Kerr leads by two

Cristie Kerr moved into position for a second consecutive LPGA Tour victory, shooting a 6-under 66 in windy conditions Friday to take a two-stroke lead over Angela Stanford in the Bell Micro LPGA Classic in Mobile, Ala.

Kerr, who is coming off a playoff victory Aug. 24 in the Safeway Classic in Portland, Ore., had a 9-under 135 total.

Stanford had a bogey-free 67.

• Defending champion R.W. Eaks shot an 11-under 61 in the Greater Hickory Classic in Conover, N.C., missing a chance for the first 59 in Champions Tour history when he parred the final three holes.

After nine birdies and an eagle left him 11 under after 15 holes, Eaks missed a 5-foot birdie putt on No. 16, a 13-footer on 17 and a 10-footer for birdie on 18. The 61 -- the tour's best score this year -- left him three shots ahead of Tom Jenkins. Jenkins said he wasn't troubled about not making those putts.

"I'll think about all the positive stuff from today, but I know that there's no way I'll go out and do the same thing tomorrow," he said.


Investigation clears Davydenko

Russian tennis star Nikolay Davydenko was cleared by the ATP after a yearlong investigation into suspicious betting patterns on a match he lost to a low-ranked opponent. The governing body of men's tennis said it found no evidence of wrongdoing by Davydenko, opponent Martin Vassallo Arguello of Argentina or anyone else associated with their match Aug. 2, 2007 in Poland.

Davydenko, then ranked No. 5, pulled out of the match against the 87th-ranked Arguello in the third set, citing a foot injury. An online bookmaker had received about $7 million in wagers on the match, 10 times the usual amount. Most of the money was on Arguello, even after he lost the first set.

• Defending Fed Cup champ Russia, missing its top players, will take on Spain in the finals, which start today in Madrid. Seventh-ranked Svetlana Kuznetsova and Olympic bronze medalist Vera Zvonareva lead the Russians.


Canadiens deal for Lang

The Montreal Canadiens acquired forward Robert Lang from the Chicago Blackhawks for a second-round pick in 2010. The 37-year-old Lang, set to make $4 million in the final season of his contract, had 21 goals in 76 games for Chicago last season.

The Canadiens also re-signed defenseman Patrice Brisebois to a one-year deal.


Liberty triumphs

Shameka Christon's fifth three-pointer of the game, with 23.2 seconds left, lifted the New York Liberty to a 69-62 win over the host Chicago Sky. Christon scored 27. ... Camille Little's 21 points led the host Seattle Storm past Atlanta 77-72.


NBA: Guard Delonte West signed a two-year contract to remain with the Cleveland Cavaliers. ... Portland center Raef LaFrentz will have surgery later this month to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder.

Football: Winnipeg's Milt Stegall broke the Canadian Football League's receiving yardage record Friday night, catching a 92-yard pass in the second quarter of the Blue Bombers' 39-9 victory at Toronto. Stegall's career total of 14,983 yards broke the record of 14,891 held by former Calgary star Allen Pits.