July 23, 2011 in Sports

Calcavecchia, Rinker lead at Senior Open

 
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Golf: Americans Mark Calcavecchia and Lee Rinker had a two-shot lead after the second round of the Senior British Open Friday in Walton on the Hill, England.

Calcavecchia – one of three overnight leaders – made six birdies in his 3-under-par 69. He was joined at 7 under by Rinker and Canada’s Rod Spittle, who each shot 67.

Tom Watson had a bogey-free 68 to move into contention at 1 under, along with Mark O’Meara and Tom Lehman, who each had a 72.

Thompson, Campbell tied for Canadian Open lead: Michael Thompson followed up his even-par opening round with a 4-under 66 to move into a tie with fellow American Chad Campbell after the second round of the RBC Canadian Open in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Campbell shot 67 in the morning, and Thompson bettered it on a sunny afternoon, finishing with a birdie on the tough 472-yard, par-4 18th. Alex Prugh (University of Washington/Ferris High) missed the cut after shooting a 71 in the second round.

Saiki leads Evian Masters, Stanford trails by one: Miki Saiki of Japan took a one-stroke lead at the Evian Masters in Evian-Les-Bains, France, shooting a 5-under 67 in the second round to move to 9 under as the drenched course started to dry.

Saiki leads Americans Angela Stanford (66) and Kraft Nabisco winner Stacy Lewis (67).

Paula Creamer (67), Cristie Kerr (69) and Karren Stupples (70) were two shots behind the leader.

Wendy Ward (Edwall, Wash.) shot a 2-under 70 and is tied for 54th at even par.

Spieth reaches finals at U.S. Junior Amateur: Jordan Spieth of Dallas beat Adam Ball of Richmond, Va., 7 and 5 to advance to the finals of the U.S. Junior Amateur Championships in Bremerton, Wash.

Jutanugarn advances to finals: Thailand’s Ariya Jutanugarn advanced to the finals of the U.S. Girls Junior Championship with an 8 and 6 victory over 20th-seeded Amy Lee in Olympia Fields, Ill.

Thomas takes sixth at amateur tourney: Spokane’s Chessey Thomas shot a 8-over 296 and took sixth place at the Canadian Women’s Amateur Championship at Duncan (British Columbia) Meadows Golf Course.

Bolt wins 100-meter dash in Monaco

Track and field: Usain Bolt overcame a tentative start to win the 100 meters in 9.88 seconds at the Monaco Diamond League meet, beating a strong field in a tuneup for next month’s world championships.

The Jamaican improved his personal best this season by 0.03 seconds, but was well short of his world record of 9.58 seconds.

Arioto’s triple lifts U.S. past Australia

Softball: Valerie Arioto tripled home the go-ahead runs in the bottom of the sixth inning, lifting the United States to a 5-2 victory over Australia at the World Cup of Softball in Oklahoma City.

Australia, the bronze medalist at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 2009 World Cup runner-up, came back from a 2-0 deficit to tie it before giving up three unearned runs.

Dillon gets first win of season in trucks race

NASCAR: Austin Dillon passed NASCAR Camping World Truck Series points leader Johnny Sauter on lap 127 and cruised to his first win of the season at the Lucas Deep Clean 200 at Nashville Superspeedway in Bladeville, Tenn.

Woman feared she was drugged by Cox

Miscellany: A court document sheds new light on why Denver Broncos cornerback Perrish Cox was arrested last fall on sexual assault charges involving a woman who told officers she was likely drugged, raped and impregnated by the football player.

The woman told investigators that doctors put the date of conception around the time she went to Cox’s apartment with friends early on the morning of Sept. 6, according to the arrest warrant affidavit.

The woman said she believed she had been drugged because she felt unusually woozy after four drinks.

Tennessee imposes two-year probation

NCAA: Tennessee has self-imposed a two-year probation on its athletics department as part of its response to alleged NCAA violations, the Knoxville News Sentinel reported.

The 12 charges against Tennessee were made by the NCAA in February after nearly two years of investigating basketball coach Bruce Pearl, football coach Lane Kiffin and their coaching staffs.

Kiffin had already left Tennessee for Southern California, and Pearl was fired in March.

Basketball income, compensation up

NBA: Basketball-related income and total player compensation each increased by 4.8 percent in the NBA this past season.

The league said that with the union, it had completed the 2010-11 season audit. Players are currently locked out after the two sides failed to agree on a new collective bargaining agreement.

One of the issues is what percentage of basketball-related income players should be guaranteed.


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