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In brief: Jhonattan Vegas, Scott Langley lead at Greenbrier

From Staff And Wire Reports

GOLF: Jhonattan Vegas shot a 5-under-par 65 to tie Scott Langley for the lead after the second round of the Greenbrier Classic at White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.

They were at 9-under 131 on the Old White TPC course.

Twenty-three golfers were within three shots of the lead, including seven at 8 under.

Vegas made five birdies during a bogey-free round, including two of his final three holes. He hasn’t won since his rookie season in 2011.

Langley didn’t have the same birdie explosion as he enjoyed in the first round, when he shot 62 to take the lead. He made back-to-back birdies on his back nine Friday and shot 69.

Spokane native Alex Prugh shot 69, but missed the cut with a two-round score of 140.

Bubba Watson to paint over flag on ‘General Lee’: Bubba Watson says he’s painting over the Confederate flag on his car made popular in “The Dukes of Hazzard” television series.

The two-time Masters champ said he’ll replace it with the U.S. flag on the roof of the “General Lee 01.”

O’Reilly agrees to 7-year extension

HOCKEY: A person familiar with the discussions says the Buffalo Sabres have agreed to sign newly acquired forward Ryan O’Reilly to a seven-year contract extension.

The person spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team has not announced the deal. The agreement was reached early Friday.

Saad signs six-year, $36 million deal with Columbus: Stanley Cup winner Brandon Saad signed a six-year, $36 million contract with his new team, the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Saad, 22, was acquired from Chicago earlier this week. He will be with the Blue Jackets through the 2020-2021 season.

Also in the NHL: The San Jose Sharks signed veteran forward Joel Ward to a three-year contract. Ward had 19 goals and 15 assists last season with Washington. … Forward Andrew Desjardins has agreed to a two-year contract with the Chicago Blackhawks. … The Edmonton Oilers have agreed to terms with center Connor McDavid on a three-year, entry-level contract.

Subpoena authorized in Hernandez case

MISCELLANY: A Massachusetts judge has authorized a subpoena so lawyers for former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez can identify an anonymous tipster who claimed one of the jurors who convicted Hernandez of murder may have been “untruthful” during jury selection.

Judge Susan Garsh ruled Friday that Verizon can be subpoenaed to determine the identity of the tipster who called attorney James Sultan in April, after Hernandez was convicted in the 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd.

The judge said the caller’s credibility can be determined only by first learning her identity.

Japan’s Hagino pulls out of swim worlds: World champion Kosuke Hagino of Japan will not compete at the swimming worlds after breaking his right elbow in training.

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