Update on the latest sports
Trump to host World Champion Nationals to the White House
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump will host the World Champion Washington Nationals baseball team on Monday at the White House.
The Nationals beat the Houston Astros 6-2 on Wednesday to clinch the title in Game 7 of the World Series.
White House spokesman Judd Deere tweeted Friday that the president would welcome the championship team to the White House, which is just miles from the Nationals’ stadium.
Trump attended one of the Nationals’ home games during the series, but was greeted with boos from the crowd.
A parade to honor the champs will be held on Saturday.
Scottie Scheffler leads PGA Tour’s Bermuda Championship
SOUTHAMPTON, Bermuda (AP) – Scottie Scheffler has a one-stroke lead heading into the second round of the PGA Tour’s inaugural Bermuda Championship with a 9-under 62.
Scheffler played his opening nine at hilly Port Royal Golf Club in 6-under 29, making an eagle on the par-5 17th. He added birdies on Nos. 2, 4, 6 and 7. In position to birdie in for a 59, he parred the par-3 eighth and bogeyed the par-4 ninth.
Wes Roach was second. He eagled the par-5 seventh, but also finished with a bogey on No. 9.
Mi Jung Hur cards 66 for lead in Taiwan Swinging Skirts
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) – Mi Jung Hur shot a second consecutive 6-under 66 to take a one-stroke lead after Friday’s second round of the LPGA Swinging Skirts.
Hur, who is looking for her third victory this season, is at 12-under 132 overall. Defending champion Nelly Korda was one shot back while trying to win her second LPGA title of the season and third of her career.
Minjee Lee and In-Kyung Kim are two strokes behind.
Fitzpatrick takes 1-shot lead over McIlroy in Shanghai
SHANGHAI (AP) – Matt Fitzpatrick turned a muff into an unlikely par, closed with two straight birdies for a 5-under 67 and took a one-shot lead over Rory McIlroy going into the weekend of the HSBC Champions.
Fitzpatrick had a nasty lie in the rough just behind the 16th green and tried to stab it with the putter, only for the ball to pop straight up and roll some 35 feet away. He holed that for a par to keep a clean card Friday. He was at 11-under 133.
McIlroy had his own problems on the 16th, having to hit three shots when the first one sailed into the trees. He scraped out a bogey and finished with a 5-iron to 3 feet at the 18th for eagle and a 67.
Defending champion Xander Schauffele (ZAN’-dur SHAWF’-lee), still struggling with remnants of the flu, rallied for a 69 and was two shots behind along with Adam Scott and Sungjae Im. Li Haotong of China lost ground with a 72, but remained in the mix at three shots behind.
USA LUGE-SEVERE WEATHER
Wind, rain knock out US luge championships near Lake Placid
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) – The opening session of the luge national championships was canceled Friday because of heavy rain, high winds and power outages across large swaths of upstate New York.
USA Luge says Saturday’s races remain on schedule. Instead of crowning national champions through a four-heat, two-day event at Mount Van Hoevenberg, those titles will now be won at a two-heat, one-day competition.
Several inches of rain fell over parts of the Adirondacks between late Thursday and early Friday. Gusts exceeding 50 mph were reported in some areas, and many rivers were well above flood level.