Woods, Furyk, Toms top Open leaderboard...Yanks cool off Nats...A's release Manny Ramirez
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tiger Woods shares the lead with Jim Furyk (FYOOR'-ihk) and David Toms at the midway point of the U.S. Open at The Olympic Club in San Francisco. Woods overcame three straight bogeys on the front nine to fire an even-par 70 that leaves him 1-under for the tournament. Phil Mickelson was able to make the cut at 7-over, but defending champ Rory McIlroy, Masters champ Bubba Watson and No. 1 player Luke Donald are going home.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Phil Hughes struck out nine while allowing just one run in six innings of the New York Yankees' seventh straight win, 7-2 over the Nationals in Washington. Curtis Granderson homered in the ninth after his two-run double capped a four-run seventh that put the Yanks ahead 6-1.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — James Loney scored the tiebreaking run on a wild pitch in the bottom of the eighth to give the Los Angeles Dodgers a 6-5 win over the Chicago White Sox. Elian Herrera drove in three runs to help the Dodgers overcome Adam Dunn's major league-leading 23rd home run.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Manny Ramirez is a free agent again after the Oakland Athletics granted his request to be released. Ramirez signed a minor league deal with Oakland on Feb. 20 and hit .302 with 14 RBIs in 17 games with Triple-A Sacramento.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The team manager behind Lance Armstrong's seven consecutive Tour de France victories says he's innocent of doping charges raised by U.S. officials. Johan Bruyneel (broo-NEEL') posted a statement on his website and Twitter that says Armstrong never participated in any doping activities and is dismayed by the charges. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency is accusing Armstrong, Bruyneel and several others connected to the teams of participating in a doping conspiracy.