Stewart takes Atlanta

Tony Stewart raced to his first victory of the year, pulling away from Carl Edwards off the final restart late last night at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Stewart beat Edwards by 1.316 seconds for his first victory since Oct. 4, 2009, at Kansas, leaving Edwards winless since the 2008 season finale.

Jimmie Johnson was third, followed by Jeff Burton and Kyle Busch.


Schulz gets first senior win

Ted Schulz won the First Tee Open for his first Champions Tour title, holing an 8-foot birdie putt on the 17th hole at Pebble Beach en route to a 2-under-par 70 and a one-stroke victory over Tom Pernice Jr. Schultz, 50, got his first tournament win since the 1991 Nissan Open . . . Miguel Angel Jimenez won the European Masters in Switzerland, shooting 4-under 67 to beat Edoardo Molinari by three strokes.


Seattle reaches Finals

Former Long Islander Sue Bird made a tiebreaking three-pointer with 2.8 seconds left as the Seattle Storm advanced to the WNBA Finals with a 91-88 victory over the defending champion and host Phoenix Mercury, closing the game with a 15-0 run. Phoenix's Diana Taurasi, who had 28 points, missed a contested three-pointer at the buzzer.


Pirates steal it at end

Dominique Davis threw five touchdown passes, including 33-yard heave to a leaping Justin Jones as time expired to give host East Carolina a 51-49 win over Tulsa in coach Ruffin McNeill's debut with the Pirates.


Bolt's wistful eye on soccer

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, 24, told the BBC he'll attempt to play professional soccer, "a defensive or attacking midfielder,'' once he brings his track and field career to an end.

The world and Olympic 100- and 200-meter champion believes he has four years left in track and field and wants to lower his world record in the 100 to 9.4 seconds. Bolt then intends to try his luck in soccer for two years.

- AP

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