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Mobley qualifies for US Junior Am

In Athens, Ga., Carter Mobley, of Waynesboro, Ga., carded 69-74 to qualify Monday for the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship.

Mobley tied for medalist honors with Spencer Ralston, of Gainesville, Ga., and Jacob Joiner, of Albany, Ga., at the University of Georgia Golf Course.

Jonathan Keppler, of Marietta, Ga., was the other automatic qualifier.

Jason Murphy, of Augusta, posted 74-78 tied for 20th.

The U.S. Junior Amateur will be held at Martis Camp Club in Truckee, Calif., on July 22-27.

• Already missing Tiger Woods, the AT&T National will now have to do without U.S. Open champion Justin Rose at Congressional.

Rose withdrew from the tournament Monday because of fatigue.

Rose won his first major two weeks ago at Merion and then tied for 13th last week at Hartford. He won the 2010 AT&T National when it was held at Aronimink.

NBA

Durant is joining Jay-Z’s agency

Kevin Durant is the first NBA star to sign with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation agency.

Durant posted a photo on social media Monday of himself and the rap mogul with the paperwork. Jay-Z became certified as a representative by the NBA players’ association last week.

• Former Chicago Bulls star Scottie Pippen was questioned about a fight that occurred over the weekend between him and an autograph seeker outside a Malibu restaurant, authorities said.

Pippen came in voluntarily to a substation after he was named as a suspect in an investigation of an assault with intent to commit great bodily injury, Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials said.

College Basketball

Forward Wiltjer leaving Wildcats

Kentucky forward Kyle Wiltjer is transferring to find a “significant” role elsewhere.

The 6-foot-10 Wiltjer played with the Canadian national team this summer, posted a letter on Kentucky’s athletic department Web site Monday, saying he will seek a situation to help him “compete the way I know I can … wherever that may be.”

Soccer

US claims draw against France

In Istanbul, the United States improved its chances of reaching the knockout stage of the Under-20 World Cup, tying France 1-1 Monday on an 85th-minute goal by substitute Daniel Cuevas.

With France and Spain having won their openers, the U.S. needs a victory in its final match against Ghana to advance outright. But it could still advance as one of the four best third-place teams.

Spain beat Ghana 1-0 in a lackluster match on Monday. In the other early game in Group B, Nigeria defeated Cuba 3-0.

• World football’s governing body defended Tahiti’s right to play at the Confederations Cup despite the Pacific Islanders scoring just once and conceding 24 goals in three losses.

The 138th-ranked Tahiti is one of the eight teams at the FIFA tournament in Brazil after winning the Oceania Nations Cup final.

FIFA General Secretary Jerome Valcke says “it would go against all principles if one confederation is not as strong as the other confederations, they will not have access to our competitions.”

Mario Balotelli was sent home from the Confederations Cup because of a strained thigh, leaving Italy without its top striker for both the semifinal vs. Spain and the final or third-place match.

– From staff and wire reports


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