National Sports Briefs
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C.ó Luke Donald remained in position to take the No. 1 ranking, shooting a 1-under 70 on Saturday for a one-stroke lead over defending champion Jim Furyk in The Heritage.
The Englishman, third in the world behind No. 1 Martin Kaymer and No. 2 Lee Westwood, would claim the top spot with a victory at Harbour Town, no matter how Westwood fares in the Indonesian Masters. Westwood had a five-stroke lead in Jakarta, while Kaymer isnít playing this week.
SAVANNAH, Ga. ó Wayne Levi and Keith Fergus shot a 12-under 60 in better-ball play for a share of the second-round lead with Peter Senior and Sandy Lyle in the Champions Tourís Legends of Golf.
NEW YORK ó The NFL hasnít set a deadline for when games would be canceled without a collective bargaining agreement.
Even during the lockout the NFL and teams are working so they will be ready to start the season quickly once a deal is reached.
The 2011 schedule released Tuesday has games beginning Sept. 8, but includes some room to maneuver. The NFL could still squeeze in 16 games with a delayed start by eliminating bye weeks and the week between the conference championships and the Super Bowl.
MIAMI ó The wife of Brandon Marshall has been released on bond after authorities say she stabbed the Miami Dolphins wide receiver.
According to a Broward County Sheriff’s Office arrest report, Michi Nogami-Marshall stabbed her husband in the abdomen with a kitchen knife Friday evening. The report says she told officers she was defending herself.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. ó Kings co-owner Joe Maloof said that his family is still deciding whether to move the franchise to Anaheim, and he confirmed that NBA officials will be in Sacramento again next week to further research the cityís viability.
Maloof told The Associated Press heís ěas anxious as anybodyî to find out if Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson can deliver on his promises for more sponsorship support and finally finance a plan for a new arena. He denied reports the team has already made a decision.
SALT LAKE CITY ó Forward Brandon Davies expects to suit up next season for BYU despite missing this yearís NCAA tournament run for violating the universityís honor code.
Carri Jenkins, a university spokesperson, said that Davies voluntarily withdrew from school after completing his winter semester finals but is working with the dean of students to meet conditions so heíll be eligible to return in the fall.
If he meets those conditions, Jenkins said the expectations are the 6-foot-9 Davies will return for his junior year.
Daviesí honor code violation involved premarital sex.
AUSTIN, Texas ó Texas players Tristan Thompson, Jordan Hamilton and Cory Joseph are all declaring for the NBA draft.
MADRID ó Real Madrid has a replica of the Copa del Rey trophy on display at its stadium after the original was crushed under the team bus amid celebrations of its 1-0 final victory over Barcelona.
Madrid defender Sergio Ramos dropped the trophy Thursday from the top of the team bus, which ran over the cup.
DALLAS ó With the NFL in the middle of a lockout, how about a few good strikes at Cowboys Stadium?
The cavernous home of the Dallas Cowboys will host the U.S. Womenís Open this summer, the first time a bowling event has been held at the billion-dollar showplace of Jerry Jones.
Shiny wooden lanes are on either side of the famous Cowboys star at midfield for the June 30 event.
The 80,000-seat stadium in suburban Arlington has hosted concerts, bull riding, boxing matches, yoga and motocross races ó but never before bowling.
The Open finals will feature the worldís top five female bowlers.
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