golf: Patrick Reed held it together Saturday at Congressional to build a two-shot lead in the Quicken Loans National in Bethesda, Maryland, and put himself in an ideal position.
He has never lost a PGA Tour event when he had at least a share of the 54-hole lead.
Reed made three bogeys in a seven-hole stretch in the middle of his round and salvaged an even-par 71, giving him a two-shot lead over Seung-yul Noh, Freddie Jacobson and Marc Leishman. He was at 6-under 207.
Reed will try to become the only player with four PGA Tour victories in the last year.
• Langer still in command at Senior Players: Bernhard Langer moved closer to his first Senior Players Championship victory, shooting a 4-under 66 at Fox Chapel Golf Club in Pittsburgh to stay in front of hard-charging Kenny Perry.
Langer was at 15-under 195 through 54 holes of the third major on the Champions Tour schedule, where he has five top- 10 finishes but no victories. The two-time Masters champion shook off a slow start with a 4-under 31 on the back nine.
Former Pullman resident Kirk Triplett shot a 69 and is at 1-under 209.
• Wie shoots 66 again, leads by two strokes: Michelle Wie shot her second straight 5-under 66 to take a two-shot lead in the suspended second round of the NW Arkansas Championship in Rogers, Arkansas.
Coming off a victory last week at the U.S. Women’s Open, Wie had six birdies and a bogey at Pinnacle Country Club. So Yeon Ryu, paired with Wie, was second after shooting 67.
Seventy-two players were unable to finish the round because of afternoon thunderstorms.
McCorory edges Richards-Ross in 400
Track and field: Francena McCorory won the 400-meter run at the U.S. Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Sacramento, California, finishing in 49.48 seconds to edge Olympic champion Sanya Richards-Ross.
McCorory had her best career time and the fastest in the world this year. She did it despite running three-quarters of the race with her eyes closed, something the sprinter has done since she first took up running as a 12-year-old.
“I know it’s weird because I have to go around an oval and turn left, but I really don’t feel anyone,” McCorory said. “I’ve run so many 400s I can feel the track. At 300 yards, I was like, ‘Yes, I’m almost home.’ That’s the only time I opened my eyes.”
Source: Nets’ Kidd talking to Milwaukee
Miscellany: A person with knowledge of the details said Brooklyn coach Jason Kidd is talking to the Milwaukee Bucks about a job after losing his bid for front-office power with the Nets. The Nets denied Kidd’s request and then told him he was free to talk to other teams about jobs, the person told the Associated Press on condition of anonymity. The Bucks then sought and were granted permission to interview Kidd.
Kidd just finished his first season as Nets coach.
• Untapable wins Mother Goose Stakes: Untapable was once again untouchable, cruising to a 9 1/2-length victory in the $300,000 Mother Goose Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at Belmont Park in New York.
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