Kisner, Parel are leading the way

Aiken’s Kevin Kisner and Augusta’s Scott Parel continue to lead at their respective second-stage PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament sites.

Kisner, who has played three rounds at Redstone Golf Club in Humble, Texas, has shot 64-68-70 and leads by four entering today’s final round.

Parel is through two rounds at Preserve Golf Course & Club in Plantation, Fla., where he has shot 64-63 and leads by two.

The top 20 finishers at both sites will advance to the finals.

Joining Kisner at Redstone are Aiken native Matt Hendrix and Patrick Reed, of Martinez. Hendrix (68-70-74) is tied for 19th place and Reed (73-72-72) is tied for 45th.

Joining Parel at the Preserve course are Aiken’s Stephen Poole and David Robinson of Sandersville, Ga. Poole (69-68) is tied for 34th place and Robinson (71-67) is tied for 37th place.


Parapan Am Games

Winkler adds to his medal haul

In Guadalajara, Mexico, Grovetown’s Scott Winkler won another medal in the Parapan American Games.

Winkler, who won the gold in shot put earlier this week, has added the bronze medal in the discus to his collection.

“I love it here in Mexico,” Winkler said. “The competition was outstanding and I had to face my toughest competitors in both the shot put and discus. I enjoyed representing my country again and am happy to be bringing home two medals.”



Conference call held by owners

A person with knowledge of the details says NBA owners held a conference call to receive an update on the lockout.

Also Thursday, the antitrust lawsuit filed by players in California was reassigned to U.S. District Judge Samuel Conti. The first case management conference has been scheduled for 10 a.m. March 9.

The players’ association disbanded Monday, and players filed two lawsuits Tuesday, one each in California and Minnesota.

The conference call involving the league’s Board of Governors was not in response to the litigation, but rather a planned update on the status of the collective bargaining negotiations, the person told The Associated Press.



Williams sisters announce return

Venus Williams will make her comeback in an exhibition match against her sister Serena in Colombia on Wednesday, two months after pulling out of the U.S. Open because of an immune system disease.

Venus told Thursday’s Gazzetta dello Sport that she has changed her diet to increase vegetables after being diagnosed with Sjogren’s syndrome, which can cause fatigue and joint pain.

After playing Serena in Medellin next week, Venus will join her sister against Italians Francesca Schiavone and Flavia Pennetta in another exhibition match Dec. 3 in Milan.


Track & Field

Famous arena lands U.S. Open

Madison Square Garden will still host an indoor track meet.

USA Track & Field will play host to the U.S. Open at the storied arena Jan. 28 as part of the Visa Championship Series.

The Millrose Games are leaving the Garden, where the event had been held since 1914.


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