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Sports in Brief: Choi beats the rain, leads by stroke in S.C.

The second round of the RBC Heritage was cut short because of rain Friday, with K.J. Choi shooting a 4-under 67 for a 1-stroke lead over Robert Allenby.

The second round of the RBC Heritage was cut short because of rain Friday, with

K.J. Choi

shooting a 4-under 67 for a 1-stroke lead over

Robert Allenby


Allenby was among 65 players left on the course when the storm hit Harbour Town Golf Links in Hilton Head Island, S.C. Officials delayed the round shortly before 3 p.m. and then suspended it until Saturday morning after waiting through about 90 minutes of steady, heavy rain. Choi is at 5-under 137 after two rounds.

Former world No. 1 Luke Donald led a group of five at 3 under. Donald shot 69 and joined Billy Hurley III (69) and first-round tri-leader Scott Langley (73) in the clubhouse 2 shots behind Choi. Bo Van Pelt and Ben Martin were also at 3 under early in their rounds.

Lee Westwood jumped out to a 4-shot lead and Pablo Larrazabal jumped into a water hazard to escape hornets during the Malaysian Open second round on Friday. Westwood moved closer to ending a two-year winless drought in adding a 6-under-par 66 to his opening round of 65 at Kuala Lumpur Country Club.

SWIMMING Michael Phelps is entered in three events at his first swimming meet since he retired after the 2012 London Olympics.

The 22-time Olympic medalist is set to swim the 50- and 100-meter freestyles and the 100 butterfly at the Arena Grand Prix in Mesa, Ariz., starting Thursday. Entries were released Friday.

Phelps is the top seed in the 100 fly, where he owns the world and American records. He is seeded eighth in the 100 free, which features a loaded field including Olympians Anthony Ervin and Nathan Adrian, along with Yannick Agnel of France, who trains with Phelps in Baltimore.

Phelps is seeded 28th in the 50 free. The 28-year-old swimmer is planning to compete in fewer and shorter events in his comeback than he did while winning a record 18 Olympic gold medals during the height of his career.

FOOTBALL Contract talks are on hold between the San Francisco 49ers and quarterback Colin Kaepernick, according to The 49ers are putting off negotiations while police investigate an incident this month at a Miami hotel that may have involved Kaepernick. The Miami Police Department confirmed last week that Kaepernick, wide receiver Quinton Patton, and Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Ricardo Lockette were named in an April 4 report.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL Kentucky announced Friday that freshman forward Marcus Lee will stay in school and pass on the 2014 NBA draft.

The 6-foot-9 Lee had an up-and-down first season, playing in 25 of 40 games and averaging 6.3 minutes. But he finished strong in the NCAA tournament. He had 10 points and eight rebounds in the Midwest Regional final victory and ended up making the all-tournament team.

The Wildcats are awaiting the decisions of freshman guards Aaron and Andrew Harrison, freshman center Dakari Johnson, and sophomore forward Alex Poythress.

- Inquirer wire services