BASEBALL: Dodgers hoping the worst is behind them. | 4B Sports The Paducah Sun | Saturday, July 16, 2011 | paducahsun.com Section B Golfers test new waters at Paxton Park BY DUSTY LUTHY SHULL Kyle Hosick. Hosick’s team changes we’ve made and firstname.lastname@example.org included Jeff Hosick, Jerry they have fun,” Paxton Park Bowling Green golfers Joiner and John Raski for golf director Danny Mullen Adam Gary and Josh Jones a top score of 13-under 58. said. “It’s a tournament, but met near Paxton Park’s club The team had 13 birdies. it’s a fun event. There’s not house Friday and exchanged Teams led by professional as much pressure today as more than pleasantries. Lee Childress and Richard you start to feel tomorrow Jones, an amateur who Smith ﬁnished in a tie for when it’s individually ac- had just ﬁnished his round second with 11-under 60s, countable.” at the Pepsi/SuperValu Ir- and local pros Rick Cochran The lake on hole No. 2 vin Cobb Championships and Hunter Ford led teams juts up against the right side Pro-Am event, was anima- with scores of 10-under 61s. of the green while the lake tedly explaining to Gary the Britt Pavelonis had the on No. 15 circles the back nuances of course improve- low score as an individual of the 14th green and traces ments. professional with a 5-under the right side of the fairway While both Jones and 66, ﬁnishing the front nine starting at the tee box down Gary, a professional, have at 4-under. No. 15. golfed many years at Paxton Though not every golfer “On No. 2 you can’t miss it Park during the Cobb, this is competing in this weekend’s right, a front right pin would the ﬁrst year the course has Cobb played in the annual change it,” said Paducah’s featured two new lakes that Pro-Am event Friday, many Hunter Ford, who is playing affect several holes, namely took advantage of the com- the Cobb as a professional Nos. 2 and 15. petition in advance of Sat- for the ﬁrst time. “On 15 it “It probably makes it a urday and Sunday’s cham- comes to play on the tee. It’s couple shots harder,” Jones pionship rounds. hard to see where the water JOHN WRIGHT | The Sun said. “I think it makes it look “A lot of them don’t get ends.” Mark Faulkner of Marion, Ill. follows a chip shot Friday onto the second green at Paxton Park in 10 times better, especially a chance to get down for Glasgow pro Duane With- Paducah during the annual Pepsi Supervalu Irvin Cobb Championship Pro-Am. Faulkner said a con- on those two holes.” a practice round, they use row has been golﬁng at the tributing factor to this shot with his feet in the sand was his tee shot in which the large pond shown Very few holes were a the Pro-Am to go out and Cobb since 1991, his best in the background caused him to think enough about his tee shot that he sent it into the left rough. problem for the Pro-Am practice and get a good look Still, Faulkner said this pond and a second on the course, both installed this year, make the course team led by professional at the golf course and the Please see COBB | 3B more challenging, which he felt was a plus. Clarke gaining position in British Open with another 68 BY PAUL NEWBERRY his title, too. The U.S. has gone ﬁve Associated Press “It would mean an awful straight majors without a SANDWICH, England — A player lot,” Clarke said. “But obvious- title — its longest drought of from Northern Ireland charged ly, this is only after two rounds. the modern Grand Slam era. up the leaderboard at the Brit- There’s an awful long way to go Glover shrugged off the slump; ish Open. yet.” besides, he could be in line to Just not the one you might Clarke rolled in a 90-footer snap another streak. expect. for eagle at the seventh and “They told me no one has Darren Clarke shot his closed his round with a birdie won the Open championship second straight 2-under 68 at the tough 18th, sending him with a beard since the 1890s,” on Friday, taking a lead role to the clubhouse tied for the he said. heading to the weekend and top spot with Lucas Glover at 4 Also in contention from the showing his younger country- under 136. other side of the Atlantic: Chad