Clare Egan of Cape Elizabeth finished second for the second straight day at the U.S. biathlon championships as Susan Dunklee and Lowell Bailey won pursuit races Friday in Park City, Utah.

Dunklee started with an 11-second advantage over Egan after winning a 7.5K sprint on Thursday, and she finished the 10K pursuit 1:20.6 ahead of Egan after hitting 18 of 20 targets, while Egan missed three targets.

Bailey won the 12.5K men’s pursuit by 1:31.7 over Sean Doherty. Former Caribou High skier Russell Currier finished sixth after placing fourth in the 10K sprint on Thursday.


LPGA: Pernilla Lindberg and Sung Hyun Park quietly broke away at the ANA Inspiration in Rancho Mirage, California.

Park and Lindberg topped the leaderboard at a tournament-record 12-under 132, three strokes ahead of third-place Jessica Korda after two rounds in hot and calm conditions at Mission Hills.


Park shot an 8-under 64 for the best round of the week. The U.S. Women’s Open winner played a nine-hole stretch in 7 under. She holed out for eagle from 100 yards on the par-4 15th to cap the run.

Lindberg had a 67 in the final group of the morning session. The 31-year-old Swede had the first-round lead at 65, and was the only player without a bogey the first two days.

Korda made seven birdies in a 68 to get to 9 under.

PGA: Beau Hossler was steady while better-known players faltered down the stretch at the Houston Open, leaving him with a one-shot lead heading into the weekend.

Hossler, 23, shot a 4-under 68 for a two-day total of 11-under 133, good enough for the second 36-hole lead of his rookie season.

Rickie Fowler was tied with Hossler before he hooked his drive into the water on the tough par-4 18th, leading to bogey. Sam Ryder, Abraham Ancer and Nicholas Lindheim joined him at 10 under.


Jordan Spieth’s putter heated up before his momentum stalled with a missed 3-footer on the 16th hole. He shot 67 and was two shots back.


GRONKOWSKI HEADED TO DERBY: Gronkowski has clinched a spot in the Kentucky Derby with the colt’s fourth straight victory.

Named for New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, the Kentucky-bred colt won the Burradon Stakes in England on Friday.


MIAMI OPEN: Dominating with his serve and aggressive baseline strokes, John Isner beat Juan Martin del Potro 6-1, 7-6 (2) in the semifinals at Key Biscayne, Florida.


Isner’s opponent Sunday will be No. 4 Alexander Zverev of Germany, who beat No. 16 Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain 7-6 (4), 6-2.

American Sloane Stephens, the No. 13 seed and the reigning U.S. Open champion, will play No. 6 Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia on Saturday for the final women’s title.


NORTH KOREA: International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach met with Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang and said the North Korean leader is committed to having his country participate in the Tokyo Summer Olympics in 2020 and the Beijing Winter Games in 2022.

Bach said the two had a 30-minute formal meeting and called the talks productive, saying Kim expressed his appreciation for the IOC’s role in helping North Korea compete at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea last month.

– Staff and news service report

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