Becky O’Brien of Cumberland finished second in the shot put with a personal-best throw of 60 feet, 2 inches at the U.S. indoor track and field championships Sunday in Boston.

O’Brien’s throw was more than a foot and a half better than her previous personal best (58-6 3/4) and matched the third-place throw at the 2012 U.S. Olympic trials.

Michelle Carter, a two-time Olympian and an eight-time national champion, won the event with a distance of 63-9 3/4. Jeneva Stevens was third at 59-2 1/4.

Also Sunday, Riley Masters of Bangor finished fifth in the men’s mile at 4 minutes, 3.82 seconds.


PGA: Ian Poulter lost a three-shot lead in two holes. He still had a share of the lead with Paul Casey going into a sprint-to-the-finish at the Honda Classic in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

Poulter played bogey-free in the rain-delayed third round for a 4-under 66 to take a three-shot lead over Padraig Harrington and Patrick Reed. It was the first 54-hole lead for Poulter on the PGA Tour.

But he hit a shank into the water and made double bogey on the par-3 fifth hole, then hooked his tee shot into the water for a bogey.

Both Poulter and Casey were at 7-under when play was suspended because of darkness, with Poulter on the eighth tee and Casey in the left rough on No. 10.

The round resumes at 8 a.m. Monday.

LPGA: South Korea’s Amy Yang won the Honda LPGA Thailand in Chonburi, Thailand, for her second LPGA Tour title, finishing with a 3-under 69 for a two-stroke victory over American Stacy Lewis and two others.

Yang broke a tie with Lewis with a three-stroke swing on the par-4 15th. Yang made a short birdie putt on the hole, and Lewis had a double bogey after blasting a 67-yard wedge shot over the green.

EUROPEAN TOUR: Andy Sullivan won his second European Tour title in South Africa in just over a month, closing with a 6-under 66 for a 17-under total and a two-shot victory at the Joburg Open.


ARGENTINA OPEN: Rafael Nadal earned his first title in nearly nine months, defeating Juan Monaco 6-4, 6-1 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The top-seeded Spaniard hadn’t reached a final since winning at the French Open last year.


WOMEN’S WORLD CUP: Anna Fenninger of Austria kept up the pressure on overall leader Tina Maze with a victory in a combined race at Bansko, Bulgaria.

Fenninger, No. 2 in the overall standings, posted the best time in the super-G leg and held off Maze in the slalom leg for a combined time of 2 minutes, 5.06 seconds.

MEN’S WORLD CUP: Overall leader Marcel Hirscher claimed his fourth straight giant slalom victory with the discipline’s third-biggest winning margin, in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.

Hirscher navigated the Kandahar course in 2 minutes, 43.23 seconds, beating Germany’s Felix Neureuther by 3.28 seconds for his 30th career victory.


UFC: Ronda Rousey (11-0) needed just 14 electrifying seconds to finish off Cat Zingano at UFC 184 on Saturday night in Los Angeles. Not only was it the fastest finish ever in a UFC title bout, it was the quickest submission victory in the promotion’s several thousand bouts.

– From staff and news services