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DECHAM­BEAU-NA TIED WITH 2 OTHER PAIRS AT QBE EVENT

The teams of Bryson DeCham­beau-Kevin Na, Brian Har­man-Pat­ton Kizzire and Emil­iano Gril­loGraeme McDow­ell shot 13-un­der 59 in scram­ble play Fri­day to share the first-round lead in the QBE Shootout in Naples, Flor­ida.

LPGA Tour player Lexi Thomp­son and Tony Finau were two strokes back at 61 with Charley Hoff­manGary Wood­land and Charles How­ell III-Luke List. De­fend­ing cham­pi­ons Steve Stricker and Sean’ O’Hair shot 62.

The teams will play mod­i­fied al­ter­nate shot Satur­day, and close with bet­ter ball Sun­day.

Charl Schwartzel holed ● out from the fair­way for an ea­gle on the 17th on his way to an 8-un­der 63 and a one-shot lead af­ter the sec­ond round of the South African Open in Jo­han­nes­burg. The 2011 Mas­ters cham­pion moved to 12un­der over­all and re­placed overnight leader Louis Oosthuizen at the top of the leader­board. Madal­itso Muthiya (68) is sec­ond at 11 un­der.

Soc­cer

Mor­gan top US player: Alex Mor­gan has been named U.S. Soc­cer’s Player of the Year for a sec­ond time af­ter lead­ing the na­tional team with 18 goals in 19 games and help­ing it earn a spot in the World Cup next year in France. De­fender Tierna David­son, who started in her first nine na­tional team ap­pear­ances, was named Young Player of the Year. The 19-year-old’s col­lege sea­son at Stan­ford was cut short when she broke her an­kle in Septem­ber.

The de­fend­ing cham­pion

● United States is the top-ranked team for Satur­day’s Women’s World Cup draw. Ger­many is No. 2 in the 24-team draw, fol­lowed by host na­tion France and Eng­land. Canada and Aus­tralia com­plete the list of top-seeded teams. The June 7-July 7 tour­na­ment will be played in nine cities in France with the fi­nal in Lyon.

Obit­u­ary

Ac­tor, foot­ball player Rosso­vich: Tim Rosso­vich, a con­sen­sus All-Amer­ica de­fen­sive end at South­ern Cal who played in the NFL be­fore go­ing on to an act­ing ca­reer, died Thurs­day in Sacra­mento, Cal­i­for­nia, af­ter a long ill­ness. He was 72. Rosso­vich played at USC from 1965-67 and was co-cap­tain of the 1967 na­tional cham­pi­onship team. Rosso­vich was in­ducted into the school’s Ath­letic Hall of Fame in 2015.

He played line­backer for the Philadel­phia Ea­gles from 1968-71, get­ting named to the 1969 Pro Bowl. He also played for the San Diego Charg­ers in 1972-73 and Hous­ton Oil­ers in 1976.

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