Stewart's 70 helps LCA take lead at state tourney
Hunter Stewart shot an opening 2-under 70 to lead Lexington Christian Academy to a 12-shot lead at the midway point of the boys' state golf tournament in Bowling Green.
Stewart, who lost in a playoff to St. Xavier's Justin Thomas last season, leads Garrard County's Drew Moore by one stroke heading into Saturday's second and final round at Bowling Green Country Club.
LCA, with four players in the top 22, shot a 9-over 297. St. X was next at 21 over, and West Jessamine was third at 25 over, 16 shots back.
Thomas, who played on the U.S. team that won the Junior Ryder Cup last week, opened with a 3-over 75 and was tied for 13th.
Henry Clay's Harrison Combs and West Jessamine's Fred Allen Meyer were among five players tied for fifth at 1-over 73.
Ex-Cat Cochran shoots record 64
Buoyed by birdies on the first five holes, Russ Cochran shot a course-record 6-under 64 to take a one-shot lead at the Senior Players Championship in Potomac, Md., on Friday.
Cochran, a Paducah native and former University of Kentucky golfer, is at 6 under for the tournament and is trying for his third win in his last four events on the Champions Tour. Cochran, who will turn 52 at the end of this month, is also trying for his first major victory at TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm.
"We got it going early and then like you do a lot of times, you kind of hold on for dear life after that," Cochran said. "But the start was great."
Michael Allen remains in second at 5 under after a second-round 67, and Mark O'Meara shot another 68 to stand alone at 4 under. First-round leader Tom Kite followed his first-round 67 with an even-par 70, leaving him in a tie with Jeff Sluman.
Cochran, who had a long, workmanlike career on the PGA Tour, has broken through over the last month on the Champions Tour with wins at the Songdo Championship and the SAS Championship, a surge he credits to becoming a more aggressive player.
Parry grabs lead at St. Andrews
John Parry shot a 7-under 65 on the Old Course at St. Andrews Friday to take a four-shot lead in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. The Englishman was at 12-under 132 after seven birdies in the second round of the tournament played at Carnoustie, Kingsbarns and St. Andrews. Sweden's Martin Erlandsson was second after five birdies in a 68 at Carnoustie.
Parry is coming off his first European Tour victory, at the Vivendi Cup two weeks ago.
Ryder Cup players Ross Fisher of England shot a 68 and Martin Kaymer of Germany had a 69 for a share of third place at 7 under alongside Alvaro Quiros of Spain (69). All three played at St. Andrews.
■ David Toms shot a 4-under 66 on Friday to take a one-stroke lead over Joe Durant in the McGladrey Classic, the second of the PGA Tour's five Fall Series events. Toms, coming off a first-round 64, had a 10-under 130 total on the Sea Island Club's Seaside Course. Durant followed his opening 65 with a 66 in perfect conditions.
■ Japan's Mika Miyazato shot a 9-under 63 on Friday for a share of the second-round lead in the Navistar LPGA Classic with Na Yeon Choi and Cristie Kerr. Winless in 40 career LPGA Tour starts, Miyazato had five straight birdies on the front nine and four in a row on the back nine in her bogey-free round that matched the course record.
UConn imposes own 2-year probation
Connecticut has admitted its men's basketball program committed major NCAA recruiting violations and has imposed its own sanctions, including two years' probation and a loss of one scholarship for the next two seasons. But the university said the evidence does not support the allegation that Coach Jim Calhoun — who has won two national titles with the Huskies — failed to promote an atmosphere for compliance.
In a report released Friday, the school acknowledges its basketball staff made impermissible telephone calls and text messages as cited by the NCAA in a May report that followed a 15-month investigation. It also admits it improperly provided free game tickets to high school coaches and others.
Calipari clinic includes peek at practice
The John Calipari Basketball Clinic — open to fans and coaches — is Saturday, Oct. 30 from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. at Rupp Arena. Attendees will watch two practice sessions with the team and be given opportunities to ask questions of Calipari and his staff. Registration for the coed clinic is 7:30-9 a.m. at Rupp Arena on Oct. 30.
League reviewing alleged Favre incident
The NFL is reviewing allegations involving the Vikings' Brett Favre, who the Web site Deadspin says sent racy messages and photos to a former sideline reporter while he quarterbacked for the Jets in 2008. Asked if he cared to respond to the Deadspin report, Favre said Thursday: "I'm not getting into that. I've got my hands full with the Jets and am trying to get some timing down with our guys, so that's all I'm going to discuss."
Deadspin reported that a man alleged to be the 40-year-old Favre contacted Jenn Sterger on MySpace and began leaving her voicemails. The Web site posted a video of the voicemails and several graphic pictures allegedly sent to Sterger's cell phone.
Mavericks coach faints during practice
Dallas Mavericks Coach Rick Carlisle was taken to a hospital Friday after collapsing during a practice. Team spokeswoman Sarah Melton said Carlisle "was apparently lightheaded" and fainted on the court at the American Airlines Center. The 50-year-old coach was conscious and responding to questions as he was carried by stretcher to an ambulance and taken to a nearby hospital. Team personnel were with him.
Ex-star Francis charged with being drunk
Los Angeles International Airport police said three-time NBA All-Star Steve Francis was arrested for alleged public drunkenness. Airport spokesman Albert Rodriguez said Francis was arrested at 11:30 p.m. Thursday because he was intoxicated, unable to care for himself and combative toward staff. Los Angeles Sheriff's Department records show Francis posted $10,000 bail and was released around 3:30 a.m. Friday.
Non-Chasers lead California qualifying
Jamie McMurray and Elliott Sadler will start up front in California after a rough day of qualifying for several Chase contenders. McMurray had a fast lap of 185.285 mph at Auto Club Speedway's two-mile oval Friday, just ahead of Sadler, another non-qualifier in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. Points leader Jimmie Johnson will start eighth Sunday, while fellow Chasers Matt Kenseth (third) and Greg Biffle (seventh) also made it into the top 10.
The last word
Atlanta Braves Manager Bobby Cox, on Tim Lincecum's two-hit shutout Thursday night against his team:
"He was lights out. I don't know how many strikeouts he had — but it was more fingers than I've got."