Michelle Wie West tumbled out of the ANA Inspiration on a hot, breezy Friday afternoon in the desert. Patty Tavatanakit held onto the lead.

Playing for the second straight week after a 21-month break, Wie West followed an opening 2-under 70 with a birdie-less 79 in Rancho Mirage, California, to miss the cut in the first major championship of the year.

The long-hitting Tavatanakit took the lead with an opening 66, then shot a 69 in 97-degree afternoon heat to reach 9 under, a stroke ahead of Shanshan Feng.

PGA: Cameron Tringale made a move for his first PGA Tour victory with a 3-under-par 69 Friday and a two-shot lead after two rounds of the Valero Texas Open.

Tringale, a 12-year veteran, was at 9-under 135 after a round that included five straight birdies. He leads Jordan Spieth and Englishman Matt Wallace.


Spieth continued his comeback from a three-year winless slump and was at 7 under after a 70. Wallace shot 68.

Kyle Stanley also shot 68 and was at 5 under with Brandt Snedeker (67), Kevin Stadler (70) and Erik van Rooyen (68).

First-round leader Camilo Villegas shot a 76 to fall five shots back in a group that includes Matt Kuchar, who shot his second 70.


MIAMI OPEN: Jannik Sinner became the fourth teenager to reach the men’s final, rallying to beat Roberto Bautista Agut, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4.

Sinner, a 19-year-old Italian, joined a group that includes Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Andre Agassi.


Sinner will next face No. 26 seed Hubert Hurkacz of Poland, who advanced to his first ATP Masters 1000 final by beating No. 4 Andrey Rublev, 6-3, 6-4.


MEN’S BASKETBALL: Oklahoma hired Loyola Chicago’s Porter Moser as its coach, a person familiar with the situation said on the condition of anonymity because the move has not been announced.

Moser will replace Lon Kruger, who retired last month after 10 years coaching the Sooners.

Moser led Loyola to two deep runs in the NCAA Tournament – the Ramblers reached the Final Four in 2018 and the Sweet 16 this year. He went 188-141 in 10 years at Loyola and has a 293-242 record in 17 seasons as a college head coach, with stops at Arkansas Little Rock (2000-03) and Illinois State (2003-07).



NHL: Dmitry Orlov scored on a length-of-the-ice rush with 21 seconds left in overtime, and the visiting Washington Capitals beat New Jersey, 2-1, for their seventh straight win over the Devils this season.


NFL: Veteran linebacker Damien Wilson signed with Jacksonville, giving the Jaguars an experienced option as they transition to a 3-4 defensive scheme.

Wilson spent the last two years with Kansas City and started 13 games in 2020, missing three contests late in the season because of a knee injury. He returned in the postseason and started all three games, including the Super Bowl loss to Tampa Bay.


PORTUGAL: The captain’s armband that Cristiano Ronaldo angrily threw to the ground during Portugal’s World Cup qualifier in Serbia last week has been sold to an unidentified bidder for $75,000 at a charity auction, Serbian state TV reported.


A Serbian humanitarian group put the blue armband up for online bidding to raise money for medical treatment for a 6-month-old boy suffering with spinal muscular atrophy. The three-day auction didn’t pass without controversy as some participants tried to disrupt the process by putting up unrealistically huge sums. The fake bidding triggered public outrage with authorities pledging to find and punish the culprits.

Moments before last Saturday’s match with Serbia ended in a 2-2 draw, Ronaldo walked off the field after his injury-time goal was disallowed. He tapped the ball over the Serbia goalkeeper and it looked as if it crossed the line before being cleared by a defender.

While heading to the dressing room before the final whistle, Ronaldo angrily threw down his armband near the touchline. After the match, it was picked up by a firefighter on duty and given to the charity group.


HIGH SCHOOLS: At least six Michigan high school wrestlers won court orders to compete in the state finals this weekend, a lawyer said.

The wrestlers had been benched because authorities said they were near someone who had tested positive for COVID-19.


But Jim Thomas, arguing for four wrestlers in Eaton, Ionia, Barry and Allegan counties, said their due process rights were violated. He said they have repeatedly tested negative and will be tested again before competing.

“The law was on our side,” Thomas said.

He represented Chandler Murton of Portland, Gavin Bartley of Olivet, Zac Gibson of Lakewood and Ashtyn Bennett of Hopkins.

Thomas said two more wrestlers represented by another attorney won similar court orders to play. The wrestling finals were being held Friday and Saturday in Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids.

U.S. OLYMPIC TRIALS: Two-time world champion and 2016 Olympic bronze medalist J’den Cox is out of the U.S. Olympic wrestling trials after not making weight, USA Wrestling announced.

Cox was removed from the bracket at 97 kilograms in men’s freestyle. The 26-year-old from Columbia, Missouri, had earned a spot in the semifinals based on winning gold at 2019 worlds in a non-Olympic weight class (92 kilograms).

Cox took bronze at 86 kilograms at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro and then won consecutive world titles in 2018-19 at 92. He had announced a year ago that he would move from 92 to 97 kilograms for the Tokyo Olympics and was the main challenger to 2016 Olympic gold medalist Kyle Snyder.

The trials are being held at Dickies Arena, with 15 of the 18 winners in men’s freestyle, women’s freestyle and men’s Greco Roman moving on to Tokyo. The U.S. has yet to qualify for the Olympics in three weight classes.

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