From wire reports


Mahan takes lead in AT&T National

• Hunter Mahan finally got a good score to match a flawless swing.

In temperatures that topped 100 degrees, Mahan ran off seven birdies Friday afternoon for a 6-under-par 65 in the AT&T National in Bethesda, Md. It was the best score of the week at Congressional, and it gave him a 2-shot lead over Robert Garrigus, Jimmy Walker and Brendon De Jonge.

Tiger Woods got back in the mix with a 68 in the morning, though Mahan made his weekend task a little tougher.

Mahan made birdies on two of the last three holes to reach 7-under 135, leaving Woods 5 shots behind.

•?Defending champion Fred Couples birdied the final three holes for a 7-under 63 and the second-round lead in the Senior Players Championship in Pittsburgh. Couples, the winner last year at Westchester Country Club in Harrison, N.Y., had an 11-under 129 total on the Fox Chapel course. Joe Daley was a stroke back after a 64. Tom Lehman was third at 7 under after a 66.

• Veronica Felibert shot a career-best 6-under 65 to take a 1-stroke lead over Shanshan Feng at the NW Arkansas Championship in Rogers, Ark.

• Frenchman Gregory Bourdy opened a 1-shot lead in the second round of the Irish Open in Portrush, Northern Ireland. Mark Foster also shot a 67 and was in second. .


Georgia dismisses tailback from team

• Georgia tailback Isaiah Crowell was dismissed from the team by coach Mark Richt after the sophomore was arrested on felony weapons charges in Athens, Ga. Police found a gun in Crowell’s vehicle early Friday morning.

•?Texas A&M freshman quarterback Johnny Manziel was arrested and jailed early Friday in College Station, Texas, after he was involved in a fight and police said he produced a fake ID. College Station police spokeswoman Rhonda Seaton says Manziel, 19, was charged with disorderly conduct, failure to identify and possessing a false identification card, all misdemeanors.

• The NCAA said it will reconsider scholarship sanctions imposed on Boise State’s program. In a 25-page decision, the NCAA Division I Infractions Appeals Committee concluded that the scholarship penalty announced last September, in addition to Boise State’s self-imposed sanctions, was excessive.

• The Atlanta Falcons agreed to terms with safety Chris Hope, who has started 109 games in 10 seasons with Pittsburgh and Tennessee.

• The San Francisco 49ers are asking a judge to decide if Santa Clara County can redirect $30 million originally earmarked for the team’s new stadium for other uses.


Charges to be filed against Armstrong

•?The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency says its review board has made a unanimous recommendation to file formal doping charges against cycling champion Lance Armstrong. That will move the case to an arbitration hearing if Armstrong chooses to challenge, as he has indicated he would.

• The Minnesota Wild re-signed enforcer Matt Kassian, 25, to a two-year deal.

— From wire reports