Buffalo's Tom Baker and Lockport's Brad Angelo both advanced to the round of 32 at the PBA Paradise.com Open in Valley Park, Mo. Baker defeated DJ Archer of McKinney, Texas in five games, with his high being a 211. Angelo swept Jeff Zaffino of Warren, Pa. in four games, with the highest being 253. Joe Ciccone of Buffalo lost in five games to Steve Wilson of Lake Worth, Fla.
U.S. figure skating champion Johnny Weir scored a personal best to take the lead in the short program at the Trophee Bompard in Paris, while Olympic bronze medalist Tim Goebel withdrew because of a stiff neck.
ABC has pulled its contract offer to the Bowl Championship Series, a move that could result in three of college football's biggest games moving to another network. ABC has been the home of college football's four major bowls, including the national championship game, since the current system was implemented in 1998.
Compiled from News and wire service reports.