Stricker, Byrd, Garrigus in the lead at Kapalua (AP)
Robert Garrigus recovered from an atrocious start Saturday by holing a 50-foot eagle putt on the 18th hole to join Steve Stricker and Jonathan Byrd in the lead after three rounds of the Tournament of Champions. Garrigus hit a 4-iron into a hazard to open with double bogey and followed with a bogey to quickly fall out of the lead he held after two rounds.
US wins sixth Hopman Cup team title (AP)
Bethanie Mattek-Sands and John Isner beat Belgium’s Justine Henin and Ruben Bemelmans 6-1, 6-3 in mixed doubles Saturday to give the United States its sixth Hopman Cup team tennis title. Isner evened the title contest 1-1 with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Ruben Bemelmans after Henin won the final five games of her match to beat Mattek-Sands 7-6 (6), 6-3.
Brother of Ravens S Reed missing (AP)
Family members say they believe a brother of Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed is the man who jumped into the Mississippi River as he ran from police. Karen Reed says investigators found 28-year-old Brian Reed’s shoes and jacket. She is the mother of Ed and Brian Reed. Karen Reed also says the car the man ran from belonged to another brother.
Tide’s Ingram, Dareus, Jones going pro (AP)
Alabama running back Mark Ingram, defensive lineman Marcell Dareus and wide receiver Julio Jones said Friday they are leaving early to the NFL draft. However, linebacker Dont’a Hightower said he will return for his final year. Coach Nick Saban said the three departing players were part of a group that’s been as successful as any in the nation over three years.
Stanford’s Harbaugh weighing 49ers offer (AP)
Stanford officials were waiting to hear Friday whether Jim Harbaugh would accept an enhanced offer to stay put to coach the Cardinal or leave for the NFL. “The ball is in Jim’s court,” a person with knowledge of the situation said, speaking on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press because negotiations were ongoing.
Colts’ Brackett fined $35,000 for hit (AP)
Two people with knowledge of the decision say the NFL has fined Indianapolis Colts linebacker Gary Brackett $35,000 for his hit on Tennessee Titans long snapper Ken Amato in last Sunday’s game. The two people say Brackett was notified of the league’s decision Friday. Both requested anonymity because the league has not announced the fine.
Browns to interview Rams’ Shurmur (AP)
St. Louis Rams offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur will interview Friday with the Cleveland Browns for their coaching position. Shurmur will be the first candidate to formally interview with the Browns. The 45-year-old worked previously in Philadelphia with Cleveland’s general manager Tom Heckert, who along with team president Mike Holmgren will handle the team’s interviews.
Red Sox add reliever, former SS Pena Jr. (AP)
A person familiar with the negotiations says the Boston Red Sox have agreed to a minor league contract with right-handed reliever Tony Pena Jr. The person spoke Wednesday on condition of anonymity because the team had not made an announcement. The Red Sox announced two other moves, claiming catcher Max Ramirez off waivers from the Texas Rangers and designating righty reliever Matt Fox for…