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GOLFTop seeds no match

Lee Westwood, Jim Furyk, Martin Kaymer and Rory McIlroy - seeded second through fifth entering the tournament - all lost Thursday in the second round of the Accenture Match Play Championship in Marana, Ariz.

Defending champion Geoff Ogilvy was beaten by Colombian Camilo Villegas 2 and 1.

Furyk and Kaymer both lost to South Africans. Furyk was beaten by Charl Schwartzel 3 and 2, Germany's Kaymer also went down 3 and 2 to Tim Clark and McIlroy lost to England's Oliver Wilson on the 20th hole.

Two share LPGA lead

Norway's Suzann Pettersen made a tap-in eagle on the par-5 18th for a 6-under 66 and a share of the first-round lead with South Korea's M.J. Hur in the season-opening Honda PTT LPGA Thailand in Pattaya.

COLLEGE HOOPSRautins leads Orange

Andy Rautins scored a season-high 26 points and No. 5 Syracuse blew most of a 23-point lead before escaping with a 75-71 victory over No. 10 Georgetown in Washington.

The Orange (25-2, 12-2 Big East) never trailed in improving to 7-0 on the road and 6-0 against ranked teams.

The Hoysa fell to 18-7, 8-6.

TENNISPeer shows she belongs

Shahar Peer is proving unstoppable at the Dubai Championships after the Israeli was denied a chance to play in last year's tournament in the United Arab Emirates because of security concerns.

Peer beat a seeded player for the third time in four matches and advanced to the semifinals with a 7-5, 3-0 win over No. 8 seed and Australian Open semifinalist Li Na, who retired because of back spasms.

- AP

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