Off the wire
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.
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.