Bryson DeChambeau celebrates after his putt on the 18th hole during the second round of the Hero World Challenge on Friday at the Albany Golf Club, in New Providence, Bahamas. Fernando Llano/Associated Press

GOLF

This holiday event in the Bahamas is taking on a little more meaning for Bryson DeChambeau seeking a small measure of revenge and for Collin Morikawa pursuing a more noble goal of reaching No. 1 in the world.

One week after getting whipped by Brooks Koepka in Las Vegas at their made-for-TV match, DeChambeau made five birdies in a six-hole stretch around the turn at Albany and overcame a late double bogey from a wild drive for an 8-under 64. That was good for a one-shot lead going into the weekend at the Hero World Challenge in Nassau, Bahamas.

The group one shot behind included Koepka, of course, who made a 12-foot par putt on the final hole for a second straight 67.

Morikawa, newly engaged and not one for petty battles, made a strong move on the back nine with a birdie-birdie-eagle sequence until falling victim to the tough 18th, playing into a strong breeze. His bogey led to a 66, but he was right where he needed to be. Tony Finau is also one-shot back.

PREP SCHOOLS

BOYS’ HOCKEY: Nathanel Peretz had three goals, Michael Belleau had four assists and Euan Martin made 31 saves as North Yarmouth Academy defeated Hebron Academy 7-2 in a prep school hockey boys’ game at Travis Roy Arena in Yarmouth.

Daxton St. Hilaire added a goal and two assists, while Jamey Beaufils, Jack Tuite and Connor Wolverton also scored for NYA.

HORSE RACING

KENTUCKY DERBY: Urine testing of Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit has shown that a steroid present in the colt’s system came from a topical ointment and not an injection, according to an attorney for trainer Bob Baffert.

Medina Spirit tested positive for the steroid betamethasone after winning the May 1 race and is facing disqualification. Baffert had said an ointment used to treat the colt for a skin condition daily up until the Derby included the substance. Betamethasone is a legal substance, but it is not allowed on race day in Kentucky, Maryland and New York, home to the Triple Crown series.

SKIING

WOMEN’S WORLD CUP: Reigning Olympic champion Sofia Goggia of Italy won the first downhill race of the women’s World Cup season by a whopping margin of nearly 1 1/2 seconds, in Lake Louise, Alberta, with Breezy Johnson second and her American teammate Mikaela Shiffrin back in 26th.

Goggia dominated the course on a sunny afternoon without wind, finishing in 1 minute, 46.95 seconds for her ninth career World Cup victory in downhill.

MEN’S WORLD CUP: Aleksander Aamodt Kilde of Norway won a World Cup super-G race, in Beaver Creek, Colorado, less than a year after tearing a ligament in his right knee.

Kilde finished a tricky and technical Birds of Prey course in 1 minute, 10.26 seconds to edge Marco Odermatt – the super-G winner the day before – by a scant 0.03 seconds. American Travis Ganong wound up third with a fast early run – he was second to go – that held up to earn his first World Cup super-G podium finish.

TENNIS

DAVIS CUP: In a showdown between the world’s best player and doubles pair, Croatia’s top-ranked twosome beat a Serbia led by Novak Djokovic to send their country into the Davis Cup final.

Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic brushed aside Djokovic and partner Filip Krajinovic 7-5, 6-1 in doubles to win the semifinal for Croatia 2-1.

Croatia will seek its third Davis Cup come Sunday against the winner of Saturday’s other semifinal between Russia and Germany.

SOCCER

OBIT: Horst Eckel, the last surviving member of West Germany’s 1954 World Cup-winning team, has died. He was 89.

The German soccer federation said Eckel died Friday. It did not give a cause of death.

Eckel was one of only two West German players to play in every match as the team completed the “Wonder of Bern” by beating pre-tournament favorite Hungary 3-2 in the final.

HIGH SCHOOLS

BASKETBALL: An Iowa high school basketball player has been arrested following an apparent assault on an opposing player at the end of a game as the two teams lined up to shake hands, authorities said.

The attack reportedly followed a boys’ high school basketball game Tuesday night between Nevada High School and Carlisle High School in Carlisle’s gym. A video that has been viewed millions of times on Twitter shows a Carlisle player suddenly punch a Nevada player who had his hand extended for a handshake as the two teams passed each other in a traditional practice of sportsmanship following a game.

In the video, the Carlisle player appears to hit the Nevada player at least two more times before he’s pulled away. The Nevada player suffered a concussion and required stitches for a cut to his mouth. The 17-year-old Carlisle player faces a felony charge of willful injury.

AUTO RACING

FORMULA ONE: Lewis Hamilton may not feel comfortable racing at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix but his reluctance to compete in the country hasn’t shown on the track: The seven-time world champion was fastest in both of Friday’s practice sessions at Formula One’s newest circuit.

Hamilton led Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas in the Friday evening session, which was ended about three minutes early because Charles LeClerc brought out the red flag with a high-speed crash in Turn 22. In Friday’s first session, Hamilton led championship leader Max Verstappen on the speed chart. The Red Bull driver holds an eight-point lead over Hamilton with two races remaining, including Sunday’s debut on the second-longest course on the F1 schedule.

TRACK AND FIELD

OBIT: Lamine Diack, the controversial long-time leader of track and field who was convicted of extorting money from athletes and accused of taking bribes in an Olympic hosting vote, has died, his family said. He was 88.

Diack led track and field’s governing body – then known as the IAAF, now World Athletics – for 16 years. But his name has become a byword for corruption in Olympic circles since 2015, as allegations of wrongdoing emerged soon after Diack’s leadership of his sport ended. Diack died in his home country, Senegal, where he was allowed to return this year from France after being detained under house arrest for several years and then convicted of various corruption charges linked to abuses of his prominent positions in world sports.


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