men a thing or two at Royal St. Glover, the 2009 U.S. Open Campbell, who shot 68 and George’s. champion, followed an open- was one shot back at 3-under Once the face of Northern ing 66 with a solid 70 on a 137; Dustin Johnson (68) and Ireland golf, the 42-year-old warm, sunny day on the Eng- old-timers Davis Love III (68) Clarke became an afterthought lish seaside. and Tom Lehman (67), all at when ﬁrst Graeme McDowell, “I didn’t hole as many putts 138; and, yes, even Phil Mickel- Associated Press Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy (right) and Rickie Fowler of the U.S. shake hands at the end of then Rory McIlroy claimed as I did yesterday,” the bearded son, who came to England try- their round on the 18th green during the second day of the British Open Golf Championship at Royal major championships. Maybe Glover said. “But I’m happy to St. George’s golf course in Sandwich, England. it’s time for the old guy to get grind out even par.” Please see OPEN | 4B It’s about time for X’s and O’s in the NFL Paducah post BY CHAREAN WILLIAMS McClatchy Newspapers FORT WORTH, Texas — It’s about time. Finally, it appears “close” really means tivities or minicamps. They haven’t had their players at team facilities working out under the watchful eye of their strength and condi- tioning coaches. Philip Rivers, Ben Roethlisberger and Drew Brees as their quarterbacks. Those teams, along with the Ravens, have the best Las Vegas odds to win Super Bowl No. 31 defeats close, and a new collective bargaining agree- ment is on the horizon. Do the Dougie, cel- ebrate like Ochocinco, have a Gatorade bath, get the Fantasy draft board ready. NFL owners have a league meeting sched- Players presumably have been working out on their own. Some teams, including the Cowboys, have had player-only practices. No matter, it isn’t the same thing. “There’s no way to simulate a full-speed XLVI. “You’ve got clubs that had no changes and have a veteran quarterback,” Fisher said. “You would expect them to be successful earlier in the season.” Lyon 15-7 uled Thursday in Atlanta, two days after the practice,” former Tennessee Titans coach Twelve teams have had enough off-season Staff report sides meet with the mediator, U.S. Magis- Jeff Fisher said in a telephone interview. change, either within the coaching staff or Paducah 15, Lyon 7 — At Eddyville, tied 5-5 af- trate Judge Arthur Boylan, in Minneapolis. “You can’t do it. The players are doing the at quarterback, that they will enter this pre- ter ﬁve innings, Paducah Post 31 exploded for 10 It won’t be long now. The sides have agreed best they can to do that, but there’s just no season with huge question marks and long runs over the ﬁnal four innings to defeat Lyon to a rookie wage scale, the last economic way to simulate that. That will be a big con- odds. County Post 68 late Thursday night. Jordyn hurdle in a $9.3 billion yearly pie they have cern. You’re going to have to dedicate some The Cowboys have a new defensive co- Abell, Caleb Crim and Trevor Hicks each had been squabbling over. period of time to bring them back up to full ordinator, Rob Ryan. Their quarterback, three hits for Post 31 with Abell and Hicks driv- They will meet during the weekend in speed.” Tony Romo, missed the last 10 games of last ing in two runs apiece. Jarrett Rice and Reed hopes of ﬁnalizing an agreement in prin- Obviously, teams with unchanged coach- season. They, though, stand a better chance Vaughan both belted two-run homers during ciple. ing staffs and with an established veteran than some others. Paducah’s late rally. R.J. Sholar was 2-for-4 with In a matter of days, teams can sign their quarterback, are going to be in the best The Titans replaced Fisher and don’t have two RBI on top of pitching a complete game for rookies and their own free agents. Then, free shape, ﬁguratively speaking. Teams such as a veteran quarterback on their roster, hav- Lyon. agency will start. the Patriots, Colts, Packers, Chargers, Steel- ing announced they will waive Vince Young. ––– Training camp is right around the corner. ers and Saints return with the same