GOLFAtwal leads, Tiger is 7 back

In the five years Arjun Atwal has been playing practice rounds with Tiger Woods at home in Florida, he learned long ago to stop comparing himself with the world's No. 1 player. There was no comparison yesterday in the AT&T National at the Aronomink Golf Club in Newton Square, Pa. Atwal, the former Nassau CC star, made seven birdies in his round of 4-under 66 and was in a four-way tie for the lead. Woods threw away five shots over the last five holes and opened with a 3-over 73, making it a challenge today just to make the cut.

Woods says he met with feds

Tiger Woods says he has met with federal authorities investigating a Canadian doctor accused of distributing a human growth hormone. Woods said the meeting took place last week in Orlando, Fla.. He said he cooperated with them and answered all their questions. Woods has said he was treated by Dr. Anthony Galea, but he has repeatedly said he has never taken performance-enhancing drugs.


Suspensions handed down

The NFL has suspended free agent running back LenDale White for four games for violating the league's substance-abuse policy and free agent defensive tackle Hollis Thomas for eight games for violating its performance-enhancing substances policy.

HORSE RACING'Rachel' will run at Monmouth

Jess Jackson, the co-owner of Rachel Alexandra, says his Horse of the Year will run next in the Lady's Secret Stakes at Monmouth Park on July 24. The announcement comes a day after the 4-year-old filly arrived at Saratoga Race Course in New York with expectations she would run there. The 1 1/8-mile Lady's Secret was moved from Aug. 1 and the purse raised to $400,000 from $150,000 to lure Rachel Alexandra back to the Jersey Shore. - AP

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