GOLFEagle keeps Turnesa in tie for the lead
Marc Turnesa holed out from 159 yards for eagle on the par-4 18th hole to offset a 17th-hole double bogey and maintain a share of the lead Friday in the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas.
Tied for the first-round lead, Turnesa followed his opening 62 with a 64 to match Matt Kuchar at 18-under-par 126 -- one off the PGA Tour's 36-hole records for total score and relation to par. Kuchar had his second consecutive 63 at TPC Summerlin.
Zach Johnson, the other first-round leader after winning the Texas Open last week, was third at 17 under after a 65 in sunny, calm conditions.
Turnesa, a PGA Tour rookie, birdied Nos. 14-16, then dropped two strokes on the par-3 17th after hitting into the water. He got the strokes back on 18 with the eagle after a 300-yard drive. Kuchar, who missed the cuts in his last seven starts, had nine birdies -- five on his last seven holes -- in his bogey-free round.
Brittany Lang shot a 1-under 71 to tie Suzann Pettersen (72) for the second-round lead at 4-under 140 at the Kapalua LPGA Classic at The Bay Course at Kapalua Resort in Maui, Hawaii.
Alena Sharp (67), Sun Young Yoo (71), Laura Diaz (71), Jee Young Lee (70) and Ji Young Oh (71) were tied at 141.
Lorena Ochoa (69) was at 143, and Annika Sorenstam (70) was at 147.
Andy Bean had a great day with his irons, hitting all 18 greens in regulation and finishing with a 7-under 65 to take the first-round lead at the Administaff Small Business Classic at The Woodlands (Texas) Country Club.
Bean had a 31 on the back nine, to take a one-stroke lead over Jay Haas and Joey Sindelar.
Sandy Lyle, Lonnie Nielsen, Brad Bryant and Wayne Grady were another stroke back.
Wales' Stuart Manley shot a 4-under 68 at Vilamoura, Portugal, to take a one-stroke lead over Spain's Alvaro Quiros in the Portugal Masters. Manley had an 11-under 133 total. Quiros also shot a 68.
TENNISVenus Williams wins
Venus Williams beat Francesca Schiavone of Italy 6-3, 6-3 Friday in the quarterfinals of the Zurich (Switzerland) Open.
Williams, seeded third, next faces second-seeded Ana Ivanovic, who defeated Czech teenager Petra Kvitova 6-1, 6-4.
Flavia Pennetta of Italy and Anabel Medina Garrigues of Spain also advanced and will meet in the semifinals today. Pennetta, who was coming off an upset of top-ranked Jelena Jankovic, defeated Slovenia's Katarina Srebotnik 7-5, 6-2.
Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer stayed on track to meet in another final by winning their quarterfinals in straight sets at the Madrid Masters.
Top-ranked Nadal downed Spanish countryman Feliciano Lopez 6-4, 6-4, and second-ranked Federer eliminated ninth-seeded Juan Martin del Potro 6-3, 6-3.
COLLEGEProvidence loses center
Providence junior center Ray Hall is out because of an injury that will end his basketball career. Coach Keno Davis said Hall will remain with the team but will not play for the remainder of his college career. He wouldn't describe the injury.
AROUND THE HORN
Boxing: Wladimir Klitschko will defend his IBF heavyweight title against Alexander Povetkin of Russia on Dec. 13 in Mannheim, Germany. Povetkin, who is undefeated in 16 fights with 12 knockouts, is the mandatory IBF challenger.
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