Columbus Crew fans celebrated Friday in the belief their MLS team will stay in Columbus, Ohio.
A group including Cleveland Browns owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam expects to buy the franchise and stop plans to move it to Austin, Texas, and an agreement is in place to build a new stadium in downtown Columbus. MLS has agreed that Austin, where the city council had approved a new 20,000-seat stadium, will get an expansion team by 2021.
Everyone involved acknowledged that no deal is entirely done. Crew fans weren't waiting. They had been working to save the team since owner Anthony Precourt said last year he would move it to Texas.
"This is truly a historic moment," said David Miller, a spokesman for the Save the Crew group. "We've proven that a community of invested individuals has the power to make a big difference."
Lehman, others go low
Bernhard Langer, Tom Lehman and Gene Sauers all shot 10-under-par 62 and shared the lead in the PGA Tour Champions' SAS Championship in Cary, N.C.
Langer's 62 included birdies on nine of his last 10 holes at Prestonwood, a course softened by rains from Hurricane Michael. Lehman, a Minnesotan, birdied his final four holes. Woodland leads on PGA Tour
• Gary Woodland shot an 11-under 61, joining Marc Leishman (62) in a share of the second-round lead at the PGA Tour's CIMB Classic in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
• No. 1-ranked Sung Hyun Park (68) and No. 2 Ariya Jutanugarn (67) were among four players sharing the lead at 8-under 136 after two rounds of the KEB Hana Bank Championship, an LPGA Tour event in Incheon, South Korea.
Team for worlds set
Olympic champion Simone Biles will be joined by Grace McCallum of Isanti and four others on the U.S. women's gymnastics team for the world championships in Doha, Qatar, later this month.
Also on the team: 2017 world champ Morgan Hurd, 2017 U.S. champ Ragan Smith, Riley McCusker, Kara Eaker and McCallum (Twin City Twisters).
AROUND THE HORN
NBA: San Antonio point guard Derrick White will miss at least six weeks after injuring his left heel while replacing Dejounte Murray, who was lost for the season with a torn ACL.
NHL: Florida center Micheal Haley will be away from the team indefinitely while taking part in the NHL and NHL Players Association's player assistance program for undisclosed reasons.