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Bubba maintains lead

Bubba Watson shot a 3-under-par 67 yesterday to maintain a two-stroke lead after the second round of the PGA Tour's Travelers Championship in Cromwell, Connecticut. After opening with a 62 on Thursday, Watson had three birdies in a bogey-free morning round to enter weekend play at 11 under. The two-time Masters champion won the 2010 tournament for his first PGA Tour title.

Brian Harman birdied two of his final three holes during an afternoon round of 65 to join Brian Stuard and Carl Pettersson at 9 under. Thirty-three players are within six shots of the lead.

Tom Watson in three-way tie

Tom Watson, 65, withstood the scorching heat to shoot a 1-under 69, finishing in a three-way tie atop a bunched leader board after the second round of the U.S. Senior Open in Sacramento, California. Watson was joined at 5 under for the championship by Jeff Maggert (65) and Peter Fowler (66). Watson is trying to become the oldest to win a senior major and oldest to win on the Champions Tour.

Hur birdies last five

Mi Jung Hur birdied her final five holes to reach 8 under and top the leader board in the LPGA Tour's rain-hampered NW Arkansas Championship in Rodgers. Hur completed 14 holes before play was suspended because of darkness. Azahara Munoz shot a 6-under 65 for a share of the clubhouse lead with Brittany Lincicome and Anna Nordqvist.


Jeter makes Jersey Hall

Former Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter and "Daily Show" host Jon Stewart are among 13 being enshrined in the New Jersey Hall of Fame on Oct. 22. Other inductees include the musical group Kool & the Gang, basketball commentator Dick Vitale, writers James Fenimore Cooper and Anna Quindlen, and late U.S. senator Frank Lautenberg.


Hot Shock tops Liberty

Riquna Williams scored 11 points, hitting three of the Shock's 10 three-pointers, as host Tulsa (7-1) beat the Liberty, 71-62, for its seventh straight victory. Sugar Rodgers led the Liberty (4-4) with 12 points in her second career start. Tina Charles added nine points and eight rebounds.


Sam to rejoin Alouettes

Michael Sam is ready to resume his pro football career. The Montreal Alouettes said that Sam has returned and is expected to attend team meetings tomorrow before resuming practice Monday. The openly gay defensive lineman left the Canadian Football League team during training camp without explanation. The 25-year-old former Missouri star signed with Montreal in May. Sam was selected in the seventh round of the 2014 NFL draft by the Rams, becoming the first openly gay player chosen by an NFL team. He was later cut.


Lizards fall to Launch

The Lizards dropped the first game of a two-game road trip and second in a row, a 16-12 lacrosse loss to the Florida Launch.-- AP

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