Track and field
- Iowa State track and field/cross country's Cailie Logue and Thomas Pollard have been named third team Academic All-Americans by the College Sports Information Directors of America, the organization announced Thursday.
Both Logue and Pollard earned Big 12 Scholar-Athletes of the Year honors during the cross country season.
- Mackenzie Hughes shot a career-low 60 Thursday to take the first-round at the Travelers Championship as the PGA Tour tried to switch its focus back to golf amid growing concerns about the coronavirus.
Hughes, a 29-year-old Canadian, had a chance to shoot the 12th sub-60 round in PGA Tour history, but his 40-foot birdie attempt on his final hole came up short. Jim Furyk shot a 12-under 58 on the same TPC River Highlands course four years ago, the lowest score in a tour event.
“I kind of joked walking off there that 59 wasn't even the record because of Jim's 58,” Hughes said. “It's probably not even that special around here. But as a personal milestone it would have been neat.”
It was good enough for three-shot lead over Rory McIlroy, Xander Schauffele and Viktor Hovland, who each shot 63 on a day of low scoring.
- The Women's World Cup is heading to Australia and New Zealand in 2023 after a concentrated effort by the joint bidders to secure the global soccer event in the southern hemisphere for the first time.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, the mother of a 2-year-old daughter who should be old enough to watch some of the action live in three years, worked the phones overnight in a bid to lobby any members of the FIFA Council who hadn't made up their mind.
It will be the first-of-a-kind World Cup, co-hosted by members of different confederations. Australia joined the Asian confederation after qualifying for the 2006 men's World Cup, leaving New Zealand as the largest member of the Oceania confederation.
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