Jason Dufner moved into position for yet another bid to win his first PGA Tour title, shooting a 7-under 65 on Friday to take the second-round lead in the Zurich Classic in Avondale, La. Dufner lost a playoff to Keegan Bradley last year in the PGA Championship for one of his three runner-up finishes in 163 winless starts on the PGA Tour. He capped his bogey-free round with an eagle on the par-5 18th to reach 12 under at TPC Louisiana.
Russell Knox, John Rollins, and Ken Duke were tied for second, 1 shot back. Defending champion Bubba Watson had his second straight 71 to make the cut by a stroke in his first tournament since his playoff victory in the Masters. Second-ranked Luke Donald was 6 under after a 65.
Hall of Fame golfer Se Ri Pak said she will be sidelined indefinitely after injuring her left shoulder when she slipped on stairs Tuesday. The 25-time LPGA Tour winner has a slight tear in the labrum in the shoulder.
COLLEGES: Joe Tartamella has been hired to be the women's basketball coach at St. John's. Tartamella spent the last nine seasons at the school and was associate head coach for the last three years. The Red Storm reached the NCAA tournament regional semifinals for the first time in school history before falling to Duke. Tartamella succeeds Kim Barnes Arico, who last week became head coach at Michigan.
The NCAA has ruled that South Carolina failed to monitor its athletic program and has accepted the school's proposed sanctions to cut six football scholarships the next three years and slash its official recruiting visits by more than half. There were no forfeiture of games or bowl ban attached the penalties, which stemmed from athletes receiving $59,000 in impermissible benefits. The school will also pay a fine of $18,500.
SOCCER: Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola announced he will leave the club at the end of the season, bringing to a close a four-year reign of unprecedented success.
- Staff and wire reports