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Johnson wins two at Queens

Liz Johnson of Cheektowaga qualified seventh, then won her first two matches Monday in the USBC Queens Bowling Tournament at the Oncenter in Syracuse. After averaging 215.87 for 15 games of qualifying, Johnson defeated Tish Johnson, 724-689, in their three-games total pinfall match. Then she overwhelmed Aesha Turner, 755-584.

Johnson will face Nikki Lunsford of Plainfield, Ill. in her next match Tuesday morning. Johnson and Lunsford were teammates on the Bowlers Choice team which won the championship with a record score in the 2010 USBC Women's Championship.

Defending champion Kelly Kulick of Union, N.J. lost her second match to another former Queens winner, Michelle Feldman of Auburn, N.Y., 655-517, and fell into the contender's bracket of the double-elimination tournament.

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Evans' fight postponed

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon "Bones" Jones has postponed his first title defense against Niagara Falls' Rashad Evans with an injured right hand.

Jones' management team said Monday that the new champion has torn tissue between the thumb and forefinger of his right hand.

Jones (13-1) was scheduled to face Evans at UFC 133 in Philadelphia on Aug. 6.

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Team USA wins hockey gold

The United States has won its third straight women's world hockey championship, beating Canada, 3-2, in overtime in Zurich.

Hilary Knight scored the winner 7:48 into the extra period Monday for her fifth goal of the tournament, giving the U.S. its fourth world title in the last five events.

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Harris to play in championship

Former Niagara Falls standout Paul Harris has led the Tropang Talk-N-Text to the Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner's Cup Championship. The seven-game series kicks off Wednesday and can be seen on the Web at www.philstar.com/pbalive.aspx at 7 a.m.

Harris ranked fourth in the league in scoring during the regular season (27.7 points per game) and second in rebounding (13.3).

From News Staff and wire service reports

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