Hannah Friederich (Hazelwood West) scored in the 84th minute Sunday to give the St. Louis University women's soccer team a 2-1 win at George Washington and the Atlantic 10 regular-season championship.
Courtney Reimer (Duchesne) also scored for SLU (14-3-2 overall, 9-0-1 in the A-10).
St. Louis U. is the top seed for the eight-team Atlantic 10 championship tournament that determines the league's automatic qualifier for the NCAA tournament. The Billikens will play a quarterfinal game at 1 p.m. Saturday on their home field.
North Carolina wins women's soccer title: Debinha scored in the fourth minute and the North Carolina Courage went on to beat the Chicago Red Stars 4-0 in Cary, N.C.., on Sunday for the their second straight National Women's Soccer League title.
Jessica McDonald, Crystal Dunn and Sam Mewis added goals for the Courage, which won the NWSL Shield for the third straight year with a league-best 15-5-4 regular-season record. The Courage beat Reign FC 4-1 in extra time in the semifinals. (AP)
Hamilton wins Mexican Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton got the Mexican victory party he craved. He'll have to wait another week for a sixth career championship.
The Mercedes driver overcame Ferrari's front-row start to win the Mexican Grand Prix on Sunday in Mexico City, pushing him so close to the season championship that he's all but guaranteed to win it next week at the U.S. Grand Prix in Texas.
"I don't mind. I love racing," Hamilton said after climbing out of his car with a wave to the massive crowds at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez. "This is a race I've wanted to win for some time. It came together nicely."
It came together because Hamilton overcame damage to his car floor from an opening-lap collision with Red Bull's Max Verstappen, and then managed an early tire change for a shocking 48 laps to drive away with a comfortable win over Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel.
Only Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas' third-place finish denied Hamilton the season championship by the slimmest of margins. Hamilton needed to beat Bottas by 14 points, but picked up 10 instead while earning his 10th win of the season and 83rd of his career.
That sends the championship to next week's U.S. Grand Prix, where Hamilton has won five times since 2012. He clinched the 2015 title there.
"It's been a good hunting ground for me," Hamilton said of the Texas race.
But Mexico City was a big prize he badly wanted.
Hamilton had won the 2017 and 2018 championships here, but fared poorly in both races and didn't make the podium either time. Drivers call the Mexico City winners' celebration the biggest and wildest of the season, and Hamilton hadn't stood there since his victory in 2016.
"You could see someone else on the podium celebrating the win and you wanted to do that," Hamilton said. (AP)
Federer dominates for Swiss Indoors title: Roger Federer won his hometown Swiss Indoors title for the 10th time by dominating Alex de Minaur in a 6-2, 6-2 victory on Sunday in Basel.
The 38-year-old Federer put on a tennis clinic in his first match against the 20-year-old Australian, who was not born when the Swiss great turned professional and first played at Basel in 1998.
Mixing speeds and angles with powerful ground strokes, Federer clinched on his first match point when De Minaur sent a forehand wide.
Federer's 10th Basel title was one of his most efficient. He did not drop a set in four matches played, and was never pushed to a tiebreaker.
"I was really hoping that Roger was going to get sick of winning here and give someone else a chance," De Minaur said during the trophy ceremony. "Too good again, that was amazing."
Sunday's final took just 68 minutes, and Federer's longest match all week lasted 79 minutes. (AP)
Jang beats Kang in LPGA playoff: Ha Na Jang birdied the third playoff hole Sunday to beat American Danielle Kang at the LPGA's BMW Ladies Championship in Busan, South Korea.
Both players parred the par-4 18th twice in the playoff before moving to the 10th hole at the LPGA Busan International course, where Jang's three clinched it after hitting her 95-yard approach to four feet.
Kang, who birdied eight of her first 13 holes for a 64, and Jang, 65, finished with 19-under 269 totals. Kang won last week's Shanghai tournament, the first of four LPGA events in Asia. (AP)
Brown wins Portugal Masters: Steven Brown won the Portugal Masters in Vilamoura on Sunday to claim his first European Tour title.
The Englishman shot 5-under 66 in the final round to finish one stroke ahead of South African pair Justin Walters (66) and Brandon Stone (70).
Brown made par or better on each of his last 36 holes. He hit three birdies and an eagle on the par-5 12th to move from three shots off the lead before Sunday's round to the top of the board with 17-under 267 overall. (AP)