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• PETER TOMASULO WINS UNITED LEASING CHAMPIONSHIP: NEWBURGH, Ind. (AP) — Peter Tomasulo won the United Leasing Championship on Sunday for his third Tour victory, beating David Lingmerth with a par on the fourth hole of a playoff in triple-digit heat.

The 30-year-old Tomasulo bogeyed the final hole of regulation for a 2-under 70, leaving him tied with Lingmerth at 11-under 277 on the Victoria National Golf Club. Lingmerth finished with a 68.

The victory capped a 21-month comeback from injuries that included a broken bone in his foot, stress fractures in his ribs and a pair of surgeries this year.

Tomasulo, making only his third start of the 2012 calendar, earned $99,000 and jump from 200th to No. 21st on the money list. The final top 25 will earn 2013 PGA Tour cards.

• JOE DALEY WINS SENIOR PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP: PITTSBURGH (AP) — Flanked by major champions and pursued by big names, Joe Daley stuck to his game.

Twenty years after quitting his job as a credit salesman to turn pro, Daley wasn’t going to back down.

Not with his first victory on the PGA or Champions tours within reach. Not even with Fred Couples, Mark Calcavecchia and Tom Lehman among those looming.

Daley won the Senior Players Championship on Sunday for his first Champions Tour title, closing with a 2-under 68 for a 14-under 266 total and a two-stroke victory over Lehman at Fox Chapel.


• FELIX, TARMOH TO BREAK TIE IN 100 ON MONDAY: EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Reluctantly, Jeneba Tarmoh will step into the blocks Monday to break a third-place tie she feels was already decided fair and square.

The young sprinter wants no part of a runoff with training partner Allyson Felix to settle the last spot for the London Games in the women’s 100 meters.

The runoff — a winner-take-all race — will be held at 5 p.m. local time — 8 p.m. EDT — at Hayward Field. It’s not something Tarmoh is looking forward to.

“In my heart of hearts, I just feel like I earned the third spot. I almost feel like I was kind of robbed,” Tarmoh said.

Tarmoh was originally declared the third-place finisher of the event June 23, even going on a celebratory lap around the track, being presented a medal and then showing up at a news conference.


• US WOMEN WIN GRAND PRIX VOLLEYBALL TITLE:: The U.S. women’s volleyball team won its third straight title in the international FIVB World Grand Prix on Sunday with a sweep of China in three sets.

It was the fifth overall Grand Prix title for the Olympics-bound Americans, who defeated China 26-24, 25-21 27-25 in the final in Ningbo, China.

The U.S. team, ranked No. 1 in the world, won all 14 matches played during the 16-team tournament.

The Americans needed to beat China for the gold medal to conclude the round-robin final round after Brazil defeated Turkey 3-0. The Brazilians, also headed to the London Games, finished with the silver and Turkey the bronze.