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POSTED July 15, 2012 8:48 p.m.

SOCCER

EARTHQUAKES HANDLE REAL SALT LAKE 5-0: SANTA CLARA  (AP) — Chris Wondolowski earned a hat trick and the San Jose Earthquakes widened their lead atop the Western Conference with a 5-0 victory against Real Salt Lake on Saturday.

Wondolowski scored in the 19th, 72nd and 80th minutes to extend his league-leading goal total to 17 on the year.

Alan Gordon tapped home a loose rebound from 3 yards in the 63rd minute and Simon Dawkins scored at short range off a 79th-minute corner kick to complete the scoring for San Jose (12-4-4), which is four points clear of Real Salt Lake (11-7-3) in the standings.

San Jose is also four points ahead of Eastern Conference leader Sporting Kansas City in the Supporters' Shield chase.

FOOTBALL

BREES PASSES PHYSICAL, SIGNS $100M, 5-YEAR DEAL: METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Drew Brees took some time out of his Sunday to sign autographs on items ranging from a black jersey handed to him by a fan to a $100 million contract handed to him by the New Orleans Saints.

The star quarterback, who had agreed verbally to his historic deal Friday, visited team headquarters to take a physical and put pen to paper on the five-year contract that gives him the highest average annual pay ($20 million) in NFL history.

GOLF

CHAPMAN WINS US SENIOR OPEN TO JOIN TRIO OF STARS: LAKE ORION, Mich. (AP) — Roger Chapman earned the right to be mentioned in the same sentence with Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player and Hale Irwin.

Not bad for a self-described former European Tour journeyman.

The Englishman shot a 4-under 66 on Sunday to win the U.S. Senior Open by two strokes at 10 under at Indianwood. He won the Senior PGA Championship by the same margin two months ago on the other side of Michigan.

Chapman, Nicklaus, Player and Irwin are the only players to win the U.S. Senior Open and Senior PGA Championship in the same year.

TENNIS

ISNER DEFENDS HALL OF FAME TENNIS TITLE: NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Top-seeded John Isner came into the week wondering what was wrong with his game and left with his second straight Hall of Fame Tennis Championships title.

The hard-serving Isner put on a performance similar to last year and defended his title by beating Australia's Lleyton Hewitt 7-6 (1), 6-4 on Sunday afternoon.

The 6-foot-9 American was not broken in the match to earn his fourth career ATP title. He held serve in 57 of 58 games in the tourney.

ERRANI BEATS ZAHLAVOVA STRYCOVA IN PALERMO FINAL: PALERMO, Sicily (AP) — Top-seeded Sara Errani cruised past Barbora Zahlavova Strycova 6-1, 6-3 on Sunday to win the Italiacom Open.

Errani dominated from the start and needed only 75 minutes to beat the eighth-seeded Czech player for her fourth title of the year.

BASKETBALL

NY KNICKS' KIDD ARRESTED ON DWI CHARGE IN HAMPTONS: Jason Kidd mentoring Jeremy Lin was a nice story last week.

Then Kidd was arrested on a drunken-driving charge, Lin's departure from New York for a "ridiculous contract" in Houston became more realistic, and a position of strength suddenly was one of turbulence for the Knicks.

Kidd's arrest came within hours of the Knicks agreeing to a trade for fellow point guard Raymond Felton, raising the possibility they will refuse to match Lin's offer sheet with the Rockets.

Police said Kidd crashed his SUV into a telephone pole in the Hamptons on Sunday, days after signing with the Knicks.

Treated at a hospital for minor injuries after the crash, Kidd was arraigned on a misdemeanor driving-while-intoxicated charge and released without bail, Southampton Town police said.

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