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GOLF Sub-60 round missed

Chad Collins missed a chance for the 10th sub-60 round in PGA Tour his­tory and third of the sea­son, par­ring the fi­nal two holes for an 11-un­der 60 on Fri­day in the sec­ond round of the Bar­ba­sol Cham­pi­onship in Ope­lika, Ala. Collins hit his ap­proach into the back fringe on the par-4 18th, leav­ing a 70-foot down­hill birdie try that he hit 5 feet past. He missed a 12-foot birdie putt on the par-3 17th. Collins, 38, had five birdies in a front-nine 30 on Grand Na­tional’s rain-soft­ened Lake Course, parred the 10th and ran off six con­sec­u­tive birdies to get to 11 un­der for the round. Collins topped the leader­board at 15-un­der 127 half­way through the round. He is four strokes ahead of Grayson Murray and Cameron Tringale. Tag Rid­ings (Arkansas Ra­zor­backs) is tied for sixth at 9 un­der. Ken Duke is at 4 un­der and in a tie for 48th. Collins made the 36-hole cut for only the fifth time in 23 events this year. He had missed five con­sec­u­tive cuts and 11 of 12. Jim Furyk shot a record 58 last year in the Trav­el­ers Cham­pi­onship in Con­necti­cut and is one of eight play­ers to shoot 59. Justin Thomas and Adam Had­win shot 59s in Jan­uary — Thomas in his vic­tory in the Sony Open in Hawaii, and Had­win in the Ca­reerBuilder Chal­lenge in Cal­i­for­nia.

Piller main­tains lead

Ge­rina Piller fol­lowed her open­ing 8-un­der 63 with a 68 on Fri­day to main­tain a one-stroke in the Marathon Clas­sic in Syl­va­nia, Ohio. Win­less on the LPGA Tour, Piller had four birdies and a bo­gey at High­land Mead­ows to reach 11-un­der 131. U.S. Sol­heim Cup team­mate Lexi Thompson had a 65 to move into a tie for sec­ond with fel­low Amer­i­can Nelly Korda, South Korea’s In-Kyung Kim and Tai­wan’s Peiyun Chien. Korda had a 64, Kim shot 67, and Chien 68. In­dia’s Aditi Ashok was 9 un­der af­ter a 68. Sung Hyun Park, the U.S. Women’s Open win­ner, had a 70 to join fel­low South Korean player Chella Choi (67) and Amer­i­cans Brit­tany Lin­ci­come (67) and Laura Diaz (67) at 8 un­der. Emily Tu­bert (Arkansas Ra­zor­backs) was 4 un­der and in a tie for 27th place. Stacy Lewis (Ra­zor­backs) was 2 un­der af­ter a 71. Ly­dia Ko, win­less since her vic­tory last year at High­land Mead­ows, had a 68 to reach 1 un­der.

MIXED MAR­TIAL ARTS McGre­gor talks about bul­ly­ing

UFC star Conor McGre­gor has com­pleted the 25 hours of com­mu­nity ser­vice im­posed by Ne­vada of­fi­cials fol­low­ing a pro­fan­ity-laced, bot­tle-throw­ing fra­cas with a ri­val dur­ing a pre-fight news con­fer­ence last year in Las Ve­gas. A doc­u­ment ob­tained by The Associated Press shows McGre­gor talked with chil­dren and teenagers in Dublin about “phys­i­cal and ver­bal bul­ly­ing.” The Ne­vada State Ath­letic Com­mis­sion dis­ci­plined McGre­gor and Nate

Diaz af­ter the men and mem­bers of their groups yelled at each other and even­tu­ally hurled wa­ter bot­tles at an Aug. 17 news con­fer­ence. It is un­known whether McGre­gor will be dis­ci­plined again. He and

Floyd May­weather Jr. ex­changed racially in­sen­si­tive and ho­mo­pho­bic re­marks dur­ing events held this month pro­mot­ing their up­com­ing fight. The com­mis­sion did not im­me­di­ately re­spond to re­quests for com­ment re­gard­ing any po­ten­tial

dis­ci­plinary ac­tion against McGre­gor and May­weather.

