Golf: Enjoying the best weather Pebble Beach has to offer is one thing. Brandt Snedeker knew he had to take advantage of it with his golf clubs, too.
Snedeker played bogey-free at Spyglass Hill in abundant sunshine and warmth Friday for a 5-under 67 to share the 36-hole lead with Matt Jones in the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am at Pebble Beach, California. Jones had a 66 at Spyglass.
They were at 12-under 131.
Justin Hicks shot a 68 at Monterey Peninsula and was one shot behind.
John Daly, who started the second round one shot behind, didn’t make a birdie over his final 11 holes at Monterey Peninsula and shot a 72. He was six shots behind, and has to play well Saturday to avoid missing his 11th straight cut at this event.
Ferris grad Alex Prugh shot a 68 on Pebble Beach and is two back of the leaders at 10-under.
• Montgomerie on top: Colin Montgomerie had five birdies in an eight-hole stretch on the back nine, shooting a 6-under 66 for a one-shot lead after one round of the Champions Tour’s ACE Group Classic at Naples, Florida.
Montgomerie is followed by Tommy Armour III, who shot a 67 at TwinEagles Golf Club. Defending champion Kirk Triplett is at 68 along with Lee Janzen.
Princeton women improve to 22-0
Women’s basketball: Blake Dietrick scored 18 points and all five starters scored in double figures as No. 16 Princeton remained the only unbeaten Division I women’s basketball team with an 86-58 win over Brown at Providence, Rhode Island.
Annie Tarakchian had 13 and 10 rebounds, Michelle Miller, Amanda Berntsen and Mariah Smith added 12 points apiece, and Alex Wheatley 11 for the Tigers (22-0, 6-0 Ivy League).
Sophie Bikofsky had 12 points and Jordin Alexander 11 for the Bears (9-12, 3-4)
Dietrick had 16 points and Princeton shot 59.3 percent to take a 51-31 lead at the half.
Only the 1970-71 Penn men’s team, that was 28-0, has ever had a better start in league history.
• Beavers edge Devils: Sydney Wiese scored 15 points and set Oregon State’s career record for 3-pointers, and the No. 8 Beavers held on to beat No. 12 Arizona State 70-64 in Corvallis, Oregon.
Ruth Hamblin added 17 points, nine rebounds and six blocks, and Ali Gibson scored 14 for the Beavers (22-2, 12-1 Pac-12).
Sophie Brunner had 24 points, and Katie Hempen added 13 for the Sun Devils (21-4, 10-3).
Wiese now has 180 3-pointers in her two seasons.
• Cardinal thump Trojans: Lili Thompson and Briana Roberson, removed from starting lineup in a shakeup after two losses last weekend, combined for 27 points to lead No. 19 Stanford to a 79-60 home win over Southern California.
The lineup change paid off as the Cardinal (18-7, 10-3) shot 55.2 percent with Thompson scoring 14 points and Roberson 13. Amber Orrange also had 13 and Bonnie Samuelson hit four 3-pointers for 12.
Alexyz Vaioletama led four in double figures with 14 points for the Trojans (13-11, 5-8), who trailed 38-27 at the half. Kaneisha Horn had 10 with 11 rebounds.
Matthias hat trick helps Canucks win
NHL: Shawn Matthias scored the first hat trick of his career Friday night as the Vancouver Canucks defeated the visiting Boston Bruins 5-2.
Radim Vrbata and Jannik Hansen, into an empty net, had the other goals for Vancouver, while Zack Kassian added two assists. Ryan Miller made 21 saves to get the win in his 600th NHL game.
Patrice Bergeron and Chris Kelly replied for Boston, which got 20 saves from Tuukka Rask.
• Blackhawks beat Devils: Marian Hossa scored his seventh goal in four games, and the Chicago Blackhawks rallied for a 3-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils in Chicago.
Hossa also had an assist on Jonathan Toews’ tiebreaking goal in the third as the Blackhawks rebounded from a pair of losses at the start of an eight-game homestand. Kris Versteeg tacked on an empty-net goal, and Corey Crawford made 25 saves.
Peter Harrold scored in the first for New Jersey, which has dropped three in a row. Cory Schneider had 32 stops.
• Pavelski boosts Sharks: Joe Pavelski scored three goals, Antti Niemi stopped 32 shots and the San Jose Sharks ended a three-game losing streak with a 4-2 win over the host Arizona Coyotes.
San Jose tightened up after falling into a 2-0 hole in the first period. Pavelski scored twice in the second to reach the 30-goal mark for the third time in his career. He added an empty-net goal for his fourth career hat trick.
Sharks coach Todd McLellan reached 300 wins in 515 career games.
Anaheim’s Bruce Boudreau is the only coach in NHL history to reach the milestone faster, 496 games.
Morgan scores as U.S. women top England
Miscellany: Alex Morgan scored in the 25th minute in her second start since returning from an ankle injury, and the U.S. women defeated England 1-0 in an exhibition game in Milton Keynes, England.
Morgan got her 50th goal in 79 international appearances, becoming the third-fastest American woman to reach the mark behind Michelle Akers (49 games) and Abby Wambach (64).
• Goodell’s pay released: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell made $35 million in 2013, according to tax returns submitted by the league.
The NFL released the amount Goodell earned in salary, bonus and pension compensation. Goodell made $35.1 million in 2012, with an additional $5 million in incentive pay and $4.1 million pension payment from the 2011 lockout year that was paid in 2012.
• Hunter joins N.D. baseball: Taking after his father, Notre Dame receiver Torii Hunter Jr. has joined the Irish’s baseball team for the upcoming season, the school announced.
Hunter Jr., the son of Twins outfielder Torii Hunter, has not played competitive baseball since his junior year of high school.
Last season, Hunter Jr., a sophomore, had seven catches for 65 yards and a touchdown.
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