BRITISH OPEN-SECOND ROUND
Jimenez up by 1 at Muirfield
GULLANE, Scotland (AP) — As was the case in the first round of the British Open at Muirfield, afternoon play produced much higher scores than what were posted in the morning. The greens dried out and became super-fast from cross-winds all over the course. End result, there are just nine players at under-par after 36 holes of play.
The leader is 49-year-old Miguel Angel Jimenez (AHN'-hehl hee-MEHN'-ehz). He followed up his opening round 68 with an even-par 71 to remain 3-under. Jimenez is trying to become the oldest major champion in golf history. Julius Boros was 48 when he won the PGA Championship.
Several players are tied for second at 2-under, including Dustin Johnson and Tiger Woods. For Woods, the world's top-ranked player, his even-par-71 included three birdies and three bogeys.
First round leader Zach Johnson, the winner of the 2007 Masters, had a hard-earned 4-over-75 to finish play at 1-under.
Not too far off the lead at 1-over are Bubba Watson, 19-year old Jordan Spieth (speeth) and Phil Mickelson.
In all, there are nine winners of major championships lurking within four shots of the lead.
BRITISH OPEN-MISSED CUT
Some familiar names taking weekend off
GULLANE, Scotland (AP)— Some of golf's best will not be in the hunt this weekend as they failed to make the cut at the British Open, which was 8 over par. U.S. Open champion Justin Rose, Rory McIlroy, Luke Donald, Jim Furyk (FYOOR'-ihk), Mark Calcavecchia (kal-kuh-VEHK'-ee-ah), Vijay Singh (sing), Lucas Glover and Bill Haas all missed the cut.
PGA TOUR-SANDERSON FARMS
Second round continues
MADISON, Miss. (AP) — Vaughn Taylor, Fabian Gomez, Paul Stankowski and Troy Matteson are tied for the clubhouse lead during the second round of the PGA's Sanderson Farms Championship. They're all in the clubhouse at 10 under par.
LPGA TOUR-MARATHON CLASSIC
Creamer tied for the top
SYLVANIA, Ohio (AP) — Former winner Paula Creamer shares the lead with Spain's Beatriz Recari and Alison Walshe at 8-under 134 at the midway point of the Marathon Classic, the tournament formerly known as the Jamie Farr Classic. Top-ranked Inbee Park, a six-time winner on the LPGA Tour, is lurking just two shots off the lead.
Rypien in front
STATELINE, Nev. (AP) — Former NFL quarterback Mark Rypien (RIP'-ihn) had an eagle and three birdies Friday to take a two-point lead after the first round of the American Century Championship.
Rypien finished with 27 points at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course under the modified Stableford scoring system.
Actor Lucas Black is second with 25 points, followed by former NFL quarterback Chris Chandler with 24. Former Denver quarterback John Elway, Golden State guard Stephen (STEH'-fihn) Curry and former NHL player Jeremy Roenick were tied for fourth place with 22 points.
Jeter back on the DL...Cobb to start rehab next Tuesday
NEW YORK (AP) — Derek Jeter is back on the disabled list. The Yankees have announced that their captain has been placed on the 15-day DL with a right quad strain. He sustained the injury in his first game back with the team last week after being out all season with a broken left ankle.
The 39-year-old shortstop singled on his first pitch in a major league game this year as the Yankees beat Kansas City on July 11, but he left in the eighth inning when his quad tightened.
In other baseball news:
— Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Alex Cobb, who sustained a concussion when he was hit in the head by a batted ball in mid-June, is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment with Class-A Charlotte on Tuesday. Cobb, 6-2 with a 3.01 ERA in 13 starts, was cleared to begin his rehab after throwing 59 pitches in a four inning simulated game Thursday.
— Philadelphia Phillies right-hander reliever Mike Adams still feels discomfort in his pitching shoulder and might be headed for season-ending surgery. Adams has been on the disabled list since June 21 with right biceps tendinitis.
__The Chicago White Sox activated right-handed pitcher Jake Peavy from the disabled list and could be about a week away from getting right-handed setup man Jesse Crain back as well.
Niners get CB Wright from Bucs
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have acquired cornerback Eric Wright in a trade with Tampa Bay that sends a conditional selection in the 2014 draft to the Buccaneers.
