IN BRIEF

GOLF

Woods to play at Doral Tour event next week

Tiger Woods has entered the CA Championship at Doral, Fla., next week, resuming his return from knee surgery on a Blue Monster course where he has won three times.

Woods played his first tournament in eight months last week at the Accenture Match Play Championship, where he was eliminated in the second round by Tim Clark of South Africa.

This will be Woods’ first stroke-play event since winning the U.S. Open in a playoff in June.

Also: Y.E. Yang carded a bogey-free round of 5-under-par 65 Friday to move into the lead at 7-under 133 after two rounds of the Honda Classic at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

The South Korean is one shot ahead of Will MacKenzie (67), Jeff Overton (67) and Robert Allenby (68).

Americans Paula Creamer and Jane Park shot 1-under 71s to share the second-round lead in the LPGA Tour’s HSBC Women’s Champions in Singapore. Creamer, coming off a third-place finish last week in Thailand, matched Park at 6-under 138.

Defending champion Bernhard Langer shot a 6-under 65 to take a one-stroke lead over Jim Colbert, Bob Guilder and Eduardo Romero after the first round of the Toshiba Classic in Newport Beach, Calif.

LOCAL COLLEGES

Urlaub’s pitching gem lifts Rebels past Butler

Jeff Urlaub pitched seven innings of three-hit ball as the UNLV baseball team beat Butler 9-2 at Wilson Stadium.

Jarred Frierson and J.J. Sferra had three hits each for the Rebels (8-3).

Also: Stephanie Bregante pitched a three-hit shutout as the Rebels softball team beat Texas Tech 6-0 on the first day of the UNLV Invitational at Eller Media Stadium.

Brittany Bolinger hit a three-run homer for the Rebels, and Elena Fata, Jaci Hull and Brittany Meade delivered solo shots.

UNLV (14-8) opened the tournament with a 5-2 win over UC Santa Barbara, scoring the go-ahead and insurance runs on Marissa Nichols’ bases-loaded double in the sixth inning.

The UNLV women’s tennis team lost at home for the first time in seven matches this season, falling to 25th-ranked Boise State 5-2 at Fertitta Tennis Complex.

Katy Williams and Adrienn Hidvegi won in singles for the Rebels (6-4).

The College of Southern Nevada’s baseball team was swept by Western Nevada at Morse Stadium, 2-0 and 7-4.

Robbie Garvey and Scott Dysinger had three hits each as the Coyotes fell to 3-3 in the Scenic West Athletic Association and 11-11 overall.

Lyndsi Maglish smacked a three-run homer in the first game, and Janice Damo was 3-for-4 with a two-run homer in the second game as the CSN softball team swept Snow College, 10-1 and 6-5.

The Coyotes moved to 14-4 in SWAC play and 17-6 overall.

HOCKEY

Wranglers top Alaska to end 10-game slide

Chris Ferraro’s goal in the second period made the difference as the Wranglers halted their 0-6-4 streak, defeating the Alaska Aces 2-1 in an ECHL game at Anchorage, Alaska.

Kelly Czuy scored in the first period for Las Vegas, and Alaska’s Colin Hemingway answered in the second.

The Wranglers (27-24-8) and Aces (34-21-3) will play again at 8:15 tonight in Anchorage.

Las Vegas added forwards Micah Sanford and Ray Leroux before the game, and both made their pro debuts.

Also: Colleen Howe, the wife of NHL great Gordie Howe and one of the first female sports agents, has died. She was 76.

Howe died at her home in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., after battling Pick’s disease, a rare and incurable form of progressive dementia similar to Alzheimer’s disease, the Detroit Red Wings said.

Colleen Howe was known as “Mrs. Hockey,” a counterpart to the “Mr. Hockey” honorific bestowed on her husband.

Danny Briere’s groin injury is not as bad as first feared, and the Philadelphia Flyers center hopes to play next week.

Briere said his surgeon told him the adhesions broke from his last groin surgery and there was some internal bleeding. But Briere said his surgeon told him that was common and he could possibly play Tuesday against Buffalo.

The first two games of the Stanley Cup Finals this year will be on NBC, giving the league’s broadcast partner a crack at weekend audiences.

Versus will show the next two before the final three, if necessary, are aired on NBC.

MISCELLANEOUS

Seminoles, Bowden might forfeit victories

Florida State may have to forfeit some of football coach Bobby Bowden’s 382 wins and will be on probation for the next four years as part of its punishment for a widespread academic cheating scandal.

The Seminoles will have to give up two scholarships this recruiting season and one the following year. They also might have to vacate as many as 14 victories.

The NCAA said 61 Florida State athletes, including football players, cheated on an online test from the fall of 2006 through summer 2007 or received improper help from staffers who provided them with answers to the exam and typed papers for them.

Moapa Valley senior Shaun Hilton was voted Class 3A Southern League boys basketball Most Valuable Player by league coaches. Faith Lutheran’s Bret Walter was voted Coach of the Year.

Boulder City senior forward Caiti Forrester was named MVP in girls awards. Boulder City coach Brian Lemmel was named Coach of the Year.

The Las Vegas Knights beat Santa Clara (Calif.) 8-1 in a first-round playoff match of the Premier Arena Soccer League playoffs at Las Vegas Sports Park.

The Knights advanced to today’s quarterfinals of the national semi-pro indoor tournament against Estadio Azteca (Calif.).

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