Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

14-Year-Old Will Play Us Open

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

14-Year-Old Will Play Us Open

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Paul Casey has withdrawn from the U.S. Open, paving the way for a 14-year-old from China to be what officials believe to be the youngest player in championship history.

Andy Zhang lost in a playoff at a sectional qualifier in Florida. He was the second alternate when the week began at Olympic Club. Brandt Snedeker also withdrew Monday. Casey pulled out because of a recurring shoulder injury.

Zhang has been part of the IMG Leadbetter Academy in Florida and is based in the Orlando area. Tadd Fujikawa previously was the youngest in the modern era. He was 15 when he qualified for the 2006 U.S. Open at Winged Foot.

NCAA BASKETBALL: Temple star in prostitution sweep

PHILADELPHIA -- A Temple University basketball standout was one of 28 people arrested and charged as part of a two-day Atlantic City prostitution sweep conducted by the city's Special Investigation Unit.

Owls star Khalif Wyatt, who was celebrating his 21st birthday according to his Twitter feed, was arrested and charged with engaging in prostitution and resisting arrest. Wyatt, who turned 21 on Sunday and will be a senior this coming school year, is from Norristown, Pa.

"We have just become aware of the charges and are still gathering information at this point," Larry Dougherty, Temple's senior associate athletic director, said in a statement.

Security official sues Auriemma

NEW YORK -- A female security official for the National Basketball Association said in a lawsuit Monday that Geno Auriemma, coach of the U.S. Olympic women's basketball team, followed, grabbed and tried to forcibly kiss her at a hotel in Russia at a basketball tournament in 2009.

The officer, Kelley Hardwick, said in the lawsuit, filed in state Supreme Court in Manhattan, that she pushed him away.

This year, the suit claims, Auriemma retaliated for her rebuff by successfully demanding that the NBA remove her as the top security official for the U.S. women's team at the London Olympics. She served as a security official for the women's team at the Olympics in Athens in 2004 and in Beijing in 2008.

Auriemma called her account "beyond false" and said he would defend himself "to the fullest."

MLB: Pujols leads Angels past Dodgers

LOS ANGELES -- Albert Pujols had a tiebreaking single with two outs in the top of the ninth inning off Kenley Jansen, lifting the Los Angeles Angels to a 3-2 victory against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday night. …

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