NAPA, Calif. Cheap Shoes 2020 . - Martin Laird wasnt sure what to expect out of his game after a seven-week break. He hasnt found too much wrong after two rounds of the Frys.com Open.Laird bounced back from his first bogey of the new PGA Tour season by running off four straight birdies around the turn. One last birdie on the par-5 18th at Silverado gave him a second straight 5-under 67 and a one-shot lead over Bae Sang-moon among the early starters Friday.The Ryder Cup trio of Hunter Mahan, Matt Kuchar and Jimmy Walker played in the afternoon. Lee Westwood of England shot a 69 to at least avoid missing the cut, though he was eight shots behindLaird was at 10-under 134.He made a sloppy bogey on the sixth hole with a poor tee shot into the bunker, hitting into another bunker some 80 feet from the flag and missing an 8-foot putt. He had to scramble for par on the next hole, and then he took off. After a pair of short birdie putts, Laird rolled in a birdie from 20 feet on No. 10, and then made another birdie putt from the same range up the ridge toward a tucked pin on the par-3 11th.Bae made all three of his birdies on the par 5s and was at 135.Brooks Koepka, an impressive figure with his power, couldnt take advantage on the par 5s and had to settle for a 70. He was four shots behind Laird. Koepka was the 54-hole lead at the Frys.com Open a year ago, which set the tone for him to earn his PGA Tour card. Koepka played last year on the European Tour.LPGA MALAYSIAKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) a€” South Koreas So Yeon Ryu shot a 6-under 65 to take a two-stroke in the LPGA Malaysia, the second event of the tours six-tournament Asian swing.Ryu birdied five of her first seven holes in hot conditions and finished with seven birdies and a bogey to reach 11-under 131 at Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club.Ryu won the Canadian Womens Open in August for her third LPGA Tour title. She also finished second in the Marathon Classic in July and has 11 top-10 finishes this season.Japans Akayo Uehara, New Zealands Lydia Ko and Englands Jodi Ewart Shadoff and South Koreas Eun Hee Ji were tied for second. Uehara had a 63, Ko and Ewart Shadoff shot 64, and Ji had a 67.Top-ranked Stacy Lewis, the first-round leader after a 65, had a 71 to drop into a tie for 11th at 6 under.Defending champion Lexi Thompson was tied for 56th at 2 over after a 73.SAS CHAMPIONSHIPCARY, N.C. (AP) a€” Guy Boros birdied the final hole for a 6-under 66 and a one-stroke lead over Tom Lehman and Marco Dawson after the first round of the Champions Tours SAS Championship.Boros, the son of late Hall of Famer Julius Boros, turned 50 on Sept. 4 and is playing in his second event on the tour. He won the PGA Tours 1996 Greater Vancouver Open.Hale Irwin, the 69-year-old star who won the 2005 tournament at Prestonwood, opened with a 68 a€” the seventh time he has bettered his age this year. He had six birdies and a double bogey on No. 8.Hawaii Championship winner Paul Goydos and Larry Mize also shot 68.Defending champion Russ Cochran had a 72.Bernhard Langer, the 2012 winner, and Colin Montgomerie, shot 73. Playing partner Nick Faldo had a 70.Langer has a tour-high five victories a€” two of them majors a€” and leads the money list and Charles Schwab Cup points race. Montgomerie has two major victories this year and is second in the Schwab Cup standings.PORTUGAL MASTERSVILAMOURA, Portugal (AP) a€” Frances Alexander Levy shot 10-under 61 to take the lead during the suspended second round of the Portugal Masters.A downpour interrupted play for most of the afternoon and only six players were able to complete the round. The second round will resume early Saturday and the event has been reduced to 54 holes.Levy had an 18-under 124 total at Oceanico Victoria.Belgiums Nicolas Colsaerts, coming off a first-round 60, was second at 15 under with two holes left. Cheap Shoes Discount . He wants to seize that opportunity. The trouble is, Firus has had more bumps on the road to Sochi than most. Last year, Firus had the skate of a lifetime in the short program at the Canadian championships when he landed his first triple Axel in competition and finished third in a stacked field. Cheap Shoes Fake . - Joao Plata scored twice in the final 24 minutes, including the winner in stoppage time, to help Real Salt Lake remain unbeaten with a 