Ko, just 17, becomes youngest to earn $1 million with victory at Marathon Classic

Seventeen-year-old Lydia Ko broke free from a late tie with So Yeon Ryu, hitting a wedge to 4 feet for birdie on the 72nd hole on Sunday to win the Marathon Classic at Sylvania, Ohio.

She became the youngest player to top $1 million in career earnings on the LPGA Tour.

Ryu had poured in a big-breaking, 25-foot birdie putt on the 17th to pull even.

But then Ko stuck her approach at the par-5 closing hole and calmly rolled in the birdie putt for a 6-under 65 that left her at 15-under 269. It was her second LPGA win as a pro to go with the two Canadian Open titles she grabbed as an amateur.

Ryu pushed a 6-footer at the 18th that would have forced a playoff.


HAMBURG OPEN: Argentina’s Leonardo Mayer upset top-seeded David Ferrer of Spain 6-7 (3), 6-1, 7-6 (4) in the final at Hamburg, Germany to win his first ATP title.

The 46th-ranked Mayer saved five of the eight break points he faced and converted five of his seven chances to beat the seventh-ranked Spaniard in the clay court tournament.

The 32-year-old Ferrer was bidding for his 22nd title.

ISTANBUL CUP: Caroline Wozniacki overpowered second-seeded Roberta Vinci 6-1, 6-1 to clinch her first WTA title of the year and 22nd overall.

Top-seeded Wozniacki needed only 67 minutes against the 24th-ranked Italian at the hard-court Koza World of Sport Complex. Wozniacki won 76 percent of points on her first serve.

SWEDISH OPEN: Germany’s Mona Barthel beat Chanelle Scheepers of South Africa 6-3, 7-6 (3) in the final to win at Bastad.

CLARO OPEN COLOMBIA: Wild card Bernard Tomic denied Ivo Karlovic’s attempt to retain the title, beating the second-seeded Croat 7-6 (5), 3-6, 7-6 (4) in the final at Bogota.


NFL: The New England Patriots signed veteran tight end Nate Byham.

The 26-year-old Byham spent the past two seasons with Tampa Bay after his first two seasons with San Francisco. Byham has 11 catches for 83 yards and one touchdown in 29 games since the 49ers drafted him in 2010. Last season, he had three catches for 38 yards in four games with the Buccaneers.

The Patriots have been seeking depth at tight end going into training camp, which begins Wednesday. Rob Gronkowski was a limited participant in minicamp last month as he continued his comeback from last year’s season-ending knee injury.


FCBL: Carson Helms homered in the second inning, and Jimmy Ricoy added a sacrifice fly in the eighth to give the Silvers Knights (21-18) a 2-0 victory against the Old Orchard Beach Raging Tide (13-26) in Nashua, N.H.

Skip Flangan had two of the four singles the Raging Tide managed against three Nashua pitchers.


INDYCAR: The series ran two races in Toronto, where rain wreaked havoc on both the schedule and driver strategy.

IndyCar had planned to run the first on Saturday but it was washed out by rain. It instead began Sunday morning, five hours before the start of the second race, and was won by Sebastien Bourdais, who broke a 52-race losing streak dating to 2007 in a dominating victory.

Rain returned for the second race, and drivers darted to pit road for rain tires. When the track began to dry, Mike Conway gambled and made an early stop to remove his rain tires. A caution minutes later sent the bulk of the field to pit road to change their tires, and Conway shot up the leaderboard.

GERMAN GRAND PRIX: Nico Rosberg became the first German to win at Hockenheim since 2006 and increased his lead in the Formula One drivers’ championship over Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton, who finished third.

Hamilton, who crashed in qualifying and survived a number of scrapes throughout the race, could not pass Valtteri Bottas in the closing laps and the Finn took second.


TOUR DE FRANCE: Alexander Kristoff of Norway won the 15th stage by leading a barreling pack that overtook two breakaway riders in the last few hundred meters, while Vincenzo Nibali finished in the main pack on to keep the overall lead.

After two days in the Alps, Sunday’s stage offered some relief over a flat 138 miles from Tallard toward Nimes in southeastern France.

Riders take the second rest day on Monday.


NBA: Milwaukee was awarded the contract of Kendall Marshall, the second-year guard who was waived last week by Lakers.

Marshall appeared in 54 games for Los Angeles last season, averaging 8.0 points, 8.8 assists and 2.9 rebounds.

– From staff and news services