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HENDERSON WINS FOURTH TITLE

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Brooke Henderson made it a special Father's Day.

With father and coach Dave Henderson and other relatives watching, the Canadian, 19, won the Meijer Classic on Sunday for her fourth LPGA Tour title, holding off Michelle Wie and Lexi Thompson by two strokes.

"It was just like the perfect day," said Henderson, who closed with 66 to finish at 17-under 263. "My dad is my coach, he's a great father to both my sister (caddie Brittany) and I, and he's one of our best friends.

"He's with us all the time, and he gave me a lot of lines early in the week that I didn't know, that I wouldn't normally take without him there. But he said, 'If you want to win and you want to contend, you need to take these lines off the tee.' "

Wie finished with 65, and third-round leader Thompson had 69.

SAILING

Kiwis stay in control

Peter Burling calmly steered Emirates Team New Zealand's 50-foot catamaran to two more dominating victories to remain undefeated in the America's Cup showdown with Oracle Team USA on the Great Sound off Bermuda. The Kiwis lead Oracle 3-0.

ET CETERA

NBA: All-Star F Paul George told the Pacers he plans to become a free agent in 2018 and hopes to head to the Lakers, according to multiple reports.

BOXING: Sergey Kovalev's camp plans to protest the outcome of Saturday's light-heavyweight loss to Andre Ward in Las Vegas because the referee did nothing about borderline low blows that helped end it in the eighth.

MMA: Former UFC heavyweight Tim Hague died in Edmonton at the age of 34 after a knockout loss in a boxing match Friday. … Former UFC welterweight champion Matt Hughes didn't suffer any broken bones or internal injuries when his truck collided with a train Friday in Raymond, Ill., but he remains unresponsive.

NHL: The salary cap was set at $75 million for this season, a slight increase over last year.

Times wires

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