Jason Kokrak shot a bogey-free 8-under 62 Friday for a record five-stroke lead after two rounds at the AT&T Byron Nelson, where local favorite Jordan Spieth missed the cut for the first time.
Kokrak, the 128th-ranked player in the world, matched the Nelson's 36-hole record at 12 under after his career-best scoring round, and no one has ever had a bigger lead there after two rounds.
Billy Horschel was second at 7 under after three consecutive birdies to finish a 65. Dustin Johnson, the world's No. 1 player, had his second consecutive 67 and was among six players tied for third.
... Lexi Thompson shot her second straight 6-under 65 to take a three-stroke over playing partner Gerina Piller into the weekend at the Kingsmill Championship. Piller shot a 67, closing birdie-bogey-birdie-bogey. Top-ranked Lydia Ko was four strokes back at 8 under after a bogey-free 67.
... Fred Funk shot a 7-under 65 to take the second-round lead in the Regions Tradition and had a one-stroke lead over Scott Parel in the first of the 50-and-over circuit's five majors.
Rhodes ranked 66th
Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes was ranked No. 66 in the NFL Top 100 on the NFL Network. The rankings are voted on by players.
Rhodes posted a photo of his NFL Top 100 ranking on Instagram and said, "Only the beginning."
... The agent for Tom Brady said the Patriots quarterback wasn't diagnosed with a concussion last year, contradicting Brady's wife, Gisele Bundchen, who told "CBS This Morning" that the quarterback played through a concussion last year .
... Wayne Walker, a Pro Bowl linebacker for the Lions and broadcaster, died. He was 80. Walker said in 2015 he had Parkinson's disease.
Larson grabs pole
Kyle Larson took the pole for the NASCAR All-Star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway after Kurt Busch was assessed a penalty.
Larson had an average speed of 144.839 mph over three laps that also included a mandatory four-tire pit stop Friday night. Kyle Busch will start alongside Larson on the front row Saturday night. Kurt Busch appeared to have locked up the pole after finishing a second faster than Larson, but officials assessed a 10-second penalty after it was determined he had two loose lug nuts.
around the horn
Colleges: The University of Iowa will pay $6.5 million to settle high-profile discrimination lawsuits filed by former athletic administrator Jane Meyer and her partner, former women's field hockey coach Tracey Griesbaum.
Women's tennis: Maria Sharapova announced she would not be requesting one of the eight wild-card invitations to Wimbledon and instead will attempt to qualify her way into the Grand Slam event. ... Rafael Nadal's winning streak ended at 17 matches as he lost 6-4, 6-3 to Dominic Thiem in the quarterfinals of the Italian Open.
WNBA: Liberty guard Brittany Boyd tore her left Achilles' tendon in a loss to the Lynx on Thursday night and is out for the season.
Boxing: Authorities say former boxing champion David "Tornado" Sanchez and his brother were killed in a car crash in northern Mexico.