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Dufner nails another 65

Jason Dufner shot his second straight 65 Friday, including a hole-out from 176 yards on the 18th hole for an eagle and the lead in the Memorial in Dublin, Ohio. His 130 total gave him the 36-hole scoring record at the tournament. Daniel Summerhays was in second five shots back . . . Anna Nordqvist leads the ShopRite LPGA Classic near Atlantic City. The two-time defending champion shot a 7-under 64. Kelly Shon of Port Washington shot 71, Annie Park of Levittown shot 73.


Bonino on crutches

Pittsburgh center Nick Bonino is wearing a walking boot on his left foot and using crutches and Penguins coach Mike Sullivan says the veteran is day-to-day with a lower-body injury. Bonino will be a game-time decision against the host Predators Saturday night in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final. Bonino took a slap shot from Nashville defenseman P.K. Subban off the inside of his left ankle in Pittsburgh’s 4-1 win Wednesday night.


Chiefs cut WR Maclin

The Kansas City Chiefs released wide receiver Jeremy Maclin, one of the most high-profile free-agent signings made by general manager John Dorsey and coach Andy Reid. Maclin was entering the third year of a five-year, $55- million contract.

New helmet being tested

NFL teams will be trying out a new helmet this summer, the VICIS Zero 1, that the league and the players’ union hope will be more effective in limiting head trauma. The product topped independent testing of 33 helmets conducted in Canada by the league and the NFLPA. The Zero 1 is the first to account for rotational as well as linear impact. Scientific studies have indicated that rotational impact has more correlation with concussions.


Dale’s Eagles colors denied

Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s ride in a Philadelphia Eagles car has been benched. Earnhardt was scheduled to race next week at Pocono Raceway with his Chevrolet wrapped in team colors and with the Eagles logo. Hendrick Motorsports and the Eagles say the sponsorship is off because the NFL doesn’t allow team designs accompanying the promotion or presentation of another sport. — AP


Storm falls in NCAA

St. John’s lost to Vanderbilt, 13-4, Friday in the NCAA Clemson Regional baseball tournament and will play a losers’ bracket game today. Leftfielder Michael Donadio of Mount Sinai had two hits and drove in a run. Shortstop Jesse Berardi of Commack also had two hits.

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