Sports in Brief: 16-year-old makes PGA cut
Jordan Spieth, a high school junior from Dallas, cut class this week to play in the Byron Nelson Championship, becoming the first prep golfer to take on the pros in this event since Tiger Woods in 1993.
, a high school junior from Dallas, cut class this week to play in the Byron Nelson Championship, becoming the first prep golfer to take on the pros in this event since
Spieth shot a 3-under-par 137 through two rounds at the TPC Four Seasons to become the sixth-youngest player to make the cut at a PGA Tour event. Spieth is 16 years, 9 months and 24 days. Woods did not make the cut in '93.
Cameron Beckman is at 10-under 130, tied for the lead with PGA Tour rookie Blake Adams.
Michelle Wie easily advanced to the round of 16 in the Sybase Match Play Championship on Friday, beating Hee Young Park, 5 and 4, at Hamilton Farm in Gladstone, N.J. The eighth-seeded Wie will face 57th-seeded Karine Icher on Saturday morning, with the winner advancing to the afternoon quarterfinals.
Purdue held off Southern California by 1 stroke to win the team title in the NCAA women's championships in Wilmington, N.C. Oklahoma State's Caroline Hedwall shot a 68 to claim a 4-stroke victory and the individual crown.
NFL: Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre underwent arthroscopic left ankle surgery in Florida, according to ESPN.com.
Favre had said he would need ankle surgery if he wanted to play in 2010, but there was no word Friday about his career.
New York Giants backup offensive lineman Kevin Boothe will be sidelined four months with a torn pectoral muscle.
A Minnesota judge ruled that he will keep the suspensions of two Minnesota Vikings on hold if they follow through on their plan to file an appeal in their closely watched fight against the NFL's anti-drug policy.
An attorney for defensive tackles Kevin Williams and Pat Williams said he planned to file that appeal.
The NFL tried to suspend the Williamses, who are not related, in 2008 after they tested positive for a banned diuretic that was in the StarCaps weight-loss supplement they were taking. They were not accused of taking steroids and said they didn't know the diuretic was in the supplement.
The players sued the NFL in state court, saying it violated state labor law. The four-game suspensions have been on hold as the case has played out.
AUTO RACING: Brian Vickers will miss the remainder of the NASCAR season because of blood clots in his lungs and left leg.
A three-lap qualifying format for the All-Star Race that includes a mandatory four-tire pit stop was rained out. That gave Kurt Busch the pole at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., because he was first in the qualifying draw.
IndyCar CEO Randy Bernard says a road race in Baltimore will be on the schedule next year. City officials approved the contract to have an event this month.
TENNIS: The French Open draw handed world No. 1 Serena Williams a start against Stephanie Voegele of Switzerland in a first meeting. Second seed and new No. 2 Venus Williams will face Swiss veteran Patty Schnyder.
Swiss star Roger Federer will start his title defense against Australian journeyman Peter Luczak. Rafael Nadal of Spain starts against French wild card Gianni Mina.
COLLEGES: Illinois granted reserve basketball guard Jeff Jordan's transfer request. It isn't clear where Michael Jordan's eldest son is headed.
- Inquirer wire reports