The teams announced the deal Friday, one week after Wright was arrested in Los Angeles on an unspecified misdemeanor charge. He was released after posting bond.
Last season, Wright was suspended for four games by the NFL for violating the performance-enhancing drug policy in his first — and only — season with the Bucs.
Cavs introduce new big man
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — Andrew Bynum is no longer a free agent. He has signed a two-year, $24 million contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Bynum sat out the entire 2012-2013 season with Philadelphia because of knee injuries, but said he will be medically cleared to practice by the start of training camp. He underwent surgery on both knees in March.
The Cavaliers only guaranteed Bynum $6 million in the first year of the deal, but he could earn an additional $6 million through performance incentives. Cleveland holds a $12 million team option for the second season.
Bynum previously played for Cavaliers coach Mike Brown with the Lakers two years ago, making his lone All-Star appearance.
NHL to send players
NEW YORK (AP) — Players from the National Hockey League are Olympic bound. A deal has been reached that will send the world's best players to Sochi (SOH'-chee), Russia, next February. This marks the fifth straight Olympics dating to Nagano in 1998 that the NHL will allow its players to participate. The league will take a break from the regular season Feb. 9 and return to action Feb. 26. The hockey tournament runs Feb. 12-23.
Champs open Oct. 1
NEW YORK (AP) — Opening night Oct. 1 will feature the Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks hosting Washington. The regular NHL season concludes April 13, with the playoffs beginning three days later.
A four-game NHL Stadium Series will feature Southern California rivals Anaheim and Los Angeles facing off in Dodger Stadium on Jan. 25. The Rangers will take on their local rivals, the Devils and Islanders, in a pair of games at Yankee Stadium three days apart. First up will be the Rangers and Devils in a Jan. 26 matinee, followed by the Rangers and Islanders in prime time on Jan. 29.
The last will be a matchup between the Penguins and Blackhawks at Soldier Field, the home of the Chicago Bears, on March 1 at night.
No, they won't be called A,B,C and D
NEW YORK (AP)— The NHL's four new divisions will be called Metropolitan and Atlantic in the Eastern Conference, and Central and Pacific in the West. No teams in what was the Atlantic Division are in the new group of that name.
The Western Conference is made up of two seven-team divisions, while the Eastern Conference has two eight-team groupings.
The Metropolitan Division consists of the Washington Capitals, Pittsburgh Penguins, Philadelphia Flyers, New Jersey Devils, New York Rangers, New York Islanders, Carolina Hurricanes and Columbus Blue Jackets, who have moved from the West to the East.
The Atlantic is made up of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, Ottawa Senators, Buffalo Sabres, Detroit Red Wings, Boston Bruins, Florida Panthers and Tampa Bay Lightning. Detroit has also shifted from the West to the East.
The Central includes the Winnipeg Jets, Chicago Blackhawks, Colorado Avalanche, Dallas Stars, Minnesota Wild, Nashville Predators and St. Louis Blues. The Pacific is comprised of the Vancouver Canucks, Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers, San Jose Sharks, Los Angeles Kings, Phoenix Coyotes and Anaheim Ducks.
Media seek access to Hernandez documents
BOSTON (AP) — Several news organizations are calling for release of more documents related to the murder investigation involving former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez.
The organizations, including The Associated Press, filed motions in district court in Massachusetts seeking access to two arrest warrants and other search warrants and materials they say remain impounded.
Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to murder in the shooting death of Odin Lloyd, a Boston semi-professional football player. Hernandez's legal team says the case against him is circumstantial and that he wants to clear his name. He is being held at a county jail.
No more aerial camera systems
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR suspended the use of aerial camera systems Friday, nearly two months after a Fox Sports cable snapped and injured fans and damaged some cars at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Ten people were injured during the Coca-Cola 600 when part of the drive rope landed in the grandstand on May 26.
TOUR DE FRANCE
Froome keeps lead
LE GRAND-BORNAND, France (AP) — With two stages remaining in the Tour de France, Britain's Chris Froome continues to have a 5 minute lead over Alberto Contador. The winner of the 19th stage was Portuguese rider Rui Costa who finished first in the mountainous stage. The race covered 127 miles and feature several severe climbs in the snow-capped peaks of the Alps.