Bernhard Langer, Mark Wiebe share Senior British Open lead
American golfer Mark Wiebe shot a 5-under 65 to share the lead with German Bernhard Langer (67) after the second round of the Senior British Open at Royal Birkdale.
Langer, Wiebe share lead
American Mark Wiebe shot a 5-under-par 65 Friday to share the lead with German Bernhard Langer after the second round of the Senior British Open at Royal Birkdale in Southport, England.
Langer shot a 67 for a 5-under 135 total in the event for players at least 50 years old. He dropped two strokes when he double-hit the ball on No. 6.
Defending champion Fred Couples (72), a Seattle native, was tied for 46th place at 4 over.
Mahan leads Canadian Open
Hunter Mahan birdied the final three holes for an 8-under 64 and a two-stroke lead after the second round of the Canadian Open at Glen Abbey in Oakville, Ontario.
Mahan was at 13 under for 36 holes. John Merrick (62) was in second.
Kyle Stanley (71) of Gig Harbor was tied for 16th place at 5 under. Jeff Gove (70) of Seattle and ex-Washington Huskies player Richard H. Lee (69) were tied for 42nd place at 3 under in the PGA Tour event.
Players with 36-hole scores of 144 and worse missed the cut, a group that included Andres Gonzales (73-73—146) of Olympia.
Knox shoots a 59 in Idaho
Russell Knox of Scotland shot the fifth 59 in Web.com Tour history, missing a chance to surpass the Tour record when he parred the final two holes in the second round of the Boise Open at par-71 Hillcrest Country Club in Idaho.
Klinsmann gets suspended
The U.S. team will be missing coach Jurgen Klinsmann for its CONCACAF Gold Cup final against Panama on Sunday in Chicago.
Klinsmann was suspended for one match by CONCACAF’s disciplinary committee, the result of his ejection in the 87th minute of a 3-1 victory over Honduras in the semifinals Wednesday. Klinsmann was dismissed “for showing dissent towards the referee by throwing the ball in a violent manner,” the disciplinary committee found, and said FIFA rules require anyone ejected from a match to be suspended for the next match.
Lakers to add ex-Zag Harris
The Los Angeles Lakers have agreed to a deal with ex-Gonzaga forward Elias Harris.
Harris, who is from Germany, was not taken in this year’s draft. He averaged 10.2 points and 5.6 rebounds for the Lakers in the NBA Summer League Las Vegas. Agent Mark Bartelstein said the deal is for two years, with the second a team option.
Track and field
AP: Gay has failed tests
Sprinter Tyson Gay failed more than one drug test this year, recording one of his positives at the U.S. championships in June, where he won the 100 and 200 meters, The Associated Press learned.
Earlier this month, Gay revealed he had tested positive in an out-of-competition test May 16. Three people familiar with the case told the AP that Gay, 30, had multiple positives this year.
Bolt excels in London again
Jamaican Usain Bolt returned to the site of his last Olympic triumph, recovering from a slow start to win the 100 meters at the Anniversary Games in London in his best time this season.
Bolt finished in 9.85 seconds in the Diamond League meet at the stadium where he won three gold medals last year.
Montana gets probation
Montana’s program was placed on probation for three years and will have its scholarships reduced from 63 to 59 over the same period after the NCAA found boosters provided extra benefits to players, including bail money and free legal representation for two athletes.
The university and former coach Robin Pflugrad failed in their duties to monitor the program, the NCAA said in its report.
Pflugrad, the offensive coordinator at Weber State, is suspended from coaching during the first game of the 2013 season. He coached at Montana in 2010 and 2011 and is a former Washington State assistant.
• In bowling, 20-year-old Marshall Kent of Yakima earned the No. 3 seed in Saturday’s stepladder finals at the U.S. Open in Columbus, Ohio.
Kent was 16-7-1 in match play and had a score of 12,069 for 54 games of qualifying. Jason Belmonte is the top seed and Pete Weber is second.
• Stanford senior guard Toni Kokenis, a member of two Final Four basketball teams, has been forced to end her playing career after two concussions — one in spring workouts in 2012 and the second Feb. 3 at Oregon State.
• Top-seeded John Isner advanced to his fourth straight Atlanta Open tennis semifinal Friday, beating fellow American James Blake 7-6 (7-1), 7-6 (7-5). Isner will face seventh-seeded Lleyton Hewitt of Australia.
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