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February 2, 2014 

Davis Cup Britain US Tennis

Britain's Andy Murray celebrates after winning his a match against United States' Sam Querrey at the Davis Cup tennis matches on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

DENIS POROY — AP

Tennis

Britain knocks out U.S.

At San Diego, Wimbledon champion Andy Murray beat Sam Querrey 7-6 (5), 6-7 (3), 6-1, 6-3 to clinch Britain’s opening-round Davis Cup victory against the United States on Sunday at Petco Park. Murray won his 18th straight Davis Cup singles match and Britain beat the Americans for the first time since 1935. Britain advanced to the World Group quarterfinals for the first time since 1986. It will face Italy, which defeated Argentina.

Soccer

Scramble for top spot

After slipping from the summit of the English Premier League during the week, Arsenal overcame struggling Crystal Palace 2-0. The focus turns to Monday night when Manchester City, which is two points behind Arsenal, hosts Chelsea, which is three points further back in third. Liverpool remained in fourth place.

College track

Hughes sets school mark

At Clemon, Winthrop senior Sam Hughes set at school indoor record in the women’s 5K at 17:54.08. She was third overall. Hughes topped the previous record by 20 seconds.

College tennis

Virginia topples USC

At Charlottesville, Va., No. 14 Virginia (3-0) beat the USC women’s team (3-1), 5-2. USC’s Katerina Popova and Meghan Blevins won singles matches. ... At Clemson, the No. 24 Tigers (7-1) blanked Winthrop (1-2) in men’s play, 7-0. Clemson’s Hunter Harrington has won 11 singles matches this season.

College equestrian

Choate wins Shootout

At Scottsdale, Ariz., USC junior Layla Choate won the Sun Circuit Shootout Championship at the Arizona Sun Circuit horse show. Choate defeated opponents from South Dakota State, West Texas A&M, and Baylor to win the title. On Saturday, in the Gamecocks’ 12-8 win over No. 4 New Mexico State, Choate defeated her Aggie opponent, 68-66.5. She is currently 8-1 with two MVPs, and is 6-0 on the road.

College club hockey

USC tops Tampa

At Irmo, USC beat Tampa, 8-3. Sophomore Eric Patterson of Chapin set a single-season scoring record with his 20th tally.

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