Thomas six shots back

Los Angeles Times - - NLCS -

Justin Thomas got off to a rocky start in his bid to win a third con­sec­u­tive CIMB Classic when he man­aged only a two-un­der-par 70 to sit six strokes be­hind leader Cameron Smith at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Thomas, ranked No. 4 in the world, stut­tered in his fi­nal nine holes af­ter erring with two bo­geys. Smith, an Aus­tralian, posted a blem­ish-free round of eight birdies, in­clud­ing five on the front nine, for a 64 . ... Sung Hyun Park of South Korea birdied her last two holes for a six-un­der 66 and a share of the lead in the LPGA KEB Hana Bank Cham­pi­onship at

For­ward Rod­ney McGruder, who started a 78 games for the Mi­ami Heat last sea­son, is sched­uled for have surgery next week to re­pair a stress frac­ture in his left leg and could be side­lined for at least three months.

New Jer­sey Devils for­ward Michael McLeod had arthro­scopic surgery to re­move torn menis­cus in his left knee and is ex­pected to be side­lined four to six weeks.

The Qatari pres­i­dent of one of Europe's most glam­orous soc­cer clubs, Paris Saint-Ger­main, is un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion by Swiss pros­e­cu­tors for sus­pected bribery of a top FIFA ex­ec­u­tive to get World Cup broad­cast­ing rights. Crim­i­nal pro­ceed­ings against Nasser Al-Khe­laifi and two other were an­nounced in Geneva.

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