Justin Rose takes 2-shot advantage in Grand Slam
SOUTHAMPTON, Bermuda — U.S. Open champion Justin Rose shot a 4-under 67 on Tuesday for a two-shot lead over Jason Dufner in the PGA Grand Slam of Golf.
The 36-hole exhibition is for the four major champions this year. British Open champion Phil Mickelson chose not to play and was replaced at Port Royal Golf Course by Padraig Harrington.
Rose took the lead from the start despite a wayward tee shot. From the adjacent second fairway, unable to see the green, Rose hit a 6-iron from 186 yards within a foot for a birdie. He added three more birdies on the front nine. Rose made two bogeys in the wind on the back nine.
Dufner, the PGA champion, had a 69. Masters champion Adam Scott shot 70, while Harrington opened with a 74.
Police: Cal Ripken's mom in brush with armed man
ABERDEEN, Md. — Police say a man with a handgun approached baseball great Cal Ripken's mother in a bank parking lot in Maryland and demanded her car, but she activated a key alarm and he left.
Authorities say 75-year-old Vi Ripken wasn't hurt Tuesday and a suspect is now in custody.
Police spokesman Lt. Frederick Budnick says Ripken entered the bank afterward to alert authorities in her hometown of Aberdeen, north of Baltimore.
The spokesman says charges are pending. He didn't immediately identify the suspect.
Last year, Vi Ripken reported being kidnapped at gunpoint from her Aberdeen home. She returned unharmed 24 hours later. No one has been arrested in the case.
Hall of Fame infielder Cal Ripken played in 2,632 consecutive games in a 21-year career with the Baltimore Orioles.
British racer Edwards killed in crash in training
BRISBANE, Australia — Sean Edwards, a promising British driver and the son of former Formula One driver Guy Edwards, died Tuesday in a crash during training. He was 26.
Edwards, the Supercup Championship leader, was in the passenger seat as an instructor for a private training session at Queensland Raceway at Willowbank, outside Brisbane, Porsche Motorsport said.
A 20-year-old local driver was behind the wheel when the car crashed into a tire wall and caught fire. The driver was taken to a hospital and is reported to be in a critical condition with severe burns and broken bones.
Sean Edwards was recently involved in director Ron Howard's movie "Rush" about the 1976 Formula One season. Guy Edwards was one of the drivers who helped pull Niki Lauda from his burning car during the 1976 German Grand Prix.
Sloane Stephens of U.S. wins opener in Luxembourg
LUXEMBOURG — Second-seeded Sloane Stephens of the United States beat 2009 champion and Swiss wild card Timea Bacsinszky 6-3, 6-3 Tuesday to advance into the second round of the Luxembourg Open.
Top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark will play later Tuesday. Two seeds fell: No. 4 Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium lost to Katarzyna Piter of Poland 6-4, 6-2, and No. 6 Mona Barthel of Germany lost to Stefanie Voegele of Switzerland 1-6, 6-4, 7-6 (3).
Compiled from wire reports