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Johnson qualifies third for Women's Open

Liz Johnson of Cheektowaga qualified third for tonight's championship finals of Bowling's U.S. Women's Open at AMF Euless Lanes in Euless, Texas.

The stepladder finals will be held in Cowboys Stadium in Arlington and broadcast on ESPN2 at 6 p.m. Saturday. If a bowler throws a 300 game in the championship match she will win $1 million. The champion will earn $50,000.

Johnson went into the second block of matches on Wednesday in second place but dropped to third despite a 5-3 record and 214.9 average giving her a total of 11,554 including 270 bonus pins.

Defending champion Kelly Kulick of Union, N.J., remained in first by going 12-4 in match play. She averaged 244 while going 6-2 in Wednesday's matches to total 11,945.

Leanne Hulsenberg of Roseville, Calif., qualified second place with 11,669. Shannon O'Keefe of Arlington, Texas, is fourth at 11,446 and Lynda Barnes of Double Oak, Texas, is fifth at 11,282.

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Baitfish regulations changed

The DEC announced Wednesday afternoon that regulations have been modified to allow for motorized moving of bait along Great Lakes corridors of Lake Erie, the Niagara River and Lake Ontario.

Effective June 29, boaters, shore anglers, and motorists can transport baitfish trapped in designated waters along designated corridors.

Anglers should check to make sure of the allowable areas for capturing and transporting bait fish.

For the complete definitions of those transport boundaries, go to dec.ny.gov/regulations/propregulations.html.

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Two more offers for Lynch

The list of Division I college football teams hoping to land the services of St. Francis' senior Akeel Lynch just grew by two. Red Raiders coach Jerry Smith reported Wednesday that Penn State and Boston College have offered the 6-foot, 205-pound running back a scholarship, joining a list than already includes UB, Connecticut, Duke, Syracuse and Cincinnati.

"Any of those schools would be a good fit. He's a smart kid, level-headed, you can't go wrong anywhere. Penn State is Penn State, what can you say about that?" said Smith. "He'd like to get it done [commit] before the season, but that's up to Akeel."

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Animal Kingdom done for season

Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom has a more serious leg injury that will require surgery, and the colt won't race again this year.

The colt's ownership, Team Valor International, said in a statement Wednesday that a second set of X-rays has revealed Animal Kingdom has a slab fracture in his left hind leg just above the small fracture to the cannon bone found two weeks ago.

From News and wire service reports.