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Rebels third in NCAA Regional
after two rounds; Olson second

The 12th-ranked UNLV men’s golf team shot a 6-over-par 294 Friday and is third after two rounds of the NCAA Regional in San Diego. The Rebels are at 12-over 588, four shots behind Oregon and two behind California.

UNLV senior Eddie Olson, who led the tournament after the first round, shot 1-over 73 and is tied for second at 3-under 141. Cal State Northridge’s Nick Delio leads at 140.

The final round will be played today. The top five teams will qualify for the NCAA Championships.

Also: Cameron Beckman finished his delayed first round for a 69 and then tied the course record at TPC Four Seasons with a 9-under 61 and was tied for the lead with PGA Tour rookie Blake Adams at the Byron Nelson Championship in Irving, Texas.

Beckman and Adams, who shot a second-round 64, were at 10-under 130, one stroke ahead of first-round co-leader Jason Day. Jordan Speith, a 16-year-old high school junior, shot 69 and was at 3-under 137. He became the sixth-youngest player to make the cut at a PGA Tour event.

Michelle Wie defeated Hee Young Park 5 and 4 to advance to the round of 16 at the Sybase Match Play Championship in Gladstone, N.J. The eighth-seeded Wie will face 57th-seeded Karine Icher this morning, with the winner advancing to the afternoon quarterfinals.

Luke Donald of England shot a second straight 3-under 68 to take a one-shot lead after the second round of the BMW PGA Championship in Wentworth, England. He is at 6-under 136.

Purdue finished 1 over par to defeat Southern California by one stroke in Wilmington, N.C., and win its first NCAA women’s golf championship. Oklahoma State sophomore Caroline Hedwall finished at 12-under 276 to win the individual title by four shots.

A field of 90 golfers, including defending champion Joseph Harrison, is set to compete today in the Southern Nevada Amateur at Legacy Golf Club in Henderson. The 36-hole event, the Southern Nevada Golf Association’s first “major” of the season, ends Sunday.


Vikings’ Favre confirms surgery,
but no word on playing status

Brett Favre posted a short statement on his website confirming he had arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle, possibly clearing the way for the quarterback to return to the Minnesota Vikings next season.

Favre’s future has been unclear since the Vikings lost to New Orleans in the NFC Championship Game. He had said he would need ankle surgery if he wanted to play in 2010, but there was no word about his playing career.

ESPN.com reported Dr. James Andrews cleaned up scar tissue in Favre’s left ankle to increase his range of motion.

Also: Former champions Israel Vazquez and Rafael Marquez, who engaged in three sensational, action-filled fights in one calendar year, will meet tonight at Staples Center in Los Angeles in a nontitle featherweight bout.

Marquez won the first fight, in March 2007, and Vazquez won the next two. But Vazquez sustained a torn retina in the third fight and needed three surgeries to repair it and didn’t fight again for 19 months. Marquez didn’t fight for 14 months after the third bout.

Pachuca has signed forward Herculez Gomez, a former Las Vegas High School star. The 28-year-old scored 10 goals this year for Puebla to become the first American to win or share the Mexican league’s regular-season scoring title.

Louisiana State point guard Bo Spencer is academically ineligible for the fall semester. Spencer, who averaged 14.5 points last season as a junior, will have to pass courses in the fall to become eligible for the spring semester.

Reserve guard Jeff Jordan, the oldest son of former NBA star Michael Jordan, was granted clearance from Illinois to transfer to another school. Jordan has one year of eligibility left.

Michael Rogers of Australia retained the overall lead in the Tour of California after the 135-mile sixth stage. Rogers finished third in the 15,000-foot climb through the San Bernardino Mountains, the first mountain stage in the race’s five-year history. Peter Sagan of Slovakia won the stage for his second straight victory.

Mark Hardy, a Los Angeles Kings assistant coach who played 15 years in the NHL, was charged with sexual abuse in Washington, D.C., after a woman said he fondled her in a hotel room while she was sleeping, according to court documents.

Dorothy Kamenshek, a former star of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League who helped inspire the lead character in the movie “A League of Their Own,” died of natural causes Monday at her home in Palm Desert, Calif. She was 84.

Mitch Blackburn went 5-for-6 with four RBIs to lead the San Diego State baseball team to a 12-6 win over visiting UNLV in a Mountain West Conference game.

Blair Moore was 4-for-5 for the Aztecs (27-26, 12-11), who had 18 singles among their 19 hits. Drew Beuerlein went 3-for-5 for the Rebels (27-26, 11-12).

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UNLV’s starting center hits transfer portal

UNLV senior center David Muoka entered the NCAA’s transfer portal on Wednesday, becoming the fourth player to leave the program since the 2022-23 season concluded.