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GOLFWoods in contention at Abu Dhabi

Tiger Woods moved into contention with a 3-under-par 69 Friday after three birdies over five holes on the back nine in the second round of the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship, and he is two shots behind leader Thorbjorn Olesen of Denmark (67) . . . Kyle Stanley overcame a double bogey early on the South Course by running off four birdies on the front nine for a 4-under 68, giving him a one-shot lead over Brandt Snedeker after two rounds of the Farmers Insuranc Open at Torrey Pines in San Diego. Phil Mickelson missed the cut.

NBANets finally win two in a row

Deron Williams scored 27 points to lead the Nets to a 99-96 win over the host Cavaliers. Kris Humphries, who missed the morning shoot-around with a stomach flu, had 18 points and 11 rebounds as the Nets won consecutive games for the first time this season.

BASEBALLMets sign Tuiasosopo for minors

Infielder Matt Tuiasosopo, whose father, Manu, played for the Seattle Seahawks and brother Marques played for the Jets and Raiders, has agreed to a minor-league contract with the Mets. The 25-year-old hit .226 with 14 homers and 77 RBIs in 439 at-bats last season with Seattle's Triple-A Tacoma farm team . . . Rightfielder Hunter Pence and the Philadelphia Phillies agreed to a one-year, $10.4-million contract.

NFLManning, Irsay say things are fine

Peyton Manning and Colts owner Jim Irsay insist they are just fine after a week filled with complaints and comments suggesting a rift had developed. "We would like to dispel any misperception that there might be any hard feelings between us," the two said in a statement. "Since 1998, we have enjoyed a great relationship, based upon mutual respect and trust.''


U.S. women earn Olympic berth

Tobin Heath, Carli Lloyd and Alex Morgan scored as the U.S. women's soccer team defeated Costa Rica, 3-0, in Vancouver to earn a spot in this summer's Olympic Games in London.-- AP

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