Topsham’s Caleb Manuel shot a 1-under 70 in the second round of the New Hampshire Open and was tied for third place overall at Montcalm Golf Club in Enfield, New Hampshire.

Manuel was at 8 under going into Saturday’s final round, four strokes behind co-leaders Daniel O’Rourke of Milford, New Jersey, and Jason Thresher of West Suffield, Connecticut.

Making his debut as a professional, Manuel had back-to-back bogeys on the fourth and fifth holes, then made birdies on Nos. 7, 12 and 17.

Shawn Warren of Falmouth also made the cut, in a tie for 23rd place at 2 under after a 69 in the second round.

PGA: Tom Kim is looking at the long term with his golf game and is getting short-term results at the Travelers Championship in Cromwell, Connecticut, where he followed an opening 62 with a 5-under 65 for the lowest 36-hole score of his career and a two-shot lead.


Kim had to settle for eight straight pars on the soggy TPC River Highlands but still was at 13-under 127, two shots ahead of a group that includes Masters champion Scottie Scheffler and Collin Morikawa.

Scheffler, coming off his first middle-of-the-road performance of the year at the U.S. Open, had to wait through a storm delay of more than three hours to finish his last two holes. He made an 8-foot birdie on the 18th for a 64.

Morikawa (63) and Akshay Bhatia (65), who also was two behind, finished before the storms.

LIV: Abraham Ancer shot a bogey-free 7-under 64 in College Grove, Tennessee, to take the first-round lead in LIV Golf Nashville, with Bryson DeChambeau three strokes back during his personal celebration tour that started with his second U.S. Open victory.


NFL: Pro Football Hall of Fame running back Barry Sanders says he “experienced a health scare related to my heart” last weekend.


“It was unexpected and served as a reminder of the importance of staying vigilant about our physical well-being, even when we are feeling fine,” the former Detroit Lions great said in a statement posted Friday on social media.

The Lions issued their own social media post saying, “Get well soon Barry.”

“I am grateful for the amazing doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals for providing me with needed care,” Sanders said. “My family and I are thankful for your prayers and support during this time. Per my doctors’ recommendation, I am taking this opportunity to prioritize my health and well-being. I appreciate your understanding and continued support.”

Sanders, who turns 56 next month, was a six-time All-Pro while starring for the Lions from 1989-98 before his sudden retirement. He rushed for 15,269 yards and 99 touchdowns in his career, including 2,053 yards in his MVP season of 1997.

He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2004.



EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP: Kylian Mbappé watched from the substitutes’ bench as France and the Netherlands finished 0-0 in a heavyweight clash in Leipzig, Germany.

It leaves both teams on four points in Group D after their second match. It also ensured Poland was the first team eliminated. Poland was beaten by Austria 3-1 earlier Friday and is assured of finishing bottom of the group, even if it beats France in its final group game.

Mbappé trained wearing a face mask on Thursday and coach Didier Deschamps was optimistic he’d be available. But Deschamps evidently decided it was not worth the risk to play Mbappé in a game his team had no need to win.


UCF: Conor McGregor posted on Instagram that a broken toe was the reason he had to pull out of his headline UFC 303 bout against Michael Chandler after previously not specifying the injury.

Light heavyweight champion Alex Pereira will face top-ranked challenger Jiri Prochazka in the June 29 main event in Las Vegas in place of the McGregor-Chandler match.


McGregor said he would return to the octagon “Chandler or not.”


NBA: The Bulls and Thunder finalized a deal sending Josh Giddey to Chicago and Alex Caruso to Oklahoma City, with the Thunder granting the 21-year-old Giddey’s trade request after he resisted the team’s plans to use him off the bench.

Giddey, a 6-foot-8 point guard from Australia, gets a fresh start after a challenging season in which his numbers dropped and he lost his starting job in the playoffs.

WNBA: A’ja Wilson leads Caitlin Clark by just over a thousand votes in early fan voting for the WNBA All-Star Game, the league announced.

Clark’s Indiana teammate, Aliyah Boston, is third, about 40,000 votes behind the leaders.


Wilson is having an incredible season, averaging 27.9 points and 11.3 rebounds. She has 217,773 votes. Clark is right behind with 216,427.

• The Las Vegas Aces became the first WNBA team to sell out every home game in a season when the final tickets were claimed Thursday for a Sept. 3 matchup against Angel Reese and the Chicago Sky.

That game is one of two scheduled for T-Mobile Arena, which is bigger than the Aces’ usual home venue. The Aces will play Caitlin Clark and the Indiana Fever there on July 2.

The other 18 home games for the two-time defending champions are at Michelob Ultra Arena.

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