THE PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP: At Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., Justin Leonard came from five strokes back Sunday with a 5-under 67 to win The Players Championship and its $720,000 first prize by two strokes over Tom Lehman and Glen Day.

NABISCO DINAH SHORE: At Rancho Mirage, Calif., Pat Hurst won the Nabisco Dinah Shore on Sunday, closing with a 1-under 71 for a two-stroke victory over Helen Dobson. Hurst finished with a 7-under 281 total.

SOUTHWESTERN BELL DOMINION: At San Antonio, Lee Trevino ended a 33-event winless streak Sunday, closing with a 5-under 67 for a two-stroke victory in the Southwestern Bell Dominion. Trevino, 58, also the 1991 and 1992 winner, earned $150,000 for his record 28th senior title. He had an 11-under 205 total.

Auto racing

FOOD CITY 500: At Bristol, Tenn., Jeff Gordon won the Food City 500 for the fourth straight year Sunday, taking advantage of a fast pit stop to beat teammate Terry Labonte by about five car-lengths.

BRAZILIAN GRAND PRIX: Finland's Mika Hakkinen dominated the Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday, earning his third straight victory. Hakkinen's McLaren teammate, David Coulthard of Scotland, finished second.


LIPTON CHAMPIONSHIPS: At Key Biscayne, Fla., Chile's Marcelo Rios claimed the top spot in the world rankings Sunday, beating Andre Agassi 7-5, 6-3, 6-4 in the final of the Lipton Championships.

Rios ended Pete Sampras' streak of 102 consecutive weeks at No. 1. On Saturday, Venus Williams won an all-teen women's final, beating Russia's Anna Kournikova 2-6, 6-4, 6-1.


L.A. MARATHON: Tanzania's Zebedayo Bayo won the Los Angeles Marathon on Sunday in 2 hours, 11 minutes, 21 seconds. Kenya's Lornah Kiplagat took the women's race for the second straight year, finishing in 2:34:03.