Sports briefs 5/14/04

Friday, May 14, 2004

Golf

Peter Lonard and J.L. Lewis each shot a 6-under 64 to share the lead Thursday at the Byron Nelson Championship. Tiger Woods hit only six fairways on the TPC at Las Colinas, but still managed to make seven birdies in a 65 that left him tied with Dudley Hart.

Nancy Scranton shot a 6-under 66 and held a one-stroke lead over Stacy Prammanasudh after the opening round of the inaugural Franklin American Mortgage Championship.

Horse racing

Jockey Stewart Elliott was fined $1,000 for submitting an inaccurate application for a license to ride in the Kentucky Derby, which he won aboard Smarty Jones. The fine will have no effect on the outcome of the Derby. Nor will it keep the jockey from riding Smarty Jones in the Preakness on Saturday in Baltimore.

Tennis

Martina Navratilova will play at the French Open, a decade after her last Grand Slam singles match. Navratilova, 47, received a wild card for the clay-court major she last won 20 years ago, tournament spokesman Christophe Proust said. Another past champion, Monica Seles, pulled out of the event, which would have been her first in a year. Navratilova has said she will retire from all competitive tennis at the end of 2004. She requested the wild card Wednesday.

-- From wire reports

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