head The Panthers have a new head coach and Paducah Post 31 (26-8) 140 003 223 15 13 1 Never have owners, players and fans been coaches, mostly the same coaching staffs, the drafted their quarterback of the future, Cam Lyon County Post 68 410 002 000 7 7 1 Hicks, Chandler (7) and Helm; Sholar and Daniel so excited about the preseason. OK, so may- same systems and the same quarterbacks. Newton, with the ﬁrst overall pick. The 49ers WP: Hicks (4-1). LP: Sholar. be not excited, but certainly happy to have But then, those teams usually have an have a new coach. The Vikings are replacing 2B: P-Crim, Abell, Hicks, Goode; L-Williamson. 3B: none. HR: P- Helm (none on in 2nd), R. Vaughan (1 on in 6th), Rice (1 on in 8th). football back. advantage anyway, because they have Tom Top hitters: P-Caleb Crim 3-5 (RBI), Jordyn Abell 3-5 (2 RBI), Trevor Coaches have not had organized team ac- Brady, Peyton Manning, Aaron Rodgers, Please see NFL | 4B Hicks 3-4 (2 RBI), Rice 1-5 (2 RBI); L-R.J. Sholar 2-4 (2 RBI). SCOREBOARD NEWMAN, STEWART SWEEP QUALIFYING ROUND CONTACT US National League American League Newman among the top 12 qualifiers Sports ............................ 575-8665 email@example.com Chicago Cubs 2, Florida 1 Chicago White Sox 8, De- Steve Millizer ..................575-8663 Philadelphia 7, N.Y. 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SUNDAY GOLF – Pepsi/Super Valu Irvin Cobb Championships (Men’s at Paxton Park Golf Course); Oak Hill 3–man (Teams at Oak Hill Country Club); Double Couple Tourney (Couples at Drake Creek Golf Club) LEGION BASEBALL – Bowling Green at Mayfield, Tri- County at Owensboro (1 p.m.). Purchase memos The Rules: Please send your submissions for Purchase sidelines to email@example.com, or fax to 270-442-7859, or mail to Sports, The Paducah Sun, Box 2300, Paducah, Ky., GOLF: The Drakes and Hens couples tournament at Bal- lard County Country Club July 23-24 has openings available. Please call the pro shop at 665-5557 for more information. GOLF: The Susan G. Komen Rally For the Cure tournament has openings for its Sept. 20 scramble at Calvert City Country Club. Play begins at 9 a.m. followed by a barbecue lunch. For entry information, contact Tammie Smith at 395-5879. 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President Mike Helton ing spaces. for a couple of miles head- Kentucky Speedway on called the trafﬁc gridlock “We’re sorry for the fans ing north to Cincinnati did Monday offered a ticket ex- at the inaugural Sprint Cup that were touched by that little to expedite trafﬁc. change to fans who missed Series at Kentucky a “very unfortunate episode,” Hel- “What I think we have the inaugural Sprint Cup serious issue” that must be ton said. “We will not let an interest in is ﬁnding out Series race because of traf- corrected. this fall to the wayside until exactly what happened Sat- ﬁc. NASCAR is working with we get resolution to it.” urday night, did all those Speedway Motorsports Kentucky Speedway ofﬁ- Helton said there were changes contribute to that Inc. president Marcus cials to ﬁnd out why fans numerous meetings with and did it really maybe Smith said fans can swap were stuck in trafﬁc for track ofﬁcials and other compound the situation,” their unused Kentucky Associated Press hours as they tried to get organizations and was con- Helton said. “Was there tickets for entry into events NASCAR driver Clint Bowyer takes a break during the first into Saturday night’s race ﬁdent a proper plan was in overconﬁdence from the at any 2011 race at an SMI practice session at New Hamphire Motor Speedway for the at the track in Sparta, Ky., place. Kentucky Speedway fact they had raced there track. The tickets also can Lenox Industrial Tools 301 on Friday. Helton said. had held Truck Series and for 10 years and not taken be swapped for entry into NASCAR “won’t rest” un- til it ﬁgures out what went wrong and how to correct the problems, Helton said Nationwide Series races in the past without the mas- sive congestion on I-71. The state spent millions of in full consideration of the physical changes that were taking