Tiger Woods, Vijay Singh


Arron Oberholser

shared the lead yesterday after two rounds of the PGA Tour's Wachovia Championship in Charlotte, N.C.

Woods had his only lead playing the eighth hole, missed his short birdie putt, then took his only bogey of the round when he drove into the trees on No. 9 and had to settle for a 4-under-par 68. Singh played the final three holes in 3-under to salvage a 71 and join Woods at 6-under 138.

Oberholser emerged from obscurity quickly with birdies on his last three holes for a 69. They had a one-shot lead over Ted Purdy and Jason Bohn.

In other golf news:

* Leonard Thompson shot a tournament-record 8-under 64 to take two-stroke lead in the Champions Tour's FedEx Kinko's Classic in Lakeway, Texas.

* Nicole Castrale took a one-stroke lead after one round of the LPGA's SemGroup Championship in Broken Arrow, Okla.

Pro Football

* The Humane Society of the United States has called on the NFL to ban players involved in dog fighting, following reports that evidence of the deadly activity was found at a home owned by Falcons quarterback Michael Vick that was lived in by a relative.

* Titans cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones will meet with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on May 11 to appeal his seasonlong suspension, stemming from his several brushes with the law.

* Dolphins quarterback Daunte Culpepper is confident that despite a slow recovery from 2005 knee surgery, he will be ready by training camp in 2 months.

* Days after all NFL team doctors and trainers were ordered to attend a summit on concussions, Carolina linebacker Dan Morgan, who has suffered at least five concussions, participated at minicamp, saying he is not concerned that his health will suffer.

* Three highly watched rookie quarterbacks opened their respective minicamps: LSU's top pick JaMarcus Russell, with the Raiders, Ohio State Heisman Trophy winner Troy Smith, with the Ravens, and Notre Dame's Brady Quinn with the Browns.


* South Carolina State introduced Tim Carter as its men's basketball coach. He was an assistant at Florida State.

* Alabama State interim football coach Reggie Barlow was given the job officially.

Philly File

* Drexel senior Adam Crystal was named defensive player of the year in lacrosse by the Colonial Athletic Association. Abington's Colin Ambler was named rookie of the year and Chris Bates was named coach of the year for the No. 15-ranked Dragons, who went 11-5 and won a share of the regular-season title. Named to the All-CAA first team were Crystal, Bruce Bickford, Andrew Chapman and Strath Haven's Steve Grossi; joining Ambler on the all-rookie team were Cherokee's Zak Fisher and Malvern Prep's Matt McCormick. Delaware's Alex Smith is the CAA player of the year.

* The Soul placed wide receiver Sean Scott (hamstring) on injured reserve. The Archbishop Carroll product is out until at least June 1.

Sport Stops

* The Florida Legislature approved a 1-year pilot program to subject some high school athletes in football, baseball and weightlifting to random steroid testing.

* Former heavyweight champion Greg Page settled a lawsuit against Kentucky boxing officials for $1.2 million after he had career-ending severe head traua in a 2001 fight against Dale Crowe.

* New Los Angeles Galaxy player David Beckham will receive a base salary of $5.5 million, more than double what any other player in Major League Soccer is getting this year and more than 50 times the average salary. *