Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Friday. A full Sports Digest will be sent about 3 p.m. All times EDT:
– UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. – Henrik Stenson and Dustin Johnson share a one-stroke lead entering the second round of the U.S. Open. Tiger Woods is coming off an 80, finishing ahead of only two other players.
– NEW YORK – Alex Rodriguez needs one hit to reach 3,000 for his career. His chance at the milestone comes against Justin Verlander when the Yankees play the Detroit Tigers. Game starts 7:05 p.m.
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– Commissioner Rob Manfred says the case of compromised player intel is a federal investigation, not a baseball investigation. That doesn’t mean he can’t hand down penalties as more information comes to light.
– WASHINGTON – The Pirates, winners of eight straight, play the Nationals in a series opener between second-place teams. A.J. Burnett (6-2, 1.89 ERA) starts for Pittsburgh. Game starts 7:05 p.m.
– OAKLAND, Calif. – Oakland gets a rare moment to shine in the national spotlight when it hails the NBA champion Golden State Warriors with a parade through the city. This is the team’s first title in 40 years.
– ZURICH – FIFA President Sepp Blatter says key officials in soccer’s scandal-ridden governing body should be required to pass integrity checks.
– OTTAWA, Ontario – Sweden has received few favors from the Women’s World Cup draw. After getting through the toughest group, it opens the knockout round Saturday against top-ranked Germany.
– OMAHA, Neb. – Two College World Series games: Virginia vs. Florida (3 p.m.) and TCU vs. Vanderbilt (8 p.m.).
– LAUSANNE, Switzerland – Pop violinist Vanessa-Mae is cleared by sports’ highest court of allegations she helped fix Alpine ski races to qualify for the Sochi Olympics.
– LONDON – Two-time Olympic champion runner Mo Farah says he has never taken performance-enhancing drugs and describes his two missed tests as ”simple mistakes.”