Former Wichitan killed in boat accident
Former Wichitan Bob Morgan was one of two men killed Wednesday when their boat rolled and landed upside down in the Key West (Fla.) Super Boat World Championships. Morgan, who lived in Sunrise Beach, Mo., owned Big Thunder Marine, a 46-foot racing boat with four 1,200-horsepower engines. Also killed was Jeffrey Tillman, the driver of the boat from Kaiser, Mo.
The NFL players' union proposed conducting a study of players that accurately reflects the natural level of HGH in their systems. The union has claimed its players might have a higher natural level of human growth hormone than the general population, and it also has balked at testing procedures approved by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) that the league has recommended. Instead, the NFLPA is proposing "a comprehensive HGH testing program that begins with a population study" of players to establish a test standard "that accurately reflects the population of NFL players."
Tiger Woods played his first bogey-free round in nine months, a development that nearly got lost in the Australian Open, which featured an albatross from Adam Scott and another meltdown for John Daly.
Scott sank a 6-iron from 220 yards on the 550-yard eighth hole,
Daly had a triple bogey on No. 10, where he inadvertently played a practice ball from a bunker. Then Daly hit his second on the par-5 11th into the water. Then he hit another into the lake. And another. And another. The final tally was seven balls, and it might have been more except that he had none left in his bag, and he walked off the course.
Woods shot 68, three strokes behind leader Jarrod Lyle.
* Hall of Famer Juli Inkster, 51, shot a bogey-free 5-under 67 for a share of the first-round lead with Suzann Pettersen in the Lorena Ochoa Invitational in Guadalajara, Mexico.
* Italy's Edoardo Molinari and England's James Morrison shot 9-under 62s to share the first-round lead in the Singapore Open.
Kyle Busch will be allowed to race in the final two Sprint Cup Series events but without main sponsor M&M's. Busch will drive Sunday at Phoenix and in next weekend's season finale at Homestead with Interstate Batteries as his sponsor instead. Although M&M's is Busch's primary sponsor, Interstate Batteries is heavily involved with the team. The deal ends a week of wrangling over Busch's future with his race team all fallout from a road rage incident at Texas. Busch wrecked Ron Hornaday Jr. under caution early in the Trucks Series race and was parked by NASCAR for the rest of the weekend.
Jonathan Toews had two goals and an assist, and the Chicago Blackhawks' struggling power play scored twice in a 6-3 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets. The Blackhawks broke a three-game losing streak with their highest scoring game of the season.... Brad Marchand scored twice, Tyler Seguin had a goal and an assist, and Boston won its fourth straight by beating Edmonton 6-3. The Stanley Cup champion Bruins are at .500 for the first time since they were 1-1.... Phil Kessel scored the lone shootout goal for Toronto, and Ben Scrivens stopped all three St. Louis shooters in a 3-2 victory over the Blues.
Top-ranked Novak Djokovic rallied from a set down to beat fellow Serb Viktor Troicki 4-6, 6-3, 6-1 and reach the Paris Masters quarterfinals. Andy Murray, Roger Federer, Tomas Berdych, David Ferrer and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga also advanced. Murray routed Andy Roddick 6-2, 6-2. The fifth-seeded Berdych clinched his spot in the eight-man ATP World Tour Finals. His victory meant Tsonga and Mardy Fish also secured spots in the season-ending tournament in London.
Disgraced American cyclist Floyd Landis was convicted by a French court Thursday for his role in hacking into the computers of the anti-doping lab that caught him cheating at the 2006 Tour de France. The court in Nanterre, west of Paris, handed Landis and former coach Arnie Baker 12-month suspended sentences for benefiting from information culled from computers at the Chatenay-Malabry lab. Landis was stripped of the 2006 Tour title after the WADA-accredited lab south of Paris found unusually high testosterone levels in his samples.
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