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Spieth in contention after rain alters course at Nelson

Cameron Percy walks by dead minnows on the 11th fairway during the second round of the Byron Nelson golf tournament, Friday, May 29, 2015, in Irving, Texas. Overnight storms flooded parts of the golf course delaying the start of play.(AP Photo/LM Otero)

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Jordan Spieth wasn’t sure what par was at his hometown AT&T Byron Nelson and thinks it actually might have helped him through some frustrating early holes.

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Morgan Pressel leads ShopRite LPGA Classic

Morgan Pressel hits a tee shot on the 12th hole during the first round of the ShopRite LPGA Classic golf tournament, Friday, May 29, 2015, in Galloway Township, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Morgan Pressel closed with a birdie and an eagle for a 5-under 66 and a one-stroke lead Friday after the first round of the ShopRite LPGA Classic.

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Bowditch shoots 62, leaving Spieth 7 shots back at Nelson

Steven Bowditch hits from the sand to the 16th green during the first round of the Byron Nelson golf tournament, Thursday, May 28, 2015, in Irving, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Steven Bowditch matched his career best with an 8-under 62 on Thursday in the AT&T Byron Nelson, leaving Jordan Spieth seven strokes back in the Masters champion’s hometown event.

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China detains artist who posted humorous photo of president

BEIJING (AP) — Authorities have detained an obscure Chinese artist after he posted a humorous portrait of President Xi Jinping online, his wife said Thursday.

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S. Korean hoops coach suspected of manipulating games

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean police say they plan to question a high-profile professional basketball coach over allegations that he manipulated games he coached to make money from gambling.

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