San Francisco Chronicle
Brehm among trio of leaders at Valspar
Ryan Brehm turned a good round into a memorable one, making a hole-in-one on the par-3 17th hole at Innisbrook for a 5-under 66 that led to a three-way share of the lead at the Valspar Championship at Palm Harbor, Fla.
Stephan Jaeger also had a 66, while Adam Schenk joined them.
Jordan Spieth had a bogeyfree round and was particularly sharp with the putter, making birdie putts of 60 feet and 30 feet on his way to a 67. Also at 67 were former U.S. Open champion Lucas Glover and Maverick McNealy.
This is the first lead for Brehm since he won the Puerto Rico Open last year in his final start to try to keep a PGA Tour card. It hasn’t been the smoothest road since then. Brehm has made only three cuts this season.
Brehm’s ace came with a 6-iron from 196 yards, and he closed with a par.
NBA: Atlanta Hawks guard Bogdan Bogdanovic signed a $68 million, four-year extension that will keep him under contract through the 2026-27 season.
At Toronto, Pascal Siakam had 25 points and 14 rebounds to help the Toronto Raptors beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 128-111 on Thursday night, extending their season-high home winning streak to six.
College football: Georgia defensive tackle Jalen Carter has pleaded no contest to misdemeanor charges of reckless driving and racing related to a crash that killed Bulldogs offensive lineman Devin Willock and a recruiting staff member in January.
Carter has been sentenced to 12 months’ probation and a $1,000 fine.
Tennis: Top-ranked Iga Swiatek breezed past Sorana Cirstea 6-2, 6-3 to reach the semifinals of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells.
Next up for Swiatek is No. 10 seed Elena Rybakina, who outlasted Karolina Muchova 7-6 (4), 2-6, 6-4.