Thursday, April 17, 2014
Every owns lead at Greenbrier Classic; Mickelson misses the cut – yet again
Matt Every shot an 8-under 62 on Friday for a one-stroke lead over five other players midway through the Greenbrier Classic at White Sulphur Springs, W.Va.
Every is at 9 under for the tournament, one stroke in front of Russell Henley (65), Bill Lunde (66), Daniel Summerhays (67), Steven Bowditch (67) and first-round co-leader Johnson Wagner (70).
Phil Mickelson shot a 68 and finished the first two rounds at 2 over to miss the cut, which was at 1 under. It's the third straight time he's missed the cut at Greenbrier.
EUROPEAN TOUR: Fabrizio Zanotti of Paraguay shot a 3-under 68 Friday to lead by one stroke after the second round of the French Open at Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines.
Zanotti made four birdies and a bogey for a 6-under total of 136.
Ranked 391st in the world, the Paraguayan has three runner-up finishes in his career and finished 40th at last year's French Open.
NECBL: Mike Gerber and Chris King hit back-to-back RBI singles to put Ocean State up 3-1 in the third, and the Waves (14-8) held on for a 3-2 win over the Sanford Mainers (8-10) at Wakefield, R.I.
Connor Kelly and Oliver Powers combined for 31/3 hitless innings of relief to preserve the win.
Troy Black and Jake Thomas each had two hits and an RBI for Sanford.
AMERICAN LEGION: Nate Smart had four hits and scored three runs to help Andrews Post beat Saco-Biddeford Savings 12-5 at Westbrook.
Nick Volger and Joe Apon each had three hits and two runs scored for Andrews.
• Nick Lainey struck out eight, walked none and held First Title (1-5) to six hits, leading OA-Yarmouth (5-3) to a 4-0 win at Portland.
Matt Highland singled home two during a three-run first inning for OA-Yarmouth.
• Eric Komulainen, Sam Kilborn and Matt LeClair combined on a three-hitter in a 3-0 victory for Moody's Collision over Libby-Mitchell at Gorham. Starter Zach Carriero allowed just two hits in five innings for Libby-Mitchell.
TOUR DE FRANCE: Slovakian rider Peter Sagan won the hilly seventh stage in a sprint finish, while Daryl Impey kept the overall race lead at Albi, France.
Sagan held off a challenge from John Degenkolb of Germany to clinch his first stage victory in this year's tour and extend his lead in the contest for the sprinters' green jersey. Italian sprinter Daniele Bennati was third.
PREMIER LEAGUE: New Manchester United Manager David Moyes says Wayne Rooney will remain with the Premier League champions and won't be sold.
Rooney had indicated before the end of last season that he wanted to leave United after nine years.
LESS STELLAR: Lionel Messi's charity game at Soldier Field will go on, though its star-studded lineup has lost some luster. Saturday's match was originally supposed to feature 36 international stars, but most of the big names have dropped out, and four former Northwestern players had to be added to the roster. Thierry Henry, Julio Cesar and Javier Mascherano are still scheduled to play.
-- From staff and news services