Sports in Brief: Blake, Lehman lead Senior PGA
Jay Don Blake shot a 2-under-par 70 Saturday to take a share of the 54-hole lead with Tom Lehman in the 71st Senior PGA Championship in Parker, Colo.
Jay Don Blake
shot a 2-under-par 70 Saturday to take a share of the 54-hole lead with
in the 71st Senior PGA Championship in Parker, Colo.
Lehman fired a 71 through swirling winds at Colorado Golf Club. Fred Couples, who led going into the weekend, faltered with a score of 75 but was just 2 shots off the pace along with Mark O'Meara (67) and Mike Goodes (70).
Blake and Lehman were at 6-under-par 210. Seven others were within 4 strokes of the leaders.
Brian Davis of England and Bryce Molder, a former Georgia Tech star, were tied at 16-under 194 going into the final round of the PGA's Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial in Fort Worth, Texas. Zach Johnson was a stroke behind the leaders.
Maria Hjorth of Sweden posted a five-under 68 to take a 1-stroke lead after the first round of the HSBC LPGA Brazil Cup in Rio de Janeiro. Meaghan Francella and Mariajo Uribe were tied for second at Itanhanga Golf Club.
BOXING: Vitali Klitschko retained his World Boxing Council heavyweight title by stopping Albert Sosnowski in the 10th round in Gelsenkirchen, Germany.
Klitschko (40-2, 38 knockouts) floored the challenger with a right hand in the 10th round and referee Jay Nady stopped the fight. Sosnowski is 45-3-1.
PRO FOOTBALL: NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said the success of the 2014 Super Bowl at Meadowlands Stadium will determine whether more championships are played at undomed cold-weather sites.
On Tuesday, the league awarded the 2014 championship to the new $1.6 billion home of the Jets and Giants. "Let's see how the success is in New York and we'll go from there," Goodell said.
COLLEGES: A University of Kentucky spokesman said former basketball star Eric Bledsoe passed an extensive review process by the NCAA before joining the Wildcats.
The statement came after a report in the New York Times that the NCAA is looking into questions about Bledsoe's academic history and recruitment.
Bledsoe averaged 11.3 points and declared for the NBA draft after one season.
SOCCER: Spain bested Saudi Arabia, 3-2, in a World Cup warm-up in Innsbruck, Austria, as defender Carlos Marchena reached a milestone.
The Spaniard set a record of 50 straight games without a defeat. Marchena overtook Brazil great Garrincha, who was unbeaten in 49 consecutive matches from 1955 to '66.
- Staff and wire reports