News for Friday, February 1, 2013

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WM Phoenix Open: Round 3 tee times, pairings

Here are tee times and pairings from the third round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale.

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5 Things: Mickelson provides thrills in Phoenix

Phil Mickelson followed his opening-round, 11-under 60 with a 65 on Friday. "Phil the Thrill" holds a four-shot lead heading into what surely will be an exciting weekend in Phoenix. Here are 5 Things you need to know from Friday:

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Notebook: Miller, Williamson in transition stages

Jones Cup notebook: Mike Miller and Peter Williamson don't want to begin their professional careers before September's Walker Cup, so both have creative ways to fill their schedule until then.

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Tracker: Phil shoots 65, builds lead in Phoenix

He didn't make a run at 59 again, but Phil Mickelson turned in another strong round Friday at the Waste Management Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale.

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Whitsett, Caron hold 2-shot lead at Jones Cup

Alabama's Cory Whitsett and Florida State's Rowin Caron each used hole-outs for eagle to shoot 4-under 68. They are the co-leaders after one round of the Jones Cup.

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Sterne leads at halfway point in Dubai; Garcia 3 back

Richard Sterne sank a birdie on 18 to take a one-shot lead over Danish youngster Thorbjorn Olesen and two others after the second round of the Dubai Desert Classic on Friday.

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Men's spring preview: Northeast Conference

Sacred Heart took a big step toward regaining conference bragging rights in the fall, finishing the first part of the season as the highest-ranked team in the Northeast Conference.

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Women's spring preview: Ohio Valley Conference

After sitting out the postseason – arguably the greatest part of any season – for the past three years, Southern Illinois Edwardsville finally is eligible to compete this spring, as a Division I team.

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Women's spring preview: SEC

So far this season, Florida has succeeded in delivering a message of dominance. The Gators aren’t the top-ranked team in the country – that honor goes to Washington – but they are tops in the SEC, one of the deepest conferences in the nation.

Walshe takes 1-stroke Australian Masters lead

American Alison Walshe birdied the 17th hole in an opening-round 6-under 66 that gave her a one-stroke lead over Jessica Korda at the Australian Ladies Masters at Royal Pines on Friday.

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UCLA's Lua says she is healthy, ready for spring

Hampered by a nagging wrist injury, UCLA's Tiffany Lua says she is healthy and has qualified for the Bruins' first spring start on Feb. 11.