Louisiana Open on Sunday for his first Web.com Tour title, closing with a 6-under 65 in windy conditions for a one-stroke victory at Le Triomphe.
Kraft, 26, the former SMU player who won the 2012 U.S. Amateur, had a 14-under 270 total. He earned $99,000 to jump to sixth on the money list with $113,414.
Six strokes behind Kentuckian Rick Cochran III at the start of the round, Kraft birdied Nos. 15-17 and finished with a par on the par-4 18th after missing a 6-foot birdie putt.
Cochran closed with a 73 to tie for fourth at 12 under.
■ David Frost survived a one-stroke penalty on the par-3 17th and won the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic on Sunday when Tom Lehman missed a 4-foot birdie putt on the last hole.
The South African, 55, finished with a 4-under 68 at Fallen Oak for a one-stroke victory over 2011 winner Lehman and second-round leader Kevin Sutherland.
Frost was penalized after the coin marking his ball on the green moved when he accidentally dropped the ball on it. That left him with a bogey and cut his lead to a stroke.
■ Cristie Kerr ran off four straight birdies on the back nine and closed with a 7-under 65 to win the Kia Classic on Sunday for her first LPGA Tour title in nearly two years.
Starting the final round three shots behind, Kerr was in a three-way tie for the lead at Aviara Golf Club when she pulled away from Mirim Lee and 17-year-old Lydia Ko. Kerr's fourth straight birdie was on the 16th hole when she drove the green and two-putted from 20 feet.
Montoya holds off teammate Power for win
Juan Pablo Montoya gave Team Penske a victory Sunday in the season-opening race at St. Petersburg, where the driver showed how far he has come a year after returning to the IndyCar Series.
Montoya grabbed the lead away from teammate Will Power during a cycle of pit stops and held off one strong challenge from Power to win for the second time since he left NASCAR after the 2013 season.
Montoya won an IndyCar race on a road or street course for the first time since Vancouver in 1999.
California Chrome heads to England
Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome is heading to England after being confirmed as a runner in the prestigious Royal Ascot meeting in June.
The 4-year-old American colt was second to Prince Bishop in the Dubai World Cup, the world's richest horse race, on Saturday and will be taken directly to Britain as early as next week.
A statement by Ascot racecourse Sunday says California Chrome will be based at Newmarket in preparation for Royal Ascot, where he will race in the June 17 Prince of Wales' Stakes.
College footballTide dismisses Taylor after assault charges
Alabama coach Nick Saban has dismissed Jonathan Taylor from the team following the second domestic violence arrest of the defensive lineman's college career.
Saban announced the decision Sunday, a day after Tuscaloosa police arrested Taylor when a woman reported she was assaulted by her boyfriend. Taylor signed with the Crimson Tide about six months after his dismissal from Georgia following his arrest in a girlfriend's assault.
"This will still need to go through the legal process, but when he was given an opportunity here, it was under strict guidelines, and we made it clear there was a zero tolerance policy," Saban said in a statement released through the athletic department.
Taylor has been charged with domestic violence third-degree assault and domestic violence third-degree criminal mischief, police said. A police news release said the woman had injuries to her neck.
Defensive back Geno Smith was arrested Saturday as well, charged with driving under the influence for the second time in his career with the Crimson Tide.
Davis leads Pelicans past sinking T-wolves
Anthony Davis had 28 points and nine rebounds, and the New Orleans Pelicans defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves 110-88 on Sunday. Omer Asik had 15 points for New Orleans, which won its second straight. Former Louisville Cardinal Gorgui Dieng started at center for Minnesota, finishing with three rebounds and three blocks.
■ Nerlens Noel contributed eight points and 11 rebounds as the Sixers fell by one point, 87-86, to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
■ Eric Bledsoe had 15 points and seven assists in the Phoenix Suns' 109-97 loss to Oklahoma City. Enes Kanter had 11 points and nine rebounds for the Thunder.
The last word
Kansas City Royals Manager Ned Yost, after a 7-0 spring training loss to the Chicago Cubs:
"My fantasy NASCAR team did as bad as we did today. It was a bad day all the way around."