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Federer, Vesnina win at Indian Wells
March 19, 2017
Federer defeated Stan Wawrinka 6-4, 7-5 to win a record-tying fifth BNP Paribas Open title at Indian Wells (Riverside County) in an all-Swiss final Sunday to go with his record 18th Grand Slam title at the Australian Open in January after missing most of last year with various injuries. Federer tied the tourney record of Novak Djokovic, who lost in the fourth round, while winning his 90th career title. At 35 years, seven months, Federer became the oldest champion in tournament history. Visiting Manchester United overcame the absence of the suspended Zlatan Ibrahimovic and fatigue because of its hectic schedule to beat relegation-threatened Middlesbrough 3-1 in an English Premier League match that ended with player scuffles on and off the field. Tottenham, which has lost top scorer Harry Kane for up to five weeks because of injury, saw its attacking midfielders step up to fill the void, with Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli scoring in a 2-1 EPL win over Southampton. Cayley Mercer scored two goals and Shea Tiley recorded a shutout as Clarkson captured the NCAA women’s hockey national championship with a 3-0 win over Wisconsin at St. Charles, Mo.