place. Those are the kind of questions we’ll have the 2012 race at Kentucky. “I know that we all work on a common goal of mak- ing the experience for race Newman tops Friday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Many fans say once they got to dollars over the last decade to improve the infrastruc- ture around the venue in to get to the bottom of to ﬁgure out the solution.” Helton has not talked to fans,” appealing, Helton said. “Along the way, we have hiccups.” among the top 12 COBB: ‘The whole course is the best I’ve ever seen it,’ Glasgow’s Withrow says at New Hampshire CONTINUED FROM 1B ﬁnish at second came in Motor Speedway 1998. He said with the out- BY JIM UTTER race at Iowa, but it will be of-bounds so close to the left McClatchy Newspapers in Randy Moss Motorsports’ side of hole No. 15 and now LOUDON, N.H. — Ryan New- No. 5 Toyota, replacing reg- the added water, the hole be- man is fast again at New ular driver Travis Kvapil. comes much riskier. Hampshire. The move is part of a col- “The whole golf course is More surprising is his laborative effort between the the best I’ve ever seen it,” teammate is, too. organizations, both of which Withrow said. “The greens Newman and Tony Stew- have been struggling with are great. When you putt, it’s art made a sweep of the front sponsorship issues. true roll. I’m looking forward row for Sunday’s Lenox “This is a collaborative ef- to the weekend.” Tools 301 at New Hampshire fort between Randy Moss Mullen said he’s heard Motor Speedway. Motorsports and Germain several compliments about The pole is Newman’s 47th Racing and just the latest the condition of the course of his career but the ﬁrst example of one Toyota team and the addition of the two since last season’s May race helping another,” said RMM lakes. at Charlotte. He sits alone in team co-owner David Dollar. “We have a crew that 10th all-time for poles won “Todd’s been a longtime works really hard and has in NASCAR’s top series. Toyota driver, bringing them been putting in a lot of over- Newman had four previ- their ﬁrst championship in time trying to get the golf ous poles at New Hamp- one of NASCAR’s three ma- course ready and doing this shire, but the most recent jor touring series, and he’s a stuff at the same time,” Mul- came in July 2006. proven winner.” len said. “And they’ve carried “We’ve had a good run in Bodine, who has driven quite a load this year, but the ﬁrst half of the season. the No. 30 for Germain Rac- they’ve done a good job.” Just like any other team I ing, did not have sponsor- Mullen said the true func- would say we didn’t capi- ship for about half of the tion of the lakes is to serve JOHN WRIGHT | The Sun talize on some of the things remaining races and was not as irrigation, but the lakes Jeff Hosick of Carmi, Ill. makes a birdie putt Friday on the second green at Paxton Park in Paducah that we’re fully capable of,” planning to run at Iowa. haven’t been needed with during the annual Pepsi/SuperValu Irvin Cobb Championships Pro-Am. Hosick’s son, Kyle of West said Newman, who is look- RMM will announce de- the unusually wet spring and Frankfort, Ill. (right) watches along with John Raski of Herrin, Ill., with their backs to the new pond ing for his ﬁrst win of the tails of its driver lineup for summer. between the second and 13th greens. season. the rest of 2011 at a later “Just to come into Loudon date. here, one of my better race tracks stats-wise and a place Harrison apologizes for magazine remarks we’ve always run well at is something we’re looking for- ward to. Waltrip organization sues over engineer Competition for engineer- Pittsburgh linebacker James way’s Thor Hushovd won the 13th “A lot of ﬁrsts have hap- ing talent is at the heart of a Harrison apologized Thursday for stage of the Tour de France and pened for me here and this lawsuit involving a leading using an anti-gay slur to refer to France’s Thomas Voeckler kept would be good timing.” Formula One organization NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell the yellow jersey Friday on a ride For Stewart, Newman’s and a NASCAR organization. in