GOLF

Stricker's ace gets lead

Steve Stricker had a hole-in-one on his 17th hole Friday in the Memorial Tournament at Dublin, Ohio, to break out of a big pack and build a three-shot lead. Stricker hit a 6-iron from 188 yards on the eighth hole. He shot 67 and was at 9-under 135. Luke Donald, the world No. 1, birdied his last two holes for a 69 and was four shots out of the lead.

 

Brooks leads seniors

Mark Brooks battled breezy conditions to shoot a 6-under-par 65 for a two-stroke lead over Mark Calcavecchia and Peter Senior in the Principal Charity Classic.

 

Shin leads LPGA

Jiyai Shin shot a 5-under 66 to take a one-stroke lead over Sandra Gal after the first round of the ShopRite LPGA Classic.

HORSE RACING

Drugs killed jockey

Jockey Michael Baze, who won nearly 1,000 horse races in a nine-year career, died from an accidental overdose of cocaine and a prescription pain medication before his body was found in his vehicle May 10 at Churchill Downs, the coroner's office said Friday. Jefferson County Deputy Coroner Jim Wesley said significant amounts of cocaine and the pain medication oxymorphone were found in Baze's system. Baze, 24, was facing a drug possession charge.

COLLEGES

St. John's wins

Sean Hagan pitched into the eighth inning and got plenty of defensive help as St. John's beat East Carolina, 2-0, in the first round of the NCAA Tournament's Charlottesville Regional. The Red Storm (36-20) advanced to play No. 1 seed Virginia on Saturday night.

 

Manhattan loses

Florida routed Manhattan, 17-3, in the Gainesville Regional. The Gators scored 16 runs in the first three innings -- all off Manhattan ace John Soldinger of Bay Shore.-- AP

Top Stories