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Kennebunk defeats Gould in girls’ lacrosse opener

Kyra Schwartzman’s five goals and an assist led Kennebunk to a 16-7 victory over Gould Academy in a girls’ lacrosse opener at Kennebunk.

Jenny Bush added four goals and three assists for the Rams.


LPGA: Paula Creamer is calling for a women’s Masters at Augusta National.

Creamer would love for organizers to at least listen to the idea of women playing a Masters in consecutive weeks with the men’s tournament. She reiterated her thoughts Tuesday at Lake Merced Golf Club, where the Bay Area native is preparing for this week’s Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic.

On April 14, Creamer posted on Twitter: “I hope The Masters will consider a Women’s Masters soon. They do so much to grow the game. Fastest area of golf growth is women! #6Majors?”

While she hasn’t heard from anyone official at Augusta, there has been plenty of positive feedback.

“There’s no reason why we can’t do that in women’s golf,” Creamer said. “We’re just as much a part of growing the game.”


BARCELONA OPEN: Top-seeded Kei Nishikori began the defense of his title with a 6-3, 6-4 second-round victory over Teymuraz Gabashvili of Russia.

Nishikori hit 22 winners and held serve to win in 1 hour, 8 minutes on the outdoor clay court.

In other second-round matches, seventh-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut beat Thomaz Bellucci 6-3, 6-4, while Tommy Robredo downed Mikhail Kukushkin, 6-3, 6-2.

Nicolas Almagro advanced to the second round, where he will face eight-time winner Rafael Nadal, after opponent Paolo Lorenzi retired 10 minutes into the match with Almagro leading 3-0. Last year, Almagro stunned Nadal in the quarterfinals, ending Nadal’s run of 41 straight wins at the tournament.

PORSCHE GRAND PRIX: Eighth-seeded Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain needed three sets to overcome Russian qualifier Evgeniya Rodina 6-2, 6-7 (5), 6-4 in the first round at Stuttgart, Germany.

Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic beat Ukraine’s Kateryna Bondarenko, 7-6 (8), 6-4.


NFL: The Cowboys re-signed running back Lance Dunbar and punter Chris Jones to one-year deals worth $1.5 million. Both were restricted free agents.

Dunbar worked his way into a change-of-pace role out of the Dallas backfield as an undrafted free agent out of North Texas three years ago. He had 362 all-purpose yards last season, topped by 217 yards receiving.


WORLD CUP: European lawmakers are likely to urge FIFA to revote on awarding the 2022 World Cup to Qatar.

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe says it will discuss the issue Thursday. The debate follows a report to the 47-nation Council of Europe in January raising concerns about “illegal payments” to help Qatar secure hosting rights.

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Robert Lewandowski scored twice, and Bayern Munich overcame a two-goal deficit from the first leg with a 6-1 win over Porto to reach the semifinals for the fourth straight year.

n Neymar scored in the 14th and 34th minutes, and Barcelona beat visiting Paris Saint-Germain 2-0 for a 5-1 aggregate win. Barcelona, a four-time champion, is in the semifinals for the seventh time in eight seasons.

– From staff and news services