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By Associated Press


Chapman and Cook tied for lead

BENTON HARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Hale Irwin shot his age with a 5-under 66, finishing the second round of the 73rd Senior PGA Championship two shots behind leaders Roger Chapman and John Cook.

Cook also had a 66 to match Chapman at 7 under after a more forgiving day at Harbor Shores. Chapman had a 67.

Michael Allen set a course record with a 64, recovering nicely from a first-round 77.

Starting his round on the back nine, Irwin birdied four of his first six holes. He has won the major championship four times, although not since 2004. He was the 54-hole leader last year at Valhalla but finished fourth.


Dufner takes lead

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Jason Dufner fired a 6-under 64 to grab the halfway lead in the second round of the Crowne Plaza Invitational. Dufner moves to 11-under for the tournament. That's two shots ahead of Zach Johnson and four better than Bo Van Pelt who also shot 65. Dufner is trying for his second consecutive win after taking the Byron Nelson Championship last week. He's won both of his PGA Tour victories in the last four weeks.


McIlroy misses cut, No. 1 ranking in jeopardy

VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) — Rory McIlroy missed the cut at the BMW PGA Championship on Friday after his game disintegrated in spectacular fashion in a second straight errant round. The result leaves his No. 1 ranking under serious threat from Luke Donald. Donald is four shots off the lead.

McIlroy made seven bogeys and two double bogeys in a 7-over 79 to finish 9 over, 21 shots off the lead.


Heat coach fined 25G for comments...Woodson back with Knicks

MIAMI (AP) — The NBA fined Miami coach Erik Spoelstra (SPOHL'-struh) $25,000 for "critical public comments" about officiating in the Eastern Conference series with Indiana.

Spoelstra made the comments before Miami's shootaround Thursday in Indianapolis, hours before the Heat beat the Pacers in Game 6 to win the series. Spoelstra was quoted by several media outlets saying the NBA "does not have a problem" with Indiana committing hard fouls on Heat stars LeBron James and Dwyane (dwayn) Wade.

Spoelstra told reporters he counted more than 12 instances where Heat players were struck in the face by the Pacers this season.

In other NBA news:

— Mike Woodson is returning as coach of the New York Knicks after leading them to their first playoff victory in 11 years. The Knicks removed the "interim" tag after Woodson led the Knicks to an 18-6 record after replacing Mike D'Antoni in mid-March. The Knicks lost 4-1 to Miami in the first round, snapping an NBA-record, 13-game postseason losing streak by winning Game 4 for their first victory since 2001.


Bradley out for Boston

UNDATED (AP) — The Boston Celtics have lost guard Avery Bradley for the season on the eve of their Game 7 showdown with Philadelphia in the NBA Eastern Conference semifinals. Coach Doc Rivers says Bradley is scheduled for surgery on his left shoulder which has been popping out all season. The 21-year-old had moved into the starting line-up after Ray Allen was injured and stayed there when Allen returned.

Allen will now move back into the starting spot.

Bradley has missed the last two games of the Sixers series. Rivers called him one of the keys to Boston's defense.

Saturday night's winner goes on to face Miami in the Eastern Conference finals. LeBron James, Dwyane (dwayn) Wade and company closed out Indiana in six games last night.

Oklahoma City and San Antonio continue to prepare for the start of the Western Conference final opener Sunday. Both should be well-rested after waltzing their way through the first two rounds, the Spurs in consecutive four-game sweeps, the Thunder in nine games. San Antonio is riding a stunning 18-game winning streak with an average margin of victory of 14 points.

The Spurs won the season series 2-1 including a win in Oklahoma City.


Devils look to clinch

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey is trying wrap up a trip to the Stanley Cup Finals with a win at home against the Rangers tonight. It's scoreless in the early going.

New Jersey earned the home ice advantage for Game 6 by edging the Rangers 4-3 in New York Wednesday night. New Jersey will be trying to reach the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time since they won it all in 2003.

If past history is any indication, scoring first will be of the utmost importance. In each of the Rangers last 13 games, the team that scored first went on to win.

Should the Rangers stay alive, the decisive seventh game will be back across the river in New York Sunday.


Bengals sign 2nd first rounder

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals signed Wisconsin guard Kevin Zeitler to a four-year deal getting both of their first-round picks under contact.

The Bengals had already signed Alabama cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick, the 17th overall pick.

Zeitler is expected to compete for a starting job.


Oviedo cleared to return to US

UNDATED (AP) — Dominican relief pitcher Juan Carlos Oviedo says he has his U.S. visa and will be returning to the Miami Marlins. Oviedo used the name Leo Nunez for seven major league seasons.

The 30-year-old Oviedo had been caught playing under a fake name and his return had been in doubt.

In other baseball news:

— St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Lance Berkman is expected to miss eight to 10 weeks following surgery on his injured right knee. The team says the arthroscopic surgery found a partial tear in the medial meniscus, which was removed. Doctors also found cartilage tear. Berkman has played just 13 games this season, also missing significant time with a pulled left calf muscle.

— Veteran outfielder Nate McLouth has been designated for assignment and the Pittsburgh Pirates recalled infielder Matt Hague in hopes of injecting some life into their listless offense, which ranks last in the National League in batting with a .217 average. McLouth, who signed a one-year deal worth $1.75 million in the offseason, was hitting just .140 and had gone hitless in his last 20 at bats.

__Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee (CHAY'-fee) says former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling's video gaming company is again in violation of a loan guarantee agreement with Rhode Island after it failed to notify state officials of mass layoffs. Schilling's 38 Studios laid off its entire workforce Thursday after missing its last payroll.


Clemens DNA identified

WASHINGTON (AP) — A forensic scientist has testified that two cotton balls and a syringe needle allegedly saved after a steroids injection tested positive for Roger Clemens' DNA. The testimony provided a key moment in Clemens perjury trial for lying to Congress about using performance-enhancing drugs.

Alan Keel told jurors Friday that one cotton ball had a random match possibility of 1 in 15.4 trillion for Clemens' DNA, and the other had one in 173 trillion.

The needle was not as conclusive, because Keel was only able to get a handful of cells. That match was one in 449.

Brian McNamee, Clemens' former strength coach, earlier testified he collected the medical waste after injecting the pitcher with steroids.

The six-week-old trial has adjourned for the holiday weekend.


I'll Have Another gallops at Belmont Park

NEW YORK (AP) — Triple Crown hopeful I'll Have Another took another tour around Belmont Park on a rainy Friday, this time galloping a mile under exercise rider Humberto Gomez.

After two days of 1½-mile jogs, the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner picked up the pace as he prepares to make a bid to win the Belmont Stakes on June 9 and become thoroughbred racing's first Triple Crown champion in 34 years.

Assistant trainer Jack Sisterson said the colt looked "fantastic."


Djokovic, Federer could meet in French SF again

PARIS (AP) — If Novak Djokovic (YOH'-koh-vihch) is going to win a fourth consecutive Grand Slam title, he might have to beat Roger Federer in the French Open semifinals.

Friday's draw set them up to face each other in Paris at the same stage as last year, when Federer ended Djokovic's 43-match winning streak.

Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova could meet in the French Open quarterfinals. Williams won the 2002 French Open, while Sharapova is hoping to complete a career Grand Slam with her first title in Paris.


Bolt scores win in the 100

OSTRAVA, Czech Republic (AP) — Usain Bolt won the 100 meters at the Golden Spike meet for his first triumph in Europe ahead of the London Olympics. The Jamaican sprinter, who won three golds at the 2008 Beijing Games, won in 10.04 seconds. That's well off his season best of 9.82 seconds.

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