GOLF

Keegan Bradley ended his round by holing out for eagle from 100 yards on the ninth fairway, completing a 5-under 66 Friday that gave him a share of the lead with Sam Burns at the Valspar Championship in Palm Harbor, Florida.

Burns shot an 8-under 63 to join Bradley at 12-under 130.

Lucas Glover (65), Charley Hoffman (66) and Max Homa (68) were four shots back. Only 10 players were within five shots of the lead through 36 holes.

LPGA: Hee Young Park birdied her final hole to move into a tie for the lead with Inbee Park at the HSBC Women’s World Championship at Sentosa Golf Club in Singapore.

Hee Young Park (68) and No. 2-ranked Inbee Park (69) had two-round totals of 11-under 133.

Another South Korean player, Hyo Joo Kim, was two strokes behind in a tie for third with Lin Xiyu of China.

EUROPEAN TOUR: Nicolai von Dellingshausen of Germany took a three-shot lead at the Tenerife Open, matching his career best with a 62 in the second round in Spain’s Canary Islands.

Pep Angles of Spain is his nearest chaser. Scott Jamieson, who shot a course-record 61, is four shots back along with Scott Hend, Eduard Rousaud and Kalle Samooja.

TENNIS

MADRID OPEN: Second-seeded Naomi Osaka made her return to clay and beat Misaki Doi 7-5, 6-2 in the first round.

Osaka overcame Doi’s strong start by hitting six aces and breaking her serve five times. A leg injury meant Osaka missed last season’s clay-court swing, and her last individual tournament on the surface was the 2019 French Open.

Third-seeded Simona Halep, who won the tournament in 2016 and ’17, defeated Sorribes Tormo, 6-0, 7-5.

MUNICH OPEN: Top-seeded Alexander Zverev lost in the quarterfinals to Belarussian qualifier Ilya Ivashka, 6-7 (5), 7-5, 6-3.

HORSE RACING

KENTUCKY OAKS: Favorite Malathaat overtook Travel Column entering the stretch and edged Search Results in a tight duel to the finish line, winning the 147th Kentucky Oaks by a neck in Louisville, Kentucky.

The $1.25 million marquee race for 3-year-old fillies was back in its traditional spring spot at Churchill Downs, the day before the Kentucky Derby. Both races were delayed until Labor Day last year because of the coronavirus pandemic.

COLLEGES

FOOTBALL: Kansas hired Buffalo’s Lance Leipold, turning over one of college football’s worst programs to a longtime Division III coach with strong Midwestern roots.

Leipold signed a six-year contract and takes over for Les Miles, who won a national championship at LSU. Miles parted with Kansas after two losing seasons and amid sexual harassment allegations dating to his time with the Tigers. Leipold has been with the Bulls the past six years, building a downtrodden program into a perennial bowl contender. He is 37-33 with Buffalo, leading the school to its best seasons since joining the Mid-American Conference in 1999.

Before jumping to the Division I level, the 56-year-old Leipold won six national championships in eight seasons while going 109-6 as the head coach of his alma mater, Wisconson-Whitewater.

HOCKEY

WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: The women’s world championships have been rescheduled for late August, but the International Ice Hockey Federation has yet to determine a site.

The IIHF announced it is working with Hockey Canada to evaluate potential hosts for the tournament, now scheduled to run from Aug. 20-31. The 10-nation event was previously set to be held in Nova Scotia from May 6-16 before it was abruptly canceled by the province because of COVID-19 concerns.

SOCCER

GERMANY: Leipzig substitute Emil Forsberg scored in injury time of extra time to send his team into the final of the German Cup with a 2-1 win over Werder Bremen.

Leipzig will play Borussia Dortmund or second-division team Holstein Kiel in Berlin on May 17.

ENGLAND: Leicester’s bid to qualify for Champions League suffered a minor setback when it had to settle for a 1-1 draw at 10-man Southampton.

Jonny Evans’ 68th-minute header earned third-place Leicester a point, following James Ward-Prowse’s penalty kick for the hosts.

Leiceister is eight points ahead of fifth-place West Ham in the battle for a top-four finish in the Premier League.

SUMO

WRESTLER DIES: A Japanese sumo wrestler has died a month after falling on his head during a bout in a case that has raised questions about the sport’s response to medical emergencies.

Hibikiryu, 28, died of acute respiratory failure on Wednesday, the Japan Sumo Association said. The wrestler, whose real name was Mitsuki Amano, was thrown by his opponent during a bout at a tournament on March 26. Video of the bout showed he fell hard on his head and lay face down for several minutes while sumo officials watched and waited for paramedics to arrive.

On a stretcher, the wrestler was conscious and told sumo officials that he felt his lower body was paralyzed, but his condition had been improving at the hospital, Nikkan Sports newspaper reported.

The Japan Sumo Association said that it was unknown whether Hibikiryu’s death was related to his injury. It said details of the injury, including whether he suffered paralysis, could not be released. There was no immediate comment from his family.

There were no medical experts standing by to give him first-aid treatment, according to Japanese media reports. Wrestlers are customarily expected to get up by themselves, while medical experts are at the tournament site but not standing by near the ringside.


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