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Chianello defends Amateur Golf title

Nick Chianello of Gresham picked up his most lopsided win of the tournament in the finals of the Oregon Amateur Golf Championships in Eugene on Sunday with a 4-and-3 win over Thomas Lim out of Moorpark, Calif. Chianello took quick command of the match with seven birdies in his opening round to build a 9-up lead. A steady second round saw him maintain a comfortable lead before closing it out with a par on the 405-yard, 15th hole.

Chianello used a birdie on the 14th hole and another on the 18th to claim a 1-up win over Eugene’s Rak Cho in the semifinals. He knocked off Eugene’s Bobby Monaco 1-up in the quarterfinals. He was 2-up at the turn in that match and closed out the victory with a par to halve the final hole.

Chianello’s biggest challenge came in the third round where he found himself down one through 15 holes. He tied the match with a birdie on the 16th and defeated Rogue River’s Kevin Murphy with another birdie on the 18th.

? No. 3 seed Kendall Prince of Corvallis won the women’s title with a 3-and-1 win in her finale. She didn’t have to play the 18th hole in any of her five matches.

FootTraffic hosts youth track meets

FootTraffic is hosting a series of youth track meets at 6 p.m. Tuesdays from June 25 through July 9, at Franklin High School. Events offered range from the 60-meter dash to kids 10-and-under to the predict mile, which is open to all ages. Field events include the shot put, softball throw, long jump and high jump. The meet concludes with a 400-meter relay.

Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. with an entry fee of $3 per child — $6 maximum per family.

Thorns remained deadlocked for first

They came into the game tied for first place in the National Women's Soccer League.

They left the game tied for first, each one point — but no goals — richer.

Portland Thorns FC and Sky Blue FC out of New Jersey played to a 0-0 standstill Saturday at Yurcak Field on the Rutgers University campus.

Both teams are 8-2-2 and have 26 points after 12 games of the 22-game inaugural NWSL season.

Third place belongs to the Western New York Flash (5-2-3, 18 points).

Sky Blue led in shots 20-10 and 6-4 on corner kicks and threatened some through stoppage time, but Thorns goalie Karina LeBlanc continually denied them. She finished with seven saves.

For Portland, Alex Morgan had three shots, one on goal, and Tiffany Weimer put three of her four shots on goal, but Christine Sinclair, who came out after 73 minutes for Danielle Foxhoven, did not have a shot.

Sky Blue keeper Brittany Cameron made five saves.



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