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January 13, 2014

Sports briefs, Jan. 13

Penny nets 23 points in Blue Demons’ loss

CHICAGO — Logansport High School product Jasmine Penny continued her hot scoring stretch for DePaul’s women’s basketball team on Saturday.

St. John’s beat DePaul 96-86. Penny scored a game-high 23 points, reaching the 20-point plateau for the fifth straight game.

Penny connected on 9 of 11 shots from the field and made 5 of 7 attempts from the free throw line. She complemented her scoring with five rebounds, four blocked shots, three assists and two steals.

The loss dropped DePaul to 11-5 overall and 2-2 in the Big East. Penny is averaging a team-high 17.3 points per game and is shooting a sizzling 64 percent from the field. She also averages 5.4 rebounds per game.

Champion’s squad falls in conference play

COLCHESTER, Vt. — Logansport High School product Nate Champion had a nice all-around game for Le Moyne College’s men’s basketball team in an 87-80 loss to Saint Michael’s College on Saturday.

Champion recorded 15 points, eight assists, five rebounds and four steals for the Dolphins, who dropped to 7-7 overall and 4-4 in the Northeast-10 Conference.

Walker wins Sony Open with strong finish

HONOLULU (AP) — Jimmy Walker pulled away with three straight birdies late in the final round and closed with a 7-under 63 to win the Sony Open.

Walker went 187 tournaments and seven years without winning on the PGA Tour. Now he has won twice in his last six starts, and is No. 1 in the Ryder Cup standings.

Sunday was so tight that there was a five-way tie for the lead with two hours remaining. Walker was one shot behind Harris English when he made three straight birdies starting at No. 15. English made bogey from the bunker on the 15th and never recovered.

MLB witness outlines A-Rod’s PED program

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball’s key witness in its case against Alex Rodriguez said he designed and administered an elaborate doping program for the 14-time All-Star starting in 2010.

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