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  • 13 Aug
    BEIJING -- Ariya Jutanugarn birdied the final four holes for an 8-under 65 and a one-stroke lead over Brooke Henderson on Thursday in the Reignwood LPGA Classic.In position to take the 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 Im not really worry Im going to win. I think I just have to be like, Just keep play like this and have fun on the course.The 20-year-old Thai player is No. 2 in the world and leads the LPGA Tour with five victories. Winless entering the season, she won three straight events in May, took the Womens British Open in July and claimed the Canadian Pacific Womens Open in August.Feel good, because like this year the only goal I want to do is I want to win my first tournament, so I did, Jutanugarn said. So after I won my first tournament on tour, I really want to win a major, and I did. So right now just have fun and enjoy on the course.She is making her first appearance in the event that was canceled last year.I really enjoy it, Jutanugarn said. I like everything here.The fourth-ranked Henderson birdied three of the final four holes in a bogey-free round. The 19-year-old Canadian won the KPMG Womens PGA Championship in June for the first of her two victories this season. She plans to play all six events in Asia.Im looking forward to being really in Asia for the first time, Henderson said. Ive visited a few other times, but this will really be the true taste of a bunch of different countries and language and culture. I am really looking forward to it.She travels with sister and caddie Brittany Henderson.Its been an awesome year so far, Brooke Henderson said. And to have her there caddying for me, traveling together, you know, shes my best friend and my sister, and I really enjoy it a lot.Americans Lizette Salas and Jennifer Song shot 68.Im very proud of myself, Salas said. Even after the bogey on 16, I fought back with back-to-back birdies. I didnt panic.Song worked recently with instructor Robin Symes on her ball flight.I felt pretty good about my shot, Song said. The last couple weeks I wasnt happy with my ball trajectory, so before coming here I met my coach and worked on my swing and tried to get the normal trajectory that I want. I think that really helped me out this week.Australias Sarah Jane Smith and South Koreans Amy Yang, Mi Jung Hur and Ilhee Lee shot 69.Chinese star Shanshan Feng topped the group at 70, holing out from the fairway with a wedge for eagle on the par-5 16th. The bronze medalist in the Rio Olympics, she won the inaugural Reignwood LPGA in 2013 at 26 under.South Koreas Mirim Lee, the 2014 winner, had a 72. Jonas Brodin Wild Jersey .com) - The red-hot Los Angeles Kings will try to extend their winning streak to a season-high seven games when they visit the Edmonton Oilers for Sundays clash at Rexall Place. Zach Parise Wild Jersey . -- Lou Brocks shoulder-to-shoulder collision with Bill Freehan during the 1968 World Series and Pete Roses bruising hit on Ray Fosse in the 1970 All-Star game could become relics of baseball history, like the dead-ball era. . Nathan MacKinnon, Jamie McGinn and Jan Hejda also scored for the Avalanche, who won despite being outshot 38-23. 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OMAHA, Neb. -- Akron coach Keith Dambrot knows Creighton better than most nonconference opponents, perhaps better than he would like.After his Zips lost 82-70 to the 10th-ranked Bluejays on Saturday night, Dambrot said this Creighton team appears to be a cut above the other three hes faced over the last 11 years -- even the Doug McDermott-led squad that beat his team by 16 points in 2012.Theyve got a big-time point guard, a center who can run to the rim and three guys around them who all make shots, so it puts pressure on you defensively, Dambrot said.The point guard, Maurice Watson Jr., set a CenturyLink Center record with 13 assists to go with his 14 points. The center, 7-foot redshirt freshman Justin Patton, had 11 points, seven rebounds, two blocks and three steals. One of those shooters, Marcus Foster, scored a season-high 27 points, including 13 of Creightons first 16 points.The Bluejays (8-0), off to their best start since the 2003-04 team opened 12-0, played their strongest first half in five games and never trailed.It was about staying focused in warmups, as we talked about last week, Foster said. We have to have a better mental approach to the game. I was really focused and locked in through warmups and it carried over to the first couple plays of the game.Kwan Cheatham Jr. had 17 points and seven rebounds to lead the Zips (6-2), who lost for the first time in seven games. Isaiah Johnson, the Zips 6-foot-11, 300-pound All-MAC center, had 10 of his 13 points in the second half. He struggled when Creighton sped up the game in the first half. The Zips were able to slow things down over a few stretches of the second half, and he was able to go to work in the post.It was hard to handle him with just one body, hes so big and so skilled, said forward Cole Huff, who had 16 points.Akron pulled to 39-35 early in the second half. Foster picked upp the crowd when he sneaked in the backdoor to dunk a lob from Watson.dddddddddddd After Josh Williams 3-pointer for Akron, Foster weaved through the lane for another basket.Huff made back-to-back 3s, and Watson hit a 3 between dunks by Justin Patton and Foster before the Bluejays finished a 16-3 run putting them up 62-44.The Zips were without starting point guard Noah Robotham, who has an ankle sprain. Tavian Dunn-Martin picked up most of Robothams minutes and had seven points and three assists.BIG PICTUREAkron: The Zips wont see any tougher opponent -- until next week when they play No. 8 Gonzaga.Creighton: The Bluejays once again showed they are capable of getting offensive production from anywhere on the floor, with four players scoring in double figures.DONT FORGET MOWatson came into the game second nationally with 8.2 assists a game, something that has not gone unnoticed by his teammates.Hes the key to our success, and we go as far as he goes, Foster said. He could have 20 points a night, but he chooses to pass. I love playing with Maurice, a point guard who is going to find me and get other guys involved before he thinks of himself.Huff said, Ive never played with a point guard as unselfish as Maurice. He wants everyone else to feel good about himself and get their shots and get their rhythm.POLL IMPLICATIONSThe Bluejays wont drop from No. 10 after sweeping MAC opponents Buffalo and Akron this past week, and they might even move up a rung.HE SAID ITThis is the fourth time Ive been in Omaha. One was for a Nike clinic and the other three have been a miserable experience. -- Dambrot, who dropped to 0-3 on the road against Creighton.UP NEXTAkron hosts Coppin State on Wednesday.Creighton visits Nebraska on Wednesday. ' ' '