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9/21/2013
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GOLF

Henrik Stenson Builds 4-Shot Lead at East Lake

ATLANTA -- Henrik Stenson made three early birdies to seize control at the Tour Championship on Friday.

Stenson quickly expanded his one-shot lead at East Lake with three birdies on the opening four holes and stretched his lead to four shots over Scott with a 4-under 66.

Scott recovered from a rugged start for a 69, while 20-year-old Jordan Spieth had a 67 and was five shots behind.

Stenson and Scott only have to win the Tour Championship to capture the FedEx Cup and the $10 million prize. Scott also can make a strong case for PGA Tour player of the year if he were to win.

Tiger Woods played his last five holes in 6-over par for a 71 and was 14 shots out of the lead.




NFL

Jets, Patriots Combine for $88,500 in Fines

NEW YORK -- The New York Jets and New England Patriots were fined a combined $88,500 by the NFL from their game last week that included a late sideline skirmish.

The fourth-quarter melee was set off by New York center Nick Mangold's low hit on New England's Aqib Talib after an interception that sealed the Patriots' 13-10 victory.

Jets right guard Willie Colon led the way with $34,125 in fines -- $26,250 for contact with an official, and $7,875 for punching an opponent. Colon said Thursday he planned to appeal the fine, saying it "was way more than I expected."

Jets left tackle D'Brickashaw Ferguson was fined $15,000 for punching a Patriots player, while New England's Michael Buchanan, Alfonzo Dennard and Vince Wilfork were docked $7,875 each for throwing punches. Mangold was not fined, and Talib said earlier this week that he didn't think the hit was dirty.

Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones was also fined $15,750 for hitting Jets quarterback Geno Smith in the head and neck area.

SMITH: San Francisco 49ers All-Pro linebacker Aldon Smith was released from jail Friday after his pickup truck apparently struck a tree and he was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and marijuana possession, authorities said.

Smith later took to the practice field with his teammates Friday afternoon at team headquarters in Santa Clara. He is scheduled to appear in court on Nov. 4.







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