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POSTED October 5, 2012 9:39 p.m.

GOLF

DIFFERENT STROKES: PHELPS SINKS 153-FOOT PUTT: ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) — Michael Phelps can putt a little, too.

The Olympic swimming great upstaged some of golf's finest players Friday by sinking an astonishing 153-foot putt during the second round of team play at the Dunhill Links Championship.

The putt came after Phelps drove the front edge of the green on the par-4 sixth hole at Kingsbarn. He then stepped up with his putter for his second shot, stroked the ball and watched as it rolled and rolled downhill and into the cup.

It took about 17 seconds for the ball to land in the hole, or slightly quicker than it takes Phelps to swim 50 yards.

Phelps, playing the team event with a 16 handicap, received a stroke on the hole and signed for an aggregate '1' on his scorecard.

"That was the longest putt I've ever holed," said the winner of 18 Olympic gold medals. "It was pretty incredible, watching it dive in was a pretty cool feeling. So to be able to have a net hole-in-one was pretty special.

HOCKEY
NHL, PLAYERS' ASSOCIATION MEET IN TORONTO: TORONTO (AP) — The NHL and the players' association quietly resumed collective bargaining talks Friday and expect to be in contact again in the upcoming days.

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly met with union head Donald Fehr and special counsel Steve Fehr in the NHLPA office on the 20th day of the NHL lockout.

NHLPA spokesman Jonathan Weatherdon said any discussions this weekend won't be in person.

FOOTBALL

DJ WILLIAMS SUSPENDED FOR 3 MORE GAMES: ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos will be without linebacker D.J. Williams until mid-November after the NFL added three games to his suspension Friday.

Williams was punished for violating the league's substance abuse policy following his conviction in August of driving while ability impaired.

He already was serving a six-game suspension to start the season for violating the league's banned-substances policy — such as performance enhancing drugs — after the NFL said he supplied a "non-human" urine sample during a drug test.

Williams, the team's leading tackler in four of the last five seasons, won't be eligible to return to the Broncos until Nov. 12.

BASEBALL

FRANCONA MEETING WITH INDIANS : CLEVELAND (AP) — Terry Francona's interview to be the Cleveland Indians' next manager is underway.

Francona, who managed the Boston Red Sox to World Series titles in 2004 and 2007, arrived at Progressive Field at 8:15 a.m. on Friday to begin a daylong interview. Francona spent some time on the field watching Indians employees play in a softball tournament. Francona worked as an adviser in Cleveland's front office in 2001 and has said he would like the chance to rejoin the club.

Francona spent the past year working as a TV analyst. He was fired in Boston last season after the team collapsed down the stretch.

On Thursday, Sandy Alomar Jr. interviewed with the Indians. He served as the club's interim manager for the final six games after Manny Acta was dismissed.

 

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