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The Journal Gazette

Monday, February 11, 2019 1:00 am

Briefs

Americans win 1st major title

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FIGURE SKATING

Americans win 1st major title

Madison Chock and Evan Bates of the United States captured the first major international title of their career Sunday, winning the ice dancing competition at the Four Continents Figure Skating Championships in Anaheim, California. Chock and Bates, who were second at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships two weeks ago, scored 126.25 points during their free dance, which was to a medley of Elvis Presley tunes. They finished with 207.42 points to edge Canadians Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje, who totaled 203.93 points.

GOLF

Mickelson leads; tourney delayed

Phil Mickelson put himself on the brink of a fifth victory in the AT&T Pebble Beach pro-am by turning a three-shot deficit into a three-shot lead when a wild day of weather kept him from finishing Sunday. Mickelson will have to return this morning to play the last two holes. The final round started an hour late because of rain, and then was delayed two more hours when sunshine gave way to a hail storm that covered greens in white. Mickelson wanted to finish, even in the dark. Paul Casey says he could barely see on the 16th hole.

Frenchwoman, Scotsman win

In Barwon Heads, Australia, Celine Boutier of France claimed a two-stroke victory in the LPGA's Vic Open, and Scotland's David Law made eagle on the par-5 18th to win the men's title by a stroke over Australians Brad Kennedy and Wade Ormsby. Boutier shot a final-round 72 to finish at 8-under 281. Australians Sarah Kemp (65) and Su Oh (74) and England's Charlotte Thomas (69) were tied for second. Law's final-round 66 left him a stroke ahead of Kennedy (67) and third-round leader Ormsby (70) at 18-under 270 on the 13th Beach Golf Links to win his first European Tour tournament.

Langer wins Champions event

In Boca Raton, Florida, Bernhard Langer closed with a 7-under 65 on at The Old Course at Broken Sound for a five-stroke victory at the Oasis Championship. Langer finished at 19-under 197 for his 39th victory on the 50-and-over PGA Tour Champions tour. Marco Dawson was second after a 69.

High schools

Central Noble to play Oak Hill

Central Noble will play Oak Hill at Logansport in one of the two Class 2A girls basketball semistate games Saturday. The game will begin at 4 p.m. Central Noble (27-0), the top-ranked team in Class 2A according to the AP poll, advanced to semistates with a 43-37 win over North Judson-San Pierre. No. 3 Oak Hill (23-3) beat Tipton 56-36.

Commitments

IU Northwest announced Sunday that Snider senior Da'Leshia Davis had committed to the RedHawks women's basketball team. The news comes two days after Bishop Luers junior Lydia Reimbold announced on Twitter that she has verbally committed to Bellarmine University in Kentucky.

HOCKEY

Ducks fire their winningest coach

Anaheim Ducks general manager Bob Murray announced that he would take over as interim coach for the remainder of the regular season after firing Randy Carlyle on Sunday. Anaheim will hire a new coach following the season. Carlyle, 62, the winningest coach in Ducks history, was in his second stint with Anaheim. He led the team to the Stanley Cup in 2007 and three appearances in the Western Conference final (2006, 2007, 2017).