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n After a 4-3 comeback victory to force another game in the Southern Conference Tournament championship, UNCG’s softball team (33-23) fell 10-1 in five innings to No. 3 Chattanooga (37-15) Saturday night. The Mocs scored nine runs in the opening frame of the second game. Despite the loss, Stephanie Bryden was named the SoCon Tournament’s Most Outstanding Player. In 27.1 innings pitched in three starts and five appearances, Bryden allowed just two earned runs for a tournament-low 0.51 ERA. She had a tournament-high 26 strikeouts.

Soccer

n Gio Reyna, a son of former U.S. national team captain Claudio Reyna, scored his fifth goal of the tournament as the Americans beat Panama 3-0 on Sunday and qualified for the Under-17 World Cup. Gianluca Busio put the U.S. ahead in the 54th minute with his fifth goal of the CONCACAF Under-17 Championship. Reyna scored in the 60th and Ricardo Pepi added a goal in the 75th.

Baseball

n Edwin Jackson was acquired by Toronto from Oakland for $30,000 on Saturday and would set a record by pitching for 14 major league teams when he makes his Blue Jays debut. A 35-year-old right-hander, Jackson would be appearing in his 17th big league season. He signed a minor league contract with Oakland last month and was 1-0 with a 6.75 ERA in three games, two at Triple-A and one at Class A. He is expected to report to the Blue Jays and start at San Francisco on Wednesday.

GOLF

n Marcus Kinhult birdied the final two holes to claim his first European Tour title after a tense finish to the British Masters on Sunday. Kinhult shot a 2-under 70 and finished on 16-under 272 overall. His chance looked to have gone when he surrendered a one-shot lead with bogeys on the 15th and 16th, but the 22-year-old Swede recovered to finish a shot ahead of defending champion Eddie Pepperell (66), Matt Wallace (71) and Robert MacIntyre (68).

NFL

n Running back Mark Walton, arrested three times this offseason by police in Miami, has signed with his hometown Dolphins. Walton tried out this week, when coach Brian Flores said he was aware of the legal issues. ”I think people deserve a second chance,” Flores said Saturday. “I don’t want to judge people based on one incident, two incidents.”

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