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US Keeps Lead as Rain Interrupts Presidents Cup

DUBLIN, Ohio -- Another rain delay cut short some exceptional golf Friday in the Presidents Cup.

Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley shot 30 on the front nine at Muirfield Village, an astounding performance in foursomes. Only some sloppy play allowed the match to go 15 holes in a 4-and-3 win over Jason Day and Graham DeLaet.

"We were down but, boy, on 5 we just turned it on and played some of our best golf," Mickelson said.

Right behind them, Brendon de Jonge began to emerge as a star of the International team. He teamed with Ernie Els and they never trailed in a 4-and-3 win over Hunter Mahan and Bill Hass, going 8 under when the match ended at the 15th.

"This guy, he played beautiful and we both played well today," Els said.

The Americans had a 4½-3½ lead, though four matches were still in progress when darkness descended on Muirfield Village.


Browns QB Hoyer Out for Season With Knee injury

CLEVELAND -- Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer will miss the rest of the season with a torn right knee ligament.

Hoyer, who began the year as Cleveland's No. 3 quarterback and led the Browns to wins in two straight starts, was injured at the end of a scramble in the first quarter of Thursday night's 37-24 win over Buffalo. Hoyer had sparked the first-place Browns (3-2) after replacing Brandon Weeden.

Hoyer's knee was bent awkwardly when he slid on an 11-yard run and was hit from the side by Bills rookie linebacker Kiko Alonso.

Hoyer waited five seasons for a chance to start, and he quickly became a fan favorite because he's from Cleveland and grew up rooting for his hometown team.

Weeden replaced Hoyer against the Bills and rallied the Browns to their third straight win.

BILLS: Rookie quarterback E.J. Manuel has a sprained lateral collateral ligament in his right knee that will not require surgery but will sideline him at least two weeks and potentially longer, coach Doug Marrone said Friday.

Manuel was injured in the third quarter of Buffalo's 37-24 loss at Cleveland on Thursday, when he was hit by Browns safety Tashaun Gipson at the end of a 14-yard run.

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