MUDIAY’S 22 HELP TEAM WORLD WIN NBA AFRICA GAME
JOHANNESBURG» Nuggest guard Emmanuel Mudiay, who’s from the Democratic Republic of Congo, contributed 22 points, nine assists and eight rebounds to Team World’s 10897 victory over Team Africa in the NBA Africa Game on Saturday.
Jaylen Brown of the Boston Celtics scored 12 of his 15 points during the fourth quarter.
Team World put away the NBA’S second exhibition in South Africa by scoring the final 10 points to win a game that was tied 77-77 after three quarters. Detroit’s Andre Drummond scored 14 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, while Kristaps Porzingis of the New York Knicks contributed 14 points and eight rebounds.
Indiana’s Victor Oladipo scored 28 points for Team Africa, which was made up of players born in Africa and second-generation African players.
The game was played in support of UNICEF, the Nelson Mandela Foundation and SOS Children’s Villages South Africa.
Pieters, Johnson are co-leaders.
OHIO» Thomas Pieters of Belgium AKRON, ended his roller-coaster round with his eighth birdie, a 30-footer that rammed into the back of the cup for a 4-under-par 66 that gave him a share of the lead with Zach Johnson at the Bridgestone Invitational.
Pieters led by three shots with his explosive start Saturday but ran into trouble off the tee and kept dropping shots on the back nine. Moments after Johnson holed a 10-foot birdie on the 18th for a 5-under 65 to take the lead, Pieters joined him with his long putt.
Pieters made only three pars over his last 11 holes, yet he still has his best chance to win in America.
• I.K. Kim answered the challenge with a 6-under 66 at the Women’s British Open to build a six-shot lead as she goes after her first major championship.
Kim faced a battle before she even teed off at Kingsbarns Links. Inbee Park tied a course record with a 64 to get within one shot. Stacy Lewis shot a 65 and was two shots behind.
Kim was equally impressive. The 29-year-old South Korean played bogey-free golf and was at 17-under 199. She was six shots clear of Georgia Hall of England and Moriya Jutanugarn. Lexi Thompson shot a 74 and was 10 shots behind.
• Paul Goydos shot a tournamentrecord 60 and was tied with Kenny Perry and Gene Sauers after two rounds of the PGA Tour Champions’ 3M Championship.
Goydos, who shot a 59 at the PGA’S 2010 John Deere Classic, was 7-under through 12 holes — before making birdies at 15, 16 and 17 and an eagle on the par-5 18th. He needed only one putt on 16 greens and two on the others at the TPC Twin Cities.
Perry, a co-leader with Mike Goodes after the first round, shot his second consecutive 65. He won the tournament in 2014 and 2015.
Sauers shot an 8-under 64.
Lochte fifth in 100 backstroke.
N.Y.» In his first USA
EAST MEADOW, Swimming-sanctioned event after a 10-month suspension for his behavior at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, Ryan Lochte finished fifth in the 100-meter backstroke with a time of 55.16 seconds at the U.S. Open.
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