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Published: July 19, 2010
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Ryan Hunter-Reay was third, followed by Tony Kanaan, Graham Rahal and Danica Patrick.

Marshall player kicked off team
Marshall University defensive back DeQuan Bembry was dismissed form the school's football team, some three months after his arrest outside a West Virginia bar.

Coach Doc Holliday announced Bembry's dismissal in a news release. The one-line statement said Holliday was "very disappointed in DeQuan.”

Bembry was charged with assault on a police officer and underage consumption in April when police went to a Huntington bar to break up a fight.

Bettencourt gets 1st PGA Tour win
Matt Bettencourt chipped in for an eagle on the 11th hole, then held off Bob Heintz by a stroke to win for the first time on the PGA Tour.

Bettencourt capped his 4-under 68 with a bogey on No. 18 after a birdie on 17, finishing the Reno-Tahoe Open at 11-under 277.

After his eagle on the par-5 11th, he played the final seven holes in 1 over par.

Heintz missed a three-foot birdie putt on the 18 that would have forced a playoff. John Merrick and Mathias Gronberg each shot 69 and tied for third at 9-under.

Tolliver wins celeb tourney
Billy Joe Tolliver won his third title at the American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament in Stateline, Nev., setting a record with 84 points in the modified Stableford system at the celebrity tournament.

The former NFL quarterback eagled the last hole at Edgewood Tahoe and had two birdies in his final round.

Tolliver finished 19 points ahead of Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, Hall of Fame quarterback John Elway, former Atlanta Braves pitcher John Smoltz and actor Jack Wagner.

Charles Barkley finished last for the fifth straight year.

Semenya wins easily again
Caster Semenya resumed her low-key return to competition, winning a second straight 800-meter race in a time far slower than her world title run last August.

The South African cruised to victory in 2 minutes, 2.41 seconds at the Savo Games in Lapinlahti, Finland, in her second race since was cleared to continue competing as a woman.

Semenya, who didn't compete for 11 months while she underwent gender testing, set the 800 world record of 1:55.45 last year at the World Championships in Berlin.

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