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POSTED May 6, 2012 7:31 p.m.

GOLF

SWAFFORD WINS STADION CLASSIC ON COLLEGE COURSE: ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Former University of Georgia player Hudson Swafford won the Stadion Classic on his old college course, closing with a 9-under 62 on Sunday for a one-stroke victory.

The tour rookie holed out from a greenside bunker for birdie on the par-4 18th to post 17-under 267, then had to wait 90 minutes for the rest of the players to complete the round.

Two-time U.S. Open champion Lee Janzen and Luke List, coming off a victory last week in the South Georgia Classic, each shot 65 to tie for second. Janzen birdied the final five holes and seven of the last eight. List birdied the 17th for a share of the lead, but hit a tree with his approach on 18 and closed with a bogey.

Swafford earned $99,000 for his first tour victory to jump from 61st to seventh on the money list with $122,123. The final top 25 on the money list will earn 2013 PGA Tour cards.

CYCLING

CAVENDISH WINS 2ND STAGE OF GIRO D'ITALIA: HERNING, Denmark (AP) — World champion Mark Cavendish of Britain won the second stage of the Giro d'Italia in a sprint finish Sunday. Taylor Phinney of the U.S. finished fourth but kept the overall lead despite a broken bike chain.

Cavendish was led out by Welsh teammate Geraint Thomas in the 128-mile loop starting and ending in Herning. It was his eighth stage victory in the Giro.

The Team Sky cyclist edged Matt Goss of Australia and finished in 4 hours, 53 minutes, 12 seconds. Geoffrey Soupe of France was third.

Phinney, who won Saturday's opening individual time trial, retained the pink jersey. He made up lost time after a chain broke with less than five miles to go. Phinney lost 30 seconds but pedaled frantically to catch up with the main pack less than two miles from the finish.

TRIATHLON

LANCE ARMSTRONG FINISHES 3RD IN TRIATHLON: ST. CROIX, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) — Lance Armstrong dominated the cycling but finished third Sunday in the St. Croix Ironman triathlon.

This was the latest effort by the 40-year-old Texan in his return to the sport he competed in as a teenager before turning to cycling. The seven-time Tour de France champion finished 3 minutes, 37 seconds behind winner Andy Potts of the U.S.

He completed the 1.2-mile swim in 24:29. He surged in front on the 56-mile bike course, finishing in 2:22:39 and opening an almost two-minute gap over Potts. He faded in the closing 13.1-mile run in which his time of 1:18:38 was almost six minutes slower than that of Potts.

TRACK

DENNIS KIMETTO SETS WORLD-BEST 25K TIME IN GERMANY: BERLIN (AP) — Dennis Kimetto set a world best in the 25 kilometers Sunday, leading a 1-2-3 Kenyan finish in only his third race outside his home country.

Kimetto crossed the line in Germany's oldest city road race at historic Olympic Stadium in 1 hour, 11 minutes, 18 seconds. He beat the mark set by compatriot Sammy Kosgei at the same event two years ago by 32 seconds.

Wilfred Kigen was second in 1:11:29, followed by Jacob Kendagor. Kimetto's time for the nearly 16 miles was the seventh world-best mark set at the race since it began in 1981.

FOOTBALL

CHAPLAIN: SEAU FAMILY REVISITING BRAIN DONATION: SAN DIEGO (AP) — Junior Seau's family is revisiting its decision to donate the former NFL linebacker's brain for research into football-related injuries.

Chargers chaplain Shawn Mitchell said Sunday that the family, which is of Samoan descent, is consulting with a group of elders on a number of matters.

He said it doesn't necessarily mean that the family won't donate Seau's brain for research.

"They really want to do everything right," Mitchell said.

The medical examiner's office said Friday it was awaiting a decision by the family on whether to turn over Seau's brain to unidentified outside researchers for study.

The 43-year-old Seau committed suicide Wednesday at his home in suburban Oceanside. He played parts of 20 seasons in the NFL, including 13 with the Chargers.

 

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