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  • Ben Crane acknowledges the crowd after making his par putt on the 17th green during the third round of the St. Jude Classic golf tournament Sunday, June 8, 2014, in Memphis, Tenn. Weather delays during the week forced Saturday's third round to be finished Sunday morning before the final round could begin. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

    Ben Crane acknowledges the crowd after making his par putt on the 17th green during the third round of the St. Jude Classic golf tournament Sunday, June 8, 2014, in Memphis, Tenn. Weather delays during the week forced Saturday's third round to be finished Sunday morning before the final round could begin. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

  • Ben Crane responds to his chip that came up short on the 16th green during the third round of the St. Jude Classic golf tournament Sunday, June 8, 2014, in Memphis, Tenn. Crane made par on the hole. Weather delays during the week forced Saturday's third round to be finished Sunday morning before the final round could begin. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

    Ben Crane responds to his chip that came up short on the 16th green during the third round of the St. Jude Classic golf tournament Sunday, June 8, 2014, in Memphis, Tenn. Crane made par on the hole. Weather delays during the week forced Saturday's third round to be finished Sunday morning before the final round could begin. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

  • Troy Merritt lines up a putt on the ninth green during the final round of the St. Jude Classic golf tournament Sunday, June 8, 2014, in Memphis, Tenn. Merritt made par on the hole. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

    Troy Merritt lines up a putt on the ninth green during the final round of the St. Jude Classic golf tournament Sunday, June 8, 2014, in Memphis, Tenn. Merritt made par on the hole. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

  • Phil Mickelson changes clubs on the ninth green during the final round of the St. Jude Classic golf tournament Sunday, June 8, 2014, in Memphis, Tenn. Mickelson made par on the hole. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

    Phil Mickelson changes clubs on the ninth green during the final round of the St. Jude Classic golf tournament Sunday, June 8, 2014, in Memphis, Tenn. Mickelson made par on the hole. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

  • Camilo Villegas, of Colombia, reacts to his chip shot onto the 17th green during the third round of the St. Jude Classic golf tournament Sunday, June 8, 2014, in Memphis, Tenn. Villegas made birdie on the hole. Weather delays during the week forced Saturday's third round to be finished Sunday morning before the final round could begin. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

    Camilo Villegas, of Colombia, reacts to his chip shot onto the 17th green during the third round of the St. Jude Classic golf tournament Sunday, June 8, 2014, in Memphis, Tenn. Villegas made birdie on the hole. Weather delays during the week forced Saturday's third round to be finished Sunday morning before the final round could begin. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

  • Troy Merritt hits out of the sand and onto the 16th green during the third round of the St. Jude Classic golf tournament Sunday, June 8, 2014, in Memphis, Tenn. Merritt made par on the hole. Weather delays during the week forced Saturday's third round to be finished Sunday morning before the final round could begin. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

    Troy Merritt hits out of the sand and onto the 16th green during the third round of the St. Jude Classic golf tournament Sunday, June 8, 2014, in Memphis, Tenn. Merritt made par on the hole. Weather delays during the week forced Saturday's third round to be finished Sunday morning before the final round could begin. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

  • Ben Crane acknowledges the crowd after making his par putt on the 17th green during the third round of the St. Jude Classic golf tournament Sunday, June 8, 2014, in Memphis, Tenn. Weather delays during the week forced Saturday's third round to be finished Sunday morning before the final round could begin. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
  • Ben Crane responds to his chip that came up short on the 16th green during the third round of the St. Jude Classic golf tournament Sunday, June 8, 2014, in Memphis, Tenn. Crane made par on the hole. Weather delays during the week forced Saturday's third round to be finished Sunday morning before the final round could begin. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
  • Troy Merritt lines up a putt on the ninth green during the final round of the St. Jude Classic golf tournament Sunday, June 8, 2014, in Memphis, Tenn. Merritt made par on the hole. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
  • Phil Mickelson changes clubs on the ninth green during the final round of the St. Jude Classic golf tournament Sunday, June 8, 2014, in Memphis, Tenn. Mickelson made par on the hole. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
  • Camilo Villegas, of Colombia, reacts to his chip shot onto the 17th green during the third round of the St. Jude Classic golf tournament Sunday, June 8, 2014, in Memphis, Tenn. Villegas made birdie on the hole. Weather delays during the week forced Saturday's third round to be finished Sunday morning before the final round could begin. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
  • Troy Merritt hits out of the sand and onto the 16th green during the third round of the St. Jude Classic golf tournament Sunday, June 8, 2014, in Memphis, Tenn. Merritt made par on the hole. Weather delays during the week forced Saturday's third round to be finished Sunday morning before the final round could begin. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Golf

