Matthew Fitzpatrick shoots 6-under-par 64 to take Memphis lead

Matthew Fitzpatrick shot a 6-under-par 64 on Friday in the FedEx St. Jude Invitational in Memphis to take a two-stroke lead at the World Golf Championships event.

Fitzpatrick moved to 9-under 131 at TPC Southwind. Billy Horschel (66), Patrick Cantlay (68), Cameron Smith (68) and first-round leader Jon Rahm (71) were tied for second.

• Mi Hyang Lee surged to a 4-under 67 to take a one-shot lead at 10-under 132 at the Evian Championship in Evian-les-bains, France, the LPGA Tour’s fourth major.

No. 1 Sung Hyun Park (66), seven-time major winner Inbee Park (68) and Hyo Joo Kim (64) were a shot back.

First-round leader Paula Creamer shot 76 and is tied for 25th at 2-under.

• Tom Hoge topped the PGA Tour’s Barracuda Championship leaderboard with 21 points when second-round play at Montreaux Golf and Country Club in Reno was suspended for the day after a long delay because of lightning and heavy rain.

Former Cal golfer Collin Morikawa was a point back in the modified Stableford event format.

• Wes Short Jr. shot his second straight 3-under 67 to take a one-shot lead over Scott Dunlap (68) at 6-under 134 after two rounds of the Senior British Open at Royal Lytham & St. Annes in England.

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Manuel wins 2nd straight world title

Simone Manuel won her second straight 100-meter freestyle title at the swimming world championships in Gwabgju, South Korea, on a day when three world records fell — the men’s 100 butterfly and 200 breaststroke and the women’s 200 backstroke.

Manuel touched first in 52.04 seconds, beating Cate Campbell of Australia by 0.39 of a second. She became the second woman to win multiple titles in the 100 free, joining Kornelia Ender of the former East Germany, who won in 1973 and ’75.

Yuliya Efimova of Russia claimed a record third title in the 200 breaststroke. She won in 2:20.17 without competition from American rival Lilly King, who was disqualified in the preliminary heats.

Anton Chupkov of Russia broke the world record in the 200 breaststroke, touching in 2:06.12 in defense of his title from two years ago in Budapest. That lowered the mark of 2:06.67 that Matthew Wilson of Australia had tied in the semifinals a day earlier. Ippei Watanabe of Japan, who earned bronze, set the mark in January 2017 in Tokyo.

Evgeny Rylov of Russia defended his 200 backstroke title, beating Olympic champion Ryan Murphy, a Cal alum.

Caeleb Dressel broke Michael Phelps’ record in the 100 butterfly and Regan Smith lowered the mark in the 200 backstroke. Dressel won his heat in 49.50 seconds — 0.32 of a second better than Phelps’ mark set at the 2009 world meet in Rome.

Smith, 17, won her semifinal heat in 2:03.35. That erased the mark of 2:04.06 set by former Cal swimmer Missy Franklin at the 2012 London Olympics.

WNBA: Connecticut forward Shekinna Stricklen won the 3-point contest at All-Star weekend in Las Vegas. Chicago guard Diamond DeShields won the skills contest.

College basketball: Former Cal guard Dennis Gates, who had been an assistant coach at Florida State for eight seasons, was hired as the men’s coach at Cleveland State. Gates was an assistant at Cal from 2005-07.

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