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GOLF: Johnson leads Northern Trust

on February 14, 2014 10:25 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dustin Johnson moved down the coast of California and brought his game with him in the Northern Trust Open. So did Jimmy Walker.

Johnson made six birdies on a warm, sunny day at Riviera for a 5-under 66, giving him a one-shot lead when the opening round was suspended by darkness.

Walker birdied his last three holes and was in the large group at 67 that included Francesco Molinari of Italy and Torrey Pines winner Scott Stallings.

U.S. demolishes Russia, 8-0

ATLANTA (AP) — Abby Wambach scored her record 165th international goal and the U.S. women’s soccer team beat Russia 8-0 in an exhibition to extend its unbeaten streak to 42 games.

• CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. men’s soccer team will host Mexico in an exhibition game April 2 at Glendale, Ariz., as both nations prepare for the World Cup.

Biden calls Syracuse hero Ennis

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Freshman point guard Tyler Ennis of top-ranked Syracuse is basking in some praise after his game-winning shot against Pittsburgh.

Vice President Joe Biden called Ennis to congratulate him on his “amazing 35-foot buzzer beater” Wednesday night against Pittsburgh that kept the Orange unbeaten. The vice president’s office tweeted a photograph of Biden at his desk while on the phone with Ennis. Biden received his law degree from Syracuse University.

Pistorius 'grieves'

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Oscar Pistorius, the celebrated athlete who became a murder suspect, said today that he is consumed by grief on the first anniversary of the day that he fatally shot his girlfriend in his home. The rare statement by the double-amputee runner came ahead of the March 3 start of his trial for the killing of Reeva Steenkamp, shot in her boyfriend’s bathroom in the pre-dawn hours of Valentine’s Day.

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