COLLEGES

Hall seventh in 60 meters at SEC indoor track finals

Kate Hall of Casco placed seventh in the women’s 60-meter dash at the Southeastern Conference indoor track and field championships Sunday in College Station, Texas.

The University of Georgia standout finished in 7.27 seconds in the final, after running a personal-best 7.22 in Saturday’s preliminaries. LSU’s Mikiah Brisco won the race in 7.10.

Hall was eighth in the event at last year’s SEC indoor championships with a time of 7.35.

Hall also placed first in the long jump on Saturday.

TENNIS

DELRAY BEACH OPEN: American Frances Tiafoe hit consecutive aces on the final two points to clinch his first career ATP title with a 6-1, 6-4 victory over Peter Gojowczyk of Germany in the final at Delray Beach, Florida.

The 91st-ranked Tiafoe, who should move up about 30 spots in Monday’s new rankings, was playing in his first career tour-level final against the 64th-ranked Gojowczyk.

Tiafoe, 20, is the youngest American to win a title since a 19-year-old Andy Roddick won the 2002 Houston trophy.

OPEN 13: Big-serving Karen Khachanov secured the second ATP title of his career after beating Lucas Pouille 7-5, 3-6, 7-5 in the final at Marseille, France.

RIO OPEN: Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman beat Spain’s Fernando Verdasco 6-2, 6-4 in the final at Rio de Janeiro to win his second career title.

AUTO RACING

NHRA: Courtney Force won the Arizona Nationals in Chandler after her 68-year-old father escaped serious injury in a frightening engine explosion and crash.

Courtney Force beat Tommy Johnson Jr. in the final round with a 3.834-second run at 337.16 mph. She won for the 10th time in Funny Car and first since Houston in 2016.

In the second round, John Force’s engine exploded at the finish line, sending him veering across the right lane in front of Jonnie Lindberg and hard into a retaining wall. The hit lifted his rear tires off the ground, and they landed on Lindberg’s canopy. The parachutes from both cars got tangled at that point, and Lindberg’s car dragged Force’s back across the track and into the left wall. It was the second time in two events that Force blew an engine in elimination rounds.

John Force was speaking with safety personnel before being transported to a hospital for further evaluation. Lindberg exited his mangled dragster under his own power.

SOCCER

PREMIER LEAGUE: Romelu Lukaku ended his scoring drought against the league’s top teams before setting up the second-half winner for Jesse Lingard as host Manchester United came from behind to beat Chelsea 2-1 and reclaim second place.

Lukaku’s 39th-minute equalizer, canceling out Willian’s opener, was his first goal against any of the division’s leading eight sides this season. The Belgium striker then demonstrated another part of his game in the 75th by clipping over a cross that was headed in by Lingard.

Harry Kane atoned for two surprising misses by heading in a late winner as Tottenham beat host Crystal Palace 1-0 to stay firmly in the hunt for Champions League qualification.

The England striker got on the end of Christian Eriksen’s deep corner to nod over Palace goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey and into the net in the 88th minute.

– Staff and news service report

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