an interview with “Men’s Jour- through the Pyrenees that ended team owner at Stewart Haas MWR Management Co. nal,” and says his critical state- in the home of one of the most Racing, it will be his best ﬁled suit for breach of con- ments about teammates were famous Catholic shrines. starting position of the sea- tract in federal district court taken out of context. Jeremy Roy nearly captured a son and best since he started in the Western District of Harrison posted a statement Tour stage for the first time with from the pole in last Au- North Carolina against Mike on his Twitter account, with the his attack at the foot of the huge gust’s race at Pocono (Pa.) Coughlan and Williams message: “This statement will be climb to Col d’Aubisque. But Raceway. Grand Prix Engineering. my only response to the Men’s the Frenchman couldn’t hold off Newman and Stewart Coughlan worked with Journal article.” Hushovd and David Moncoutie, were the only drivers to Waltrip’s organization, In the article, the Steelers’ star who overtook Roy near the line top 135 mph, but 12 drivers based in Cornelius, as direc- criticized Pittsburgh quarterback and finished second. broke the track qualifying tor of vehicle design under a Ben Roethlisberger and running “I really didn’t think I would record of 133.572 mph that three-year contract that runs back Rashard Mendenhall for win this stage,” said Hushovd, was set last year by Brad Ke- through fall 2012, the suit al- their play in last season’s Super who was also part of the Garmin- selowski. leges. He returned to F1 this Bowl loss to Green Bay. Cervelo team that won the team David Reutimann quali- spring as chief engineer for “I did make comments about time trial early in the race. “I did ﬁed third fastest, Kurt Busch Williams Grand Prix, which my teammates when I was talk- things right tactically.” fourth and Keselowski ﬁfth. operates in England and ing about the emotional Super Voeckler was part of the main Points leader Kyle Busch will Wales. Bowl loss, but the handful of pack that lagged nearly nine line up 19th. The breach has harmed words that were used and heavily minutes behind Hushovd. He the performance of the publicized yesterday were pulled held the overall lead for another Associated Press Bodine to race after all MWR teams as well as their out of a long conversation and day heading into a mammoth Thomas Voekler of France, wearing the overall leader’s yellow viability in competing for the context was lost,” Harrison climbing stage. Defending cham- jersey, rides in the pack in the 13th stage of the Tour de France on Reigning Truck series sponsorship, the suit alleges. said in his statement. Obviously, pion Alberto Contador of Spain Friday. champion Todd Bodine will MWR seeks monetary dam- I would never say that it was all and two-time runners-up Andy drive in Saturday night’s ages in excess of $75,000. Ben’s or Rashard’s fault that we Schleck and Cadel Evans, did not crashes. Orlando — but not for another lost the Super Bowl. That would chase as they conserved energy “I don’t feel any pressure,” NBA team. be ridiculous. Both Ben and Rashard are great players and for Saturday. “I was pretty tired from yester- Frank Schleck said. “I’m con- vinced that I’m not going to have While in Magala, Spain, for a promotional event, Howard WELCOME COBB great teammates.” Harrison’s harshest words in the article were aimed at Goodell, whom day and tomorrow’s a big day,” Evans said. “There’ll be fireworks, don’t worry.” any regrets tomorrow.” Hushovd, a two-time winner of the Tour’s green jersey for best told Spanish reporters he’s considered the idea of playing basketball overseas during the PARTICIPANTS he called a “crook” and a “devil.” He None of the main rivals took sprinter, won the 95-mile stage lockout. also said in the article of Goodell, “I any time off each other, and in 3 hours, 47 minutes, 36 sec- He said playing in another $ $ $ $ hate him and will never respect him.” Harrison did not mention those there was no repeat of Thursday’s attacks in which a weary Conta- onds. He is more used to dashing to the finish line