Athletics: Chespol loses shoe, then roars to second best steeplechase

EUGENE, Oregon (Reuters) – Kenyan teenager Celliphine Chespol, after temporarily losing a shoe on the penultimate lap, recovered to run the second fastest women’s 3,000 meters steeplechase ever at the Prefontaine Classic Diamond League meeting on Friday.

Golf: Park leads LPGA event by two at halfway mark in Michigan

(The Sports Xchange) – LPGA Tour rookie Sung Hyun Park of South Korea shot a 7-under-par 65 on Friday to take a two-stroke lead after two rounds of the Volvik Championship at Travis Pointe Country Club in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Spieth finds touch at Colonial, avoids third straight missed cut

(Reuters) – Jordan Spieth avoided missing three consecutive cuts for the first time in his career when he turned his game around to card a two-under-par 68 in the second round at the Dean & DeLuca Invitational in Fort Worth, Texas on Friday.

Alonso looks to return to work with Indy 500 win

INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) – Fernando Alonso will be hoping to return to his McLaren Formula One day job next week with an Indianapolis 500 victory and another jewel in motor racing’s Triple Crown.

Hamilton most popular driver in F1 fan survey

MONACO (Reuters) – Formula One is feeling a fresh wave of optimism under its new owners, while Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso are the two most popular drivers, according to an extensive fan survey released on Friday.

Former L.A. Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda undergoes pacemaker surgery

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Former Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda, the baseball Hall of Fame great who led his team to two World Series championships in the 1980s, has undergone surgery to replace his pacemaker, the club said on Friday.

Scrambling Stenson lurks behind Wentworth leaders

VIRGINIA WATER, England (Reuters) – Henrik Stenson’s title rivals will be looking over their shoulders after the Swede moved menacingly within two shots of the BMW PGA Championship lead despite being below his best on Friday.

Title-chasing Grace answers free-drop critics at Wentworth

VIRGINIA WATER, England (Reuters) – South African Branden Grace shrugged off criticism about a free drop he took 24 hours earlier to maintain his title push in the second round of the $7 million BMW PGA Championship on Friday.