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Sports in Brief: West Chester women lose lacrosse championship game

West Chester fell behind early in the NCAA Division II women's lacrosse final Sunday, and never managed to catch up.

West Chester fell behind early in the NCAA Division II women's lacrosse final Sunday, and never managed to catch up.

The Golden Rams (19-2) lost the title game by a score of 17-7 to defending champion Adelphi (18-1) at Clark Field in Gettysburg.

Lauren Glassey (W.C. Henderson) led West Chester with three goals.

The Rams' Erin Oczkowski (Archbishop Wood) and Claire Grimwood (Hopewell, N.J.) joined Glassey on the all-tournament team.

University of Virginia lacrosse player Yeardley Love was posthumously awarded a bachelor's degree in politics and government.

She was beaten to death May 3; Virginia men's player George Huguely has been charged in her slaying.

Chris Bocklet scored three goals and set up two others to lead top-seeded Virginia by Stony Brook, 10-9, in the Division I men's tourney.

The Cavaliers will face Duke in one semifinal Saturday in Baltimore; Cornell will face Notre Dame in the other.

AUTO RACING: Tony Kanaan overcame a second crash to qualify for this year's Indianapolis 500. The former IndyCar Series champion posted a four-lap average of 224.072 m.p.h. That was good enough to bump rookie Sebastian Saavedra out of the 33-car starting field.

Sarah Fisher's average of 224.434 gave the field a record fourth woman; she was the fastest of the four.

Junior Johnson, 78, said it "couldn't have been a better day" as the so-called "Last American Hero" joined Richard Petty, 72, as the only living members of the first class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, N.C.

Also inducted: Dale Earnhardt, Bill France Sr., and Bill France Jr. The class was chosen from a list of 25 candidates that included Darrell Waltrip, David Pearson, and 96-year-old Raymond Parks, all of whom were in attendance Sunday.

GOLF: Sun Young Yoo won the Sybase Match Play Championship for her first LPGA Tour victory, beating Angela Stanford, 3 and 1, at Hamilton Farm in Gladstone, N.J.

Fighting through a rocky final round for a 2-over 72, Jason Day won the Byron Nelson Championship in Irving, Texas. Jordan Spieth, a 16-year-old high school student from Dallas, finished tied for 16th.

Coming from 7 strokes back, Simon Khan won the BMW PGA Championship in Wentworth, England. He shot a 5-under 66.

FOOTBALL: NFL commissioner Roger Goodell sent a letter to 44 governors urging them to pass a law similar to one in Washington state that protects young athletes from concussions.

TRACK AND FIELD: Jamaica's Usain Bolt won the 200 meters at the Diamond League meet in Shanghai, cruising to victory in 19.76 seconds. Also, David Oliver of the United States ran a season-best 12.99 to win the 110 hurdles, leaving hometown hero Liu Xiang trailing in third (13.40).

WNBA: Willingboro High graduate Crystal Langhorne scored 16 points, but the Washington Mystics suffered their first loss of the season, falling by 80-65 to host Connecticut. Tan White led the Sun with 15 points.

SOCCER: Emilio Renteria scored on a header in the 64th minute to give the Columbus Crew a 1-0 MLS victory over the host Kansas City Wizards. Columbus (6-0-2) and Los Angeles (8-0-2) are the league's only unbeaten teams.

- Staff and wire reports