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In brief: Billy Hurley assumes lead at Greenbrier

GOLF: Billy Hurley III shot a 7-under 63 on Friday to take a one-stroke lead after the second round of the Greenbrier Classic in White Sulphur Springs, W. Va.

Hurley played bogey-free in shooting his lowest score of the season. He is at 9-under 131, a stroke ahead of Kevin Chappell and Chris Stroud. Chappell had a 65 and Stroud shot 66.

FexEx Cup points leader Jimmy Walker and Ferris grad Alex Prugh, who shot a 73 (144), each missed the cut.

Howell withdraws: Charles Howell III is skipping the British Open.

Howell said at the Greenbrier Classic that he withdrew because of “a personal family reason” and wouldn’t comment further.

Earlier in the day, the R&A announced Howell chose not to play in the July 17-20 tournament at Royal Liverpool.

Canucks re-sign two

NHL: The Vancouver Canucks have re-signed forward Zack Kassian and defenseman Yannick Weber.

Kassian had 29 points and 124 penalty minutes in 73 games for the Canucks last season. He signed a $3.5 million, two-year deal

Weber, who split last season between Vancouver and the Utica Comets of the AHL, had 10 points in 49 games for Vancouver. His one-year contract is worth $850,000.

Hawks get Sefolosha

BASKETBALL: A person with knowledge of the deal says the Atlanta Hawks and small forward Thabo Sefolosha have agreed to a three-year, $12 million contract.

The person spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because teams can’t officially sign free agents until the NBA’s moratorium on deals is lifted on Thursday.

The 6-foot-7 Sefolosha averaged 6.3 points as a starter in 61 games last season for Oklahoma City. He is known as a strong defender but his 3-point percentage fell from 41.9 percent in 2012-13 to 31.6 percent.

Kaman agrees with Blazers: Free-agent center Chris Kaman and the Portland Trail Blazers have agreed to a two-year deal worth a reported $9.8 million.

The burley 7-foot center has averaged 11.7 points, 7.9 rebounds and 1.4 blocks over an 11-year NBA career. He is expected to back up Robin Lopez with the Blazers.

Spurs’ Ginobili injured: The San Antonio Spurs say Manu Ginobili has a stress fracture of the lower fibula of his right leg.

The injury could knock the key reserve for the NBA champion Spurs out of the upcoming World Cup of Basketball, where he was scheduled to play for Argentina. The tournament starts at the end of August in Spain.

• Summit still on board: Pat Summitt will remain the Tennessee women’s basketball head coach emeritus next season and can continue holding the position as long as she wants it.

That’s according to a new contract signed in May and obtained Thursday night through a public records request. It states that Summitt will have the title head coach emeritus “in perpetuity, or until she chooses to relinquish it.”



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