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Sports Digest: US Women's Cruise to Gold Medal Game at World Cup

Breanna Stewart, right, celebrates with her teammates after the United States defeated Canada 84-43 to win the gold medal at the Women’s Basketball World Cup in Sydney, Australia, on Friday. Rick Rycroft/Associated Press


Breanna Stewart and the United States won their fourth consecutive World Cup gold medal with a dominant defensive victory over Canada.

Stewart scored 17 points and the Americans took an early lead as they put Canada away 83-43 in Sydney on Friday. 43 points was the lowest score in a semi-final in World Cup history.

The Americans will face China or Australia, who played later in the day, for the gold medal.

The United States (7-0), which has a record winning percentage and winning percentage in the tournament, dominated the match by scoring 15 points from the beginning. The Americans contested every shot on defense as the Canadians missed their first nine attempts from the field. Offensively, Stewart, Aja Wilson and Alyssa Thomas basically shot whatever they wanted.


Lawsuit: PGA TOUR files counterclaim against Saudi-funded LIV Golf, alleging rival leagues induced top players to breach PGA TOUR contracts, alleging tours cannot enforce contracts did.

The counterclaim was included in the PGA Tour’s response to an amended antitrust lawsuit filed in federal court in Northern California, which included LIV Golf as a plaintiff.

Since then, eight of the 11 players who have sued the PGA Tour have sought exclusion from the lawsuit, including Phil Mickelson. Mickelson said his involvement was no longer necessary because LIV Golf is suing the Tour.

In response to a lawsuit filed late Wednesday, the PGA Tour ordered LIV Golf to void its rules “with the stroke of a pen” after it lured players out of Saudi Arabia’s public investment fund for hundreds of millions of dollars. It claims that it is seeking

European Tour: British golfer Richard Mansell braved the bad weather to record an impressive 4-under 68 on the Old Course to extend his lead by two strokes midway through the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.

Sweden’s Alex Noren finished second at 8-under after 69-under at Kingsbarns, while Dane Niklas-Norgard-Moller and France’s Antoine Rosner finished 74s each at St Andrews and Carnoustie. , tied for third place.


football: This weekend’s Southern Methodist University game at the University of Central Florida was rescheduled due to Hurricane Ian, this time from Sunday to Wednesday.

The match at UCF’s on-campus stadium was originally scheduled for Saturday. After landing on Florida’s west coast, Ian moved across the state, affecting Orlando and other communities in the storm’s path.

The match will take place on Wednesday at 7pm.

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