Compiled from wire reports
Woods, Begay lead American team
•?Tiger Woods and Notah Begay, longtime friends and former college roommates at Stanford, helped lead the American side to victory in the NB3 Foundation Challenge at Turning Stone Resort’s Atunyote Golf Club in Verona, N.Y.
The 12-player field was split into two teams, with Woods and Begay serving on a West squad that also included PGA Tour players Rickie Fowler and Gary Woodland and LPGA Tour players Cristie Kerr and Lexi Thompson.
Woods and Begay took on K.J. Choi and Y.E. Yang in one of three stroke-play matches that were billed as an “East Meets West” challenge involving Asian and American players. The other pairings had Woodland and Kerr against Danny Lee and Se Ri Pak, and Fowler and Thompson playing against Charlie Wi and Yani Tseng.
Woods and Begay beat Choi and Yang 9-7, Woodland and Kerr beat Lee and Pak 8-7, and Tseng and Wi tied Fowler and Thompson 7-7 for a 2˝-˝ win.
Ex-Browns center signs with Bengals
•?The Cincinnati Bengals signed former Browns center Jeff Faine to replace the injured Kyle Cook, who will miss considerable time — and possibly the season — because of injury. The 31-year-old center started 15 games for Tampa Bay last season. He was released on March 14 and has been a free agent. Faine was the Browns’ first-round pick in 2003.
•?The Oakland Raiders claimed defensive back Coye Francies on waivers from the Seattle Seahawks. Francies played in eight games with the Cleveland Browns from 2009-10 and also has experience as a kick returner. The Raiders waived defensive back Conroy Black. Oakland also moved offensive lineman Zach Hurd (head), fullback Rashawn Jackson (hip), and offensive lineman Ed Wang (shoulder) from waived/injured to injured reserve.
•?The San Francisco 49ers signed defensive tackle Matthew Masifilo to a two-year contract and waived center Chase Beeler. Masifilo originally signed with San Francisco as an undrafted free agent out of Stanford in May. He was released on Monday, but brought back two days later.
•?Recently retired running back LaDainian Tomlinson will be joining NFL Network and SiriusXM Radio outlets as a broadcaster. Tomlinson will appear on NFL Network’s new Sunday morning show, First on the Field. He’ll also host weekly shows on NFL news and fantasy football for SiriusXM.
•?Former Bowling Green redshirt player Cody Silk sued the university, coach Dave Clawson and team trainers over head injuries he says he received during practice that could have been prevented and were not treated properly. The suit alleges that BGSU violated NCAA concussion and head trauma protocols.
•?Three East Carolina receivers — senior Dayon Arrington, sophomore Danny Webster and redshirt freshman Antonio Cannon — were suspended for the Pirates’ opening game against Appalachian State because they violated undisclosed team policy.
Ottawa, Turris set on 5-year extension
•?The Ottawa Senators signed forward Kyle Turris to a $17.5-million, five-year contract extension. Turris, 23, scored 12 goals and 17 assists last season, both career highs. The deal, which is worth an average of $3.5 million per year, will keep Turris in Ottawa through the 2017-18 season.
•?Swingman Martell Webster signed a free-agent contract with the Washington Wizards. He played with the Minnesota Timberwolves last season, averaging 6.9 points and 3.6 rebounds.
•?Carl Edwards dismissed a rumor Wednesday that he will join Penske Racing next season. Edwards brought the rumor up unprompted during a national teleconference in an effort to silence the discussion. He is in the first year of a new contract with Roush Fenway Racing.
•?Joaquin Rodriguez held a slim overall lead on Alberto Contador after finishing seventh in the time trial Wednesday in the Spanish Vuelta. Fredrik Kessiakoff won the 24˝-mile, 11th stage sprint by 17 seconds over Contador.
•?Real Madrid took advantage of quick goals to beat 10-man Barcelona 2-1 in Madrid to win the Spanish Super Cup on away goals after the two-legged tie ended 4-4.
— From wire reports