Los Angeles Times
Queen’s death stops play in UK
Play was suspended late in the first round of the BMW PGA Championship on the European tour following the announcement of the death of Queen Elizabeth II at the age of 96.
Thirty of the 144 players in the field had yet to finish their first rounds at Wentworth in Virginia Water, England.
The tour said there would be no play on Friday and flags at the club were lowered to half-staff “out of respect for Her Majesty and the Royal Family.”
Other sports that were suspended Thursday and Friday included horse racing meetings and domestic rugby matches in England and Scotland.
Xiyu “Janet” Lin of China opened with five birdies in six holes, birdied all but one of the par fives and had an eightunder 64 for a one-shot lead over Nasa Hataoka in the LPGA’s Kroger Queen City Championship in Cincinnati.
Norris Cole — a two-time NBA champion with the Miami Heat — scored a gamehigh 20 points, capping it off by making the game-winning runner with 1.4 seconds remaining, and the U.S. rallied past Puerto Rico 85-84 in an AmeriCup quarterfinal in Recife, Brazil. The Americans will play Argentina on Saturday in the semifinals.
Chiefs defensive end
Frank Clark pleaded no contest in Los Angeles to two counts of misdemeanor possession of an assault weapon and was sentenced to one year of probation and 40 hours of community service. Clark is due back in court early next year, when he will need to show proof of sentence completion . ... New Orleans center
Erik McCoy agreed to a contract extension and a person familiar with the terms said it spans five years and is worth up to about $63.8 million . ... Dallas Cowboys quarterback
Dak Prescott was limited in practice with a right ankle issue he said was caused by trying a different style of cleats . ... New York Jets left tackle
Duane Brown didn’t practice for a second straight day while dealing with a shoulder issue, putting his availability for the season opener Sunday against Baltimore in doubt . ... San Francisco 49ers star tight end George Kittle missed his second straight practice with a groin injury, leaving his status for the opener against the Chicago Bears in doubt.
Longtime NHL goaltender
Ryan Miller and Olympic gold medal-winning women’s hockey stars Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson and
Monique Lamoureux-Morando headline the 2022 class of the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame unveiled. Three-time Paralympic gold medal-winning sled hockey goalie Steve Cash and late USA Hockey executive Jim Johannson were also elected. They’ll all be inducted at a ceremony in St. Paul, Minn., on Nov. 30.
Indian Olympic officials were given a final warning by the IOC about their leadership standards and told their hosting of the organization’s annual meeting in Mumbai next year was postponed and could yet be canceled.
NASCAR is returning to one of its original venues that it left more than a quartercentury ago — North Wilkesboro (N.C.) Speedway. Officials said the track will host the NASCAR Cup Series AllStar Race next year — NASCAR’s 75th anniversary season.
Lance Mackey, one of mushing’s most accomplished champions who also suffered from health and drug issues, has died. The fourtime Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race winner died Wednesday from cancer, his father and kennel announced. He was 52.