(Reuters) - American Morgan Pressel is threatening to end South Korean born-golfers' domination of the early LPGA season after firing an eight-under-par 64 on Friday to tie for the second round lead of the Kia Classic in southern California. Pressel, who tied the course record, joins South Korean Lee Mi-rim at 10-under-par. South Korea-born players have won all six of the LPGAâs tournaments so far this year, but Pressel is looking to bring that run to an end and earn her first victory since 2008. âIt was kind of stress-free golf out there today,â Pressel told reporters.
Local favorite Jimmy Walker fired a five-under-par 67 to take a one-stroke lead at the halfway stage of the US PGA Tour's Texas Open. Walker's six-under-par total of 138 put him one in front of overnight leader Charley Hoffman, who posted an even-par 72 and was joined on 139 by Australian Aaron Baddeley, who shot a 71. It was a further stroke back to another Texan, Jordan Spieth, who carded a 69 and was tied on 140 with Kevin Na, who shot a 68. Walker, pleased to be playing in front of family and friends, took advantage of improved weather to grab two birdies in his first five holes before his only bogey of the day, at the par-four 17th.
St. Olaf College is canceling the rest of its baseball season because of hazing.
Princeton point guard Blake Dietrick won't play lacrosse for the Tigers this spring, and instead will concentrate on preparing for the WNBA draft next month.
NCAA president Mark Emmert says the association is concerned about an Indiana law that could allow businesses to discriminate against gay people.
Stanford's David Nolan broke his own U.S. record in the 200-yard individual medley Thursday night on the opening day of the NCAA meet, finishing in 1 minute, 39.98 seconds.
Jon Paul Morosi comments on Mookie Betts' preseason performance in his Red Sox season preview.
Madison Bumgarner sat down with Colleen Dominguez to discuss his World Series victory and what he expects from himself in the coming year.
The White Sox are the 8th most intriguing team this year due to exciting acquisitions. If they can keep Jose Abreu happy, they might be able to do some great work this year.
Justin Verlander on his mindset going into the season, what makes Detroit a good ball club and how he will get back to being classic Verlander.
Former University of Arizona classmates Chip Hale and Steve Kerr continue their conversation about the challenges of team leadership -- this time focusing on how to deal with losing.
Stephen Curry had 38 points and 10 assists, and the Golden State Warriors won their 59th game, 107-84 over the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday night.
Kevin Durant will have bone graft surgery on his ailing right foot and miss the remainder of the season, Oklahoma City Thunder general manager Sam Presti announced Friday.
Five-star big man Diamond Stone has committed to Maryland.
Hot Rod Hundley, the beloved longtime radio and television broadcaster of the Utah Jazz, died Friday in Phoenix, the team said. He was 80.
Montrezl Harrell scored 24 points, reserve Anton Gill keyed a late-game surge, and Louisville beat North Carolina State 75-65 on Friday night in the East Regional semifinals of the NCAA tournament.
Just when you thought the NBA draft pecking order was starting to get predictable, Joel Embiid shakes it up.
Get ready for the Decision, Part II. LeBron James is opting out of his contract with the Heat, and will become a free agent.
Uruguay is moving on. Italy is out of the World Cup after a 1-0 loss. Meanwhile, Luis Suarez apparently bit an opponent again.
Chris Davis had been scuffling, and with lefty Chris Sale on the mound, it was a perfect night for the Orioles first baseman to ride the pine. He didn’t get the entire night off, however. Manager Buck Showalter called his number in the bottom of the ninth, and Davis delivered a walk-off three-run homer.
Gonzaga and Louisville are on to the Elite 8.
The group is headlined by Ruth Hamblin, who was a first-team selection after holding a 3.86 grade-point average in mechanical engineering.
Notre Dame, Wisconsin, Kentucky and Arizona are on the to Elite 8.
A look at the top 10 class of 2016 prospects in the state of Oregon.
Live chat throughout the game in the comments section.
Welcome to the fifth installment of The Oregonian's NFL Draft Diary with Obum Gwacham, where the former Oregon State defensive end will provide weekly, first-person updates on his life while training as an NFL hopeful.
Kentucky and Notre Dame cruised into Saturday's regional finals, while Wisconsin and Arizona once again proved they can withstand fight to the finish.