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Sports Briefs

Posted: Sunday, May 05, 2002

Czech Republic edges United States

JONKOPING, Sweden -- Jaromir Jagr scored a second-period goal, and Martin Prochazka had a goal and an assist as the Czech Republic edged the United States 5-4 Saturday at the World Hockey championships.

The game was played pressure-free as both teams had already qualified for the quarterfinals.

In the late game in Goteborg, Finland defeated Russia 1-0. The win left Finland atop the E Group standings. Russia remains in the hunt for a quarterfinal berth.

Earlier in Goteborg, Ulf Dahlen of the Washington Capitals scored twice to help Sweden rout Ukraine 7-0. Stefan Liv posted the shutout.

Choi leads Compaq Classic

NEW ORLEANS -- K.J. Choi, trying to become the first South Korean winner on the PGA Tour, shot a 1-under 71 Saturday to take a one-stroke lead after the third round of the Compaq Classic.

Choi had a 12-under 204 total on the English Turn course, a stroke ahead of John Rollins (68) and Bryce Molder (69).

Molder, a four-time All-American at Georgia Tech who set the NCAA record for career scoring average (70.69), is trying to play his way onto the PGA Tour through sponsor exemptions.

First-round leader Dan Forsman had a 72, leaving him two shots off the pace at 10-under 206. Billy Andrade (68) was 9 under, and Chris DiMarco (70) topped a five-player group at 8 under.

Nelson in front at Bruno's Memorial Classic

HOOVER, Ala. -- Larry Nelson shot two 6-under-par 66s to take a one-stroke lead over defending champion Hale Irwin in the rain-soaked Bruno's Memorial Classic.

Irwin birdied the final four holes and tied a tournament record with his second-round 63. He played 24 holes Saturday.

Sammy Rachels and George Archer were two strokes back at 10 under. Rachels birdied six of his final seven holes for a second-round 64.

Rain delays Chick-fil-A Charity Championship

STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. -- Eighty-one players, including leader Kelly Robbins, didn't even get on the course as rain forced LPGA Tourt officials to shorten the Chick-fil-A Charity Championship from 54 to 36 holes.

Robbins shot an 8-under 64 on Friday. Karrie Webb, Se Ri Pak, Laura Diaz and Juli Inkster were 6 under. Pak completed seven holes in the second round, Webb played four holes and Diaz and Inkster did not start. Annika Sorenstam was 1 over after seven holes.



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