3-2 victory over the winless Chicago Fire on Saturday night.Brandon Banks has a tough act to follow. His own. The five-foot-seven, 153-pound receiver/kick-returner is the reason why Hamilton will host Montreal in the East Division semifinal Sunday in Guelph, Ont. On Oct. 26, Banks returned a missed field goal 107 yards for the decisive TD in a thrilling 27-24 home win over the Alouettes. The victory earned Hamilton (10-8) second in the East and home-field advantage in a playoff rematch with Montreal (8-10). Banks, who joined the Ticats on Sept. 30, also had a 45-yard TD run earlier in the contest. Suffice to say, Banks isnt heading into the CFL playoffs under the radar. "Thats cool, thats part of football," he said. "They still have to go out there and execute and stop me or whoever is getting the ball. "I dream about (making big returns with game on the line) every week and hopefully I can make a difference. Im going to try. I want the ball in my hands and be able to go the distance at any moment." Banks has been a versatile performer for Hamilton. Offensively, he has nine catches for 95 yards and six carries for 60 yards and a TD. He has also returned punts (17 for 107 yards) and kickoffs (14 kickoffs for 319 yards). Given his diminutive stature, its no surprise Banks forte is speed. In 2006, USA Today named the native of Garner, N.C., to its all-USA high school track team after he posted a 100-metre time of 10.42 seconds. And at Kansas State, Banks returned five kickoffs for TDs. Invariably the conversation always seems to revert back to Banks compact stature, but the 25-year-old is very comfortable in his own skin. "Its kind of normal now," he said. "Ive been going through it since I was little, its a normal question for me." Little? "Actually, when I was younger, I should say," Banks said before bursting out in laughter. Banks joined the Washington Redskins in 2010 as an undrafted free agent. He appeared in 41 games over three seasons, registering 119 kickoff returns for 2,856 yards and TD, 100 punt returns for 937 yards and 11 career receptions. But ball security was an issue as Banks had 12 career special-teams fumbles and another as a receiver. Banks wwas inactive for Washingtons final four regular-season games last year and became an unrestricted free agent in March when the Redskins didnt tender him an offer as a restricted free agent. Cheap Shoes Free Shipping. Banks certainly filled a need for Hamilton, which had been in the market for an explosive returner after rookie Lindsey Lamar suffered a concussion earlier this season. Former Ticats star Chris Williams was the CFLs top special-teams player last year but became embroiled in a contract impasse with the club and never reported, eventually being allowed to join the NFLs New Orleans Saints. "I like the situation Im in right now," Banks said. "I think its everybodys dream to be in the NFL but if this is the best place for me to be, Id love to stay." Banks skillset is tailor-made for the longer, wider Canadian field. Special-teams play is crucial in three-down football because not only can it result in game-winning returns but result in teams getting very good field position to start drives. "Being elusive, fast and quick . . . I definitely try to use those to my advantage," Banks said. "Speed kills in the game of football. "Special-teams here are very important because theyre a third of the game and you can average 20-some plays on special teams per game. Im trying to use the wider field and not being able to call for a fair catch to my advantage. I base my skills on doing a lot of eluding and trying to run by guys." Banks return TD gave Hamilton the season series with Montreal for the first time since 02. The Ticats have reached the East Division final once since then, that coming in 11 when they lost 19-3 in Winnipeg. The Ticats last won the Grey Cup in 99, beating Calgary 32-21 at B.C. Place under late coach Ron Lancaster. But Banks focus now remains squarely on a Montreal team Hamilton will face for the third time since Sept 21. "Of course, you want to take care of home and dont want to lose at home but I think theres pressure on both teams," Banks said. "Win or go home, right? "It will come down to execution. I think the team that has the fewest penalties in the game will win." ' ' '
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