In Brief: Si Woo Kim opens 3-stroke lead at Wyndham Championship
Sat., Aug. 20, 2016
Golf: Si Woo Kim followed his tournament-record 10-under 60 with a 64 on Saturday to increase his lead to three strokes in the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, North Carolina.
The 21-year-old South Korean player had an 18-under 192 total at Sedgefield, a stroke off the tournament 54-hole record set by Carl Pettersson in his 2008 victory.
Kim is in contention for his first PGA Tour victory for the second time in a month after losing a playoff to Aaron Baddeley in Alabama in the Barbasol Championship.
Kim played the front nine in 3-under 35 with four birdies and a bogey, added birdies on the par-4 13th and par-5 15th and parred the final three holes.
Luck, Dalke advance to U.S. Amateur final: Curtis Luck was in a fairway bunker about 135 yards from the hole, needing to get up and down from there to keep his U.S. Amateur run going.
Luck’s wedge shot from the bunker reached the green and rolled down to about 3 feet of the pin, enabling him to match Nick Carlson’s birdie and extend their semifinal to a 21st hole. Luck then made another birdie to win the match and advance to Sunday’s 36-hole final against Brad Dalke.
Dalke defeated Jonah Texeira 3 and 2 in the other semifinal on the South Course at Oakland Hills in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.
Oregon shut out by Rhode Island in LLWS
Little League: Kenny Rix hit a three-run home run to lead Warwick, Rhode Island, to an 8-0 victory over Bend, Oregon, in an elimination game in the Little League World Series in South Williamsport, Virginia.
Colin Lemieux gave up only three hits and had three strikeouts in four innings for Rhode Island, which moves on to play the loser of Sunday’s Johnston, Iowa-Bowling Green, Kentucky game in another elimination matchup on Monday. Rix pitched 1 2/3 innings of relief, allowing two hits with a strikeout.
Also in the U.S. bracket, Victor Lizarraga pitched a complete game, Ali Camarillo went 2 for 3 with a triple and Chula Vista, California, beat San Antonio, Texas 5-0.
Lizarraga allowed just two hits and struck out nine. Devin Hinojosa hit a pinch-hit, two-run homer for Chula Vista.
In the international bracket, Gael Cortez hit two home runs, struck out three in 1 2/3 innings and Mexico beat Italy 12-7.
Cortez, who didn’t have a hit in Mexico’s 10-2 opening loss to Panama, hit a solo home run in the third inning and added a two-run homer in an eight-run sixth inning that helped stretch Mexico’s lead to 12-1.
In the other international matchup, Donovan Antonia hit a solo home run, Jadon Gosepa allowed one earned run and struck out seven over five innings and Curacao beat Japan 2-1.
Nair Jamanika drew a bases loaded walk in the bottom of the fifth inning to give Curacao, a team from Willemstad, a 2-1 lead and Gedionne Marlin threw a perfect sixth inning for the save.
FSU suspends freshman QB Henry
College football: Florida State has suspended quarterback Malik Henry for a violation of team rules. Coach Jimbo Fisher announced Henry’s suspension following the first of two practices but refused to say exactly what it was for or how long it would last.
The freshman is a highly touted part of the 2016 recruiting class that’s ranked among the nation’s best. Henry was an early enrollee and threw a pair of touchdowns in the spring game.
Texas A&M player charged with assault: Texas A&M football player Josh Walker was arrested on charges of assault causing injury to his girlfriend and interfering with an emergency request for assistance, police said Saturday.
Walker, 20, a junior linebacker from Gilmer in East Texas, was booked into the jail Friday night. He was held on $9,000 bond.
Leicester draws 0-0 against Arsenal
Soccer: Leicester is still searching for the first win of its Premier League title defense after drawing 0-0 with Arsenal.
Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez, who were both heavily linked with moves to Arsenal in the offseason, had the best chances for host Leicester at King Power stadium after being played through in the second half. Vardy blazed wide and Mahrez’s shot was saved by Petr Cech.
Wanyama strikes late to secure Tottenham win: Victor Wanyama headed in a late goal as Tottenham unconvincingly beat Crystal Palace 1-0 in the English Premier League in London.
The Spurs midfielder got his first goal for his new side, scoring from close range on his home debut following Harry Kane’s header from a corner in the 82nd minute.
Palace is still without a point – or a goal – this season, having lost both of its opening games 1-0.
NYCFC hangs on with late goal from Villa: David Villa scored in the sixth minute and New York City FC stretched its undefeated streak to four games, beating the Los Angeles Galaxy in their first trip to Yankee Stadium with a 1-0 MLS victory.
The Galaxy (9-4-11), who routed NYCFC 5-1 last season, had their nine-game unbeaten streak snapped. Eastern Conference leader New York City (11-7-8) has not been beaten since July 24, a 4-1 road loss against the New York Red Bulls.
Kerber one win from unseating Williams
Miscellany: Angelique Kerber reached the Western & Southern Open final in Mason, Ohio, leaving her one win away from unseating Serena Williams at No. 1.
Kerber took control after a 33-minute rain delay in the first set and beat Simona Halep 6-3, 6-4 in humid, windy conditions, putting her within reach of the world’s top ranking. Williams has led the WTA rankings for 183 consecutive weeks, the second-longest such stretch.
A win on Sunday over 15th-seeded Karolina Pliskova would move Kerber to the top spot in next week’s rankings. Williams dropped out at the start of the tournament because of an inflamed shoulder, leaving her ranking vulnerable.
Froome’s Sky wins Vuelta opener: Chris Froome had a successful start to cycling’s Spanish Vuelta with Sky winning the team time trial as the grand tour got underway.
Sky picked up from helping Froome win his third Tour de France in July by completing the 17.2-mile trial in 30 minutes, 37 seconds, just ahead of rival Movistar.
Roczen wraps up second title in three seasons: Ken Roczen wrapped up his second Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship title in three seasons, sweeping the 450 Class motos in the Budds Creek National for his eighth victory of the year in Mechanicsville, Maryland. The German rider gave RCH Racing its first 450 title.
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