GOLF

First-day play washed out at the PGA Tour opener

KAPALUA, Hawaii — Wind squalls that howled down off the mountains above Maui were so severe Friday that PGA Tour officials scrapped the first round of the opening Tournament of Champions.

All scores were erased — only 20 players in the 30-man field even had scores on their cards — and the round will start over today with 36 holes, weather permitting.

Rickie Fowler and Jason Dufner, who supposedly started the 2013 season by playing in the first group, only made it through eight holes. Six players, including defending champion Steve Stricker, had not even teed off.

It was the first time since The Players Championship in 2005 that a round had been wiped clean.


FOOTBALL

Team Highlight wins Under Armour game

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Sean Covington kicked three field goals and Josh McNeil caught a touchdown pass to help Team Highlight beat Team Nitro 16-3 on Friday in the Under Armour All-America Game.

McNeil, a tight end from Durham N.C., caught a 6-yard scoring pass from Salt Lake City quarterback Cooper Bateman early in the second quarter to give Highlight a 10-0 lead. Bateman and McNeil both committed to Alabama at one point, but McNeil is currently favoring LSU.


TENNIS

Davydenko, Gasquet reach Qatar Open final

DOHA, Qatar — Nikolay Davydenko and Richard Gasquet advanced to the Qatar Open final, both winning Friday in straight sets.

Davydenko, a former No. 3 who has dropped to 44th in the world, beat top-seeded David Ferrer 6-2, 6-3. The second-seeded Gasquet overcame German qualifier Daniel Brands 7-5, 7-5.


Top-seeded Berdych upset in Chennai Open

CHENNAI, India — Top-seeded Tomas Berdych was upset by Roberto Bautista-Agut of Spain 7-5, 2-6, 6-3 Friday in the quarterfinals of the Chennai Open.

Also, third-seeded Marin Cilic of Croatia lost 6-4, 1-6, 7-5 to Benoit Paire of France, while fourth-seeded Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland lost 6-2, 7-6 (6) to unseeded Slovakian player Aljaz Bedene.


SKIING

U.S. teen Shiffrin wins slalom, leads standings

ZAGREB, Croatia — Mikaela Shiffrin is living up to her billing as skiing's next big star.

The 17-year-old captured a slalom by a massive 1.19-second margin Friday night, becoming the first American woman to win two World Cup races before turning 18. Her first career victory came last month in Sweden.

She leads the World Cup slalom standings and even overtook Lindsey Vonn as the top American in the overall standings.

Compiled from wire reports


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