Cole Anderson of Camden shot a 3-over 75 and was eight strokes off the lead after the opening day of the NCAA championship in Carlsbad, California.

The Florida State graduate student made one birdie and four bogeys, playing the back nine at even par after three early bogeys.

Florida State, the 2023 runner-up, was tied for 17th place in the team standings. The field will be trimmed to 15 teams after Sunday’s third round, and then to eight teams after Monday for the match-play portion of the tournament.


The Winnipeg Jets promoted associate coach Scott Arniel to head coach, replacing the retired Rick Bowness.

The move comes almost three weeks after Bowness retired. A former Jets left wing, Arniel joined Bowness’ staff in 2022.


The 61-year-old Arniel helped Bowness lead the Jets to a 98-57-9 record and two playoff appearances over two seasons. This season, Bowness was a finalist for the NHL’s coach of the year award after the Jets went 52-24-6 and finished second in the Western Conference.

• Don Waddell has stepped down as president and general manager of the Carolina Hurricanes, ending a run that had him build a roster that reached the NHL playoffs for six straight years.

The team announced Waddell’s decision in a news release Friday, saying assistant general manager Eric Tulsky would work as interim GM until a permanent successor was found.

Waddell joined the franchise in July 2014 and oversaw business operations for the past 10 seasons. He was named GM in May 2018 when the Hurricanes missed the playoffs for the ninth straight year and played a key role in Carolina building a perennial playoff team, with at least one series win in all six postseasons.


U.S. WOMEN: Emma Hayes has brought in several former staff members at Chelsea as she embarks on her new role as head coach of the U.S. women’s national team.


Former National Women’s Soccer League coach Denise Reddy, who has served under Hayes for the past four years, longtime Chelsea goalkeeper coach Stuart Searle and new program director Bart Caubergh were announced as staff additions.

SPAIN: First, he wanted out. Then he wanted to stay. Finally, Barcelona decided enough is enough and parted ways with Coach Xavi Hernandez.

One month after Xavi said he would continue as coach despite a disappointing season, the club told the former midfield great it did not want him back.

In the latest and most likely final twist to a bumpy season, Barcelona announced that it was making a coaching change for next season.

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Real Madrid holding midfielder Aurélien Tchouaméni will miss the Champions League final because of a foot injury, Coach Carlo Ancelotti said.

The 24-year-old France international won’t be available for the European title game against Borussia Dortmund on June 1 in London.


COPA AMERICA: Women match officials were appointed to work the Copa America for the first time.

María Victoria Penso of the United States and Edina Alves of Brazil will be referees in the tournament.

Both will be supported by assistants Neuza Back of Brazil, Mary Blanco of Colombia, Migdalia Rodríguez of Venezuela, and Brooke Mayo and Kathryn Nesbitt of the U.S.

Nicaragua’s Tatiana Guzmán was designated as a video review official.


GENEVA OPEN: Novak Djokovic will defend his French Open title in Paris still without a trophy this season after losing in the semifinals in Geneva.


The 44th-ranked Tomas Machac beat Djokovic 6-4, 0-6, 6-1 in the last clay-court event to prepare for Roland Garros, where main draw play starts on Sunday.

Machac will play his first tour final on Saturday against two-time Geneva champion Casper Ruud, the French Open runner-up for the past two years, or the unseeded Flavio Cobolli. Their semifinal did not start on time because of a lengthy rain delay.


GIRO d’ITALIA: Andrea Vendrame’s solo downhill attack won him the 19th stage of the Giro d’Italia while overall leader Tadej Pogacar avoided any risks on the rain-slicked roads.

The second win of Vendrame’s career at the Giro followed a stage victory in 2021 for the Italian rider.

Vendrame clocked just under four hours on the undulating stage, which included three categorized climbs in the final 37 miles of the 98-mile route from Mortegliano to Sappada.

Pogacar remained 7:42 ahead of second-placed Daniel Martinez and 8:04 ahead of third-placed Geraint Thomas.

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