Tiger shoots himself out of Match Play

The slow road back for Tiger Woods took another detour Wednesday when he followed a clutch birdie with a shocking shot into the desert and lost to Thomas Bjorn in the first round of the Match Play Championship at Marana, Ariz. It was the second time that Woods, the No. 3 seed, had been eliminated in the first round. Moments after he made an 8-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole to extend the match, Woods hit a 3-wood so far to the right that it landed in a desert bush. It took two shots just to get it back onto the grass. After badly missing an 18-foot bogey putt, he conceded to Bjorn.

"I blew it," Woods said.


NCAA accuses Vols

The NCAA says Tennessee basketball coach Bruce Pearl and former football coach Lane Kiffin committed recruiting violations and failed to promote an atmosphere of compliance of NCAA rules within their programs. The NCAA notified Tennessee of a dozen rules violations by the coaches, their assistants and the university itself in a letter released by the school Wednesday. Kiffin is now at USC.


Friar scores 52 in loss

Ben Hansbrough scored 32 points to lead No. 9 Notre Dame to a 94-93 win over struggling Providence despite a Big East-record 52 points by Marshon Brooks . . . Kyle Singler broke out of a slump by scoring 28 points to lead No. 1 Duke past No. 24 Temple, 78-61.


Bayern beats Inter

Mario Gomez scored after goalkeeper Julio Cesar failed to hold an initial shot in the 90th minute, giving Bayern Munich a 1-0 win at Inter Milan in the first leg of their Champions League matchup. Inter beat Bayern for the title last year. - AP

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