Sports in Brief: Choi cards 67, leads by 1 after two rounds

Posted: August 11, 2012

Chella Choi shrugged off two bogeys to start the back nine, birdieing three holes coming down the stretch for a 4-under 67 and a 1-shot lead Friday after the second round of the Jamie Farr Toledo Classic in Sylvania, Ohio.

Choi, winless in her four years on the LPGA tour, started with a 66 and was at 9-under 133 at rainy Highland Meadows Golf Club.

Inbee Park, winner of the most recent tour event, the Evian Masters, had the day's low round, climbing 29 spots on the leader board with a 6-under 65.

Mika Miyazato had a 68, and Hee Kyung Seo a 66 to join Park at 8 under.

HORSE RACING: Kentucky Derby-winning jockey John Velazquez and trainer Roger Attfield are the newest inductees into the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

The pair, plus the late trainer Robert Wheeler and champion horse Ghostzapper, were inducted Friday.

The 40-year-old Velazquez, of Puerto Rico, has won three national riding titles and two Eclipse Awards. He rode 2011 Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom.

TENNIS: Top-seeded Novak Djokovic advanced to the Rogers Cup quarterfinals in Toronto, beating Sam Querrey, 6-4, 6-4, in a rain-delayed match.

Richard Gasquet, Mardy Fish, and Janko Tipsarevic also advanced.

Top-ranked Victoria Azarenka withdrew because of a knee injury.

Meanwhile Petra Kvitova dispatched Marion Bartoli, 6-1, 6-1, at Uniprix Stadium in Montreal.

Azarenka joins second-ranked Maria Sharapova, who withdrew Wednesday because of a virus.

Sharapova also dropped out of the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati because of a stomach virus.

SOCCER: Union captain Carlos Valdes and teammates Gabriel Gomez and Keon Daniel have all been called up for international duty by Colombia, Panama, and Trinidad and Tobago, respectively, the club announced.

TRIATHLON: A dump of partially treated sewage has ended, and officials have declared the Hudson River safe for swimmers.

That includes the athletes in Saturday's Ironman race off Manhattan, part of a New York-New Jersey triathlon.

Organizers say the 2.4-mile race will go on as scheduled. They say tests by New York City showed the water to be safe.

- Associated Press

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