After a first-round 66, Temple junior

Brandon Matthews

leads the Dixie Amateur in Coral Gables, Fla., by a stroke with three rounds to go. Tied for second place at 67 are

Drew Czuchry

of Georgia Tech and

Quinlan Prchal

of Princeton.

BASKETBALL Amy Griffin scored 20 points, but the La Salle women (6-4) suffered a 74-63 loss to Ohio (7-2) in the opener of the Georgia State Holiday & Hoops Classic in Atlanta.

SOCCER The Union will open the 2015 MLS season at PPL Park against the Colorado Rapids on March 7, at 4 p.m. The team also will move spring training operations to Clearwater, Fla., beginning in 2015. The Union will train at the Joe DiMaggio Sports Complex, located across the street from the Phillies' spring training site, Bright House Field.

Former U.S. men's national team star Bret Shea signed with the Orlando City Soccer Club for the Lions' inaugural MLS season next year.

VOLLEYBALL The fifth-seeded Penn State women (35-3), who knocked off top-ranked Stanford (33-2) Thursday in four sets in Oklahoma City, advanced to the NCAA national title match. The Nittany Lions will play unseeded Brigham Young (30-4) Saturday.

OLYMPICS Pope Francis gave a papal thumbs up to Rome's bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics amid talk that the Vatican might host some events, including archery or badminton, in St. Peter's Square.

WINTER SPORTS American racer Steven Nyman won the World Cup downhill on the classic Saslong course in Italy for the third time.

JURISPRUDENCE Olympic gold-medal swimmer Michael Phelps pleaded guilty to drunken driving in Baltimore almost three months after he was arrested. He was sentenced to a year and a half of probation.

- Staff and wire reports