NEW BRITAIN (AP) — Drew Jean-Guillaume and Aaron Dawson each had two rushing touchdowns, and Central Connecticut State beat Division II Lincoln of Pennsylvania 55-0 on Friday night.
Defending Northeast Conference champion CCSU (1-1) has won six straight home games.
CCSU scored 27 first-quarter points in just 13 plays. The Blue Devils returned the opening kickoff 45 yards and Jean-Guillaume scored five plays later. After Lincoln’s three-and-out, Courtney Rush had a catch-and-run 58-yard touchdown to make it 13-0. Enyce Walker scored from 36 yards out and Jean-Guillaume added a short TD run.
The Blue Devils blocked a punt to start the second quarter, and Dawson scored three plays later to make it 48-0.
Jacob Dolegala was 7-of-8 passing for 151 yards and two touchdowns for CCSU. Backup Tanner Kingsley completed 8 of 10 passes for 66 yards and capped the scoring with a rushing TD.
Lincoln was held to 125 total yards and seven first downs.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Neymar and Roberto Firmino scored first-half goals, and Brazil overwhelmed the United States 2-0 on Friday night in an exhibition before a sparse crowd at MetLife Stadium.
Firmino scored in the 11th minute off a cross from Douglas Costa, who burst down a flank past 21-year-old left back Antonee Robinson. Neymar converted a penalty kick in the 44th for his 58th goal in 91 international appearances, third in Brazilian history behind Pele (77) and Ronaldo (62). The U.S. has two wins, two losses and three ties under interim coach Dave Sarachan, who took over last October after the Americans failed to qualify for the World Cup. New general manager Earnie Stewart said this week a permanent coach will be announced later this year.
Just 32,469 attended the match at MetLife Stadium, a possible site of the 2026 World Cup final, and Brazilian supporters outnumbered Americans by about a 10-1 margin. When Brazil beat the U.S. 2-0 at Metlife Stadium in August 2010 shortly after the venue opened, the game drew 77,223.
NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. (AP) — Ryder Cup captain Jim Furyk had an easy time deciding on three of his four picks for the Ryder Cup. Xander Schauffele is making the last one a little more difficult.
Schauffele nearly holed a wedge on his second hole, rolled in a 40-foot birdie putt in the middle of his round Friday and wound up with a 6-under 64 in the BMW Championship for the lowest 36-hole score of his career and a two-shot lead over Justin Rose.
"I'm sort of in a position where I feel like a win is the only way I'd even be in consideration," Schauffele said.
He also made it more difficult on Woods, who again goes into a weekend have to catch up to the leaders.
One day after he opened with a 62 — his lowest score since his last victory more than five years ago — Woods went eight holes before his first birdie and didn't make many after that. He finished with two straight bogeys for a 70 that left him five shots behind in a tie for 12th.
"Very simple. I didn't make any putts," Woods said. "I hit a lot of beautiful putts that were on the top of the edge, and then obviously hit a couple bad ones on the last hole, but looked like all the putts were going to in. But they didn't go in today."
Schauffele was at 13-under 127 and will be paired in the third round Saturday with a familiar figure in Philadelphia. Rose, who played bogey-free for a 64, won the AT&T National at Aronimink in 2010, and he captured his only major at nearby Merion in the 2013 U.S. Open.
SEATTLE (AP) — Jewell Loyd made 9 of 12 shots and scored 23 points, league MVP Breanna Stewart added 20 points, and the Seattle Storm beat the Washington Mystics 89-76 in Game 1 of the WNBA Finals on Friday night.
The first WNBA Finals game in Seattle in eight years was a dominant performance by the home team, led by the guard who watched most of the fourth quarter of Seattle's Game 5 win over Phoenix in the semifinals. Instead of sulking, Loyd became the leader of an efficient offensive performance from the top team in the league during the regular season. Loyd scored 10 straight points during the second quarter when Seattle took control thanks to a 16-4 run.
, and combined with Stewart to score 20 of Seattle's first 22 points of the third quarter. Seattle led by as many as 27 in the third quarter and 26 early in the fourth quarter, rolling to the easy victory.
Seattle shot 53 percent, outscored Washington 46-28 in the paint and had 21 assists on 33 field goals. Sue Bird, the hero of Game 5, scored just four points, but her points weren't needed on this night. Natasha Howard added 17 points making 7 of 8 shots.
Game 2 is Sunday.
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