PGA: Ryan Palmer missed a chance to shoot 59 or lower in the Humana Challenge at La Quinta, California, settling for an 11-under 61. But Palmer was still three strokes behind leader Matt Kuchar despite a 12-under 132.

 Dustin Johnson plans to return from his leave of absence in two weeks at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines.

It will be his first competition since he announced in August that he was taking time off to seek professional help for undisclosed “personal challenges.”

EUROPEAN TOUR: Branden Grace and Bernd Wiesberger birdied their last holes to keep a share of the lead after round three at the Qatar Masters.

Scotland’s Marc Warren and Argentina’s Emiliano Grillo would have stood alone atop the leaderboard with 13-under-203 totals if Grace and Wiesberger hadn’t rallied.


U.S. FIGURE SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS: Madison Chock and Evan Bates hold a slim lead over fellow Olympians Maia and Alex Shibutani in ice dance at Greensboro, North Carolina.


MOTORSPORTS HALL OF FAME OF AMERICA: Retired NASCAR driver Mark Martin and former motocross star Ricky Carmichael are among the seven 2015 inductees at the Daytona Beach, Florida, hall of fame.

The class includes off-road racer Walker Evans, six-time NHRA champ Warren Johnson, four-time Trans-Am Series champ Tommy Kendall and deceased drivers Duke Nalon and Lloyd Ruby.


WORLD CUP: Bode Miller will not compete in the downhill Saturday in Austria, leaving him without a World Cup race this season before the world championships in Beaver Creek next month.


AMERICA’S CUP: New Zealander Matt Mitchell has asked sailing’s governing body to investigate former Oracle Team USA teammate Simeon Tienpont for gross misconduct in 2013.


GIRLS’ BASKETBALL: Maggie Duchene went 16 for 19 from the foul line and finished with a game-high 26 points to lift host Berwick Academy to a 55-50 OT win over Brewster.

Berwick forced OT when Dana Brooks hit a shot at the buzzer to tie the game at 43-all

GIRLS’ HOCKEY: Taylor Leach and Mary Morrison each scored first-period goals for North Yarmouth Academy (12-1-1) which held on for a 2-1 win over Berwick Academy (4-8-2) at Dover, New Hampshire.

Emma Hambright scored for the Bulldogs.

– From staff and news services