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The Journal Gazette

Saturday, October 07, 2017 1:00 am

Briefs

Safeway leader up 1 in second PGA start

Staff, news services

NAPA, Calif. – Tyler Duncan chipped in from the fringe for eagle on the par-5 18th hole Friday to take the second-round lead in the season-opening Safeway Open.

Making his second career PGA Tour start, Duncan shot a 6-under 66 to reach 13-under 131 and a one-stroke lead over defending champion Brendan Steele at Silverado Resort and Spa.

Steele had six birdies and a bogey in a 67.

Chesson Hadley, who began the second round seven shots behind the leaders, broke the course record with a career-best 61 to get within two strokes.

Basketball

G League games on TV

ESPNU will televise up to 21 G League games for the 2017-18 season, which includes 12 regular-season games and the playoffs and finals. The schedule will begin at 7 p.m. Nov. 6 with the Lakeland Magic visiting the Sioux Falls Skyforce. On Jan. 11 and Jan. 12, ESPNU will televise six showcase games from Toronto. The first-round playoff game will be at 7 p.m. March 27, and the G League Finals Game 1 is 7 p.m. April 8.

Around colleges

The South Dakota State men top this year's Summit League preseason poll. IPFW is fourth. ... Louisville has placed associate men's basketball coach Kenny Johnson and assistant Jordan Fair on paid administrative leave while the school handles its involvement in a national federal investigation of the sport.

Football

USF in NAIA game of week

Defending national champion and top-ranked Saint Francis' game against No. 20 Concordia (Michigan) at noon today at Bishop D'Arcy Stadium has been selected as the NAIA Game of the Week by voting on social media. The Mid-States Football Association Mideast matchup will feature a pair of 5-0 teams, both 1-0 in division play.

Coach: Newton apology needed

Carolina coach Ron Rivera says quarterback Cam Newton's apology for a sexist remark to a female reporter was “something that was needed to be said.” Newton, who made his remarks Wednesday to a reporter's question about route running, issued a nearly two-minute apology Thursday on Twitter, saying, “What I did was extremely unacceptable.”

Soccer

US gets Cup win in under-17 play

Josh Sargent converted a penalty kick in the first half and Chris Durkin and Andrew Carleton added goals in the second as the United States opened the Under-17 World Cup with a 3-0 win over host India in New Delhi. Fort Wayne native Akil Watts is on the U.S. team.

Correction

Snider-Northrop score wrong

The final score of last Friday's Snider-Northrop game was incorrect in Friday's edition. Snider won the game 49-35.