Woods eyes Players Championship
Tiger Woods has added the Players Championship to his schedule, another indication that he is getting back to a normal golf season.
Woods won the Players, at Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., the last time he played it, in 2013.
Hudson Swafford shot a sixunder 66 for a share of the Zurich Classic in Avondale, La., lead with Boo Weekley when second-round play was suspended because of the
threat of severe weather.
Canadian teenager Brooke Henderson shot a tournamentrecord seven-under 65 to take the second-round lead in the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic at Daly City, Calif. The 17-year-old Henderson had a nine-under 135 total. Na Yeon Choi was two strokes back at seven under after a 68.
Former Ohio State teammates John Cook and Joey Sindelar shot a 10-under 60 in better-ball play to take the first-round lead in the Champions Tour’s Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf at Ridgedale, Mo.
NASCAR said three pit road crew members were taken to a hospital after a fire broke out on pit road Friday night during the Xfinity Series race at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway.
Two of the crew members were working in Brendan Gaughan’s pit, where the fire erupted, and one was in Eric McClure’s pit.
Denny Hamlin led almost from start to finish to win the race.
In Spain, defending champion Kei Nishikori made his way into the Barcelona Open semifinals by holding off Roberto Bautista Agut, 6-2, 3-6, 6-1. David Ferrer advanced by beating Philipp Kohlschreiber, 6-3, 7-6 (5), as he stayed on course for a fifth final appearance at the tournament.
Nishikori will next face Martin Klizan after the Slovak eliminated Tommy Robredo, 7-6 (5), 6-4.
Simona Halep of Romania and Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark will meet in the semifinals of the Porsche Grand Prix at Stuttgart, Germany.
In quarterfinal matches, Halep needed 81 minutes to defeat Sara Errani of Italy, 6-4, 6-4, and Wozniacki defeated Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain, 6-0, 6-3.
Angelique Kerber upset Ekaterina Makarova, 6-3, 6-2, to book her place in the other semifinal. She will face Madison Brengle of the U.S. Brengle rallied to beat Caroline Garcia of France, 3-6, 6-3, 6-3.
Montreal’s Carey Price, Minnesota’s Devan Dubnyk and Nashville’s Pekka Rinne are the finalists for the Vezina Trophy as the NHL’s top goalie.
Shared Belief will be sidelined for 60 to 90 days after sustaining a right hip injury in the Charles Town Classic last weekend.
The Santa Anita Handicap winner returned to his base at Golden Gate Fields in Northern California.
Badou Jack ( 19-1-1) outpointed Anthony Dirrell (27-1-1) in Chicago to take the WBC super-middleweight title.