Mark Calcavecchia shot an eight-under-par 64 on Friday at Del Monte to take a two-stroke lead over Tom Pernice Jr. in the Champions Tour's First Tee Open. Pernice played his round at Pebble Beach, the other course being used in the event on the 50-and-over tour.
Calcavecchia, in his first season on the Champions Tour after winning 13 times on the PGA Tour, capped his bogey-free first round with a birdie on the par-five ninth hole to equal his career low on the senior circuit.
Pernice, playing his first full season on the tour, birdied five of the first six holes at Pebble Beach, then had 10 consecutive pars and birdied the 17th en route to a 66.
Fred Couples, Bob Tway, Tom Kite, Wayne Levi and 2006 winner Scott Simpson opened with 67s at Del Monte, and Chip Beck and Olin Browne had 67s at Pebble Beach — the site of the final round Sunday.
Miguel Angel Jimenez shot a 10-under 61 — the lowest score of his career — and took a three-stroke lead in the European Masters at Crans-Sur-Sierre, Switzerland.
Todd Bodine wins trucks race
Todd Bodine overcame a midrace spin to win the NASCAR Trucks Series race at Sparta, Ky., ending Kyle Busch's three-series winning streak at four.
Bodine, the series points leader, nearly wrecked trying to pass Busch just past the race's halfway point. Bodine collected his car, then managed to stretch the fuel in the No. 30 Toyota to pick up his fourth win of the season.
Busch, looking to become the first driver in 37 years to win five consecutive NASCAR national series races, finished seventh after pitting with 23 laps remaining. Johnny Sauter was second, followed by Aric Almirola, Jason White and Ricky Carmichael.
Negotiators for the NHL and the NHL Players' Assn. talked into the early hours Saturday to complete an agreement that would validate Ilya Kovalchuk's 15-year, $100-million contract with the New Jersey Devils and amend the collective bargaining agreement to discourage teams from signing players to long-term contracts with low average annual values. The proposed terms include counting the salary cap hit for players ages 35 to 40 at $1 million even if their compensation is less than that. Several contracts under investigation by the NHL would be grandfathered in and allowed to stand
A search helicopter spotted the body of the son of boxing promoter Bob Arum on a Washington state mountainside, five days after he was reported missing, a national park spokeswoman said.
The body of John Arum, an experienced mountain climber, was seen at about the 7,700-foot level of Storm King mountain, an 8,815-foot peak, North Cascades National Park Spokeswoman Kerry Olson said.
It wasn't immediately possible to retrieve the body, but it was clear to searchers in the helicopter that the 49-year-old Seattle environmental attorney was dead, Olson said. Those involved in the search said Arum probably died in a fall, she said.
Former Lance Armstrong teammate Floyd Landis has filed a federal whistle-blower lawsuit, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Landis, who won the Tour de France in 2006, had the title stripped because of a positive drug test. This spring, he ended years of denials by admitting that he took performance-enhancing drugs and accused Armstrong and others of doping.
Citing anonymous sources, the Journal reported in a story posted on its website Friday that Landis has filed a suit under the federal False Claims Act. The law allows Americans to sue on behalf of the government alleging that the government has been defrauded.