Saturday, April 18
ATLANTA (AP) — Hawks forward Thabo Sefolosha is recovering from surgery on his right leg, which he says was injured during his arrest by New York police last week. The team says Sefolosha had surgery Thursday to repair a fractured fibula and ligament damage. Sefolosha will miss the playoffs.
BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Matt Kenseth, a three-time winner at Bristol Motor Speedway, has won the pole for Sunday's race. Kenseth turned a lap at 128.632 mph in Friday in qualifying to earn the top starting spot. It is Kenseth's first pole of the season and 13th of his career.
DULUTH, Ga. (AP) — Ian Woosnam was tied for the lead at 4 under with five holes left Friday when first-round play in the Champions Tour's Greater Gwinnett Championship was suspended because of rain. The round is scheduled to be completed Saturday morning at TPC Sugarloaf, followed by the second round.
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Troy Merritt shot a 10-under 61 on Friday to tie the course record at the RBC Heritage only a few hours after Masters champion Jordan Spieth wowed the gallery with a bounce-back 62. Merritt matched David Frost's tournament mark set in 1994 and topped the leaderboard at 12-under 130.