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SPORTS BRIEFS

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WEIGHTLIFTING

Taiwanese win medals

Taiwan’s Hsu Shu-ching won a silver medal on Sunday in the 53kg women’s event at this year’s Universiade competition in Shenzhen, China. Hsu, a student at Chengshiu University in Greater Kaohsiung, recorded a combined total of 207kg to finish second in the event. It was the second medal for Taiwan in the world university sports extravaganza that runs through next Tuesday. On Saturday, Tang Chi-chung, clinched a bronze medal in the 56kg men’s event. Tang, a student at Chang Jung Christian University in Greater Tainan, lifted 105kg in the snatch and 131kg in the clean and jerk to finish with a total of 236kg. He fell to third place after failing to jerk 136kg.

RUGBY UNION

Springboks recall three

South Africa have recalled fullback Patrick Lambie, wing Lwazi Mvovo and hooker Chiliboy Ralepelle to their squad for Saturday’s Tri-Nations Test against New Zealand in Port Elizabeth. The trio were dropped after the Springboks’ unsuccessful away leg of the competition, but were added to the squad on Sunday following the 14-9 defeat by Australia on Saturday. Lambie, the 20-year-old Sharks playmaker has an excellent chance of being included in the match-day squad instead of Racing Metro’s Francois Steyn. Steyn, who played fullback against the Wallabies, limped off in the first half with a hamstring injury. Also on Sunday the Springbok team management denied reports that captain and hooker John Smit, who left the field late in the match with an arm injury, would miss the World Cup.

INDYCAR

Huner-Reay lands first win

Ryan Hunter-Reay raced to his first IndyCar victory of the year after a slippery, crash-marred finish in New Hampshire that left drivers upset that it was restarted in rain with about 10 laps left. Moments after the race resumed on Sunday, Danica Patrick’s car slid sideways, starting a chain reaction that knocked Will Power and Takuma Sato out of the race. Officials reverted to the race order that existed before the final restart, leaving Oriol Servia in second place and Scott Dixon in third. Power, second in the series point standings, was irate as he left his car and flashed an obscene gesture. However, he cut Dario Franchitti’s lead from 63 points to 47 with five races left.

GOLF

Kang defends Amateur title

Danielle Kang became the first player in 15 years to successfully defend the US Women’s Amateur title, beating Thailand’s Moriya Jutanugarn 6-and-5 on Sunday in the 36-hole final in rainy and windy conditions at Rhode Island Country Club. Kang, the 18-year-old from Westlake Village, California, had a 4-up lead after 18 holes and finished off Jutanugarn with a par on the par-four 13th. “I feel great,” said Kang, who had 11 birdies — three conceded — and one bogey in 31 holes. Kang, who plans to turn pro, won last year at Charlotte Country Club in North Carolina.

BEACH VOLLEYBALL

Brazilians top in London

Brazilian duo Liliane Maestrini and Angela Vieira won a women’s beach volleyball event on Sunday ahead of next year’s Olympics. Maestrini and Vieira came from behind to behind American duo Jennifer Kessy and April Ross 10-21, 21-15, 15-13 in the final at Horse Guards Parade in central London. In the match for third place, Brazil’s Vivian Cunha and Taiana Lima recorded a 21-19, 21-18 win over Denise Johns and Lucy Boulton of Britain.

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