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Korda wears adversity quite well at Muirfield


Playing in borrowed clothes didn’t seem to bother Jessica Korda at the Women’s British Open.

Still waiting for her suitcase to arrive in Muirfield, Scotland, Korda recovered from an early bogey to shoot a 5-under-par 66 in the first round Thursday, putting her one shot behind leader Hinako Shibuno of Japan.

Korda made four birdies and an eagle on the 17 th hole despite missing her normal clothes after her luggage got stuck at an airport in Switzerlan­d.

“If anyone knows anyone at the Zurich airport that would like to put my suitcase on the one flight a day that they have coming into Edinburgh, I’d deeply appreciate it,” Korda said. “I know where it is. I have an air tag on it. I can’t get anyone to actually go get it. . . . Monday I wore Megan Khang’s pants. Tuesday, I wore my sister’s pants, and Wednesday I wore Alison Lee’s pants. Today I’m wearing Footjoy pants.”

Shibuno, the 2019 champion, made birdies on the first three holes and went on to card eight in total in her 65. Scotland’s

Louise Duncan and Mexico’s

Gabby Lopez were tied for third, two shots back. . . .

John Huh wasn’t expecting the lowest round of his PGA Tour career in the Wyndham Championsh­ip, and he had no complaints about the score or the timing.

Huh made seven of his eight birdie attempts from 10 feet or closer and holed a 40-foot eagle putt on the par-5 15th hole at Sedgefield in Greensboro, N.C., for a 9-under 61, giving him a two-shot lead over Sungjae Im in the final tournament of the regular season.

Huh needed a round like this. He is No. 120 in the Fedex Cup standings — with some wiggle room because of the defectors to Saudi-funded LIV Golf — and only the top 125 advance to the lucrative postseason next week and are assured a full PGA Tour card for next season.


Novak Djokovic withdrew from the upcoming hard-court tournament in Montreal because he is not vaccinated against the coronaviru­s and is therefore not allowed to enter Canada.

For the same reason, as things stand now, he also will not be able to compete in the

U.S. Open later this month.

Djokovic, 35, has said he won’t get the shots, even if that means he can’t go to certain tournament­s. He missed the Australian Open in January after being deported from that country and needed to sit out two events in the United States earlier this year.

He did play in the French Open, where he lost in the quarterfin­als to Rafael Nadal, and at Wimbledon, which Djokovic won last month for his 21st Grand Slam title — one behind the men’s record held by Nadal.

Unvaccinat­ed foreign citizens can’t go to Canada or the United States, so Djokovic pulled out of Montreal a day before the draw is scheduled to take place for the tournament and is expected to have to sit out the U.S. Open, which starts in New York on Aug. 29.


Teaira Mccowan made a goahead layup with 11.4 seconds remaining to help the Dallas Wings (15-16) earn an 82-80 victory over the Las Vegas Aces (22-10) in a WNBA game in Arlington, Tex. . . .

The Calgary Flames and recently acquired forward

Jonathan Huberdeau agreed to an eight-year, $84 million contract extension. The 29-yearold Huberdeau came to Calgary from the Florida Panthers. . . .

Former Barcelona midfielder Riqui Puig agreed to a threeyear contract with the LA Galaxy of MLS.

Both teams announced the free transfer for the 22-year-old Puig, a highly touted Spanish prospect who never solidified his place at the famed Catalan club.

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