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Tiger leads own event

Tiger Woods opened with a 7-under 65 to take the lead in the Chevron World Challenge yesterday, only the second time all year his name has been atop the leader board. He was one shot clear of U.S. Open champion Graeme McDowell and Rory McIlroy at Thousand Oaks, Calif. His 65 matched the best score Woods has shot this year, including at The Barclays, where he was tied for the first-round lead. The Chevron is an unofficial event that benefits Woods' charity.


Yang, Lee lead LPGA

Amy Yang and Seon Hwa Lee each shot a 5-under 67 to share the clubhouse lead when the opening round of the LPGA Tour Championship was called for darkness in Orlando.


Ex-Yank Leyritz sentenced

Former Yankees World Series hero Jim Leyritz has been sentenced to a year of probation and fined $500 for a Florida drunken driving conviction. The sentence was imposed by Broward County Circuit Judge Marc Gold. The 47-year-old former ballplayer was acquitted last month of DUI manslaughter after a 2007 traffic crash that killed Fredia Ann Veitch, 30.


Prahalis has 14 in win

Jantel Lavender had 23 points and 13 rebounds and Samantha Prahalis of Commack had 14 points and eight assists as No. 6 Ohio State beat Virginia, 74-46, in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge to remain undefeated at 6-0.


Hartley has 13 for UConn

Stefanie Dolson scored 16 points as top-ranked Connecticut began Big East play with an 80-54 rout of host South Florida. Bria Hartley of North Babylon had 13 points for the two-time defending national champions, who never trailed, scoring the first 12 points of the game and building a 22-2 lead. - AP

Stony Brook women win

Sam Landers had 14 points and Destiny Jacobs added eight points and nine rebounds for host Stony Brook (3-3) in a 68-51 non-conference victory over Fairleigh Dickinson.


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