January 26, 2013 in Sports

Woods leads through 36 at Torrey Pines

From Staff And Wire Reports
 
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It was a good day for Tiger Woods, shooting 65 at Torrey Pines.
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Golf: Tiger Woods made it look easy on a dreary day at Torrey Pines in San Diego and wound up in a place he hasn’t been in five years.

He had the 36-hole lead by himself at one of his favorite PGA Tour stops.

Woods didn’t miss a shot during a four-hole stretch around the turn on the North Course that included a 5-iron to 5 feet for eagle and a wedge that one-hopped off the pin to set up birdie. It carried him to a 7-under 65 on Friday and gave him a two-shot lead in the Farmers Insurance Open.

Woods was at 11-under 133 and had a two-shot lead over Billy Horschel, with six other players two shots behind. Already a favorite with seven wins as a pro at Torrey Pines, Woods had even more in his favor going into the weekend. He had a 74-0 edge in PGA Tour wins against the next seven players behind him.

Hawks come way back, win in 2OTs

NBA: Kyle Korver scored 27 points and the host Atlanta Hawks overcame a 27-point deficit in the first half to beat Boston 123-111 in double overtime, handing the Celtics their sixth straight loss.

In other games: Tony Parker returned after missing about a quarter following a cut above his left eye that required stitches and finished with 23 points to lead San Antonio over host Dallas 113-107. … Dwyane Wade scored 29 points and sparked a pivotal run to help host Miami earn its fourth victory in a row by beating Detroit 110-88. … Kyrie Irving scored 35 points and Cleveland rallied from a 20-point deficit in the third quarter to defeat visiting Milwaukee 113-108. … John Wall had 14 points and five assists in his first start of the season, and no-longer-last Washington finally hit double digits in wins by beating visiting Minnesota 114-101. At 10-31 the Wizards are a half-game better than Charlotte. … Kirk Hinrich scored a season-high 25 points, hitting 6 of 7 3-pointers in Chicago’s 103-87 victory over visiting Golden State. … Marc Gasol had 20 points and nine rebounds and host Memphis built a 30-point lead in the second half en route to a 101-77 victory over Brooklyn. … James Harden had 30 points and Houston broke out of its worst slump of the season by beating host New Orleans 100-82. The Rockets had lost 8 of 9. … Kevin Durant had 24 points and 11 rebounds and Oklahoma City overwhelmed host Sacramento 105-95. … Metta World Peace hit five 3-pointers on his way to scoring 17 points and the host Los Angeles Lakers beat Utah 102-84, snapping a four-game skid.

Devils win third consecutive game

NHL: Ilya Kovalchuk scored 4:39 into overtime, and the New Jersey Devils won their third straight game to start the lockout-shortened season, 3-2 over the winless Washington Capitals at Newark, N.J.

In other games: Zdeno Chara scored the tiebreaking goal early in the third period and Tuukka Rask made 24 saves, lifting host Boston over the New York Islanders 4-2. … Andrew Ladd scored the go-ahead goal in the second period and Winnipeg won its first home game of the season, beating Pittsburgh 4-2. … Henrik Zetterberg snapped a tie midway through the second period, and Todd Bertuzzi scored his second goal of the game early in the third to lift host Detroit over Minnesota 5-3. … Jay Harrison scored the go-ahead goal with 4:50 left, helping visiting Carolina beat Buffalo 3-1. … Ryan Malone scored a pair of third-period goals, and host Tampa Bay beat Ottawa 6-4. … Mason Raymond scored twice and Vancouver used three power-play goals to beat host Anaheim 5-0.

PSU near making some settlements

College football: Penn State’s negotiator for civil claims involving former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky said the school has been in talks with 28 people and settlements with some individuals could be complete soon. The 28 claimants are 18 more than were involved in Sandusky’s criminal case for sexual abuse.

Abbott leads men at U.S. Figure Skating

Figure skating: Three-time champion Jeremy Abbott took the lead after the men’s short program at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships at Omaha, Neb.

A-Rod could miss entire season

Baseball: New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman says it’s possible that third baseman Alex Rodriguez could miss the entire season while coming off hip surgery. Rodriguez, 37, had surgery on his left hip last week.

Minnesota sets NCAA unbeaten mark

Miscellany: The Minnesota women’s hockey team beat Wisconsin 2-0 in Madison, Wis., extending its NCAA-record win streak to 33 to also give it sole possession of the NCAA mark for consecutive games without a loss or tie.

Young says he ‘probably’ signed loan: Former NFL quarterback Vince Young has admitted under oath he probably signed at least some of the documents for a $1.9 million loan he claims he shouldn’t have to repay. Young is fighting a $1.7 million judgment.

• Svindal gets 20th career World Cup victory: In Kitzbuehel, Austria, Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway won his third super-G ski race of the season for his 20th career World Cup victory.

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