Yang holds 3-shot lead as darkness ends second round of the LPGA Championship

Amy Yang held firm atop the leaderboard at the LPGA Tour Championship, taking a three-shot lead by the time the second round was called for darkness in Orlando, Fla.

Yang finished with a 3-under 69 on Friday, playing through near-freezing temperatures at dawn at Grand Cypress Golf Club that made firm and fluctuating greens even faster.

Maria Hjorth (68) and Seon Hwa Lee (73) were three shots back.

NEDBANK CHALLENGE: Lee Westwood opened a three-stroke lead after shooting a 64 in the second round in Sun City, South Africa.

The top-ranked player did not drop a shot, making eight birdies to go 12 under, three ahead of Ross Fisher.

Edoardo Molinari, Miguel Angel Jimenez and overnight leader Padraig Harrington were six off the lead in a tie for third. Westwood was one stroke off the course-record 63, shared by Ernie Els, Henrik Stenson and Nick Watney.

AUSTRALIAN OPEN: Geoff Ogilvy shot a 7-under 65 to take a one-stroke lead after two rounds at Sydney. Ogilvy had a 36-hole total of 11-under 133. Matt Jones shot 64 to sit one shot back. First-round leader Matthew Griffin was another shot back after a 70.


QMJHL: The Saint John Sea Dogs got goals from six players in a 6-2 win over the Lewiston Maineiacs at Saint John, New Brunswick.

Cole Hawes and Jess Tanguy scored for the Maineiacs, while Nicholas Champion made 34 saves, including 19 in the first period, for Lewiston.


BOYS’ BASKETBALL: Harrison Rafferty scored 24 points to pace Berwick Academy (0-2) in a 65-46 loss against Dexter Southfield (1-0) at Brookline, Mass.

Ben Siegel added 15 points for the Bulldogs.


WOMEN’S WORLD CUP: German Maria Riesch held off American Lindsey Vonn to win a downhill race in Lake Louise, Alberta. Riesch ran the course in 1 minute, 28.96 seconds.

Vonn, winner of a record seven downhills at Lake Louise, Alberta, was second in 1:29.08. Elisabeth Goergl of Austria was third in 1:29.17.

MEN’S WORLD CUP: Strong winds forced the cancellation of a downhill race in Beaver Creek, Colo., and it’s unclear when or if the run will be rescheduled.

The winds reached gusts of up to 40 mph in spots, creating unsafe conditions.


DAVIS CUP: Novak Djokovic brought Serbia back into the final against France by defeating Gilles Simon 6-3, 6-1, 7-5 to tie the opening singles 1-1 in Belgrade, Serbia.

Gael Monfils cruised past Janko Tipsarevic 6-1, 7-6 (4), 6-0 to give France the opening singles.

Djokovic, ranked third in the world, impressed as he extended his Davis Cup winning streak to six singles.

Simon made Djokovic work for the victory, finally succumbing on a fourth match point.