Penn reigns in Ivy League lacrosse, with the men beating host Harvard, 7-5, and the women defeating host Princeton, 9-6, in title games Sunday that have them headed to NCAA tournaments.
Zack Losco scored a hat trick for the Quakers (11-3), while Nick Doktor, Drew Belinsky, Kevin Brown, and Reid Tudor each added a goal. After giving up the first four goals to the Crimson (10-6), Brian Feeney made 11 of his 12 saves.
Losco was named the tournament's most outstanding player, and was joined on the all-tournament team by Doktor, Feeney, and his twin brother Danny Feeney.
A six-goal run in the first half helped the Penn women (12-4) earn their third Ivy tournament title and the NCAA berth with the win over the Tigers (11-6).
Lindsey Smith, a Unionville High graduate, and Nina Corcoran each scored two goals in the first half, and Lely DeSimone netted one in each half. Iris Williamson (Germantown Friends) scored both of hers in the second half. Catherine Dickinson also scored for the Quakers.
Tory Bensen, who handed out two assists and caused a turnover, was named most outstanding player of the tournament. Joining her on the all-tournament team were Smith, Corcoran, DeSimone, Meg Markham, and Taylor Foussadier (Washington Township), and Princeton's Annie Woehling (Radnor).
AUTO RACING Denny Hamlin, winner of four races at Daytona that didn't count, finally has a points-paying victory at a restrictor-plate track. Hamlin, who opened the season with a pair of wins in Daytona exhibition races only to finish second in the Daytona 500, was sitting second in the closing laps at Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama. But he won a drag race with leader Kevin Harvick on a restart with two laps remaining, and was out front when NASCAR froze the field because of debris from an accident.
The yellow flag prevented Greg Biffle, who led five times for a race-high 58 laps, from pulling out of line in an attempt to grab the victory. Hamlin became the eighth winner in 10 races this season. Harvick was hung out without any drafting partners and finished seventh.
TENNIS Serena Williams brushed aside Belinda Bencic of Switzerland, 6-2, 6-1, to open her defense of the Madrid Open title, while Maria Sharapova of Russia beat Klara Koukalova of the Czech Republic, 6-1, 6-2 in the first round.
Novak Djokovic of Serbia withdrew before the start of the men's event because of a wrist injury.
Slovakian qualifier Martin Klizan rallied from apparent stomach problems to defeat top-seeded Fabio Fognini of Italy, 2-6, 6-1, 6-2, in the BMW Open final in Munich for his second ATP World Tour title.
Taylor Townsend, the former world No. 1 junior, earned a wild card into the main draw of the French Open after winning a U.S. Tennis Association qualifying tournament. The 18-year-old is from Houston.
Carlos Berlocq of Argentina stormed back to beat top-seeded Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic, 0-6, 7-5, 6-1, and win the Portugal Open in Oeiras for his second career title.
Former British No. 1 Elena Baltacha, 30, who had been fighting liver cancer since retiring from the game in November, died Sunday.
SOCCER Without even playing, Juventus clinched its third consecutive Serie A title as the team's lead in the Italian league became insurmountable.
Chelsea was held to a 0-0 draw by Norwich, which means Manchester City and Liverpool would have to lose both of their final games to give Chelsea any hope of capturing the Premier League.
Bradley Wright-Phillips scored in the 71st minute to give the New York Red Bulls (3-2-5) a 1-0 Major League Soccer win over FC Dallas (5-3-1) in Frisco, Texas. . . . Jacob Peterson scored his first MLS goal since the 2012 regular-season finale, and Sporting Kansas City beat shorthanded Columbus, 2-0, in Kansas.
- Inquirer wire reports