HOYLAKE, England – Play was called off for the day at the Womens British Open on Friday because of strong wind that disrupted the second round so badly that organizers declared early scores null and void.
With wind gusting up to 60 mph, players struggled to keep the ball on the tees and greens before the round was suspended after an hour of play in the morning.
The second round is scheduled to start early today, with conditions forecast to be more playable. Organizers said the cut will be reduced from 65 plus ties to 50 plus ties.
Stenhouse to drive for Roush Fenway
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. will drive Roush Fenway Racings No. 17 Ford next year on the Sprint Cup circuit. Stenhouse replaces Matt Kenseth, who is moving to Joe Gibbs Racing.
Tim Wilkerson raced to the Funny Car qualifying lead in the OReilly Auto Parts NHRA Nationals in Concord, N.C. Other leaders were: Shawn Langdon (Top Fuel), Vincent Nobile (Pro Stock) and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle).
Forward Barnes returns to Clippers
The Los Angeles Clippers signed forward Matt Barnes, who played 38 games for the Clippers during the 2003-04 season.
Ex-Ants assistant joins Thunder staff
Former Mad Ants assistant coach Sebastian Pruiti was hired by Oklahoma City as a video analyst. He is the third former Mad Ants coach to move to the NBA, following the Utah Jazz Mike Sanders and Vitaly Potapenko, who had been with the Indiana Pacers.
Around the courses
In Fiano, Italy, Englands Richard Bland birdied his final three holes for a 6-under 66 and a one-stroke lead after the second round of the Italian Open. Australias Peter Senior shot a 7-under 65 to take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the Champions Tours Hawaii Championship in Kapolei.
Detroit re-signed forward Justin Abdelkader to a four-year, $7.2 million contract and signed defenseman Carlo Colaiacovo to a two-year, $5 million deal. Dallas signed goaltender Kari Lehtonen to a five-year contract extension worth $29.5 million.
Spain sweeps US in Davis singles
At Gijon, Spain, David Ferrer beat Sam Querry and Nicolas Almagro topped John Isner to give Spain a commanding 2-0 lead over the United States in the Davis Cup semifinal.
IPFW women fall to Oakland
The IPFW womens team lost 3-2 to Oakland (8-4) in Rochester, Mich. Emily Spencer had 16 kills for the Mastodons (9-3), who lost 25-18, 22-25, 25-18, 13-25, 15-13.