Women's golf
TOLEDO -- YSU finished in a tie for ninth with Northern Illinois at the three-round Toledo Rocket Fall Classic, which concluded Sunday.
Sophomore Brittany Jones was the Penguins' top finisher, coming in 25th. Overall, YSU finished with a three-round score of 975 (325-316-334) while Toledo won the event with an 892.
Sophomore Adrianna DiLonardo tied for 38th after completing a three-round total of 242. Bonnie Sherman placed 46th with a 246, Felicia Ciotola was 53rd with a 250, Mollie Boney finished 60th with a 256, Kristen Albrecht was 71st with a 266 and Amanda Brindley placed 74th with a 268.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- McDonald heavyweight Adam Smith was disqualified in the fourth round of a scheduled eight-rounder against Mike Marrone on Saturday night at Boardwalk Hall.
Smith (4-8-1), who took the fight on short notice and was not in top shape, landed several strong blows against Marrone (11-0, 9 KOs) in the first three rounds before tiring in the fourth.
"Adam was beginning to run out of gas, but he rocked Marrone several times in the first three rounds," said Steel City Boxing Inc.'s Chuck Bayley. "Grabbing him was his way of defending himself when he was tired."
Added Smith, "There is no doubt that if I was in better shape, I would have won this fight."
Penguins lose
HERSHEY, Pa. -- Brian Willsie scored two power-play goals to lead the Washington Capitals to their first exhibition victory, 3-2 over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday night.
Willsie scored with just over five minutes remaining in the second period and added another power-play goal at 11:19 of the third. Jeff Halpern also scored on a man-advantage for Washington (1-3-1), which finished 3-for-12 on the power play.
Tomas Surovy scored a power-play goal in the first period and Michel Ouellet added a third-period goal for Pittsburgh (0-3-2), which is winless in five preseason games.
Mario Lemieux and No. 1 overall pick Sidney Crosby did not play for the Penguins.
Presidents Cup
GAINESVILLE, Va. -- Fred Couples delivered another magical moment. Chris DiMarco provided the clinching point with a dramatic birdie. Best of all, the Americans sent captain Jack Nicklaus into retirement as a winner.
Right when it looked like the Presidents Cup might end in another tie, DiMarco holed a 15-foot putt on the 18th hole to outlast Stuart Appleby for a 1-up victory Sunday, giving the Americans an 18 1/2-15 1/2 victory at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club and keeping their record perfect on home soil.
DiMarco knew it was good in the final few feet, and he charged toward the cup and then into the arms of Nicklaus.
"All I thought about was to get him a win," DiMarco said.
Nicklaus, who already said farewell to the majors and might not play another PGA Tour event, was captain for the third time. His team got hammered in Australia in 1998, and the matches ended in a tie two years ago in South Africa.
"It feels a lot better to have a win, there's no question about that," Nicklaus said. "As far as being something special, I may never captain another team, I may never play another round of golf, and if I end my career this way, it's a pretty good way to end it."
Tiger Woods lost for the first time in a Presidents Cup singles match, falling to Retief Goosen on the 17th hole. Goosen also went unbeaten for the week at 4-0-1. But the Americans got loads of help, from Jim Furyk (3-0-2) beating Adam Scott, and Kenny Perry and David Toms getting their first points of the week.
Michigan out of poll
The winningest team in the history of college football is unranked for the first time in more than seven years.
Michigan fell out of The Associated Press Top 25 on Sunday, ending a streak of 114 straight weeks in the rankings, which was the longest in the nation. The last poll that didn't include Michigan was in 1998.
Southern California extended its streak of No. 1 rankings to 23 in the latest media poll. Ohio State was one of five Big Ten teams ranked in the AP poll. The Buckeyes were No. 8, but Iowa joined Michigan in dropping from the rankings for the first time this season.
Vindicator staff/wire reports

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