In Brown’s place, Maryland quarterback Caleb Rowe threw for 332 yards in a 27-26 win over Virginia at Byrd Stadium, narrowly avoiding the home upset with a late fourth-quarter touchdown pass to Dave Stinebaugh. Barring any setbacks by Brown, Rowe will return to backup duties in Winston-Salem, N.C.
Brown warmed up fully on Saturday, taking snaps from backup center Evan Mulrooney, throwing passes to receivers and leading stretches before his teammates. He returned to the locker room and changed into warmup clothes just before kickoff, however, at which point Maryland officially ruled him out.
— Alex Prewitt
Jimmy Walker finally won on the PGA Tour in his eighth year and 188th tournament — with a little help from Brooks Koepka.
Tied for the lead with four holes to play, Walker rolled in a six-foot birdie putt on the 15th hole to take the lead for good in the Frys.com Open in San Martin, Calif. Walker is going to the Masters for the first time, along with a trip to Maui for the Tournament of Champions. He also cracked the top 50 for the first time in his career. . . .
Lexi Thompson shot a 2-under 69 to win LPGA Malaysia by four strokes in Kuala Lumpur, giving the 18-year-old American her first victory of the season. Thompson finished at 19-under 265 to end South Korea’s dominance at this tournament. This was her second career LPGA title.
Chinese star Shanshan Feng was second after a 67. . . .
Russ Cochran holed a five-foot putt on the final hole for his fourth straight birdie and a one-stroke victory over David Frost in the Champions Tour’s SAS Championship in Cary, N.C. . . .
England’s David Lynn shot an 8-under 63 to rally from six shots back and win the Portugal Masters in Vilamoura, ending a nine-year wait for his second European Tour title.
The top-ranked Virginia women’s soccer team beat a ranked team on the road for the first time this season, downing No. 11 Wake Forest, 2-0, in Winston-Salem, N.C. Sophomore forward Brittany Ratcliffe and first-year midfielder Alexis Shaffer scored for the Cavaliers (14-0, 8-0 ACC). The Demon Deacons are 8-3-2, 3-3-2. . . .
Marquette shut out the sixth-ranked Georgetown women, 4-0, in Milwaukee, dropping the Hoyas to 11-1-2, 3-1-1 in the Big East. The Golden Eagles improved to 12-3, 5-0. . . .
Kalif Alhassan scored late in the first half, and the Portland Timbers held on for a 1-0 victory over the visiting Seattle Sounders, denying their top rivals a chance to clinch a playoff berth. The Timbers (13-5-14) moved into first place in the MLS Western Conference with two games left. . . .
Novak Djokovic maintained his dominance in China by holding off Juan Martin del Potro, 6-1, 3-6, 7-6 (7-3), to capture a second Shanghai Masters title and extend his winning streak in the country to 20 consecutive matches. . . . Top-seeded Angelique Kerber won her first WTA title of the season by defeating former two-time champion Ana Ivanovic, 6-4, 7-6 (8-6), at the Generali Ladies in Linz, Austria. . . .
Just a few years ago, Dennis Kimetto was a farmer in Kenya. Now he’s shattering marathon records. Kimetto broke the course mark in capturing the Chicago Marathon, and compatriot Rita Jeptoo was the women’s winner in the first major marathon in the United States since the Boston bombings.
Kimetto finished in 2 hours 3 minutes 45 seconds, leading a 1-2-3 finish for Kenyan men.
Ernst Van Dyk of South Africa won the men’s wheelchair division race in 1:30:37. Tatyana McFadden (Atholton High) won the women’s division in a course-record 1:42:35. . . .
Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel won the Japanese Grand Prix in Suzuka but will have to wait to seal a fourth straight Formula One title as nearest rival Fernando Alonso finished fourth. . . .
John Velazquez broke Pat Day’s career earnings record for jockeys. Velazquez finished second in the ninth race at Belmont Park aboard Bit Bustin to pass Day. Bit Bustin earned $15,400, lifting Velazquez’s career total to $297,922,320. Day retired in 2005 with $297,914,839.
— From news services