Sports in Brief | Woods widens his lead in World Challenge
Tiger Woods shot a 5-under 67 yesterday to widen his lead to 6 strokes ahead of Jim Furyk in the Target World Challenge at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, Calif. Woods enters the final round at 18-under 198.
shot a 5-under 67 yesterday to widen his lead to 6 strokes ahead of
in the Target World Challenge at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, Calif. Woods enters the final round at 18-under 198.
only had three birdies, with his 69 leaving him 7 shots behind.
and fellow Australian
shot 3-under 69s and shared the third-round lead at the Australian Open in Sydney.
Fulfilling one of their major off-season goals, the Los Angeles Dodgers agreed to terms with Japanese free-agent righthander
, 32, on a three-year, $35.2 million contract.
The New York Mets will raise ticket prices about 20 percent for next season, reflecting their high payroll and 2009 move to a new ballpark, Citi Field.
Missouri football coach
, who has been mentioned for the Michigan opening, said he will remain with the Tigers.
La Salle's seven baseball recruits for 2008-09 are infielder-outfielder
of Rockville, Md.; pitcher
of Souderton High; infielder
of Washington; infielder-pitcher
of Central Bucks West High; outfielder
of New Rochelle, N.Y.; outfielder
of Camden Catholic High; and pitcher
of Alexandria, Va.
La Salle women's soccer star
has been named to the all-Mid-Atlantic third team by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
Penn State (34-2) played near-perfect volleyball in an amazing NCAA run, winning its second national title while dropping only two games in six tournament matches in Sacramento, Calif.
The scrappy Nittany Lions even found a way to stun top-seeded Stanford (32-3) last night, getting 26 kills from tournament MVP
and 19 from
against the same school they beat for their first championship in 1999.
The Nittany Lions beat Stanford, 30-25, 30-26, 23-30, 19-30, 15-8, exactly three months to the day after losing a five-game thriller to the Cardinal - the last defeat for the Nittany Lions.
NASCAR has approved Penske Racing's request to transfer the owner points from
Sam Hornish Jr.
, a move that locks the three-time IndyCar Series champion into the first five races of next season.
Hornish, a former Indianapolis 500 winner, is leaving that series for NASCAR next season.
Two-time world champion
won the Grand Prix men's figure skating title, edging Japan's
in Turin, Italy.
As in the short program, American men
committed errors - both falling in the free skate - to finish third and fourth, respectively.
successfully defended her Grand Prix women's title. U.S. champion
fell three times and ended up last in sixth place.
of Croatia set a world record in the women's 50-meter backstroke at the European Short Course Swimming Championships with a time of 26.50 seconds in Debrecen, Hungary.