Jordan Spieth chipped in for eagle and ended his day with a birdie that dropped on the last turn, giving him a 9-under 64 for a four-shot lead in the Hyundai Tournament of Champions on Friday in Kapalua, Hawaii.
He was at 16-under 130, four shots clear of Kevin Kisner (65), Fabian Gomez (66) and Patrick Reed (69).
Spieth seized control with a chip-in for eagle on the par-5 ninth, and he began to pull away with three straight birdies on the back nine. Two of those birdies were from inside 3 feet.
Hacking case draws guilty plea
The former scouting director for the St. Louis Cardinals pleaded guilty in federal court to hacking into the player database and e-mail system of the Houston Astros in an unusual case of high-tech cheating involving two major league baseball clubs.
Christopher Correa pleaded guilty to five counts of unauthorized access of a protected computer, access authorities said dated from 2013 to at least 2014. Correa was the Cardinals' director of baseball development until he was fired last summer, and he faces up to five years in prison on each charge when he is sentenced April 11.
Minor leaguers suspended
•Cleveland pitcher Joseph Colon and Chicago Cubs pitcher P.J. Francescon have been suspended 50 games each under baseball's minor league drug program following second positive tests for a drug of abuse. The suspensions, announced Friday, are the first this year. There were 108 suspensions last year under the minor league program.
•Lefthander Hector Santiago avoided salary arbitration with the Los Angeles Angels, agreeing to a $5 million, one-year contract.
U.S. wins big at Lake Placid
Friday was a big day for the U.S. sliding team. Competing on home ice at Lake Placid, N.Y., the United States got victories from Jamie Greubel-Poser and Cherelle Garrett in women's bobsled, from Steven Holcomb and Carlo Valdes in men's bobsled and from Annie O'Shea in women's skeleton.
Holcomb hadn't won a medal in a two-man race since the 2014 Olympics, and O'Shea had never won.
"You'd think you'd know exactly what it would feel like to win, but you really don't," O'Shea said.
Djokovic-Nadal final is set
Novak Djokovic will play Rafael Nadal in the final of the Qatar Open in Doha after Djokovic beat third-seeded Tomas Berdych 6-3, 7-6 (3) in the semifinals.
Nadal advanced to his 99th career final by defeating Illya Marchenko 6-3, 6-4.
Djokovic and Nadal are tied at 23 victories apiece in their career head-to-head.
Federer reaches Brisbane semifinals
•Roger Federer overcame a lingering illness to hold off Grigor Dimitrov 6-4, 6-7 (4), 6-4 and reach the semifinals at the Brisbane International in Australia. Unseeded Victoria Azarenka moved into the women's final by beating U.S. qualifier Samantha Crawford 6-0, 6-3. She will play Angelique Kerber, who beat Carla Suarez Navarro 6-2, 6-3, in the final Saturday.
•Fifth-seeded American Sloane Stephens beat Caroline Wozniacki 6-2, 2-6, 7-6 (3) to advance to the final of the ASB Classic in Auckland, New Zealand. She will play Germany's Julia Goerges in the final.
1984 champ admits steroid use
Dutch discus thrower Ria Stalman, who retired after winning gold at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, has admitted using anabolic steroids during the final years of her career.
Stalman confessed to doping in an interview on Dutch television.
Stalman, who beat American thrower Leslie Deniz for the 1984 gold, said she decided to begin doping after seeing bulky Eastern Bloc throwers exceed the distance she could throw. She said she thought, "'If you can't beat them, join them,' and that's what I did."
AROUND THE HORN
College athletics: Scott Woodward was named Texas A&M's new athletic director after serving in that same position at Washington since 2008.
Women's hockey: Denna Laing's parents said the professional women's hockey player sustained a severe spinal cord injury when she struck the boards at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., last week in a game before the NHL's Winter Classic. Laing, 24, has no movement in her legs.
Speedskating: Brittany Bowe won the women's 500 meters at the U.S. Long Track Championships in West Allis, Wis. The 2014 Olympian and three-time world champion won with times of 38.17 seconds and 38.31 seconds.