Sports Briefs Sunday – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Jordan Burroughs, a 2012 Olympic gold medalist, knocked off former University of Wisconsin star Andrew Howeto qualify for Rio at the U.S. Team Trials Sunday night in Iowa City, Iowa.
Burroughs beat Howe in two consecutive matches in the freestyle 74 kilograms best-of-three finals.
Howe, the 2010 NCAA champion who later transferred to Oklahoma, topped three-time NCAA champion Alex Dieringerof Port Washington in the semifinals before edging Nick Marableto earn the right to face Burroughs.
Navy quarterback Keenan Reynoldsand Connecticut forward Breanna Stewartwon the AAU James E Sullivan Award as the most outstanding U.S. amateur athletes who also demonstrate premier leadership, character and sportsmanship.
Reynolds led Navy to a school-record 11 wins against two losses and the academy’s best end-of-season ranking in more than 50 years at No. 18. He finished his career as the FBS leader ins touchdowns (88) and rushing yards by a quarterback (4,559).
Stewart led UConn to four straight national titles.
Julie Johnstonscored two goals, Tobin Heath had a pair of assists and the U.S. women’s soccer team defeated Colombia, 3-0, in an international friendly in Chester, Pa.
Christen Pressalso scored for the Americans.
Argentina’s Juan Monacotook advantage of defending champion Jack Sock‘s aching shoulder and leg cramps to rally for a 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 victory, winning his second U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championship in Houston, nine months after major wrist surgery.
The 32-year-old Monaco, also the 2012 winner at River Oaks, held off a surging Sock in the third set after taking a 4-1 lead. Sock won the next four games but suffered the decisive break in the 11th game when, with his left thigh apparently cramping under the humid conditions, missed an underhanded serve.
Volvo Car Open:American Sloane Stephens outlasted Elena Vesnina to capture her third WTA title this year with a 7-6 (4), 6-2 victory in Charleston, S.C.
Stephens squandered a 5-2 lead in the opening set before prevailing in a tiebreaker. She let three match points disappear in the final game before Vesnina hit her service return wide to secure the match.
From Journal Sentinel wire reports