Los Angeles Times

Ko, Vu in hunt at Scottish Open


Lydia Ko shot a second straight seven-under 65 to lead by two strokes after two rounds of the Scottish Open, while former UCLA standout Lilia Vu, chasing her first LPGA win, was second after a 67.

Vu said she felt at home on the links, which remind her of her home club, Shady Canyon in Irvine.

Henrik Stenson had a happy return to golf after being removed as European Ryder Cup captain, making eight birdies in his LIV Golf Invitation­al debut at Bedminster, N.J., for a seven-under 64 to share the 18-hole lead with Patrick Reed. The tour also announced Bubba Watson will play on it next year . ... Taylor Pendrith shot a seven-under 65 to take a one-shot lead over Tony Finau into the weekend in the Rocket Mortgage Classic . ... Former USC standout Sean Crocker retained his one-stroke lead at the Hero Open after shooting six-under 66 in the second round of the European tour event.

Washington Commanders pass rusher Chase Young, rehabilita­ting a torn knee ligament, will not be ready to play the season opener . ... Chicago center Lucas Patrick (hand) is out indefinite­ly . ... Derek Wolfe signed a one-day contract so he could retire in Denver.

A judge in San Diego ruled in favor of the Chargers and the NFL, dismissing a lawsuit brought by taxpayers from the city over the team’s 2017 relocation to L.A. An attorney for the plaintiffs plans to appeal the ruling.

— Jeff Miller

The Philadelph­ia 76ers are being investigat­ed by the NBA for possible tampering in free-agent moves, the Associated Press reported. ... Prosecutor­s dismissed a misdemeano­r charge against former Duke player and No. 1 NBA draft pick Paolo Banchero tied to an impaired-driving incident involving a teammate . ... Atlanta Dream guard AD Durr (hip surgery) will miss the rest of the WNBA season.

Grant Enfinger grabbed the lead with four fresh tires after a wild overtime restart and pulled away to win the NASCAR truck series playoff opener at Indianapol­is Raceway Park . ... Felix Rosenqvist won the pole for Sunday’s Indy Grand Prix while Josef Newgarden qualified fifth on Indianapol­is Motor Speedway’s road course hours after IndyCar officials cleared him; his status had been in doubt since he collapsed and struck his head following a crash last weekend. Points leader Marcus Ericsson, who won the Indianapol­is 500 in his last trip to the Brickyard, will start from the back after a mechanical problem.

Caroline Garcia advanced to the semifinals of the Poland Open after ending the clay-court winning streak of top-ranked Iga Swiatek at 18 matches, 6-1, 1-6, 6-4 . ... Anastasia Potapova upset top-seeded Anett Kontaveit 6-1, 6-1 to reach her third straight WTA semifinal . ... Topseeded Carlos Alcaraz advanced to the semifinals at the Croatia Open.

Cristiano Ronaldo indicated he will return to playing for Manchester United in Sunday’s exhibition against Rayo Vallecano . ... Goalkeeper David Ochoa of Oxnard was traded from Real Salt Lake to D.C. United.

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