Two tied at Memorial
Defending champion Hideki Matsuyama ran off four straight birdies on the back nine for an eight-underpar 64 and shared the lead at the Memorial in Dublin, Ohio, with Bo Van Pelt. Jason Dufner made double bogey on the 18th hole and joined Russell Knox at 66.
Tiger Woods had a 73 and was nine shots behind.
Jason Dufner made double bogey on the 18th hole and joined Russell Knox at 66.
Cheyenne Woods, Cristie Kerr and P.K. Kongkraphan matched the course record at nine-under 63 to share the first-round lead in the Manulife LPGA Classic in Cambridge, Canada. Woods, a 24-year-old tour rookie, is the niece of Tiger Woods.
Taxpayers would pick up half the cost of a $500-million arena for the Milwaukee Bucks under a financial deal that would rely on current and former team owners for the rest, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said. Walker has argued for months that it will cost the state more in lost income-tax revenue if the NBA team leaves Milwaukee than it will to pay for a new downtown arena.
Jeff Nygaard, a three-time Olympian and two-time NCAA champion at UCLA, has been hired as the men’s volleyball coach at USC. Nygaard, 42, has been an assistant for the Trojans for the last five years.
Nygaard was the national player of the year twice, leading the Bruins to titles in 1993 and 1995. He succeeds Bill Ferguson, who was fired in May.
Tulsa forward Glory Johnson-Griner will miss the WNBA season after announcing on Instagram she is pregnant. Johnson-Griner married Phoenix Mercury star Brittney Griner last month following a highly publicized domestic violence incident between the two.
Johnson-Griner and Griner were both suspended for seven games by the WNBA after their arrests.
A cousin of New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez who was the star’s longtime personal assistant was sentenced to seven months in prison after pleading guilty to federal drug charges stemming from baseball’s South Florida steroids scandal. U.S. District Judge Cecilia M. Altonaga also sentenced Yuri Sucart to serve six months of house arrest after his release from prison and imposed a $5,000 fine.
Sucart, 53, could later be deported to his native Dominican Republic.
The UFC is partnering with the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency for a landmark drug testing program in the mixed martial arts promotion.
USADA will independently administer multiple year-round, unannounced tests to the UFC’s fighters when the program begins July 1, the promotion announced.
Fighters will be subject to multiyear suspensions for even a first failure under a policy modeled on the World Anti-Doping Agency’s code.