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Sports Log: J.J. Henry rolls a 60 in first round at Las Vegas


Henry rolls a 60 in Las Vegas tourney

J.J. Henry sank a 50-foot eagle putt from the fringe on his final hole Thursday for an 11-under-par 60 and a one-stroke lead after the first round of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas. The Fairfield, Conn., native had nine birdies at TPC Summerlin in the lowest round of his career. The two-time PGA Tour winner broke the course record and was a shot off the event mark of 59 set by Chip Beck in 1991 at Sunrise GC. Henry began play on No. 10, and birdied Nos. 12 and 15-17 on his first nine. He added birdies on Nos. 2, 4-6, and 8 before eagling the par-5 ninth. Andres Romero was second after a 61. Brookline’s James Driscoll, Jonathan Byrd, and Jeff Overton shot 63 . . . Kenny Perry holds a commanding lead in the Champions Tour’s season points race entering the Greater Hickory Classic in Conover, N.C., which opens Friday at Rock Barn Golf and Spa course.


Louisville forward Behanan banned

Louisville starting power forward Chane Behanan was suspended indefinitely by the university for violating school policy. Coach Rick Pitino didn’t specify what the violation was but said Behanan violated a team rule. The coach said the 6-foot-6-inch, 250-pound Behanan, who played a key role in the Cardinals’ NCAA championship run last season, could possibly return in December. Pitino added that right now he’s ‘‘more interested in Chane the man than Chane the basketball player.’’ Behanan, who participated in Louisville’s media day on Saturday, is still living on campus but is not in the team’s dormitory or participating in team activities. The Cardinals hold their final Red-White scrimmage on Saturday . . . Quinnipiac signed men’s hockey coach Rand Pecknold to a contract extension designed to keep him at the school through the 2017-18 season. The university did not release terms of the deal, which supplants a contract that was set to expire at the end of the 2016-17 season. Pecknold led the Bobcats last season to a 30-8-5 record and the national championship game against Yale. He is in his 20th year at Quinnipiac, compiling a 367-238-65 record.


Wozniacki advances in Luxembourg

Former World No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki beat two-time finalist Monica Niculescu, 6-3, 6-2, to reach the Luxembourg Open quarterfinals. No. 2 seed Sloane Stephens defeated Yvonne Meusburger, 7-5, 6-4. Stephens, an American ranked 12th, will play Stefanie Voegele on Friday . . . Top-seeded David Ferrer overcame Jack Sock, 4-6, 6-3, 6-1, and second-seeded Milos Raonic beat Joachim Johansson, 6-2, 7-6 (7-3) to advance to the quarterfinals of the Stockholm Open . . . Ana Ivanovic beat Klara Zakopalova, 6-3, 6-1, and 2011 US Open winner Samantha Stosur extended her winning streak to seven matches by topping Alize Cornet, 6-4, 6-1, in the second round of the Kremlin Cup in Moscow . . . Top-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga defeated Daniel Brands, 7-5, 1-6, 6-3, to reach the quarterfinals of the Erste Bank Open in Vienna . . . Rene Simpson, a former player, coach, and longtime captain of Canada’s Fed Cup team, died Thursday in Chicago. She was 47. Tennis Canada said she died after a yearlong battle with brain cancer.


Rangers’ Callahan out 3-4 weeks


Rangers captain Ryan Callahan is sidelined for 3-4 weeks with a broken thumb. Callahan, who missed the season opener while recovering from shoulder surgery, was injured in New York’s 2-0 win at Washington on Wednesday night, in which he scored his third goal of the season — all in the past two games. He has played in five games overall for the Rangers . . . Hayley Wickenheiser and Rebecca Johnston each scored twice to help Canada’s women’s hockey beat the United States, 6-3, in an exhibition game at Broisbriand, Quebec. Brianna Decker, Kendall Coyne, and Jocelyne Lamoureux scored for the Americans . . . Cavaliers rookie forward Anthony Bennett, the top pick in this year’s NBA draft, has asthma and sleep apnea. Cleveland coach Mike Brown revealed Bennett’s conditions before the Cavaliers-Pistons exhibition game Thursday. Bennett’s asthma was not widely known . . . NASCAR has indefinitely suspended Todd Parrott, the crew chief for Sprint Cup Series driver Aric Almirola, for violating its substance-abuse policy. The substance was not identified. Parrott, who works for Richard Petty Motorsports, was the longtime crew chief for driver Dale Jarrett . . . The American duo of Meryl Davis and Charlie White, the reigning world champions in ice dancing, open the Grand Prix season Friday at Skate America in Detroit. Only a decade removed from the days when a top-10 finish was cause for US ice dancers to celebrate, Davis and White are co-favorites for gold at the Sochi Olympics . . . After a failed bid by Madrid for the Summer Olympics, Barcelona is inching toward a decision on the Winter Games. Whether it bids for 2022 or 2026 is the question. The Mediterranean coastal city is planning a ‘‘Barcelona-Pyrenees’’ candidacy, with the nearby mountains as an Alpine venue.