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Henderson, 17, keeps LPGA lead

Brooke Henderson, the 17-year-old Canadian, maintained her lead in the LPGA's Swinging Skirts Classic at the Lake Merced Golf Club in San Francisco. Henderson shot an even-par 72 yesterday and is a stroke in front of Morgan Pressel, who shot a 67. World No. 1 Lydia Ko, the 18-year-old who is the defending champion, is three shots back after a 71.


Wozniacki vs. Kerber for title

Caroline Wozniacki will play Angelique Kerber in the final of the Porsche Grand Prix at Stuttgart, Germany today after they won their semifinals in contrasting fashion. Wozniacki beat second-seeded Simona Halep 7-5, 5-7, 6-2, while home favorite Kerber defeated Madison Brengle of the United States 6-3, 6-1 . . . Defending champion Kei Nishikori is back in the final of the Barcelona Open after beating Martin Klizan of Slovakia 6-1, 6-2. The top-seeded Japanese will face Spaniard Pablo Andujar after he ousted third-seeded David Ferrer 7-6 (6), 6-3.

AUTO RACINGWeather delays Sprint Cup race

Weather disrupted NASCAR's top series for a second consecutive week when last night's Sprint Cup Series race was postponed because of persistent rain at Richmond International Raceway. NASCAR rescheduled the event for today at 1 p.m. It's the first time this season the series has been unable to race because of rain, but completing last Sunday's race at Bristol Motor Speedway was a challenge when rain caused nearly a 90-minute delay, and the race was stopped for a four-hour rain delay not long after it finally began.


U.S. juniors beat Canada at worlds

The United States defeated Canada 7-2 to advance to the final of the under-18 world hockey championship at Zug, Switzerland. Colin White had three goals and Auston Matthews two for the Americans. Jeremy Bracco of Freeport, a forward, had an assist. The Canadians, a three-time winner of this tournament, entered the game with five straight wins. The U.S. will play for the gold medal today against Finland. -- AP


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