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Tiger shoots 66; Langley leads with 62

Tiger Woods rebounded from a dismal U.S. Open with a 4-under-par 66 yesterday in the opening round of The Greenbrier Classic in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. Helped by morning rain that softened the Old White TPC course, Woods posted his lowest score of the season and matched his best in relation to par. It was only the fourth time he shot in the 60s in 21 rounds. Two weeks ago at the U.S. Open, Woods had the highest 36-hole score of his pro career: 156. Woods was four shots behind Scott Langley, who shot 62. Jonathan Byrd and Danny Lee each shot 63. Brian Davis and Ryo Ishikawa had 64s.


Dempsey replaced as U.S. captain by Bradley

Michael Bradley will be the U.S. captain for the CONCACAF Gold Cup rather than Clint Dempsey. Dempsey was suspended for three games by Major League Soccer for a confrontation with a referee June 16 in Seattle's fourth-round loss to Portland in the U.S. Open Cup.. "For the time being we thought it's the best thing to give the captaincy to Michael Bradley and let Clint focus on what he's all about," U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann said in comments posted on the U.S. Soccer Federation's website.

Red Bulls' Duvall has surgery after broken leg

Red Bulls defender Chris Duvall will miss three to four months after having surgery to repair a broken leg. Duvall was hurt in the second half of a 4-1 win over the Cosmos Wednesday in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.

HOCKEYKings' Voynov gets jail in domestic violence case

Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor in a domestic violence incident with his wife last year. Voynov was sentenced in Los Angeles County Superior Court to 90 days in jail and three years of probation for corporal injury to a spouse.

Capitals acquire Oshie from Blues

Sochi Olympics shootout star T.J. Oshie has been acquired by the Washington Capitals in a deal that sends Troy Brouwer to the St. Louis Blues. As part of the swap of right wings, Washington also will trade AHL goalie Pheonix Copley and a third-round pick in next year's NHL Draft to St. Louis.

OBITUARYHall of Famer Charlie Sanders, 68, dies of cancer

Hall of Fame tight end Charlie Sanders has died of cancer at age 68. Sanders had 336 catches for 4,817 yards and 31 TDs in his 10-year career, all with the Detroit Lions. A seven-time Pro Bowler, Sanders was enshrined into the Hall in 2007. -- APLACROSSE

Lizards clinch playoff berth

JoJo Marasco scored the tiebreaking goal and Drew Adams had 20 saves as the Lizards clinched a playoff spot with a 15-13 Major League Lacrosse victory over the Chesapeake Bayhawks in Annapolis, Maryland.

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