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April 20, 2014 

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Hopkins, 49, wins split decision

At Washington, already the oldest boxer in history to win a world championship, Bernard Hopkins (55-6-2), 49, became the oldest to win a unification bout Saturday night as he captured a split 12-round light heavyweight decision over Beibut Shumenov (14-2) of Kazakhstan. Hopkins is IBF, WBA and IBA champion.


Wawrinka captures Monaco

At Monaco, Stanislas Wawrinka won the Monte Carlo Masters for the first time after rallying to beat Roger Federer 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2 in an all-Swiss final.

College golf

USC second in SEC tournament

At Birmingham, Ala., No. 6 USC shot a 2-over 290 in the final round to finish second in the SEC Championship with a 26-over 890. Vanderbilt won at 879. Justine Dreher led USC with a fourth-place finish at 2-over 218. Simin Feng of Vanderbilt was medalist at 7-under 209. ... At Raleigh, Clemson’s Stephen Behr, Cody Proveaux and Austin Langdale each shot 73 to finish in a tie for eighth place individually and lead Clemson to a second-place team finish in the 15-team Wolfpack Spring Open. Virginia won at 292, Clemson had 295. Francis Marion was tied for ninth.

Teams: Vanderbilt 879, South Carolina 890, Arkansas 892, Alabama 896, LSU 898, Auburn 900, Texas A&M 908, Georgia, Kentucky 909, Missouri, Florida 913, Mississippi State 918, Tennessee 921, Mississippi 925.

USC: Justine Dreher 73-74-71—218 (+2); Sarah Schmelzel 74-75-73—222 (+6); Katelyn Dambaugh 78-73-73—224 (+8); Suzie Lee 76-77-77—230 (+14); Samathan Swinehart 80-78-73—231 (+15).

College softball

USC blanks Tigers

Behind an 11-hit attack that included three-hit games from right fielder Chelsea Hawkins and first baseman Victoria Williams, South Carolina (30-17, 9-12 SEC) thumped No. 24 LSU, 8-0, in five innings. Nickie Blue pitched the shutout.

College rowing

Clemson stopped by wind

At Clemson, the No. 18 Tigers had two second-place finishes of its eight races in the Clemson Invite on Lake Hartwell. Windy conditions cancelled the final five races.

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