BAS­KET­BALL Ga­sol, Spurs agree

A per­son with knowl­edge of the sit­u­a­tion told The Associated Press that Pau Ga­sol has agreed to terms on a three-year con­tract with the San An­to­nio Spurs. The 7-foot Spa­niard and the Spurs came to agree­ment Fri­day on a deal that is par­tially guar­an­teed for the third sea­son. The per­son spoke on con­di­tion of anonymity be­cause the team has not made an of­fi­cial an­nounce­ment. Ga­sol de­clined the $16 mil­lion op­tion on his con­tract in June. Ga­sol av­er­aged 12.4 points, 7.8 re­bounds and 1.1 blocks in 25.4 min­utes per game for the Spurs last sea­son. ESPN first re­ported the agree­ment.

Griz­zlies sign Brooks

The Mem­phis Griz­zlies have signed for­mer Ore­gon for­ward Dil­lon Brooks, a sec­ond-round pick in last month’s NBA Draft. Terms of the deal weren’t dis­closed. Brooks was se­lected by the Hous­ton Rock­ets with the 45th over­all pick. The Griz­zlies ac­quired him in ex­change for a fu­ture sec­ond-round pick. Brooks, 21, av­er­aged 16.1 points, 3.2 re­bounds and 2.7 as­sists as a ju­nior at Ore­gon last sea­son.

FOOT­BALL

Oher now fac­ing law­suit

NFL of­fen­sive line­man Michael Oher, who faces mis­de­meanor charges of as­sault­ing an Uber driver, has been sued in con­nec­tion with the in­ci­dent. Girma Berkessa said in the com­plaint that an “ex­tremely in­tox­i­cated” Oher pushed him to the ground, kicked him and called him a ho­mo­pho­bic slur sev­eral times April 14. The com­plaint said Oher “acted ma­li­ciously, in­ten­tion­ally, will­fully, wan­tonly, reck­lessly and/or neg­li­gently.” Lawyers for Oher didn’t im­me­di­ately re­spond to a mes­sage seek­ing com­ment. A hear­ing on Oher’s mis­de­meanor as­sault case that had been sched­uled for Fri­day was pushed back to Oct. 31. Oher was re­leased by the Carolina Pan­thers on Thurs­day af­ter he failed a phys­i­cal.

HORSE RAC­ING Ar­ro­gate set for re­turn

Ar­ro­gate is re­turn­ing to rac­ing af­ter a nearly four-month lay­off with a bull’s-eye on his back. The 4-yearold colt ranked the world’s No. 1 horse brings a seven-race win­ning streak into the San Diego Hand­i­cap to­day at Del Mar. He won the $6 mil­lion Breed­ers’ Cup Clas­sic last year, the $12 mil­lion Pe­ga­sus World Cup in Jan­uary and the $10 mil­lion Dubai World Cup in his last start on March 25. The race is a tuneup for more pres­ti­gious races later on and the first of three po­ten­tial starts the colt will make at the sea­side track north of San Diego. Ar­ro­gate’s tar­get this sum­mer is the $1 mil­lion Pa­cific Clas­sic on Aug. 19. The field for the Grade 2 San Diego was re­duced to five on Fri­day when trainer Keith

De­sormeaux de­cided to run Dal­more in Sun­day’s $75,000 Wick­err Stakes in­stead of tak­ing on Ar­ro­gate. That leaves Ac­cel­er­ate, Cat Bur­glar, El Huer­fano and Don­worth to chal­lenge Ar­ro­gate, who fig­ures to be the odds-on fa­vorite in the 1 1/16-mile race. Bob Baf­fert trains both Ar­ro­gate and Cat Bur­glar. Ar­ro­gate will carry high weight of 126 pounds, in­clud­ing Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith.

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