Swamped courses wash out Hope play

Golf

Swamped courseS wash out Hope play

LA QUINTA, Calif. — For the first time since 1980 an entire round of the Bob Hope Classic was rained out as several holes were under water at each of the four courses where Thursday's second-round play was scheduled.

Tournament officials said a decision on whether play would be carried over to Monday won't be made until this morning at the earliest. In 51 years, there have only been two Monday finishes (1978, 1980). Shane Bertsch, who shot 10-under 62 Wednesday on the Nicklaus Course, has a two-shot lead over Jeff Quinney and Alex Prugh.

Woods not Intoxicated: A Florida Highway Patrol trooper investigating Tiger Woods' November car crash told a dispatcher from the scene that the golfer wasn't intoxicated. Josh Evans also says on a newly released recording that Woods had only "minor injuries."

Olympics

U.S. skier earns fifth trip to Winter Games

Todd Lodwick, 33, of Steamboat Springs, Colo., made history when he became the third American to make five Winter Olympics.

Now Lodwick, four-timers Billy Demong and Johnny Spillane and the rest of the Nordic combined team hope to do something Americans never have accomplished in the sport, win an Olympic medal.

Lodwick matched bobsledder Brian Shimer and luger Mark Grimmette as five-time U.S. Olympians when the team was announced by the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association.

Snowboardcross: Graham Watanabe has secured his spot on the U.S. team with a second-place finish at a World Cup event in Canada. The full team will be named Monday.

Moguls: Hannah Kearney led an American sweep (Shannon Bahrke, Heather McPhie and Michelle Roark) of the top four places in a World Cup event at Whiteface Mountain in Wilmington, N.Y. Michael Morse finished fifth in the men's event to move into contention for a spot on the U.S. Olympic team.

Et Cetera

Equestrian: Former Olympic rider Darren Chiacchia was arrested and released on bond in Marion County, accused of failing to tell his former partner that he carried a sexually transmitted disease. Chiacchia said the allegations are shocking and upsetting and "in the end the truth will prevail."

Sailing: Joe Fly finished third in a pair of Farr 40 races to get into position to win the class today at the Key West regatta. Skipper Giovanni Maspero's team is up 11 points on Barking Mad. Bella Mente won the IRC 1 title by taking seven of eight races. John Kilroy of Malibu, Calif., holds a 10-point lead in the Melges 32 class.

Times wires

Swamped courses wash out Hope play 01/21/10 [Last modified: Thursday, January 21, 2010 11:55pm]

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