Koepka takes the lead after one round in China

Brooks Koepka, the U.S. Open champion, made birdie from a water hazard late in his round and opened with an 8-under 64 to build a one-shot lead in the HSBC Champions at Shanghai.

Koepka already threw away one opportunity by three-putting from 4 feet on the third hole for bogey. Then he hooked a 3-iron off the tee at the par-5 eighth and into a tiny stream. He removed his shoes and blasted it out of the water onto the fairway, ripped a 3-wood from 275 yards onto the green and made a 20-foot birdie putt.

He had a one-shot lead over Gavin Green of Malaysia and Kiradech Aphibarnrat of Thailand.

PGA: Andrew Landry and J.J. Spaun are among five players who shot a 6-under 66 to share the lead after the opening round of the Sanderson Farms Championship at Jackson, Mississippi.

LPGA: Lydia Ko fired a 64 for her best opening round of the year to lead the Sime Darby event at 7 under at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and is hoping her best start will lead to her first title of 2017.


SWISS INDOORS: Top-seeded Roger Federer and fourth-seeded Juan Martin del Potro eased into the quarterfinals at Basel by beating French opponents in straight sets.

Federer cruised to a 6-1, 6-3 win over 40th-ranked Benoit Paire in 57 minutes. Del Potro, a two-time Basel champion, beat Julien Benneteau 6-4, 6-4 and stayed on course to qualify for the ATP World Tour Finals lineup in London next month.


ENGLISH RACISM: The English Football Association said it will conduct a “full cultural review” to improve inclusivity after a racism scandal.

The governing body apologized last week after England women’s team players Eni Aluko and Drew Spence were found to be the target of racially offensive jokes by since-fired coach Mark Sampson.

SCOTTISH LEAGUE: Pedro Caixinha was fired by Rangers after seven months in charge of the Glasgow club.


FOOTBALL: Stanford running back and Heisman Trophy hopeful Bryce Love didn’t play Thursday night against Oregon State.

Love, the nation’s top running back with an average of 198.1 yards rushing per game, tweaked an ankle Oct. 14 against Oregon.

Seven suspended Florida players, including standout receiver Antonio Callaway, entered a pretrial intervention program that could result in the dismissal of felony credit card fraud charges.

BASKETBALL: Duke is the favorite to win the Atlantic Coast Conference men’s title, according to voting done at the league’s media day.

Notre Dame forward Bonzie Colson is the preseason player of the year and Duke forward Marvin Bagley III is the preseason rookie of the year.


HORSE WITHDRAWN: Keen Ice will be retired after wrenching his right ankle while galloping and won’t run Nov. 4 in the Breeders’ Cup Classic, which was to be his career finale.

The injury isn’t severe but enough for the owners to end the 5-year-old’s career.


WORLD CUP: USA Luge will have a training session Nov. 5 in Pyeongchang, South Korea, that will serve as the second seeding race of the season and decide who makes the World Cup team.

Making the World Cup luge team is a necessity for consideration for the 2018 Olympics.