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AKRON, Ohio -- William McGirt opened with a 6-under 64 for a three-shot lead in the Bridgestone Invitational as he goes for another victory in Ohio.McGirt broke through for his first PGA Tour victory last month at the Memorial. In his World Golf Championship debut, he made six birdies and finished off his round with a 45-ft par save.Jason Day, the No. 1 player in the world, was among those at 67.U.S. Open champion Dustin Johnson had a U.S. Open kind of round -- 15 pars, two birdies and a bogey -- for a 69.The surprise was Jordan Spieth, who putted for birdie (and missed) only one time in 10 holes. He hung in there with several big par putts, closed with four birdies and shot 68.FRENCH OPENSAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France -- Rory McIlroy shot 71 and is five shots off the lead held by Lucas Bjerregaard after the first round.McIlroy, in the spotlight because of his decision to skip the Olympics over concerns about the Zika virus, had four birdies and four bogeys around LAlbatros course at the Le Golf National, the 2018 Ryder Cup host.Bjerregaard shot a 5-under 66, helped by his first ever hole-in-one -- a 7-iron from 202 yards downwind at No. 2. The 137th-ranked Dane was playing with a new set of clubs after his own was lost in transit, and also had five birdies.LPGA PORTLAND CLASSICPORTLAND, Ore. -- Defending champion Brke Henderson shot a 7-under 65 to take a two-stroke lead after the opening round of the LPGA Cambia Portland Classic.Picking up where she left off from a year ago, when Henderson shot a 21-under 267 to win her first LPGA tournament, the 18-year-old Canadian hit 16 greens and made nine birdies on a warm, cloudless day at the 6,476-yard Columbia Edgewater course.Angela Stanford, Demi Runas and Mariajo Uribe each shot 67.BARRACUDA CHAMPIONSHIPRENO, Nev. -- Martin Laird of Scotland made eight birdies to lead the Barracuda Championship with more than just a PGA Tour victory on the line.He still has a long way to go and plenty of players, including former champion Gary Wdland, right behind him.He finished with 15 points in the modified Stableford scoring that awards five points for an eagle, two points for a birdie and deducts one point for a bogey and two points for a double bogey or worse.Wdland, who won at Reno in 2013, was tied for the lead when he missed a 10-ft birdie putt on the 17th and then hit his second shot with a 6-iron into the water on the par-5 18th, leading to a bogey that cost him a point. That put him at 14 points along with Camilo Villegas and Greg Chalmers. Austin Rivers Jersey . "Jeff is a hard worker who was an important special-teams contributor for us last season," said Stamps GM John Hufnagel. Robert Horry Jersey . -- The Magic have their first victory of the new year. http://www.therocketsofficial.com/Authentic-Austin-Rivers-Rockets-Jersey/ . The 26-year-old Ireland striker, who has four goals this season, has signed a three-and-a-half year contract with his new club. Charles Barkley Rockets Jersey . The winner Saturday will remain in the elite 10-team field next year. "We talked about wanting to be disciplined and stick with our game plan and gd things will come," Draisaitl said, who had two goals for the victors. Houston Rockets Jerseys .Y. - Jerome Samson scored once in regulation and again in the shtout as the St. AUSTIN, Texas -- After two losing seasons and with the pressure of an entire program bearing down, Charlie Strong turned his team over to a freshman quarterback for Texas opener, something no Longhorns coach had done in more than 70 years.He even called Shane Buecheles mom the night before to say her son would start against No. 10 Notre Dame. She started crying.I told him dont let her down, Strong said.Buechele didnt, and instead delivered big time with 280 yards passing and a pair of touchdowns before Tyrone Swpes, the senior he beat out for the job, punched in a lunging 6-yard touchdown in the second overtime for a thrilling 50-47 win Sunday night.I said a year ago we probably would have lost that ftball game because we didnt know how to finish, Strong said.Buechele was the first freshman quarterback to start a season-opener at Texas since Bobby Layne in 1944.You knew (Buechele) could handle it. You knew the stage wouldnt be t big, Strong said.Yet it was Swpes who won it in the end. Disappointed not to start, Swpes still played a huge role in the offense with three touchdowns and big runs that punished Notre Dame tacklers who struggled to bring him down.On the winning score, Swpes broke a tackle, burst up the middle and stretched the ball across the line. Swpes has been bed by Texas fans the last two seasons and was treated to a chorus of Swopes from the Texas-record crowd of 102,315.With that chant and bing, I cant really tell the difference, Swpes said.Notre Dame quarterback DeShone Kizer rallied the Irish from a 31-14 deficit in the third quarter and finished with 215 yards passing and five touchdowns.Texas went ahead 37-35 on DOnte Foremans 18-yard touchdown run before Notre Dame blocked the extra point and Shaun Crawford returned it for a 2-point score that tied it at 37 with just under four minutes left.Strong, and Longhorn fans, had seen Texas collapse and lose games late the previous two seasons.This is a great start for us, Strong said. Our fans really needed that. Weve been down for so long. ... It was a night for us to just make it right.THE TAKEAWAYNotre Dame: Coach Brian Kelly will have to consider scrappping the quarterback rotation between Kizer and Malik Zaire that sapped momentum and helped dig the Irish into a big hole.ddddddddddddNo final decision has been made, Kelly said. Its never easy playing two quarterbacks.Texas: A huge win for Strong, who is trying to avoid being the first Texas coach with three consecutive losing seasons since the 1930s. Its been said time and again in recent years, but the Longhorns sure lk as if theyve got their quarterback, despite some sputters in the second half.We needed tonight to get this program back in the spotlight, Strong said. I know one game does not make a season. We have many more to go. But its a great start.POLL IMPLICATIONSNotre Dame: A loss means a drop, but how far? The Irish sure didnt lk like a top-10 team when the Longhorns were pushing them around early.Texas: Texas hasnt been ranked since late 2013 when Mack Brown was coach. Beating a top-10 opponent with big plays, tough running and late moxie probably earns a return to the Top 25.18-WHEELERSwpes ran the 18-wheeler package -- so-named because he wears No. 18 -- to near perfection, moving the chains and punishing Notre Dame tacklers in the process. He finished with 53 yards on 13 carries and was a dynamic change of pace when he came on for Buechele.Hes 260 pounds and runs big, said Notre Dame defensive lineman Isaac Rochell.INJURY REPORTNotre Dame: Wide receiver Torii Hunter Jr. was knocked out of the game in the third quarter on a ferocious hit from DeShon Elliott in the end zone that broke up an Irish touchdown.Kelly said he had heated discussions with game officials asking why the play wasnt reviewed for a possible penalty.TEXAS: Safety Dylan Haines left the game in the second quarter with a head injury.UP NEXTNotre Dame: The Irish play their home opener against Nevada on Saturday. The Wolf Pack beat Cal-Poly 30-27 in overtime in their first game.Texas: Texas hosts Texas-El Paso, which beat New Mexico State 38-22.---This version corrects to Kizer rallied the Irish from a 31-14 deficit instead of 31-17. ' ' '

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