Kuchar makes good use of short day at Barclays
JERSEY CITY, N.J. -- Gary Woodland shot a 7-under 64 to tie for the clubhouse lead at The Barclays. Even better, he finished before dark.
Woodland birdied four of his last five holes Friday at Liberty National to join Webb Simpson (66) at 9-under 133 in the rain-delayed opener of the FedEx Cup playoffs. Matt Kuchar also took advantage of the calm conditions at twilight to finish his short day atop the leaderboard at 10-under par. He still had five holes remaining.
Only 18 players from the afternoon groups managed to finish. The rest return Saturday morning to finish.
That includes Tiger Woods, who couldn't get off the course fast enough. Woods had three early birdies until dropping three shots in a five-hole span. He was five shots behind Kuchar.
Former Knicks player Meminger found dead
NEW YORK -- Dean Meminger, the former Marquette guard who played a reserve role on the New York Knicks' 1973 NBA championship team, was found dead Friday in a Manhattan hotel room. He was 65.
New York City police said staff at the Hamilton Heights Hotel found Meminger unconscious and unresponsive inside a room and emergency medical personnel pronounced him dead. Police said there were no signs of trauma and that the cause of death hadn't been determined. They said an investigation is ongoing.
Meminger averaged 6.1 points in six seasons with the Knicks and Atlanta Hawks. A former New York City prep star at Rice High School, Meminger led Marquette to a 78-9 mark in three varsity seasons, averaging 18.8 points. He averaged 21.2 points as a senior in 1970-71 and was drafted 16th overall by the Knicks.
Lawson hearing delayed until September
CENTENNIAL, Colo. -- An initial hearing in the domestic violence case against Denver Nuggets guard Ty Lawson is being delayed until September.
Prosecutors asked for the postponement on Friday to give them more time to investigate.
Both Lawson and his pregnant girlfriend Ashley Pettiford were arrested following a fight at their home Saturday. Pettiford said she heard Lawson on the phone with another woman and said Lawson pushed her as she packed her things. She's accused of breaking Lawson's phone.
Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson tells KMGH-TV that the conflict "was a mutual situation." Both were arrested and held over the weekend.
Warriors sign Seth Curry, reuniting brothers
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Seth Curry is getting a chance to join older brother Stephen Curry with the Golden State Warriors.
The Warriors signed the undrafted former Duke guard to a non-guaranteed contract Friday. He will compete for a roster spot in training camp, which starts in late September.
Curry was recovering from a right shin injury during the pre-draft process. He averaged 17.5 points on 46.5 percent shooting in his final season at Duke.
Making Golden State's roster will be difficult because most positions are already set. If he doesn't make the team, Curry could also try to work his way up through the Santa Cruz Warriors of the NBA Development League.
The Bay Area News Group first reported Curry would sign with the Warriors.
Jets move wideout Holmes from PUP list to active roster
NEW YORK -- Santonio Holmes has been moved to the New York Jets' active roster from the physically unable to perform list, a sign the wide receiver could be ready for the regular season.
The former Ohio State star has been sidelined since last September with an injured left foot that left his status for the start of this season uncertain.
On Wednesday, Holmes said his foot bothers him when he wakes up and "this pain doesn't go away."
But his recovery appeared to be progressing as he repeatedly ran short routes and planted during practice Thursday. The move leaves open the possibility Holmes could play in the regular-season opener against Tampa Bay on Sept. 8.
Holmes suffered a Lisfranc injury, which usually involves separation of ligaments and joints in the middle of the foot.
HOUSTON -- Houston coach Gary Kubiak says the NFL has upheld defensive end Antonio Smith's three-game suspension.
Smith was suspended Wednesday for the last two preseason games and Houston's season opener for hitting Miami guard Richie Incognito with the Dolphins player's helmet.
Smith appealed the suspension, but his appeal was denied Friday.
Kubiak says he's disappointed in the decision, but that the team understands and accepts it.
Smith ripped the helmet off Incognito's head, then hit Incognito on the shoulder with it Saturday night in the teams' preseason game. The two also went at it in last season's opener, when Smith kicked Incognito, drawing an $11,000 fine. Smith later said Incognito deliberately tried to twist his ankle while holding his legs in the 2012 game.
Ex-Browns QB Wallace getting chance to be backup with 49ers
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Seneca Wallace stepped on the practice field for the first time with the San Francisco 49ers on Friday as the most experienced quarterback on the roster.
Whether the nine-year veteran and former Cleveland Browns quarterback still has a job with the team in two weeks depends on how quickly and how well he can pick up and fit into a system friendly to his skills.
Wallace will get that opportunity immediately. Coach Jim Harbaugh said he expects Wallace, signed by the 49ers on Thursday, to play in Sunday's preseason game against the Minnesota Vikings.
OXON HILL, Md. -- At least Robert Griffin III has a sense of humor about the $10,000 fine over his "Operation Patience" shirt.
The Washington Redskins quarterback accepted the team's offensive player of the year award Friday at their annual Welcome Home Luncheon.
Addressing the crowd, Griffin pointed out the charity auction that had taken place a few minutes earlier, saying: "Those auctioneers did a good job. I would've given them 10 grand, but the NFL took it away from me this week."
The league fined Griffin for wearing a T-shirt with the words "Operation Patience" as he warmed up before Monday night's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Griffin has adopted the slogan as he works his way back from major knee surgery.
The NFL said the T-shirt was "unauthorized apparel."