Woods sees improvement but his return is uncertain

Tiger Woods said he is making progress in his rehab but still won’t put a timetable on when he’ll return to competitive golf.

Woods, who hasn’t played on the PGA Tour in 10 months after two back surgeries last year, isn’t yet able to play 36 holes a day and practice how he’d like. Before getting back, he said he’d have to play several days to show his body can handle the workload.

Speaking Wednesday before his tournament, the Quicken Loans National, Woods said he has been able to hit shots and not lose distance but still deals with pain from day to day.

LPGA: Inbee Park withdrew from the U.S. Women’s Open because of a left thumb injury. The tournament is July 7-10 at CordeValle, California.


Park last played in the KPMG Women’s PGA, the final event she needed to complete the 10-year requirement for the LPGA Hall of Fame.


EASTBOURNE INTERNATIONAL: Top- seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland eased into the quarterfinals at England with a win over Eugenie Bouchard of Canada and former champion Caroline Wozniacki was upset by Puerto Rican qualifier Monica Puig.

NOTTINGHAM OPEN: Marcos Baghdatis saved two match points before beating fifth-seeded Sam Querrey of the U.S. 1-6, 7-6 (8), 6-4 to advance to the quarterfinals at England.


NECBL: The Plymouth Pilgrims scored eight unanswered runs to beat the Sanford Mainers 8-1 at Forbes Field in Plymouth, Massachusetts.


Todd Czinege led off the second inning with a home run to give Sanford (6-6) a 1-0 lead.

EMPIRE LEAGUE: Ken Matzusaka drove in the winning run in the bottom of the 10th as the New Hampshire Wild outlasted the Old Orchard Beach Surge 6-5 at Rindge, New Hampshire.

Luc Pomales was 2 for 5 with a solo home run and Brandon Cooksey added three hits for the Surge (12-9).

AMERICAN LEGION: Griffin Kelley threw a three-hitter as Yankee Ford shut out Andrews Post 3-0 in a Zone 3 game at South Portland.

Sam Troinano had a pair of hits for Yankee Ford (3-0).

JUNIOR LEGION: Brady Grass had a pair of hits, including a double, as Bonny Eagle scored seven runs in the top of the sixth to pull away from host Cape Elizabeth, 11-2.


Arlo Pike and Ian Jarvis each added a pair of hits for Bonny Eagle (1-2) and Carson Sullison had a single and double for Cape Elizabeth (2-3).

NIGHT AND DAY: The 111th annual Midnight Sun Baseball Game in Alaska was called because of darkness. The annual game is played in Fairbanks on the solstice with no artificial lights, capitalizing on the 21 hours and 49 minutes of sunlight.

The first pitch was at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, and the night proceeded to get darker because of storm clouds and the setting sun.

The Alaska Goldpanners of Fairbanks were leading the Kenai Peninsula Oilers 8-0 in the top of the 7th inning when the umpires called a 30-minute delay at 1 a.m. Wednesday to give the sun time to come back up over the horizon, but clouds forced the umpires to call the game.


BASEBALL: Jared Oliva homered for the first time in over two months and JC Cloney pitched seven strong innings, leading the Arizona Wildcats (46-22) to a 3-0 win over UC Santa Barbara (43-20-1) in a College World Series elimination game at Omaha, Nebraska.


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