Sports shorts: Cats win Parseghian rugby title over Irish

2013-03-11T00:00:00Z Sports shorts: Cats win Parseghian rugby title over IrishStaff And Wire Reports Staff And Wire Reports Arizona Daily Star

Ryan Matyas scored a try and assisted on another as the Arizona rugby team beat Notre Dame 17-5 on Sunday in the inaugural Parseghian Cup at Murphey Stadium.

Cody Naber and Shane Carter each added a try for the Wildcats, who will play at Notre Dame next season. The series is helping benefit the Parseghian family's research to fight the Niemann Pick Type C gene disease.

• In women's golf, Josie Trapnell finished third (85-78-163) to help Pima College (697) capture second in a two-day tournament at Mesa's Dobson Ranch Golf Course behind winner Mesa College (641).


Hopkins, 48, not sure if he'll fight again

PHILADELPHIA - Bernard Hopkins, the oldest boxer to win a major title at 48, said he may retire a champion if he's no longer inspired and the right bout doesn't happen.

"If I'm not motivated, and the competition is not there, if it's a meaningless fight, it's time to roll, man," said Hopkins, who scored a 12-round unanimous decision over Tavoris Cloud to claim the IBF light heavyweight championship Saturday night. Hopkins became the oldest boxer to win a major title, extending the record he set by beating Jean Pascal for the WBC light heavyweight title on May 21, 2011.


Djokovic wins 19th straight match

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. - Novak Djokovic extended his winning streak to 19 matches with a 6-0, 5-7, 6-2 victory over Fabio Fognini in the second round of the BNP Paribas Open on Sunday. Andy Murray earlier had earned a 5-7, 6-2, 6-2 win over Evgeny Donskoy of Russia.

• In the NFL, ex-Eagles defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins signed a three-year contract with the New York Giants.

• In soccer, Eden Hazard and Ramires scored second-half goals as Chelsea rallied for a 2-2 tie at Manchester United and forced a replay to determine which team will play Manchester City in the semifinals.

• In cycling, Aussie Richie Porte won the Paris-Nice race after a dominant victory on the final time trial stage to finish 23 seconds ahead of U.S. rider Andrew Talansky.

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