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GOLFLIer Park to face Tiger's niece

Annie Park, a 16-year-old from Levittown, is coached by Tiger Woods' new mentor, Sean Foley. Now she will meet Woods' niece, Cheyenne Woods, in Friday's quarterfinals of the Women's Amateur Public Links at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort in Oregon. Park has won three matches, all by the score of 1 up, to get to the quarters.

Scott, Haas lead at AT & T

Adam Scott is making his late decision to play the AT & T National look like a good one. Scott made a couple of long birdie putts and hit a 5-iron within 2 feet for birdie on the 14th hole on his way to a 4-under 66 Thursday to share the lead with Hunter Haas.

Only 28 of the 120 players managed to break par at Aronimink in Newton Square, Pa., a course that most players said felt like a U.S. Open -- only compared with this year, even tougher. Dean Wilson, Joe Ogilvie, Jhonattan Vegas and Kyle Stanley were at 67.

WOMEN'S SOCCERHost Germany beats Nigeria

Simone Laudehr finished off a 54th-minute scramble with a thunderous shot into the net to give Germany a 1-0 win over Nigeria in Frankfurt, and a place in the Women's World Cup quarterfinals . . . Gaetane Thiney of France scored twice in a 4-0 rout of Canada at Bochum, all but assuring the French a quarterfinal spot and leaving their opponents on the brink of an early exit.


Cavs trade Hickson to Kings

Clearing out a logjam at power forward, the Cleveland Cavaliers traded J.J. Hickson to the Sacramento Kings for forward Omri Casspi and a future first-round pick. Hickson's days in Cleveland were numbered when the club drafted Texas forward Tristan Thompson with the No. 4 overall pick in last week's NBA draft. Hickson has shown potential, but his on-court lapses frustrated Cavaliers coach Byron Scott. -- AP

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