Sports in Brief: Irish are cautious on concussed QB

Posted: October 20, 2012

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly says he wants to monitor quarterback Everett Golson's concussion recovery for another 48 hours before deciding on a starter against Brigham Young on Saturday.

Golson was cleared to practice Wednesday after sustaining a helmet-to-helmet hit against Stanford. Kelly says Golson is getting better, but the coach wants to see how the QB does at practice Friday and before the game Saturday. He says either Tommy Rees or Andrew Hendrix could start in Golson's place.

BASEBALL: The Los Angeles Dodgers announced the hiring of Gerry Hunsicker as a senior adviser of baseball operations.

Hunsicker, 62, a native of Collegeville, Pa., and a St. Joseph's graduate, has been working as the Tampa Bay Rays' vice president of baseball operations since 2005.

Hunsicker was general manager of the Astros from 1995 to 2004. During that stretch, the Astros made five playoff appearances, getting as far as the seventh game of the 2004 NLCS.

GOLF: At the McGladrey Classic in St. Simons Island, Ga., Bud Cauley took a step toward his first PGA Tour victory with an 8-under 62, his best score on tour, giving him a share of the lead with Marco Dawson.

TENNIS: In Moscow, Former No. 1 Ana Ivanovic and 2011 U.S. Open champion Samantha Stosur advanced to the Kremlin Cup quarterfinals with straight-sets victories, while top-seeded Alexandr Dolgopolov bowed out of the men's event with a 6-3, 7-5, 7-6 (6) loss to qualifier Edouard Roger-Vasselin.

The 11th-ranked Ivanovic broke 19-year-old qualifier Valeria Solovieva three times in a 6-1, 6-4 victory, while Stosur struggled past Alize Cornet, 7-6 (6), 7-5.

Tomas Berdych reached the quarterfinals at the Stockholm Open with a 6-1, 6-4 win over Jurgen Zopp. Berdych broke Zopp's serve three times in a victory that took only 71 minutes.

Top seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, advanced with a 6-3, 7-6 (6) win over Go Soeda. Tsonga will face Sergiy Stakhovsky, who defeated Feliciano Lopez, 7-6 (5), 7-5.

Venus Williams, playing her first tournament since the U.S. Open, defeated ninth-seeded Mona Barthel, 7-6 (4), 6-4, at the Luxembourg Open despite six double-faults and four service breaks by her German opponent.

Top-seeded Roberta Vinci reached the quarterfinals, beating Anne Keothavong of Britain, 6-4, 6-1. Andrea Petkovic defeated third-seeded and former No. 1 Jelena Jankovic, 7-5, 6-0.

SOCCER:Stephen Hart resigned as Canada's coach, two days after the team was eliminated from 2014 World Cup qualifying by Honduras in an 8-1 thrashing.

- Staff and wire reports

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