Schwartzel ea­gles 17th on way to lead

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JO­HAN­NES­BURG >> 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 on Fri­day.

The 2011 Masters cham­pion moved to 12-un­der over­all and re­placed overnight leader Louis Oosthuizen at the top of the leader­board at Rand­park Golf Club.

Schwartzel had six birdies but only took the lead with the ea­gle on his sec­ond-to-last hole when his ap­proach bounced on the green and landed on the far fringe be­fore the back­spin kicked in.

Madal­itso Muthiya (68) is sec­ond at 11 un­der.

Oosthuizen, ahead by a shot af­ter the first round, dropped into a tie for third at 10 un­der with Kurt Ki­tayama (69) and Zan­der Lombard (68). Ki­tayama has made a fab­u­lous start to his time on the Euro­pean Tour, win­ning last week­end at the Mau­ri­tius Open af­ter only just com­ing through qual­i­fy­ing school. He’s in con­tention for a sec­ond straight win.

Glanville step­ping down as CFL as­sis­tant

HAMILTON, ON­TARIO >> Jerry Glanville has re­signed as the Hamilton Tiger-Cats’ de­fen­sive co­or­di­na­tor be­cause of per­sonal rea­sons.

The Ti­cats an­nounced that Glanville, 77, would not re­turn for a sec­ond sea­son with the Cana­dian Foot­ball League team.

“I hate that I won’t be able to come back to Hamilton next sea­son to fin­ish what we started in 2018,” said Glanville, the for­mer head coach of the NFL’s Hous­ton Oil­ers and At­lanta Fal­cons. “The fu­ture is bright be­cause there are so many good peo­ple and great play­ers through­out the or­ga­ni­za­tion. I will be a Tiger-Cat for life.”

Mor­gan named U.S. Player of the Year

CHICAGO >> 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, U.S. Soc­cer an­nounced Fri­day. The 19-year-old’s col­lege sea­son at Stan­ford was cut short when she broke her an­kle in Septem­ber.

Mor­gan scored seven of her goals dur­ing the CONCACAF World Cup qual­i­fy­ing tour­na­ment this fall to earn the Golden Boot.

Chen wins short pro­gram

VAN­COU­VER, BRI­TISH COLUMBIA >> Nathan Chen’s strong post-Olympic sea­son con­tin­ues af­ter he won the short pro­gram at the Grand Prix Fi­nals. Olympic cham­pion Alina Zag­i­tova had a rare run­ner-up fin­ish in the women’s short, how­ever.

Chen, the first Amer­i­can men’s world cham­pion since 2009, fin­ished with

92.99 points even though he made a mis­take on his quad toe loop-triple toe loop com­bi­na­tion.

Zag­i­tova’s lengthy run of win­ning each stage dat­ing back to last sea­son ended when Ja­pan’s break­out star Rika Ki­hira dom­i­nated the women’s short pro­gram with

82.51 points, the high­est women’s score this sea­son.

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