than grinding country would be fun and he’s thought about going to China, a 2 4 6 8 insults, but did say the anti-gay dor lost 13 seconds to Schleck uphill, but he has worked hard on country where he’s popular. Small Large XL XXL slur directed at the commissioner and Evans. his climbing ability to become a And when a fan asked How- “was not intended to be derogatory Frank Schleck is second more complete rider. ard on Twitter about the chanc- against gay people in any way.” overall — 17 seconds ahead of Evans, 28 seconds ahead of Howard considering es he plays overseas during the lockout, Howard responded: GOLFUN PRACTICE RANGE Hushovd wins 13th stage younger brother Andy and 2:11 hoops overseas “pretty high. I got something up OPEN 7 DAYS & NIGHTS of Tour de France clear of Contador. Contador has my sleeve.” For details call Golfmart d* Lighte been nursing a sore right knee ORLANDO, Fla. — Magic center (270) 442-7205 LOURDES, France (AP) — Nor- after hitting it twice in separate Dwight Howard could be leaving Wire Report 2511 Olivet Church Rd. * 4B • Saturday, July 16, 2011 • The Paducah Sun Sports paducahsun.com After rocky start, Dodgers hoping worst is behind them BY JOE RESNICK with a team that’s capable sumed control of the club’s broadcaster — in his 62nd not focused on that. We’ve 28 at Dodger Stadium, when Associated Press of being in the playoffs and day-to-day operations in mid- season behind the micro- stayed focused on the ﬁeld, the upper deck seats behind LOS ANGELES — The All-Star competing with anybody in April and Frank McCourt phone — was still owed more even though we’ve had some ﬁrst base had to be evacuated break certainly was a wel- the National League,” All- recently ﬁled for bankruptcy than $150,000 as part of his tough cards dealt our way this after a small ﬁre broke out comed respite for Don Mat- Star center ﬁelder Matt Kemp protection. contract. In some instances, year. It seems like Donnie’s in a storage area. The entire tingly and the Los Angeles said. McCourt took that Chapter checks made out to some em- been thrown a curveball every scene at Chavez Ravine over Dodgers. From Day One, it’s been a 11 action after Baseball Com- ployees and stadium workers other day because of all the the past 3½ months has pro- The beleaguered rookie difﬁcult year at Dodger Sta- missioner Bud Selig rejected bounced and were later reis- injuries.” vided a wealth of material for manager and his equally frus- dium. On opening day, Gi- a proposed a broadcast rights sued. To top it off, McCourt last all the joke-meisters on late- trated team have struggled ants fan Bryan Stow was sav- deal with Fox Sports that Mc- Talk about a bad hop. week ﬁred Steve Garvey, one night television. on the ﬁeld and dealt daily agely beaten in the parking Court said would’ve allevi- “Obviously, it’s kind of of the team’s most popular “People are going to say with off-the-ﬁeld turmoil — a lot following the game. The ated worries about covering weird, thinking: ‘Hey, the players in Los Angeles, from what they say, but I don’t care string of unwanted headlines 42-year-old Stow is in a San payroll expenses every two paychecks might not be in the the marketing and communi- what other people say. I’m that have tarnished the once- Francisco area hospital, re- weeks. mail,’ but they’ve assured us ty relations department. That not worried about it,” All-Star proud franchise. covering from brain injuries. Selig was concerned that that we don’t have anything came after Garvey went pub- pitcher Clayton Kershaw said. Los Angeles started the sec- The bitter divorce proceed- the Dodgers’ embattled own- to worry about on that front,” lic with his hopes of buying “People ask us about it, ond half at Arizona on Friday ings between Frank McCourt er would instead use that Fox second baseman Aaron Miles the club and recruited 1988 and we just tell the truth — night, stuck at 41-51 and in and his estranged wife, Jamie, Sports money to take care of said. World Series MVP Orel Her- that it doesn’t affect what’s fourth place in the NL West, and the legal tug-of-war over his own personal