Around the Nation (July 6): Ex-Kent State star Ryan Yip finishes 12th at PGA Canada tourney

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Ex-KSU standout Yip ties for 12th at PGA Tour Canada event

Former Kent State star Ryan Yip finished in a tie for 12th on Sunday at the PGA Tour Canada’s SIGA Dakota Dunes Open in Saskatchewan.
Yip fired a final-round 7-under-par 65 on Sunday to finish the event at 14-under par (67-73-69-65), earning $3,150.
 Matt Harmon won the tournament at 24-under.
Angel Cabrera wins Greenbrier Classic by two shots
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — Angel Cabrera won the Greenbrier Classic on Sunday for his first non-major victory on the PGA Tour, closing with his second straight 6-under 64 for a two-stroke victory over George McNeill.
Cabrera, the Argentine whose only other PGA Tour victories came in the 2007 U.S. Open and 2009 Masters, built a three-shot lead before making things interesting with a pair of late bogeys. He finished at 16-under 264.
“This was a great opportunity,” Cabrera said through an interpreter. “I wanted it. I needed to win a tournament..”
McNeill shot a season-best 61 for his fourth top-10 of the season and first since mid-March.
Webb Simpson had a 63 to finish third at 10-under.
Third-round leader Billy Hurley III bogeyed four of the first six holes to fall out of contention. He shot a 73 and finished in a seven-way tie for fourth at 9-under.
CYCLING
Nibali wins Tour de France 2nd stage

SHEFFIELD, England — Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali has won the second stage of the Tour de France and wrested the race leader’s yellow jersey as several race favorites led a late breakaway.
The Astana rider led the bunch at the end of Sunday’s 201-kilometer (125-mile) ride over nine rolling hills and through the heath of Yorkshire, England.
Marcel Kittel, a powerful sprinter who often struggles in climbs, trailed far behind and lost the yellow jersey that he had captured by winning Stage 1.
AUTO RACING
Montoya captures IndyCar race at Pocono Raceway

LONG POND, Pa. — Juan Pablo Montoya has won the IndyCar race at Pocono Raceway, the highlight of a triumphant return to open wheel racing after seven years in NASCAR.
Helio Castroneves was second to make it a 1-2 finish Sunday for team owner Roger Penske. Montoya won for the first time in the CART/IndyCar Series since 2000 and had his first major victory since he won a road course race at Watkins Glen in NASCAR in 2010.
With double points awarded in the 500-mile races, Castroneves moved into a tie for the points lead with Team Penske teammate Will Power. Power was hit with a blocking penalty on Castroneves late in the race and had to serve a drive through penalty, costing him a shot at racing for the win. He finished 10th.
Carlos Munoz, Ryan Briscoe and Scott Dixon completed the top five.

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