News: Jordan Spieth makes putts, beats fog at Pebble Beach

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Friday, February 10, 2017

Jordan Spieth makes putts, beats fog at Pebble Beach

PEBBLE BEACH >> Jordan Spieth knew the pin position on the ninth hole at Spyglass Hill as much by memory as by sight, which was a good thing considering the fog creeping across the Monterey Peninsula on Friday.

The crowd behind the green couldn’t see Spieth, only a golf ball that landed behind the flag and spun back 3 feet below the cup.

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Greg Anderson resumes Pro Stock success with provisional Winternationals pole

POMONA >> Greg Anderson is a drag racer, but knows a bit about weather.

As rain drops fell on Auto Club Raceway Friday afternoon, and prematurely halted the first qualifying session for the NHRA season-opening Winternationals, the four-time Pro Stock champion surmised it would be the first of three different days of weather.

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Rain cuts NHRA qualifying short

POMONA >> There was quite a race Friday afternoon at Auto Club Raceway at the Los Angeles County Fairgrounds: Mother Nature against NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series teams.

Midway through the second qualifying session of the day for the season-opening Winternationals, skies no longer posed a threat but actually started to release raindrops on the drag strip.

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Neff diary: Decisions at Pomona can be very tricky for Winternatonals

Editor’s note: Mike Neff is a native of Hemet and serves as crew chief for Robert Hight, who drives the Auto Club-sponsored John Force Racing Chevrolet Camaro Funny Car.

Decision-making is pretty much everything. The decisions you make are based off the changing conditions, the track, weather, parts and all the variables – there are a lot of decisions that you make.

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Sierra Canyon girls basketball again comes up just short against Windward

LOS ANGELES >> It would have been such an improbable shot. Impossible really.

Trailing by one point with 1.1 seconds left and no time outs on the road trying to bring down a powerhouse and emerging nemesis, the stage was set.

Somehow the Sierra Canyon girls basketball team got the ball to its best shooter in Ryann Payne, who lofted a 3-pointer at the buzzer.

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Dodgers, outfielder Franklin Gutierrez reportedly agree on deal

LOS ANGELES >> Thirteen years after ranking as one of the top prospects in their farm system, outfielder Franklin Gutierrez is coming back to the Dodgers.

Gutierrez has reportedly agreed to a one-year contract that will pay him $2.6 million with incentives that could drive his salary to $3 million.

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Anaheim Ducks taking on a red-hot Washington Capitals team

WASHINGTON >> Fresh from an energetic practice that followed a confidence-building win, Ducks coach Randy Carlyle struck an encouraging tone when discussing where his team’s play is at on its road trip and the level rising at each stop.

And then he waved a caution flag.

“We feel that we’ve been pretty good," Carlyle said Friday.

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Lakers’ 47-point first quarter leads to victory over Milwaukee Bucks

MILWAUKEE, Wis. >> Nick Young landed on his backside as the ball fell through the net. Delirious amid the sort of performance the Lakers have rarely enjoyed, he somersaulted backward, then rolled over onto his stomach, and splayed himself on the court with theatrical satisfaction.

The Lakers would be going home winners.

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