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Woods shoots 79 to miss cut

In a shocking meltdown Friday at the Quail Hollow Championship, Tiger Woods matched the worst nine-hole score of his PGA Tour career (43) and wound up with a 7-over-par 79 to miss a cut for only the sixth time in his 14-year career. He had three-putt bogeys on consecutive holes. He hit a flop shot that ran over the green and into the water. And on the 15th green, he four-putted for double bogey.


Favre says he needs ankle surgery

The Brett Favre waiting game got a bit more complicated Friday. The quarterback said in a statement posted on his website that he needs surgery on his left ankle in order to play this season for the Minnesota Vikings. But he said he's had surgery on it twice before, the injury "is not debilitating" and he's come through far worse in his long career.

Dolphins owner backs Ireland

Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross says the team will "make improvements" to its player interviewing practices, responding to the fallout from general manager Jeff Ireland asking former Oklahoma State receiver Dez Bryant whether his mother was ever a prostitute. In a short statement Friday afternoon, owner Stephen Ross said Ireland "is well deserving of my continued confidence" and that he considers "the matter closed."

Williams' killer sentenced

Willie Clark, the man convicted of killing Denver Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams, was sentenced to life in prison plus 1,152 years. Willie Clark was convicted of first-degree murder in the New Year's Day 2007 drive-by slaying of Williams.


Henin beats Jankovic

Justine Henin stayed on course for her first title since coming out of retirement by beating Jelena Jankovic for a place in the semifinals of the Porsche Grand Prix in Stuttgart, Germany. Henin rallied to win, 3-6, 7-6 (4), 6-3. - AP

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