Creamer gains tie with Walshe, Recari
Paula Creamer shot a 3-under-par 68 Friday to pull even with Alison Walshe and Beatriz Recari at 8-under 134 at the midpoint of the LPGA Marathon Classic in Sylvania, Ohio. Recari had the day’s low round with a 65. Walshe, the first-round leader who went to Westford Academy, shot 69. Top-ranked Inbee Park, a six-time winner already this year including all three major championships, is two shots off the lead along with top amateur Lydia Ko . . . Paul Stankowski, playing in his first PGA Tour event of the year and seeking his first win since 1997, joined five players atop a crowded leaderboard midway through the second round of the weather-delayed Sanderson Farms Championship in Madison, Miss. Vaughn Taylor, Fabian Gomez, Troy Matteson, Kyle Reifers, and Stankowski are tied at 10 under in the clubhouse. First-round leader Daniel Summerhays also is at 10 under but completed only eight holes in the round . . . Oklahoma State sophomore Jordan Niebrugge and University of California junior Michael Kim each won two matches to advance to the 36-hole final in the US Amateur Public Links in Lorton, Va.
Peavy to rejoin White Sox’ rotation
The White Sox activated righthander Jake Peavy (6-4, 4.30 ERA) from the disabled list and he’ll return to the rotation Saturday against the Braves. Peavy, 32, has been out since June 5 with a rib injury . . . Phillies righthanded reliever Mike Adams still feels discomfort in his pitching shoulder and might be headed for season-ending surgery. Adams has been on the disabled list since June 21 with right biceps tendinitis . . . First baseman Chris Colabello, the Framingham native and former Assumption standout, was recalled by the Twins. He was hitting .354 with 24 homers and 76 RBIs for Triple A Rochester . . . Catcher Matt Batts, who played five seasons with the Red Sox to begin his career, died Sunday at his home in Baton Rouge, La. He was 91.
Week after arrest, Bucs unload Wright The 49ers acquired cornerback Eric Wright in a trade with Tampa Bay that sends a conditional selection in the 2014 draft to the Buccaneers. The trade comes a week after Wright was arrested in Los Angeles on an unspecified misdemeanor charge. Last season, Wright was suspended for four games by the NFL for violating the performance-enhancing drug policy.
Lobsters get past Capitals in overtime
Eric Butorac and Amir Weintraub beat Ryan Sweeting and Mark Knowles in mixed doubles to give the Boston Lobsters a 19-15 overtime win over the Sacramento Capitals in Manchester in a World TeamTennis match. The Lobsters moved to 4-6 with the victory . . . Top-seeded Roger Federer struggled to a 7-6 (7-4), 3-6, 7-5 victory over Florian Mayer and a place in the semifinals of the German Tennis Championships in Hamburg. He’ll play qualifier Federico Delbonis, who upset Fernando Verdasco, 6-7 (5-7), 7-6 (10-8), 6-4. Fabio Fognini and Nicolas Almagro will meet in the other semifinal.
Kielczewski remains undefeated
Junior lightweight Ryan Kielczewski (17-0) of Quincy won a battle of undefeateds, knocking out Miguel Soto (11-1) in the fifth round at Rockingham Park in Salem, N.H. In the main event of the eight-fight card, junior welterweight Hank Lundy (23-3-1) held off Ajose Olusegun (31-2) for a unanimous decision . . . Justin Gatlin withstood a challenge from fellow American Dentarius Locke by running 9.94 seconds to win the 100 meters at the Herculis meeting in Monaco. In his first competition back from a hamstring injury, Gatlin also helped the US team to victory in the 400 relay . . . NASCAR suspended the use of aerial camera systems, nearly two months after a Fox Sports cable snapped and injured fans and damaged some cars at Charlotte Motor Speedway . . . The Phoenix Coyotes signed forward Brandon Yip to a two-way, one-year contract. The former Boston University standout has 29 goals and 27 assists in parts of four NHL seasons . . . The Cleveland Cavaliers finalized their deal with center Andrew Bynum, signing him to a two-year, $24 million contract. Bynum missed all of last season with knee problems . . . The Dallas Mavericks signed center Samuel Dalembert to a two-year deal worth $7.5 million . . . In the WNBA, Liz Cambage and Glory Johnson combined for 27 points and 34 rebounds, leading the Shock to a 64-58 win over the Connecticut Sun in Tulsa, Okla. Elsewhere, the Indiana Fever posted a 77-70 home win over the Washington Mystics, and the Minnesota Lynx routed the host San Antonio Silver Stars, 87-71, for their fifth straight win.