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Rypien wins celebrity tourney; Eifert 28th

– Mark Rypien beat out Jeremy Roenick and Annika Sorenstam to win the weather-delayed American Century Celebrity Golf Championship on Sunday.

Rypien took the title for the first time since winning the inaugural event in 1990.

Lightning storms delayed play for more than three hours.

Rypien ran away from Roenick and Sorenstam, putting up big Stableford points on his back nine, going 5 under for a record-breaking third-round total of 33 points and 76 throughout the three-day event at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course.

After finishing in second place in the past two years, Rypien broke through with a win in the 25th anniversary of the tournament.

Former Bishop Dwenger and Notre Dame tight end Tyler Eifert, a Cincinnati Bengals player, finished tied for 28th with former Notre Dame Heisman Trophy winner Tim Brown and former Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher with 33 points. Eifert had seven points Sunday.

Former Vice President Dan Quayle finished in 50th place with 12 points.

In all, 86 golfers finished with former NBA star Charles Barkley finishing in last place with negative 98 points.


Todd get 1st win of season in Top Fuel

In Morrison, Colorado, J.R. Todd earned his first Top Fuel win of the season and first since 2008, by racing to victory at the Mopar Mile-High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway. Todd outran Brittany Force with a pass of 3.878 seconds at 317.87 mph to the losing pass of Force at 3.968 at 297.35.

Rosberg builds lead with German win

In Hockenheim, Germany, Nico Rosberg won the German Grand Prix to stretch his lead to 14 points in the Formula One drivers’ championship over Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton, who finished third after starting 20th.


Vonleh scores 9 in summer loss

Former Indiana standout Noah Vonleh had nine points and 16 rebounds for Charlotte in their 83-79 loss against Houston in the NBA Summer League semifinal in Las Vegas. Teammate Cody Zeller did not play.

Bucks give contract to guard Marshall

Milwaukee awarded a contract to Kendall Marshall, the second-year guard who was waived by the Los Angeles Lakers. Marshall appeared in 54 games for the Lakers last season, averaging 8.0 points, 8.8 assists and 2.9 rebounds per game. He shot 39.9 percent from 3-point range.

Sparks fire coach

Carol Ross was fired as coach of the slumping Los Angeles Sparks, and she will be replaced by general manager Penny Toler for the rest of the season. Ross had a 61-36 record in 2 1/2 years with the Sparks, including two playoff appearances. Toler said it was time to bring in a different energy to the team.


Obama unveils initiative pledges

President Barack Obama will announce new commitments for his initiative aimed at helping boys and young men of color, called “My Brother’s Keeper,” at a town hall event at an education center in Washington. The commitments include: the NBA, AT&T and the Emerson Collective, founded by Laurene Powell Jobs, wife of the late Apple founder Steve Jobs.

NFL, NBA players arrested in brawl

Miami Beach, Florida, police Detective Vivian Thayer said St. Louis linebacker Jo-Lonn Dunbar and NBA free agent Donte Green were arrested after fighting outside Dream Nightclub in South Beach. Thayer said the athletes got into a fight with each other outside the club. Thayer said Dunbar and Green each face charges of battery and disorderly conduct.


Don Ayres 2-0 in regional tourney

Fort Wayne’s Don Ayres Time Corners 11/12 Little League softball team improved to 2-0 at the Little League Central Regional tournament defeating Kentucky-North Laurel 16-2 in Indianapolis. Ashlyn Felton had four hits and three RBI . Megan Hostetler pitched four innings with 10 first pitch strikes. The tournament continues at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday when local team faces Ohio-Tallmadge at 3:30 p.m.


Around the courts

In Hamburg, Germany, Argentina’s Leonardo Mayer upset top-seeded David Ferrer of Spain 6-7 (3), 6-1, 7-6 (4) in the Hamburg Open final to win his first ATP title. …

Caroline Wozniacki overpowered second-seeded Roberta Vinci 6-1, 6-1 to win the Istanbul Cup final and clinch her first WTA title of the year. …

In Bogota, Colombia, wild card Bernard Tomic denied Ivo Karlovic’s attempt to retain his Claro Open Colombia title, beating the second-seeded Croat 7-6 (5), 3-6, 7-6 (4) in the final. …

In Bastad, Sweden, Mona Barthel beat Chanelle Scheepers 6-3, 7-6 (3) in the final to win the Swedish Open.