Creamer shoots a 65 to take six-shot lead

Picking up where she left off after a course-record 60, Paula Creamer shot a 6-under-par 65 on Friday at Sylvania, Ohio, to build a six-stroke lead through two rounds of the Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic.

Creamer, seeking her third victory this season on the LPGA Tour, broke the tournament's 36-hole record by six shots and is at 17-under 125 -- the lowest two-round total on tour this year by five strokes.

Creamer had seven birdies and her only bogey of the tournament a day after she had 11 birdies including nine of the final 11 holes.

Eun-Hee Ji shot a 66 and is at 11-under 131.

No one else is within 10 shots of Creamer.

 Will MacKenzie shot a 7-under 64 to take a two shot lead after the second round of the John Deere Classic in Silvis, Ill. Kenny Perry shot a 5-under 66 and was in a three-way tie for second place at 11-under 131 with first-round co-leader Charlie Wi (67) and Eric Axley (66).


Lightning GM resigns

Jay Feaster resigned as general manager of the Tampa Bay Lightning, four years after the team he helped assemble won the franchise's only Stanley Cup championship.

• Free-agent center Chris Gratton re-signed with the Lightning.

• The Sharks re-signed center Marcel Goc to a one-year, $775,000 contract, avoiding arbitration.


U.S. swimmer has cancer

U.S. swimmer Eric Shanteau said he will put off surgery for the testicular cancer in order to compete at the Beijing Olympics.

Shanteau, 24, made the team in the 200-meter breaststroke, finishing second at trials. He said he will be closely monitored and will withdraw if there's any sign his cancer is spreading.

• Russian Yelena Isinbayeva improved her own pole vault world record to 16 feet, 6 inches at the Golden Gala meet in Rome, and double-amputee sprinter Oscar Pistorius of South Africa ran a 46.62 in the 400-meter race and failed to qualify for the Olympics. He must run a 45.55 to qualify for the Olympics.

• Chinese race walker Song Hongjuan was suspended for four years for a failed drug test.


Shock tops Mystics

Katie Smith scored 23 points as the Detroit Shock beat the Washington Mystics 79-66 at Auburn Hills, Mich. Minnesota native Coco Miller scored 15 points in a reserve role for Washington. ... Becky Hammon scored 26 points and Sophia Young had 25 points and 11 rebounds as the San Antonio Silver Stars beat the Atlanta Dream 82-74 in San Antonio.


College: Starting cornerback Darrin Walls will not play for Notre Dame next season for personal reasons, and wide receiver D.J. Hord has decided not to return for his senior season.

NBA: The New Jersey Nets reached agreements with free-agent forwards Eduardo Najera and Jarvis Hayes ... The Toronto Raptors signed Nathan Jawai, the first indigenous player from Australia to be drafted by an NBA team, to a two-year contract.

Tennis: American Vince Spadea and defending champion Fabrice Santoro advanced to the semifinals at the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships at Newport, R.I.

Minnesota Scene: The Pensacola Pelicans scored an unearned run in the bottom of the ninth to gain a 6-5 victory over the visiting St. Paul Saints. Ben Thomas had three hits for the Saints. ... Gophers women's hockey assistant Laura Slominski was named girls' hockey coach at Edina High School.