Portland native Emily Durgin placed fifth in the women’s division Sunday at the Toronto Waterfront Marathon, behind four Ethiopian runners, with a time of 2 hours, 26 minutes and 46 seconds.

Durgin, a Cheverus High graduate who now lives and trains in Flagstaff, Arizona, had already qualified for the 2024 Olympic marathon trials by running 1:07:54 at the Houston Half Marathon, but this was her first completed marathon. She dropped out in her marathon debut last November at the New York City Marathon.

Among Maine women, only Olympic gold medalist and former world record holder Joan Benoit Samuelson has run a faster marathon.

At the 2022 TD Beach to Beacon 10K in Cape Elizabeth, Durgin was runner-up by nine seconds to Fentaye Belayneh of Ethiopia.



PGA: Tom Kim successfully defended his title in the Shriners Children’s Open at Las Vegas when he closed with a 5-under 66 to emerge from a pack of a dozen players who had a chance in the final hour.

Kim won by one shot over Adam Hadwin, who birded the final hole for a 67. He now has three PGA Tour titles in the last 15 months, and at 21 is the youngest player since Tiger Woods in 1997 to have three tour wins.

LPGA: American Solheim Cup player Angel Yin defeated top-ranked Lilia Vu on the first playoff hole to win the LPGA Shanghai tournament for her first LPGA Tour win.

Yin and Vu finished at 14-under 274 on the Qizhong Garden Golf Club course. In the playoff, Yin made a birdie at the par-4 18th after Vu narrowly missed her 20-foot birdie putt.

Vu shot a 4-under 68 and was the clubhouse leader until Yin birdied the par-5 17th and then made par on the final hole to force a playoff.

EUROPEAN TOUR: Matthieu Pavon broke through for his first European tour victory, fending off an early rally by Jon Rahm and a late charge by Marcel Siem to win the Spanish Open in Madrid by four shots.


The Frenchman closed with a 7-under 64 to finish at 23 under.

Pavon, runner-up to Rahm last year finished four strokes ahead of Zander Lombard (64) and five ahead of Nathan Kimsey. Siem flirted with a 59 but settled for a 61 that included two eagles. He finished six shots back.

Rahm, bidding for a fourth title since 2018 at his home tournament, birdied six of his first eight holes to move within three shots of the lead but eventually faded to a tie for ninth place.

LIV: Brooks Koepka held it together at the end for a 2-under 68 and successfully defended his title at LIV Golf-Jeddah with a birdie on the second playoff hole to beat Talor Gooch in Saudi Arabia.

Koepka had to birdie two of his last three holes to finish at 14-under 196 and tie with Gooch, who closed with a 62. Gooch, though, moved past Cameron Smith to win the season points title and an $18 million bonus.

CHAMPIONS TOUR: Rod Pampling of Australia finished off a 68 in the second round and then closed with a 5-under 67 at the SAS Championship in Cary, North Carolina, for his second career PGA Tour Champions title.


Pampling won by two shots over Steven Alker, who moved up to No. 2 in the Charles Schwab Cup standings behind Steve Stricker heading into the playoffs.


NAHL: A goal by Linas Dedinas with 4:18 remaining gave the New Hampshire Mountain Kings a 6-5 win over the Maine Nordiques in a North American Hockey League game at the Colisee.

Nick Romeo had two goals and two assists for the Nordiques, who also got goals from Jake Bernadet, Evan Orloff and Charles Tardiff.


EURO 2024 QUALIFYING: Gavi’s winning goal for Spain against Norway clinched spots in next year’s European Championships for both Spain and Scotland.


The Barcelona midfielder’s strike at Ullevaal Stadium in Oslo secured a 1-0 win that eliminated Norway from contention for one of the top two spots in the group.


KOREA OPEN: Jessica Pegula beat Yuan Yue 6-2, 6-3 in the final in Seoul for the fourth title of her career.

The top-seeded Pegula became the first American since Venus Williams in 2007 to win the title in Seoul.

HONG KONG OPEN: Leylah Fernandez of Canada rallied from a set down to defeat Katerina Siniakova, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4, as she won her first title in 19 months.

SHANGHAI MASTERS: Hubert Hurkacz claimed his second Masters title in a dramatic final in China, saving a match point before prevailing 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (8) against Andrey Rublev.



FOOTBALL: Washington moved up to No. 5 in The Associated Press poll – the Huskies’ best ranking in six years – and unbeaten Air Force entered the top 25 for the first time since 2019.

The top four teams are unchanged after No. 1 Georgia, No. 2 Michigan, No. 3 Ohio State and No. 4 Florida State all won Saturday in blowout fashion. The Bulldogs received 43 first-place votes, Michigan got 16, and Ohio State and Florida State each had one.

Washington received two first-place votes and jumped two spots past No. 6 Oklahoma and No. 7 Penn State.


IOC MEETING: IOC President Thomas Bach was urged by several members Sunday to change Olympic statutes on term limits and seek four more years as president through 2029.

Bach’s presidency is due to end in 2025 – a 12-year maximum agreed in anti-corruption reforms passed after the Salt Lake City bid scandal broke in the 1990s.

However, citing the recent years of global crises, several of the 99 International Olympic Committee members opened their annual meeting suggesting they needed more of Bach’s leadership that started in 2013.

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