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Els in 4-way tie for lead

Ernie Els was like so many others Friday at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. He was tied for the lead, and not quite sure how he got there. Els had to play out of the water to save par on the sixth and steady his round of 3-under 69 at Bay Hill. Davis Love III didn't make a par over the first nine holes and shot 71. Ben Curtis started his round of 67 with two straight bogeys. D.J. Trahan had a 68 to join them in a four-way tie for the lead at 7-under 137. One shot behind was Phil Mickelson,

Price, Beck share lead

Nick Price and Chip Beck shot a 6-under 66s to share the lead Friday after the first round of the Champions Tour's $1.6 million Cap Cana Championship. Fred Couples, who has won twice this season, shot 67.

Wie moves into contention

Michelle Wie shot a five-under-par 67 to move into third place after the second round of the Kia Classic at Carlsbad, Calif. Hee Kyung Seo, after also shooting a 67, leads Wie by two shots at the LaCosta Resort course. In-Kyung Kim is in second.

BASEBALL

Nathan will miss 2010

Minnesota Twins closer Joe Nathan had Tommy John surgery on his right elbow. Doctors removed a tendon from his left wrist and placed it in Nathan's right elbow to replace the ulnar collateral ligament that was torn in an exhibition game on March 6. The Stony Brook University graduate will miss the 2010 season. Nathan set a career high and a franchise record with 47 saves last season to help Minnesota to the AL Central title.

POLICE REPORTArrest in athlete murder

Florida International University officials say police have made an arrest in the slaying of running back Kendall Berry. The university announced the arrest in an e-mail Friday night. The suspect was not named and police did not immediately respond to calls seeking more details. Miami-Dade police say Berry was stabbed on the school's Miami campus Thursday night.

TENNIS

Odesnik guilty in HGH case

Wayne Odesnik, an American tennis player ranked No. 98, pleaded guilty to importing human growth hormone into Australia before a tournament in Brisbane. He was fined more than $7,000 and could be banned from tennis for two years.

Djokovic's early exit

Former champion Novak Djokovic was beaten in his opening match at the Sony Ericsson Open at Key Biscayne. Djokovic lost to Olivier Rochus 6-2, 6-7 (7), 6-4. - AP

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