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The teams of Bryson DeChambeau-Kevin Na, Brian Har­man-Pat­ton Kizzire and Emil­iano Grillo-Graeme 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 Hoff­man-Gary 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 8un­der 63 and a one-shot lead af­ter the se­cond round of the South African Open in Jo­han­nes­burg. The 2011 Masters cham­pion moved to 12-un­der over­all and re­placed overnight leader Louis Oosthuizen at the top of the leader­board. Madal­itso Muthiya (68) is se­cond at 11 un­der.


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.


Lo­machenko seeks 2 ti­tles: Vasiliy Lo­machenko is back and ready to show what he can do with two healthy shoul­ders. In­jured while win­ning one light­weight belt, Lo­machenko will try to add a se­cond in his re­turn from surgery when he faces Jose Pe­draza on Satur­day night in New York’s Madi­son Square Gar­den. Lo­machenko (11-1, 9 KOs) is al­ready a champ in three weight classes, but this is the first time he can unify belts within a divi­sion.

Although HBO has de­cided to put box­ing in its past, the net­work is leav­ing the sport by show­cas­ing a pos­si­ble vi­sion of its fu­ture. Ce­cilia Braekhus was in the first women’s box­ing match on HBO, and the dom­i­nant Nor­we­gian cham­pion will be in the main event of HBO’s fi­nal box­ing show Satur­day night when she de­fends her wel­ter­weight ti­tles in Car­son, Cal­i­for­nia against Alek­san­dra Magdziak-Lopes.

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