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  • Published Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011, at 12:09 a.m.

Wichita State will play Saturday's postponed Game 5 of its fall scrimmage series at 7 tonight.

Basketball

Tina Charles' 28 points weren't enough to help the United States women overcome too many turnovers in a 83-77 loss to 2011 Czech League champion USK Prague on Saturday.

Golf

Briny Baird's eagle on the 17th hole staked him to a two-shot lead in the Frys.com Open in San Martin, Calif. Despite a bogey from the hazard on the final hole at CordeValle, Baird had a 7-under 64 to give himself a small cushion over Ernie Els and Paul Casey. Baird is winless in 347 PGA Tour starts over 12 years.

Tiger Woods played steadily again for a 3-under 68. It was the first time since his season-opening start at Torrey Pines that Woods posted consecutive rounds under 70. Even so, he was nine shots behind in a tie for 38th.

* In Cheonan, South Korea, Rickie Fowler put himself in good position for his first professional victory, shooting an 8-under 63 to take a four-stroke lead in the OneAsia Tour's Korea Open. South Korea's Y.E. Yang was second after a 67. U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy had a 73 to drop 10 strokes back. He had four bogeys and a double bogey.

* South Korea's Soo-Jin Yang matched the course record with a 7-under 65 to take a one-stroke lead over top-ranked Yani Tseng and two-time defending champion Na Yeon Choi in the LPGA Hana Bank Championship in South Korea.

* Brad Faxon moved into position for his first Champions Tour title, shooting a 7-under 65 in windy conditions to take a one-stroke lead in the Insperity Championship at The Woodlands, Texas. Faxon, an eight-time winner on the PGA Tour who turned 50 on Aug. 1, had a bogey-free round to reach 10-under 134. Tommy Armour III, celebrating his 52nd birthday, was second after a 67. He also is winless on the 50-and-over tour.

Gymnastics

Olympic champion Nastia Liukin said she has resumed training in hopes of making the U.S. team for next summer's London Olympics. She plans to focus on uneven bars and balance beam, her best events, and isn't ruling out floor exercise. Liukin has taken most of the last three years off since the Beijing Olympics.

Hockey

Luke Adam scored twice in a 2:20 span early in the second period to help the Buffalo Sabres beat the Los Angeles Kings 4-2 on Saturday night in Berlin, the first NHL game in Germany.... Bobby Ryan scored the only goal in a shootout as Anaheim offset the spectacular play of Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist with a 2-1 victory in Stockholm.

Motorsports

Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel earned the pole position for the Japanese Grand Prix on Saturday, putting himself in the perfect place to claim the Formula One championship in today's race. Vettel extended Red Bull's perfect streak of poles to all 15 races this season with a lap of 1 minute, 30.466 seconds at the Suzuka circuit, edging McLaren's Jenson Button by .009 seconds.

Soccer

Clint Dempsey scored in the 36th minute and Tim Howard made several nice saves to help lift the U.S. men's national team past Honduras 1-0 in Miami. It was the team's first victory in four games under coach Jurgen Klinsmann.

Softball

Wichita State defeated Cowley College 6-4 and Western Nebraska Community College 2-0 in exhibition games at Wilkins Stadium. Laura Vickers drove in two runs and doubled against Cowley. Sloan Anderson held Western Nebraska to two hits.

Tennis

Wichita State's women's team will play in all seven championship singles and two doubles flights today in the Missouri Valley Conference Individual Championships in Waterloo, Iowa. In No. 1 singles, WSU's Lutfiana Budiharto will play Southern Illinois' Melanie Delsart. Budiharto defeated Evansville's Dora Kotsiou 6-1, 6-0.

* In Beijing, Agnieszka Radwanska will seek her second title in two weeks after reaching the final of the China Open, where she will take on Andrea Petkovic. In the men's draw, Marin Cilic advanced to today's final with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Ivan Ljubicic. Cilic will face the winner of Saturday's remaining semifinal between top-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France and third-seeded Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic.

Triathlon

Craig Alexander set a course record to win the Ironman World Championship for the third time in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. The 38-year-old Australian finished in 8 hours, 3 minutes, 56 seconds in the 2.4-mile ocean swim, 112-mile bike ride through lava fields and 26.2-mile run.

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