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Lincicome triumphs

American Brittany Lincicome saved par on the 18th hole for a 2-under 70 to edge defending champion Michelle Wie and Stacy Lewis by a stroke and win the Canadian Women's Open in Mirabel, Quebec. Lincicome finished at 13 under.

Elsewhere, Mark Calcavecchia won the Boeing Classic for his first Champions Tour title, beating Russ Cochran with a two-putt birdie on the first hole of a playoff. Calcavecchia and Cochran shot 7-under 65s to finish at 14 under at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge in Washington.

Lonnie Nielsen of Orchard Park tied for 11th at 2 under after shooting a 66 on Sunday. Former Buffalonian Jim Thorpe tied for 71st.

Three-time PGA Tour winner Kirk Triplett won the News Sentinel Open in Knoxville, Tenn., to become the oldest winner in Nationwide Tour history at 49 years, 4 months, 29 days. He posted a winning score of 21 under after a second straight 68.


Kelly stuns Cantlay

Kelly Kraft took the lead when UCLA star Patrick Cantlay, who shot a 60 in a PGA Tour event last month, bogeyed the 16th hole, then hung on for a 2-up victory in the U.S. Amateur final at Erin Hills in Wisconsin.

Kraft received a spot on the U.S. Walker Cup team after the match. Both finalists will receive a spot in next year's U.S. Open, and both traditionally are invited to the Masters. As the winner, Kraft, 22, also gets a spot in the British Open.


Brees powers Saints

Drew Brees threw for 189 yards and led New Orleans to scores on all three drives he played in the Saints' 40-20 victory over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday night.

Brees completed 15 of 23 passes and looked almost as sharp as he did two years ago, when he led three touchdown drives in a 45-7 exhibition win in Oakland.

Raiders QB Terrelle Pryor did not dress for the game.

Staff and wire service reports

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