Two tied at Me­mo­rial

Los Angeles Times - - BASEBALL -

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.

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