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Sports briefs: July 19


Ex-Wildcat Quigley will help kick off Fifth Third tourney

The Fifth Third Bank Tennis Championships will have a Kentucky flavor when it gets under way Monday night.

Former University of Kentucky standout Eric Quigley will face Alex Bogolmolov Jr. at 7 p.m. at UK's Boone Tennis Complex. And a first-round doubles match will feature Lexington Tennis Club teaching pro Jeff Morrison playing alongside Garrard County native Phillip Arndt.

In a qualifier Sunday, Lexington Catholic senior Samantha Maddox, this year's state girls' singles champion, lost to 14-year-old Victoria Duval 6-4, 6-1.

Duval, a rising star from Atlanta, won the national 18-under hardcourt title and hopes to play in this year's U.S. Open.

"My goal is to get to the quarters of a Grand Slam by the time I'm 17," Duval said.

Auto Racing

Edwards bumps way to Nationwide win

Carl Edwards meant no harm to Brad Keselowski. He just wanted to take the checkered flag that he deserved. Edwards prevailed in a wild final lap, nudging Keselowski out of control on the final straightaway to take the Nationwide Dodge Dealers 250 on Saturday night in Madison, Ill. Ten cars were involved in the mess.

"The deal is he'll eventually learn he can't run into my car over and over and put me in bad situations," Edwards said. "In every situation, there's an aggressor and there's someone who reacts. I was not the aggressor in this situation."

Keselowski was on the inside and had appeared to take the lead before Edwards' car drifted into him. Keselowski spun into the wall and was struck head-on by Shelby Howard as he slid back to toward the infield. Edwards said Keselowski wouldn't have been in position to win if he hadn't bumped Edwards earlier on the final lap.

"I'm sure he'll say how sorry he is, or how cool he thinks he is or how great of a guy he is in his own mind," said Keselowski, who finished 14th but leads the Nationwide series by 168 points over Edwards. "But that's not reality."

Power holds off Franchitti in Toronto

Will Power won the Honda Indy Toronto on Sunday for his second straight victory and fourth of the season, passing Justin Wilson off a restart with 14 laps left and holding off Indianapolis 500 champion Dario Franchitti. All four of Power's victories have come on street or road courses. The victory was owner Roger Penske's 150th open-wheel win and 41st in the Indy Racing League.


Bettencourt rides eagle to first PGA win

Matt Bettencourt eagled on the 11th hole, then held off Bob Heintz by a stroke to win for the first time on the PGA Tour. Bettencourt capped his 4-under 68 with a bogey on No. 18 after a birdie on 17, finishing the Reno-Tahoe Open at 11-under 277 Sunday.

Heintz (69) missed a three-foot birdie putt on the 18 that would have forced a playoff at Montreux Golf & Country Club.

Victory puts Gainey atop money list

Tommy Gainey shot a 3-under 69 on Sunday to become the Nationwide Tour's first two-time winner this season, holding on for a three-stroke victory in the Chiquita Classic at Cincinnati.

Gainey, who matched the course record at TPC River Bend with a 62 in the third round, earned $99,000 and moved to No. 1 on the Nationwide Tour money list with $306,307. The top 25 on the money list at the end of the year get PGA Tour cards for 2011.

Horse Racing

Marlang ends six-race losing streak

Marlang led from gate to wire in Sunday's $100,000 Sunset Handicap, the closing-day feature at Hollywood Park. Marlang and jockey Joel Rosario, who was the leading rider for the third consecutive Hollywood meeting, went straight to the front of the field of six older horses in the Grade 3 Sunset, led by as many as 3½ lengths and beat Champ Pegasus by 1 length, covering 1½ miles on turf in 2:25.45. The 5-year-old Marlang, trained by Neil Drysdale, ended a six-race losing streak and won for the first time in nearly two years.

Belmont: Hangingonaprayer beat Gitchee Goomie by a neck in the $38,000 closing feature at Belmont Park. New York racing shifts to Saratoga on Friday. A 5-year-old trained by Carlos Martin, Hangingonaprayer got her fifth win in 21 starts. Edgar Prado was aboard as she ran the six furlongs in 1:08.94 on the firm turf.


Mayweather-Pacquiao fight unlikely

Floyd Mayweather Jr. allowed a deadline for striking a deal on a superfight with Manny Pacquiao to pass without saying anything. A day later, Mayweather indicated his stance wouldn't be changing anytime soon. "I'm not interested in rushing to do anything," Mayweather said Sunday. Mayweather's camp did not respond to a deadline early Saturday put in place by Pacquiao promoter Top Rank for exclusive negotiations, which has put what could be the richest fight in boxing history in doubt. Mayweather and Pacquiao are clearly the two biggest stars in the sport but have not signed a deal despite months of negotiations.

College Football

Marshall player kicked off team

Marshall defensive back DeQuan Bembry has been kicked off the school's football team, some three months after his arrest outside a West Virginia bar. Coach Doc Holliday announced Bembry's dismissal in a news release Sunday morning. The one-line statement said Holliday was "very disappointed in DeQuan."

The last word

TNT's Charles Barkley, on LeBron James' ESPN show that attracted 10 million viewers:

"Those same people watch Jersey Shore and the Kardashians, so you can't take them seriously. The show was silly. We've got more serious stuff going on."