From AP REPORTS
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Tiger Woods is a gracious tournament host, at least until the tournament gets started.
Woods continued to show midseason form at the end of the year with a 10-under 62, setting the course record at Sherwood Country Club and building a four-shot lead over Jim Furyk in the Target World Challenge.
Playing for the first time in 10 weeks, Woods looked sharp as ever. He stretched his lead with a couple of long putts, one of them for eagle on the par-5 11th, and finished his record round with an 9-iron into 6 feet on the final hole that brought the fans to their feet.
Woods was at 13-under 131 as he tries to win his tournament for the fourth time. The previous record of 63 was held by three players, most recently Michael Campbell in 2005.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — England's Lisa Hall shot a 3-under 69 to take a one-stroke lead over compatriot Laura Davies after the second round of the Ladies European Tour's season-ending Dubai Ladies Masters.
The 40-year-old Hall, seeking her third tour victory of the year, had an 8-under 136 total on the Emirates Golf Club's Majlis Course. Davies had a 70.
Defending champion Annika Sorenstam shot her second straight 70, while Natalie Gulbis missed the cut with rounds of 77 and 75.
PAARL, South Africa (AP) — South Africa's James Kingston shot a 3-under 69 in windy conditions to take a one-stroke lead over countryman Andrew McLardy and Wales' Kyron Sullivan after the second round of the South African Open.
PAARL, South Africa (AP) — Chris Evert and Greg Norman are engaged, less than a year after divorces from longtime spouses.
The couple got engaged Sunday night, said Tami Starr, director of Chris Evert Charities in Boca Raton, Fla.
Evert, who won 18 Grand Slam singles titles, wore a large diamond on her ring finger at a news conference to announce a new tennis center at Pearl Valley Golf Estates, which is hosting the South African Open. Norman is playing in the tournament.
SYDNEY, Australia (AP) — Nick O'Hern shot a 6-under 66 to move into a tie for the lead with fellow Australian Kim Felton after two rounds of the Australian Open.
O'Hern and Felton, who shot 69, were both at 8-under 136 after the second round on The Australian course, one stroke ahead of a group of four that includes first-round leader Lee Williamson of the United States.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Appalachian State kicked off this crazy football season with the stunning upset of Michigan. Now the Mountaineers have the perfect bookend: History as Division I-AA's first three-peat national champions.
Armanti Edwards threw three touchdown passes, and Appalachian State jumped out to a 21-0 lead and never trailed in beating Delaware 49-21 for a third consecutive title in the Football Championship Subdivision.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Andy McDonald, a key member of the Anaheim Ducks' Stanley Cup championship team last season, was traded to the St. Louis Blues for Doug Weight, Michal Birner and a seventh-round draft pick next year.
McDonald, in the second year of a three-year, $10 million contract, had 27 goals and 51 assists in 82 games last season, and played in his first NHL All-Star game. He has four goals and 12 assists in 33 games this season.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Canadian Lindsay Sears took the lead in the season barrel racing standings, winning for the fifth time in nine rounds in the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.
The Alberta cowgirl won with a run of 13.81 seconds, earning $16,394 to push her season total to $104,711. Sears also leads all 118 competitors in NFR earnings. The event record is $126,932, set by Janet Stover in 2001. The most money won in any event is $142,644 by bull rider B.J. Schumacher in 2006.
DEBRECEN, Hungary (AP) — Laszlo Cseh broke his own world record in the 400-meter individual medley event, his second world record in two days.
The Hungarian finished in 3 minutes, 59.33 seconds at the European Short Course Swimming Championships. Cseh set his previous record of 4:00.37 in Trieste, Italy, in December 2005.
The Netherlands also set a world record in the women's 200 freestyle relay. The team of Inge Dekker, Hinkelien Schreuder, Ranomi Kromowidjojo and Marleen Veldhuis finished in 1 minute, 34.82 seconds.