BOYS’ LACROSSE: Peter Shaw made 14 saves and Stephen Sherbahn scored in a 13-1 loss for Berwick Academy against Dexter School in an opener at Brookline, Mass.
Mickelson’s rested, recovered and ready to compete in upcoming Houston Open
Phil Mickelson says on his website that he’s recovered and ready to play in this week’s Houston Open.
The four-time major winner, who withdrew from last week’s Texas Open after pulling a muscle in his right side, said he’ll play in the $6.4 million event after two days of “light practice” at Augusta National, site of next week’s Masters.
Mickelson, who won the Houston Open in 2011, didn’t play in the pro-am Wednesday, which raised speculation he’d miss the tourney.
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Paris Saint-Germain took advantage of Chelsea’s sloppy defending to win the first leg of their quarterfinal 3-1 as substitute Javier Pastore scored a late goal on a solo run.
WORLD CUP: Coca-Cola plans to adapt its World Cup sponsorship and soften its celebratory tone in Brazil if unrest returns to the streets.
WNBA: The Los Angeles Sparks have signed free- agent guard Candice Wiggins, who has averaged double-figure scoring in four of her six WNBA seasons with Tulsa and Minnesota.
INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE: IOC president Thomas Bach offered his support for increasing the participation of female athletes from Saudi Arabia after meeting in Riyadh with Prince Nawaf Faisal Fahd bin Abdul-Aziz, president of the national Olympic committee in the Muslim country.
Saudi women are largely banned from participating in sports although under IOC pressure, the nation sent women to the Summer Olympics for the first time in 2012.
FAMILY CIRCLE CUP: Venus Williams advanced in the tournament where her top-ranked sister could not, battling from behind in Charleston, S.C., to defeat Chanelle Scheepers, 7-5, 7-5.
CUSTODY ISSUE: A woman engaged in a New York court fight with champion skier Bode Miller over custody of their 13-month-old son says she hopes they can work it out.
Sara McKenna discussed in an article posted this week on Cosmopolitan magazine’s website how she met Miller through an online dating agency and got pregnant before their relationship fell apart.
She said her hope is she and Miller can work together to give their son a “stable life.”