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Palmer’s 62 ties record at Colonial

Fri., May 24, 2013

Golf: Colonial member Ryan Palmer shot an 8-under 62 on Thursday to match the first-round record and take a one-stroke lead in the Crowne Plaza Invitational over John Rollins at Fort Worth, Texas.

The bogey- free 62 equaled Palmer’s lowest round on the PGA Tour.

Palmer and caddie James Edmondson are dues-paying members at Colonial.

• Haas, Waldorf tops at Senior : Jay Haas and Duffy Waldorf shared the first-round lead in the Senior PGA Championship, shooting 5-under 66 at Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis.

The 59-year-old Haas, the winner of the major championship in 2006 and 2008, had a bogey-free round.

• USC leads NCAA women: Annie Park shot a 2-under 70 in windy conditions to take the individual lead and help Southern California increase its lead to 17 strokes with one round left in the NCAA Women’s Golf Championships at Athens, Ga.

Park, a freshman from Levittown, N.Y., had a 9-under 207 total at the University of Georgia Golf Course for a two-stroke lead.

Krzyzewski returns as Team USA coach

Basketball: Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski is back as the U.S. men’s national team coach, it was announced at a news conference in Durham, N.C.

Krzyzewski has led the U.S. men’s team to Olympic gold medals in Beijing in 2008 and London in 2012.

Coach sentenced for sexual abuse

Miscellany: A once-prominent swimming coach who trained thousands of children was sentenced in Rockville, Md., to seven years in prison for sexually abusing one of the girls he instructed.

Richard J. Curl apologized for abusing the girl over a four-year period in the 1980s.

• Knights trounce Blades at Memorial Cup: The London Knights advanced to the semifinal of the 2013 MasterCard Memorial Cup tournament with a 6-1 victory over the Saskatoon Blades in the tiebreaker game on in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

The Knights will play the Portland Winterhawks tonight in a semifinal.

• Nibali extends overall lead: Vincenzo Nibali won the individual mountain time trial in the 18th stage of cycling’s Giro d’Italia to extend his overall lead at Polsa, Italy.

The Italian finished in 44 minutes, 29 seconds along the 12.8-mile uphill route from Mori to Polsa to win his first stage victory in the race.

• Nalen admits intention to injure: While meeting with the media to talk about his election into the team’s Ring of Fame, former Denver Broncos center Tom Nalen admitted he tried to injure San Diego Chargers defensive lineman Igor Olshansky in a game in 2006.

Nalen dived at Olshansky’s knees while his quarterback was spiking the ball. Olshansky threw punches at Nalen and was ejected.

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