SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (AP) - Robert Streb became the latest player to shoot 63 in a major, and hardly anyone noticed in a PGA Championship with endless action across Baltusrol on Friday.
Streb was on the far end of the rain-soaked course when he holed a 20-foot birdie putt on his last hole, the par-3 ninth, to become the 28th player with a 63 in a major. It was the fourth 63 at Baltusrol, following Jack Nicklaus and Tom Weiskopf in the opening round of the 1980 U.S. Open and Thomas Bjorn in the third round at 2005 PGA.
It gave Streb a share of the lead with Jimmy Walker (66), and they tied the 36-hole record at the PGA Championship at 131.
Defending champion Jason Day went on a tear after taking a double bogey on No. 7 by making seven birdies over his next eight holes and finishing with a 65 to move to 7-under 133.
WOBURN, England (AP) - Mirim Lee followed her opening 10-under 62 with a 71 in the Women’s British Open, leaving her a stroke ahead entering the weekend at tree-lined Woburn Golf Club.
A day after matching the tournament record and falling a stroke short of the major championship mark, the 25-year-old South Korean player had three birdies and two bogeys to reach 11-under 133.
Lee had two front-nine birdies, bogeyed the par-4 13th, birdied the par-5 15th and bogeyed the par-3 17th on the Marquess Course, the hilly, forest layout that is a big change from the seaside links that dominate the tournament rotation.
Thailand’s Ariya Jutanugarn and China’s Shanshan Feng were tied for second. Jutanugarn had a 69, and Feng had a 68. Jutanugarn won three straight events in May.
South Korea’s Ha Na Jang (67) and 46-year-old Scot Catriona Matthew (65) were 9 under.
HAYWARD, Calif. (AP) - Stephan Jaeger backed up his record 12-under 58 with a 65, giving him a five-stroke lead halfway through the Web.com Tour’s Ellie Mae Classic.
The 27-year-old German player set another tour record with his 17-under 123 total at TPC Stonebrae.
Former University of California star Brandon Hagy (63) and Rhein Gibson (66) were tied for second.
CHICAGO (AP) - Kyrie Irving scored 13 points, DeMarcus Cousins powered a dominant performance in the paint, and the United States pulled away from Venezuela for an ugly 80-45 exhibition victory.
Coming off three straight flashy victories in Las Vegas and California, the United States shot 42.4 percent from the field and committed 13 turnovers in by far its worst offensive performance of its five-city tour in preparation for next week’s Rio de Janeiro Olympics. But the Americans used their superior athleticism to limit Venezuela to 24 percent shooting and owned the interior with a 54-29 rebounding advantage.
Returning to Chicago for the first time with the U.S. national team, Bulls star Jimmy Butler was cheered every time he was announced at the United Center. He had four points and eight rebounds in 21 minutes in his first start with Team USA.
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) - Diana Taurasi scored 14 points and Elena Delle Donne added 12 to help the U.S. women’s basketball team beat Canada 83-43 in an exhibition game.
After struggling in their first two exhibition games in the first half, the Americans jumped all over their neighbors to the north.
The U.S. only had a three-point lead on the select team in their pre-Olympic tour opener Monday and led France by one Wednesday at the half. The Americans wouldn’t let that happen against Canada.
The Canadians missed 13 of their first 14 shots and couldn’t recover from the slow start, trailing by 13 after one quarter and 24 at the half.
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) - All of Russia’s weightlifters were banned from the Rio Olympics for doping for what the international federation called “extremely shocking” results that brought the sport into “disrepute.”
The eight competition spots have been offered to other countries.
The International Weightlifting Federation said the “integrity of the weightlifting sport has been seriously damaged on multiple times and levels by the Russians.” It said the punishment was an “appropriate sanction” to “preserve the status of the sport.”
The IWF described the doping results as “extremely shocking and disappointing.”
OXNARD, Calif. (AP) - Damien Wilson can be added to the list of freak accidents in the offseason for the Dallas Cowboys after the second-year linebacker injured an eye in a paintball accident.
Executive vice president of personnel Stephen Jones said the incident happened about a week before the Cowboys reported for training camp in California.
Wilson is joined on the non-football injury list by running back Darren McFadden, who broke his right elbow during Memorial Day weekend trying to save his cellphone when he dropped it.
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) - Darius Slay took the field for Detroit’s first practice of training camp with his contract concerns in the past.
Slay signed a four-year extension with the Lions worth about $50 million, a deal that lasts through the 2020 season. The 25-year-old cornerback was heading into the fourth and final season of his rookie contract, and now Detroit doesn’t have to worry about losing him to free agency in 2017.
HOUSTON (AP) - The Houston Texans extended general manager Rick Smith’s contract four years through the 2020 season.
Entering his 11th season with the Texans, Smith has served as general manager since 2006 and added the title of executive vice president before the 2011 season.
CHICAGO (AP) - When Dwyane Wade was a free agent in 2010, he got a Chicago Bulls jersey when he met with his hometown team. He took it home, put it on and took a picture. Then he deleted it.
He got another Bulls jersey Friday, and there were more pictures. Lots of pictures, and there was no need to erase anything this time around.
The long dance between Wade and the Bulls took the next step when he was officially introduced as a member of his favorite team growing up in the Windy City.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - Texas A&M has suspended two assistant football coaches for two weeks for what they described as a “failed attempt at humor” this week at a football clinic for women.
Coach Kevin Sumlin announced that offensive line coach Jim Turner and special teams coordinator Jeff Banks have been suspended without pay and will have to serve 20 hours of community service.
The assistant coaches’ presentation at the Chalk Talk clinic Wednesday night included slides with tips for blocking that had double entendre and what could be construed as sexual references.
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