Friday, November 24, 2017
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JUTANUGARN BEGINS BID FOR NO. 1

BEIJING — Ariya Jutanugarn birdied the final four holes for 8-under 65 and a one-stroke lead over Brooke Henderson on Thursday in the Reignwood LPGA Classic. In position to take player of the year lead from idle Lydia Ko with a ninth-place finish or better, Jutanugarn had 10 birdies and two bogeys at Reignwood Pine Valley in the first of six events in the Asian Swing. "All the players really want to win the award like player of the year," Jutanugarn said. "I really want to, but right now I think I'm not really worry I'm going to win. I think I just have to be like, 'Just keep play like this and have fun on the course.' "

SOCCER

Another coach fired after sting

A British newspaper investigation led to a second coach getting fired. Two days after Sam Allardyce lost his job as England manager following an undercover operation by the Daily Telegraph, second-tier club Barnsley fired assistant coach Tommy Wright. He was filmed apparently accepting an envelope which the Telegraph said contained the equivalent of $6,500 from a fake Asian firm to help place players at the northern club.

FAN RACISM: Russian club FC Rostov is likely to face a UEFA disciplinary case for fan racism after a banana was thrown onto the field during a Champions League game Wednesday against PSV Eindhoven.

EUROPA LEAGUE: Wayne Rooney finally made a difference for Manchester United this season, setting up Zlatan Ibrahimovic's goal two minutes after going off the bench to beat Ukraine's Zorya Luhansk 1-0 in Madrid.

ET CETERA

AUTOS: Josef Newgarden informed Ed Carpenter he will not return to the IndyCar team next season. The American is thought to be coveted by Team Penske, which has been in limbo over the status of former Indianapolis 500 winner Juan Pablo Montoya.

WNBA: Seattle C/F and former UConn star Breanna Stewart won rookie of the year.

OLYMPICS: Rome's city council voted in favor of scrapping the bid for the 2024 Olympics, a week after Mayor Virginia Raggi rejected the candidacy, citing concerns over costs.

TENNIS: Defending champion Tomas Berdych advanced to the quarterfinals of the Shenzhen (China) Open by beating Mikhail Kukushkin 7-6 (9-7), 7-6 (7-4). … Fourth-seeded Simona Halep advanced to the semifinals of the Wuhan (China) Open with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Madison Keys.

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