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Golf

Reed falls back in second round

In Girona, Spain, former Augusta State golfer Patrick Reed made a 10 on a hole in the second round of the six-round European Tour’s Final Qualifying Tournament and finished with 8-over-par 80 to fall off the pace.

The 10 came on third hole, a par-5 at Catalunya Resort’s Stadium Course.

Reed, who lives in Martinez, was in third place after opening with 6-under 64 at Catalunya Resort’s Tour Course, which is a par-70 course, on Saturday.

Reed was four shots off the lead after the first round; he’s now 15 behind Sam Hutsby, who has shot 60-69.

England’s Jamie Elson, another former Augusta State player, is tied for 77th place after rounds of 74-67-141.

There are still four more rounds in the tournament. The top 30 finishers and ties earn their 2012 European Tour cards.

Soccer

Ex-recruit sues South Carolina

A former top recruit on the of South Carolina women’s soccer team has sued the school and five of its top officials saying she was denied a scholarship renewal because of unwanted advances.

The State reported that 21-year-old Idana DeCecco’s federal sexual harassment lawsuit seeks actual damages of more than $75,000 and punitive damages.

She says women’s soccer associate head coach Jamie Smith made the advances. Jamie Smith is the husband of head coach Shelley Smith.

South Carolina president Harris Pastides, athletic director Eric Hyman, deputy athletic director Marcy Girton and the Smiths are defendants.

In their response, they deny they knew or should have known about previous allegations involving Jamie Smith. The school says it used reasonable care to prevent and correct any harassing behavior.

• World soccer chief Joseph “Sepp” Blatter expects goal-line technology to be introduced next season, and it also should be featured at the next World Cup in 2014, along with professional referees.

Blatter said that his ruling body, the FIFA, is finally ready to make use of goal-line technology, pending approval next year.

“You must allow at least one of those aids, and that is goal-line technology. There are systems that combine accuracy, speed and are straightforward. We are ready to use this technique,” Blatter told Germany’s Bild.

Skiing

Randall repeat freestyle winner

In Davos, Switzerland, Kikkan Randall of the United States won her second consecutive freestyle sprint in cross-country skiing’s World Cup, and Russia’s Alexey Petukhov won the men’s race.

Randall got her fifth career World Cup victory by completing the 1.5-kilometer course in 3 minutes, 2.4 seconds.

Natalia Matveeva of Russia trailed Randall by 1.7 seconds. Norway’s Maiken Caspersen Falla was third.

Randall, who won last weekend in Duesseldorf, Germany, climbed to third in the overall standings. Leader Marit Bjoergen of Norway placed seventh Sunday.

• In Harrachov, Czech Republic, Richard Freitag won a World Cup ski jumping event for his first career victory.

The 20-year-old German took the lead after the first jump of 129.0 meters.

He then sealed the victory with the longest jump of the day – 137.5 meters – in the final round for a combined 292.4 points on the large hill.

Thomas Morgenstern of Austria finished second with 283.9 points for his jumps of 129.5 and 136.0 meters.

Another German, Severin Freund, was third.


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