U.S. Open champion Jeongeun Lee6 leading again

Jeongeun Lee6 got right back to work after winning the U.S. Women’s Open last weekend, shooting an 8-under-par 63 in Galloway, N.J., to grab a share of the lead after the opening round in the ShopRite LPGA Classic on Friday.

Lee6 had an eagle and nine birdies to go with three bogeys. Her two-putt birdie at her last hole, the par-5 ninth, moved her into a tie for first with Pornanong Phatlum of Thailand.

• Brandt Snedeker tied the Canadian Open record with a 10-under 60 as an early starter, and was one stroke behind co-leaders Matt Kuchar and Scott Brown after two rounds in Ancaster, Ontario. Kuchar and Brown, playing in the afternoon, went low, too, shooting 7-under 63s and finishing the round at 12-under.

WNBA: Natasha Cloud scored 26 points and the visiting Washington Mystics beat the New York Liberty 94-85. The Liberty have lost 17 consecutive games dating to last season. … Natalie Achonwa had 17 points, 11 rebounds and five assists to help the Indiana Fever beat the visiting Dallas Wings 79-64.

NFL: The Texans fired general manager Brian Gaine fewer than 18 months after he took the job. The Texans went 11-5 in Gaine’s one season in charge.

• The Jets agreed to terms with Joe Douglas to be their general manager. Douglas was the Eagles’ vice president of player personnel. The Jets also agreed to terms with running back Bilal Powell, bringing back the franchise’s 10th-leading rusher after a neck injury cut his season short last year.

• A Kansas prosecutor says he is no longer investigating a criminal case against Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill involving injuries to his 3-year-old son. Johnson County Attorney Steve Howe said he would reconsider his decision if new evidence emerges. Hill has been suspended from the team since April 25.

College baseball: Louisville and Texas Tech moved a step closer to the College World Series after winning their openers in the NCAA super regionals. Reid Detmers held East Carolina scoreless through five innings and left after the seventh having allowed five hits in Louisville’s 14-1 win. First-round draft pick Josh Jung homered to lead Texas Tech past Oklahoma State 8-6.

College football: United Airlines and USC reached a naming rights agreement for Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum to resolve criticism that putting a corporate name on the stadium disrespects its history as a World War I monument. The pact names the field, not the stadium. It will be known as United Airlines Field at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

Gymnastics: The group tasked with policing abuse in Olympic sports has barred a Pennsylvania gymnastics coach from being around minors unsupervised while it investigates a misconduct claim. USA Gymnastics said that John Holman’s suspension issued by the U.S. Center for SafeSport is a requirement when such allegations are reported. Holman has coached at Parkettes Gymnastics Club in Allentown for 40 years. Holman denies the allegations.

NHL: The Buffalo Sabres signed leading scorer Jeff Skinner to an eight-year, $72 million contract extension. Skinner becomes the team’s second-highest-paid player three weeks before the forward was eligible to become an unrestricted free agent.

MLS: Substitute Jordan Hamilton’s goal in the fifth minute of stoppage time gave Toronto a 2-2 tie with Sporting Kansas City.

Jurisprudence: A former assistant basketball coach at Oklahoma State and South Carolina was sentenced to three months in prison for accepting bribes to link top players with favored managers and financial advisers. Lamont Evans called it one of the saddest days of his life. Evans lost his $600,000 job and the likelihood he’d eventually become a head coach with his September 2017 arrest. His conviction may lead to his deportation.

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