debts. “It makes for a little bit of a shiser to join his investment on the ﬁeld. As a team, all 11 games behind San Fran- which one of them owned the Even famed announcer Vin distraction from the baseball group. we worry about in this club- cisco. team has hovered over the Scully was dragged into the end of it — maybe a good dis- If that isn’t enough drama house is playing baseball “The biggest disappoint- club all season. fray when court documents traction, sometimes — but the for one fan base, there was because that’s our job and ment is being in this position Major League Baseball as- revealed the Hall of Fame players in this clubhouse have that smoky interlude on May that’s all we’re here to do.” NFL: Players, coaches talking X’s and O’s, not dollars and cents OPEN: McIlroy facing stiff competition at British championship CONTINUED FROM 1B CONTINUED FROM 1B foot putt, pumping his ﬁst as ger of falling completely out he walked toward the cup. of the mix when he bogeyed Brett Favre. The Browns have ing to forget his Open record. All four current major three straight holes at the a new coach and are chang- Lefty has only one top- champions were headed start of his round. But the ing defenses. The Cardinals 10 ﬁnish in 17 previous ap- to the weekend, but not 40-year-old Dane pulled him- and the Seahawks are in need pearances. Despite missing the top-ranked player in self together, playing 1 under of a starting quarterback, with several short putts over the the world. England’s Luke the rest of the way for a 72 both rumored to be interested ﬁrst two days, a 69 made Donald closed with four that left him one stroke off the in trading for Kevin Kolb. The him a factor at 139. straight bogeys for a 75. lead heading to the weekend. Redskins will release Donovan “It’s fun to be in conten- PGA champion Martin “It wasn’t the prettiest of McNabb, leaving them with tion heading to the week- Kaymer (67) was at 137, days golfwise, but I’ll take John Beck. The Bengals’ quar- end of the British Open,” he with Masters winner Charl where I stand in the cham- terback, Carson Palmer, has said. Schwartzel (68) another pionship,” Bjorn said. demanded a trade, and Cincin- McIlroy won’t run away stroke back. Defending So will Miguel Angel Ji- nati has plans to go with rookie with this championship as British Open champion menez, also at 137 after Andy Dalton. The Raiders and he did last month at the Louis Oosthuizen (70) also shooting 71. Broncos have new head coach- U.S. Open, but the 22-year- was safely above the cut There was plenty of experi- es. old wasn’t complaining line at 142. ence on the leaderboard with “When a new coach gets about his position. Playing The forecast was much 40-somethings Clarke, Ji- hired, it’s usually because they in the afternoon, after the worse for the ﬁnal two menez, Bjorn and Love, plus weren’t a very good football wind picked up, he shot an rounds, with both wind the 52-year-old Lehman, who team. Something was wrong,” impressive 69 and was at and rain expected. won the Open 15 years ago. former NFL coach Dan Reeves 140 overall. Bring it on, said Mickelson. “The round just kind of said in a telephone interview. He saved his best for last, “One of the things I’m look- ﬂowed,” Lehman said. “I hit it “More than likely, they didn’t Associated Press pulling out a par after plug- ing forward to is actually the solidly, made a few nice putts, have that established quarter- Jeff Saturday, Indianapolis Colts center, arrives for labor talks ging his approach in a pot bad weather,” he said. “I hope drove the ball extremely well, back. If you don’t have an es- in New York ofnFriday. Significant progress on a major sticking bunker in front of the green. it comes in.” so I feel like I wasn’t really tablished quarterback, you’re point in the NFL labor impasse - soaring rookie salaries – during McIlroy somehow knocked it Bjorn, playing in the same pressured all day long. It was behind that eight ball already.” Thursday negotiations have some hoping for an agreement within on the green and sank a 12- group as Dyson, was in dan- a good day.” 24 hours.