Bonny Eagle sweeps in volleyball tournament

Ninth-seeded Bonny Eagle advanced to the Class A volleyball quarterfinals by beating eighth-ranked Mt. Ararat/Brunswick in three games Thursday night in the preliminary round at Brunswick.

The Scots (6-9) earned a 25-13, 24-14, 25-17 victory against the Dragons (6-9)

Bonny Eagle will play at top-ranked Deering (13-1) at 6 p.m. Saturday.


PGA: Justin Thomas had two eagles on his front nine and finished with a 9-under 63 to take a three-stroke lead after the first round of the CJ Cup at Jeju, South Korea, the first official PGA Tour tournament staged in the country.

Thomas started with a bogey at 10 but made amends with eagles on the par-5 12th and 18th holes around four straight birdies from No. 14-17 to turn in 29. He added three birdies and a bogey to hold his margin.

LPGA: Eun-Hee Ji carded a 6-under 66 to take a three-stroke lead after the first round of the Taiwan Championship at Taipei.

EUROPEAN: Sergio Garcia shot a 5-under 66 to grab a share of the lead with Joost Luiten of the Netherlands at the Andalucia Valderrama Masters in Sotogrande, Spain.


KREMLIN CUP: Top-seeded Pablo Carreno Busta was knocked out in the second round by Daniil Medvedev 6-3, 6-3 at Moscow.

Second-seeded Albert Ramos-Vinolas lost his second-round match, beaten 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 by 107th-ranked Alexander Bublik, who fired in 19 aces. The player from Kazakhstan initially failed to qualify for the main draw but was given a place as a lucky loser.


EUROPA LEAGUE: Olivier Giroud scored late in the second half for Arsenal to maintain its perfect Europa League campaign with a 1-0 win over 10-man Red Star Belgrade at London.

Arsenal opened a five-point lead in Group H with nine points. Red Star and BATE Borisov, which beat visiting Cologne 1-0, are on four. Cologne is bottom without a point.

Everton could face punishment from European soccer’s governing body after a fan holding a child appeared to aim a punch at a Lyon player during a second-half melee during Lyon’s 2-1 victory in a Europa League game at Liverpool, England.

NORTHERN IRELAND: The country’s manager, Michael O’Neill, pleaded guilty to drunk driving in Edinburgh, Scotland, and was banned from driving for 16 months.


FORMULA ONE: Driver Fernando Alonso put an end to the uncertainty by extending his contract with McLaren through the 2018 season.

Alonso, 36, a two-time champ, has a three-year contract that ends this year and was considering his options with other teams, and even whether to continue in F1.


RIO GAMES: Carlos Nuzman, the head of last year’s Rio de Janeiro Olympics, will be released from jail following a decision in a top Brazilian court.

Nuzman, 75, was arrested two weeks ago amid an investigation into a vote-buying scheme to bring the 2016 Games to Rio. He’s expected to leave prison Friday.

SOCHI GAMES: Investigators at the International Olympic Committee expect to have “a number” of doping cases involving Russians resolved by the end of November.