Golf: Keegan Bradley shot a 10-under 60, completed by a short birdie at the 428-yard ninth hole, to break the TPC Four Seasons course record Thursday and match the best round ever at the Byron Nelson Classic in Irving, Texas.
He equaled Phil Mickelson’s 60 at Phoenix as the best round on the tour this season.
The 60, with 10 birdies and an eagle 3 at the 542-yard seventh, gave Bradley a three-stroke lead over 2011 Masters champion Charl Schwartzel among those who played morning rounds.
• World Match Play commences: Ian Poulter was handed a 3 and 2 defeat by Thongchai Jaidee on the Gary Player-designed Thracian Cliffs course on the first day of the World Match Play Championship held in Kavarna, Bulgaria. Branden Grace defeated Nicolas Colsaerts 4 and 3. Graeme McDowell and Carl Petterson also advanced.
• Thompson, Ji lead at Mobile: Lexi Thompson birdied four of her last five holes for a 7-under 65 and a share of the first-round lead with Eun-Hee Ji in the Mobile Bay LPGA Classic at Mobile, Ala.
Former WSU golfer Kim Welch fired a 2-under 70, and Edwall, Wash., resident Wendy Ward shot a 72. Former University of Idaho golfer Kayla Mortellaro is 5 over.
Cavendish achieves 100th career victory
Cycling: Sprinter Mark Cavendish won the rainy 12th stage of the Giro d’Italia for his 100th career victory at Treviso, Italy, while Vincenzo Nibali maintained his overall lead.
Van Garderen leads in California: Germany’s Jens Voigt won the fifth stage of the Tour of California at San Luis Obispo, and American Tejay van Garderen took the overall lead.
Boston Marathon invites runners back
Miscellany: Boston Marathon organizers say runners who couldn’t finish this year’s race because of the explosions at the finish line can come back next year.
The invitation applies to more than 5,000 people who were stopped on the course when the race was shut down.
• Americans top Russia: Paul Stastny had two goals and two assists, and Craig Smith added five assists to help the United States rout Russia 8-3 in the world hockey quarterfinals.
• Munoz fastest at Indy 500 practice: Rookie Carlos Munoz shot to the top of the speed chart in Indianapolis 500 practice with a 225.163 mph lap,the fastest through the first six days of practice
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