AUTO RACING

Lanpher earns his first PASS win at OPS

Reid Lanpher of Manchester earned his first Pro All Star Series Late Model win Sunday in the Speedway Homes 150 at Oxford Plains Speedway.

Lanpher started from the pole position and swapped the lead with Glen Luce of Turner and Joey Polewarcyzk of Hudson, New Hampshire, early the race. Polewarczyk’s race ended 10 laps after the halfway point due to mechanical difficulties. Lanpher reclaimed the lead and held on for the win.

Cole Butcher, of Porters Lake, Nova Scotia, charged into second place, while Luce finished third.

Also Sunday, Bryce Mains of Bridgton won the Street Stock Quad Series feature, Ben Tinker of New Gloucester won the PASS Mods feature, and Austin Teras of Windham won the Legends Car feature.

INDYCAR: Josef Newgarden kept Team Penske on top at Barber Motorsports Park with his second win in three years at the Indy Grand Prix of Alabama.

ROAD RACING

LONDON MARATHON: Kenyan runner Mary Keitany broke Paula Radcliffe’s women-only marathon world record with a third London Marathon victory on Sunday, while Daniel Wanjiru won the men’s race for the first time.

Keitany completed the 26.2-mile course in 2 hours, 17 minutes and 1 second to shave 41 seconds off Radcliffe’s 12-year-old mark.

In the men’s race, the 24-year-old Wanjiru won his first major marathon in 2:05:48.

Colleges

TRACK AND FIELD: A college student died after being struck during a hammer-throw event at a track meet in Wheaton, Illinois.

Wheaton College officials say 19-year-old student Ethan Roser of Cincinnati was volunteering at a meet Saturday when he was accidentally struck by a hammer.

The hammer used in such competitions is a metal ball attached to a steel wire. The athlete holds a grip at the other end of the wire and spins several times before releasing it. The hammer weighs up to 16 pounds.

CYCLING

LIEGE-BASTOGNE-LIEGE CLASSIC: Spaniard Alejandro Valverde dedicated his win in Liege, Belgium, to Italian cyclist Michele Scarponi, who died after a collision with a van while training on Saturday at the age of 37.

TENNIS

MONTE CARLO MASTERS: Defending champion Rafael Nadal easily beat Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-1, 6-3 in an all-Spanish final in Monaco to win the tournament for the 10th time.

FED CUP: Ilie Nastase, the captain of Romania’s Fed Cup team, has been provisionally suspended from the competition for abusing players and the umpire during a match against Britain.

n CoCo Vandeweghe and Bethanie Mattek-Sands defeated Kristyna Pliskova and Katerina Siniakova 6-2, 6-3, in Wesley Chapel, Florida, to send the United States to its first Fed Cup final in seven years with a 3-2 semifinal victory over three-time defending champion Czech Republic.

The Americans will face Belarus for the championship Nov. 11- 12.

n Belarus surprised a higher-rated Swiss team, winning 3-2 in Minsk, Belarus, to reach its first-ever final.

No. 125-ranked Aryna Sabalenka gave the Belarusians an unassailable 3-1 lead in the best-of-five match when she beat Viktorija Golubic 6-3, 2-6, 6-4.

– Staff and news service report