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Diving: Brandon's Colwill a champ again

DIVING

BRANDON'S COLWILL A CHAMP AGAIN

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Chris Colwill came into the USA Diving winter national championships with the mind-set that he was going to have more fun. Well, he's having plenty now.

The Brandon native outpointed Kristian Ipsen 1024.60 to 992.50 on Saturday to win his first 3-meter title since 2006. It was Colwill's eighth national championship.

"I came in here with a different approach," Colwill said. "I wanted to have more fun than I usually do, and I wanted to focus on the small things that make a huge difference, which was focusing on the form to get the extra point."

The 2008 Olympian and former Tampa Prep standout has three 1-meter and 3 synchronized titles.

TENNIS

U.S. takes 2-0 lead vs. France in Fed Cup

The United States, minus its biggest stars, took a 2-0 lead in the quarterfinals of the Fed Cup against host France in Lievin after the opening singles matches. Melanie Oudin defeated Pauline Parmentier 6-4, 6-4, and Bethanie Mattek-Sands beat Alize Cornet 7-6 (9-7), 7-5.

ZAGREB INDOORS: Michael Berrer reached his first ATP Tour final, where he faces defending champion Marin Cilic today in Croatia.

ET CETERA

HORSES: Musket Man ($2.80) won the $75,000 Super Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs. Ridden by Daniel Centeno, Musket Man won $30,000 to surpass $900,000 in career earnings. Guam Typhoon finished half a length behind. … Quality Road broke his own track mark at Gulfstream Park, winning the $500,000 Donn Handicap by a record 12¾ lengths. Quality Road covered 11/8 miles in 1 minute, 47.49 seconds.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: LSU's Trindon Holliday scored two third-quarter touchdowns to help his Texas all-star team beat the Nation squad 36-17 in El Paso, Texas.

TRACK AND FIELD: Laverne Jones-Ferrette of the U.S. Virgin Islands held off American Carmelita Jeter to win the 60 meters at the Sparkassen Cup in Stuttgart, Germany.

SOCCER: American Jozy Altidore scored his first English Premier League goal for host Hull City, which upset Manchester City 2-1.

Don Jensen, Times correspondent; Times wires

Diving: Brandon's Colwill a champ again 02/06/10 [Last modified: Saturday, February 6, 2010 8:50pm]
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