Furyk Ties Record, Shares Montreal Lead
Montreal — Two-time winner Jim Furyk birdied two of his last four holes Friday in the Canadian Open to match the Royal Montreal record at 7-under 63 and tie Tim Petrovic atop the leaderboard.
The 44-year-old Furyk, the 2006 winner at Hamilton and 2007 champion at Angus Glen, matched Petrovic at 10-under 130 on the tree-line Blue Course. The 47-year-old Petrovic followed his opening 64 with a 66.
Canada’s Graham DeLaet, playing in a threesome with Furyk and Matt Kuchar, was two strokes back along with Kyle Stanley. DeLaet, trying to become the first Canadian winner in the event in 60 years, also had a 63. Stanley shot 67.
LPGA International Crown
Owings Mills, Md. — The United States shuffled its lineup in the second round of the International Crown and got the desired result, beating Spain twice to earn its first points in the eight-country event.
Lexi Thompson and Cristie Kerr took control on the back nine against Belen Mozo and Beatriz Recari in a 3-and-2 win, and Paula Creamer and Stacy Lewis held on to beat Azahara Munoz and Carlota Ciganda, 2 up.
Senior British Open
Bridgend, Wales — Bernhard Langer opened a seven-stroke lead in the Senior British Open, following his opening 65 with a 66 to reach 11 under at sunny Royal Porthcawl.
The German lost a playoff to Mark Wiebe last year at Royal Birkdale after blowing a two-stroke lead on the final hole of regulation when he failed to get out of a greenside bunker.
Isner Reaches Atlanta Semis
Atlanta — Top-seeded defending champion John Isner and Jack Sock each rallied from early deficits Friday to set up an all-America semifinal in the Atlanta Open.
Isner was not sharp in beating Marinko Matosevic 7-6 (8), 6-4 in hot conditions, but took advantage of the Australian’s mistakes. Sock later topped Slovakia’s Lukas Lacko, 7-6 (6), 6-2.
Germany’s Ben Becker beat Dutchman Thiemo de Bakker 6-4, 6-2, and will face the winner of the last match between Israel’s Dudi Sela and fourth-seeded Vasek Pospisil of Canada.
Stage 19 to Lithuanian
Bergerac, France — Lithuania’s Ramunas Navardauskas has won the 19th Stage of the Tour de France in a breakaway in a downpour into the town of Bergerac.
Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali retained the overall leader’s yellow jersey and is expected to take it home with him when the three-week cycling showcase ends Sunday.
WWE Star Stops Burglary
Phoenix — A former WWE champion known as Daniel Bryan chased two burglary suspects he saw exiting his Phoenix home this week and subdued one until officers arrived, investigators said.
According to police, Bryan Danielson and his wife, Brianna, drove into the carport of their Arcadia home and saw a door to the house start to open.
Danielson and Cesar Sosa, 22, got into a struggle, but the former champ subdued him until officers arrived, Phoenix police Sgt. Tommy Thompson said.
The second suspect got away.
The former champ said he didn’t have to apply the “Yes! lock” — his signature move— to get Sosa to surrender, but he did put him in a rear naked choke hold.
“Unfortunately, he wasn’t in very good shape,” Danielson said. “So, it didn’t take much.”
Sosa was arrested and faces a burglary charge. It was not known if he had an attorney who could be reached for comment.
Thompson said Sosa also had a felony warrant for burglary and kidnapping in another case.
Danielson said he was happy his neighbors called 911 to report suspicious activity about 10 minutes before the couple arrived. He said his wife had just picked him up from the airport.
“I got really angry at first,” Danielson said. “They’re actually lucky that I got them instead of Brie, because she probably would have been a little more violent.”
Brianna Danielson said that while her husband went chasing the intruders, she found Josie hiding in the couple’s bathroom.
“We didn’t know if they had Josie, too,” she said.
Danielson, known for his “Yes!” chants, is recovering from a previous injury.