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Golfer Toms has heart scare

David Toms was in good condition with a heart problem after developing a rapid pulse during the 84 Lumber Classic in Farmington, Pa., on Thursday and being rushed by helicopter to Pittsburgh's UPMC-Presbyterian University Hospital.

Toms was even par through nine holes before being taken off the course on a stretcher. Hospital administrator Dolores Stairs said Toms was in good condition Thursday evening.

"I have an issue with my heart, but it won't be a life-threatening situation," Toms said in a statement released by the PGA Tour. "I am staying overnight in the hospital to get some further evaluation and tests done. The doctors will then give me some options on how to treat this issue."

The 38-year-old Toms is fourth on the money list with earnings of $3,656,213. He was paired with tournament co-leader Shaun Micheel.

"He was clutching his chest and said he couldn't breathe," Micheel said. "It shook me up. He went down to his knee, got up and walked a few steps and then went back to his knee."

Micheel is in a four-way tie at 65 with Mark O'Meara, Charlie Wi and Jason Gore.


Sun ties WNBA series

Taj McWilliams-Franklin had 24 points and 16 rebounds and hit the go-ahead jumper in overtime, helping the host Connecticut Sun beat the Sacramento Monarchs, 77-70, to tie the WNBA Finals at 1-all.

McWilliams-Franklin's wide-open jumper in the extra period was all the Sun needed as it held Sacramento scoreless in overtime. Game Three is Sunday in Sacramento.

The Sun played without point guard Lindsay Whalen, sidelined by an ankle injury.

Connecticut's Brooke Wyckoff hit a three-pointer with two seconds left in regulation to send the game into overtime tied at 70. McWilliams-Franklin made the assist.

"I just watched it all develop like in slow motion," Wyckoff said. "Just seeing Taj bounce it twice, look, decide not to shoot then find me, lock eyes and here it comes."


No comeback for Armstrong

The nasty tug of war between the bosses of the international cycling union and the World Anti-Doping Agency over who leaked documents to a French newspaper accusing Lance Armstrong of doping claimed its first casualty: any chance of a comeback by the seven-time Tour de France champion.

Armstrong said just days ago that this latest fight to clear his name had stoked his competitive desires.

"Sitting here today, dealing with all this stuff again, knowing if I were to go back, there's no way I could get a fair shake -- on the roadside, in doping control, or the labs," Armstrong said. "I'm happy with the way my career went and ended and I'm not coming back."


D'Youville tops Medaille

Diana Connell (North Tonawanda) had 13 kills to help D'Youville (4-7) to a four-game win over Medaille in women's volleyball. Lauren Smith (Kenmore East) had 14 kills for the Mavs (2-9). . . . In men's soccer, Mike Rhodes (Lockport) scored for Medaille (5-1-1) in a 1-1 tie with Union.
Compiled from News and wire service reports.

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