Crane wins St. Jude Classic for 5th PGA title

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Ben Crane won the St. Jude Classic by a stroke yesterday for his first PGA Tour title since 2011 despite closing with a 3-over 73.

Crane went wire to wire for his fifth career victory. He played 30 holes on the last day because of rain delays at TPC Southwind. He finished the final 12 holes of his third round in the morning to lead by three shots entering the final round. He two-putted for bogey on the final hole to win.

Crane had a 270 total, with Troy Merritt (71) at 271. Webb Simpson (65), Matt Every (70) and Carl Pettersson (69) were at 272. Ian Poulter (64) was among four at 273.

Phil Mickelson, among those tuning up for the U.S. Open at Pinehurst, left winless in his 20th event since the British Open. He tied for 11th after a 72.

Golf

Park wins Manulife Financial Classic

WATERLOO, Ontario – Inbee Park won the Manulife Financial Classic yesterday for her first LPGA Tour title in more than 11 months, matching the course record with 10-under 61 for a three-stroke victory over Cristie Kerr.

A week after losing the top spot in the world to Stacy Lewis, Park finished at 23-under 261 at Grey Silo for her 10th LPGA Tour title and first since the U.S. Women’s Open. She had only one bogey in 72 holes – on the fourth hole in the first round.

The 25-year-old South Korean star ended a 20-event tour winless streak. Last year, she swept the first three majors and finished with six victories. She also won the Ladies European Tour’s World Ladies Championship three months ago in China.

Kerr finished with a 63.

Formula One

Ricciardo wins Canadian Grand Prix

MONTREAL – Daniel Ricciardo won the Canadian Grand Prix yesterday, breaking the Mercedes stranglehold on the Formula One circuit.

The Red Bull driver earned his first Formula One victory and the first win this year for any driver other than Mercedes’s Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton. Ricciardo passed Rosberg, the points leader and pole-sitter, with two laps to go. Hamilton was knocked out in the 48th lap with a brake problem.

Rosberg finished second, easily protecting his lead in the championship standings. The German has 140 of a possible 175 points through seven races, with two victories and five second-place finishes. Hamilton remains second in the standings with 118 points.

Ricciardo moved up to third with 79 points.

Four-time defending world champion Sebastian Vettel, who won at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve last year, was third.

Baseball

Rangers’ Moreland out 3 months for ankle surgery

ARLINGTON, Texas – Texas Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland will miss about three months to have surgery on a left ankle that’s been bothering him all season.

Moreland has tried injections and other remedies but hasn’t been able to get rid of persistent pain in the ankle. The Rangers announced the decision yesterday.

The 28-year-old Moreland had to take over at first when Prince Fielder was sidelined for the season to have neck surgery.

Moreland is hitting .246 with two home runs and 23 RBI. He had a career-high 23 homers last season.

Hockey

NHL still grappling with concussions

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman says concussions are down across the league and the numbers back that up.

Data from STATS show there were 53 concussions during the regular season, a sharp decline from the 78 reported during the league’s last full season two years ago.

Whether the NHL’s concussion protocols deserve all the credit is an open question. Bettman says there is only so much the league can do about a player hiding a head injury to stay on the ice.

Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman James Wisniewski admitted he avoided return-to-play protocol during the playoffs because he wanted to keep playing. Such a scenario shows the challenges of quantifying how many NHL players stay on the ice with concussions.

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