HOCKEY: Phantoms beat Muskegon
MUSKEGON, Mich. — Powered by three first period goals and a solid 17-save performance by Ivan Kulbakov, the Youngstown Phantoms (4-2-0, 8 points) downed the Muskegon Lumberjacks Friday, 3-1.
Evan Wisocky opened the scoring at 11:06, picking off a clearing pass and firing a quick wrist shot that beat Muskegon starting goaltender Keith Petruzzelli (eight saves) over the glove to get Youngstown out to a 1-0 lead. It was Wisocky’s second goal of the year.
Alex Esposito made it 2-0 5 minutes later with his fourth goal of the campaign, firing home a rebound from in tight at 16:08.
Dominick Dockery made it 3-0 on the power play with a slap shot from the left point.
Youngstown and Muskegon close out their weekend series on tonight at 7:15 p.m.
GOLF: Piercy keeps a 2-shot lead
NAPA, Calif. — Scott Piercy pitched in for eagle, added a pair of birdies and kept a two-shot lead Friday in the rain-delayed Safeway Open until it was too dark to continue.
A steady rain that fell on Silverado for most of the day halted the second round for 2 hours, 36 minutes and prevented it from finishing until Saturday morning.
Bill Haas had a 2-under 70 and finished 36 holes in 8-under 136.
Piercy, who opened with a course-record 62, made only one of his four birdie chances until his eagle on the par-5 ninth, followed by a 10-foot birdie at the 10th. He missed a 5-foot birdie on the 12th hole, his last of the day.
He was at 14-under par.
Warren native Jason Kokrak is at 3-over par.
NCAA: Louisville outlasts Duke, 24-14
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Lamar Jackson provided a cushion with a 2-yard touchdown run with 1:32 remaining and No. 7 Louisville held off Duke 24-14 on Friday night.
The Cardinals caught a break after Evan O’Hara’s 46-yard field goal missed wide left as Duke’s Breon Borders was called for roughing the kicker. The penalty moved the ball to the 14 and Jackson did the rest with a 12-yard run followed by the short score that Louisville (5-1, 3-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) sorely needed.
Jackson accounted for 325 yards of offense and two touchdowns, hitting Jaylen Smith with a 5-yard scoring pass on the opening drive. Jeremy Smith added an 80-yard TD run in the third quarter, and O’Hara kicked a 22-yard field goal as the Cardinals came off the bye and earned the program’s 500th victory.
Duke (3-4, 0-3) remained winless in ACC play but gave Louisville more than it expected.
NASCAR: Kenseth leads qualifying
KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Matt Kenseth joined Kyle Busch and Carl Edwards in a Joe Gibbs Racing sweep of the top three spots in qualifying Friday for the Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway.
Kenseth turned a lap of 192.089 mph to start on the pole Sunday at a track where he has won twice before, beating his teammate by a thousandth of a second. Busch will start alongside him with Edwards, the final driver to make a run in the last round of qualifying, starting third.
Martin Truex Jr. made it four Chase contenders leading the field Sunday. Joey Logano will start sixth, Denny Hamlin seventh, Brad Keselowski eighth and Austin Dillon in 12th.
Jimmie Johnson, who won last week at Charlotte, struggled in qualifying. He’ll start 21st.