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Eickhoff shuts down Braves over 7 innings, Phillies win 5-0

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jerad Eickhoff pitched five-hit ball over seven innings to help the Philadelphia Phillies avoid a three-game sweep and beat the Atlanta Braves 5-0 on Sunday.

Eickhoff (2-6) won for the first time since April 13, stopping a streak of five straight losses.

Cameron Rupp homered for the Phillies, and Maikel Franco had two RBIs.

Philadelphia, a surprise success this season, faces a tougher schedule of opponents during an upcoming stretch that includes a series at Detroit and games against a pair of division leaders, the Chicago Cubs and Washington Nationals.

Casey Kelly (0-1) allowed three runs over five innings in his first start this season.


McCoughtry, Clarendon lead Dream to 87-81 win over Sky

ATLANTA (AP) — Angel McCoughtry had 21 points, Layshia Clarendon scored 12 of her 15 in the second half and added a career-high eight rebounds in the Atlanta Dream's 87-81 comeback victory over the Chicago Sky on Sunday.

The Dream (2-1) overcame a 10-point deficit to win. Carla Cortijo added 12 points and five assists, Sancho Lyttle scored 10 points, and Elizabeth Williams had nine and a career best-tying five blocked shots.

A putback by Erika de Souza gave Chicago (1-2) a 52-43 lead with 7:16 left in the third quarter, but the Sky made just 3 of 14 field-goal attempts and committed five turnovers as Atlanta closed the quarter on a 21-6 run and never again trailed.

Jamierra Faulkner hit a 3, a jumper and converted a 3-point play to trim Chicago's deficit to 68-67 with eight minutes to play, but Clarendon scored 10 points down the stretch and McCoughtry made several key defensive plays to seal the win.

Cappie Pondexter led the Sky with 17 points, Elena Delle Donne scored 16 points, and Faulkner added 15. Jessica Breland finished with 14 points and 10 rebounds.


Richy Werenski wins Tour's BMW Charity Pro-Am

GREER, S.C. (AP) — Richy Werenski won the BMW Charity Pro-Am on Sunday for his first Tour title, finishing with his second straight 6-under 65 for a two-stroke victory.

Werenski, the 24-year-old former Georgia Tech player who won the Golf Channel's "Big Break" series last year, birdied the par-5 15th and 16th holes and closed with two pars at the Thornblade Club. He finished the three-course event at 21-under 265.

Based in Bluffton, South Carolina, Werenski made $121,500 to jump from seventh to second on the money list with $258,958 — more than enough to earn a PGA Tour as a top-25 finisher in the regular season. He tied for second this season in the Club Colombia and El Bosque Mexico championships.

Zack Sucher (65), Brian Campbell (66) and Brett Drewitt (66) tied for second. Third-round leader Brandon Hagy (69) was fifth at 18 under.


NCAA softball tournament down to Sweet 16

UNDATED (AP) — Most of the seeded teams have advanced to the super-regional round of the NCAA softball tournament.

Arizona and Utah were the lone un-seeded teams to advance out of the weekend regional contests.

The Wildcats went unbeaten in their regional, moving on Sunday with a 4-3 win over 13-seeded Tennessee. The Utes also advanced with a 5-3 win at 9th-seeded Kentucky.

The remainder of the field includes top-seeded Florida along with Georgia, Florida State, Oregon, UCLA, Auburn, Oklahoma, Louisiana-Lafayette, Alabama, Washington, James Madison, LSU, Michigan and Missouri.

Schools next face best-of-three matchups in the tournament's super-regional round.