Kang wins Byron Nelson by two strokes

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DALLAS (AP) - Sung Kang was a teenager when his father started sending him from South Korea to North Texas in the winters and summers to work on his golf game.

The 31-year-old Kang, who now lives in the area while playing on the PGA Tour, got to call his father Sunday to tell him, "I did it," after his getting his first victory in his 159th career start.

Kang closed the Byron Nelson with a 4-under 67 to finish at 23 under and beat Matt Every and Scott Piercy by two strokes.

With three consecutive birdies late, including a 23-footer on the 15th hole, Kang finally regained the lead for good on a 27-hole Mother's Day Sunday at Trinity Forest - about 30 minutes from his home in Coppell, where he has lived since his PGA Tour debut in 2011.

"It just feels amazing. I was thinking about winning on the PGA Tour when I was real young and watching Tiger dominating," Kang said. "My dad gave me a lot of support when I was young."

Kang pumped his fist when the birdie dropped in at No. 15, making for a two-stroke swing. Every, who started that 431-yard par 4 tied for the lead, was in the middle of the fairway before what he called "just a terrible shot" on his approach that set up a three-putt for bogey.

"I watched him for 72 holes. He didn't miss. Hard to beat," Every said.

Every finished with a 66. Piercy, also in the final threesome, ended a bogey-free tournament with a 64.

Twice over the last two days, Every overcame deficits of at least four strokes and went ahead of Kang. They played together all four rounds.

"First two rounds, we're not playing to win. We're just making birdies back and forth, and back and forth. Just getting great momentum," said Kang, who matched the course record with a 61 in the second round Friday.

COLLEGE SOFTBALL

MADISON, Wis. - The Wisconsin softball team (40-12) clinched its third-consecutive NCAA tournament bid and will head to Norman, Oklahoma for Regionals May 17-19.

Oklahoma is the No. 1 seed with a 49-2 record and UMBC (30-22) and Notre Dame (36-16) will join the Badgers in Norman.

For the third-straight season, the Badgers earned a spot in the Big Dance, marking the eighth appearance in school history and the fifth bid under head coach Yvette Healy.

PRO BASKETBALL

DALLAS (AP) - The Dallas Mavericks say Kristaps Porzingis was involved in an altercation at a nightclub in his native Latvia.

After video showed the 7-foot-3 forward with a bloody forehead, the Mavericks said Sunday: "It is our understanding that Kristaps was jumped and assaulted outside of a club," without providing further details.

Video of the aftermath of the incident obtained by TMZ showed an agitated Porzingis in a torn shirt, pushing someone out of the way and approaching a group of men before several people stopped him and urged him to calm down.

PRO BASEBALL

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Simon Pagenaud ended his victory drought Saturday with a splashy move - complete with rooster tails.

The Frenchman made a daring pass through three turns on the second-to-last lap and sped away from Scott Dixon for his third IndyCar Grand Prix victory and first series win since the 2017 season finale at Sonoma. Pagenaud beat five-time series champion Scott Dixon by 2.0469 seconds.

PRO BASEBALL

TORONTO (AP) - 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.

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