Thomas six shots back
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.