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STATELINE, Nev. Tom Brady Jersey . —Actor Jack Wagner and
former pitcher Mark Mulder shared the lead Friday after the first round of the
American Century Celebrity Golf Championship at Lake Tahoe. NFL kicker Ryan
Longwell was in third, and Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo and hockey
Hall-of-Famer Brett Hull were tied for fourth at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course.
Romo, who narrowly lost to Wagner last year, birdied the final hole to climb
within striking distance. “There are certain putts that you need to make to keep
yourself in position,” Romo said. “Even when youre not putting well, I had to
have that one. It was important. I hit the ball fine, it was just some chips and
some putts. If I clean that up, Ill have about 10 extra points.” Wagner—the
defending champion, two-time winner and the only non-professional athlete to
have won the tournament in its 23rd year—had three birdies to offset two
bogeys for his total of 22 points in the modified Stableford scoring system. “I
think I had 40 putts. Normally, thats the strength of my game,” said Wagner, who
is one of four players who have played in every Tahoe event. “I hit it really
well. I didnt make any putts.” Mulder, whose best finish in two previous
tournaments was 14th in 2010, had four birdies to go with four bogeys. “I was
killing my drives and had mid-irons into the par 5s, but this is not what I do
for a living so Im not that confident in my game,” Mulder said. “Im trying to
enjoy myself and not put so much pressure on myself this year. I came into this
week hitting the ball well.” Longwell was one point behind the leaders and Romo
and Hull had 20 points. “Right now, as can you see by the leaderboard, nobody
has come out of the pack,” Wagner said. “Nobodys hot at all with the putter or
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everyone to know hes ready to play next season, too. The Stanford quarterback
said Thursday he could co-exist as Mannings teammate even though his preference
would be to play immediately.CHICAGO—One thought kept crossing A.J. Burnetts
mind as he made his dramatic push for a no-hitter. He wanted it—badly.
Instead, he will have to settle for a close call and maybe the best performance
of his career. Burnett pitched a one-hitter, Neil Walker drove in five runs and
the Pittsburgh Pirates beat Chicago 5-0 on Tuesday night, hours after the Cubs
traded ace Ryan Dempster. Burnett started thinking about a no-hitter in the
third or fourth inning. “Im not going to lie,” he said. “So, its one of those
things that you want to do, you want to take pride in, but at the same time a
lot of lucks got to go into it. I had a lot of great plays behind me. ... Bottom
line is its a W for us.” Burnett just about stole the spotlight after the Cubs
traded their best pitcher to Texas just before the non-waiver deadline. His bid
for a second career no-hitter and the sixth in the majors this season ended with
two outs in the eighth. He had already hit Darwin Barney in the helmet with one
out before striking out Luis Valbuena, but his no-hit bid ended at the hands of
a rookie when pinch-hitter Adrian Cardenas lined a 3-2 pitch to right for a
single after two close pitches were called balls. Burnett said he was angry
about a 2-2 curve that just missed outside, and he appeared to be yelling at the
umpire after the hit. But he struck out David DeJesus with runners on first and
third to end the inning. Thats probably not much consolation for the veteran,
who pitched a wild no-hitter for the Marlins against San Diego on May 12, 2001.
He walked nine in that game, two in this one while striking out eight. “I always
think about it,” he said. “I want to clean that one up. That was a wild one.”
That a Miami-area native, who was 13-years-old back then, broke it up was a bit
of an ironic twist. Not since Sandy Koufax did it to them in September 1965 have
the Cubs been no-hit, and the last no-hitter at Wrigley Field came when Milt
Pappas pitched one for Chicago against San Diego in September 1972. Burnett sure
made it interesting, though. His curve was as sharp as its ever been, and he
just missed the eighth no-hitter in franchise history. “I thought he had a
shot,” manager Clint Hurdle said. “He was just so efficient, pinpoint command.
He pitched the left-handers so extremely well tonight. Fastball gloveside, his
curveball was sharp for strikes, for chase. Great tempo—25 out of 31
first-pitch strikes. The pitch count was in a great place. Thats one of the best
games Ive seen pitched ever.” Cubs manager Dale Sveum was impreessed, too. Aaron Hernandez Jersey. “He probably threw
60, 65 curveballs,” he said. “Even his fastball, he kept it out of the middle of
the plate. We hit a few balls hard. A couple balls without the wind might have
been home runs, but he pitched a heck of a game.” He retired the first 11
batters before walking Anthony Rizzo, and as the game wore on, the sense that
something special was happening filled the old ballpark. There was a loud gasp
when Alfonso Soriano sent a drive to deep left-centre in the seventh that
Andrew McCutchen caught, and first baseman Garrett Jones then made a sliding
stop on Bryan LaHairs grounder to end the inning. The Cubs got some relief when
Cardenas finally broke through, but even that was tempered by the reality that
they got shut down. Cardenas faced Burnett in late May and didnt do so well,
going 0-for-3 with two errors in a 1-0 loss. “I remember him and seeing how he
was working throughout that game,” he said. “When I was able to get that hit, it
was great but it was very short-lived because we lost 5-0. ... Its definitely
sweet to break up the no-hitter here at our place. Thats something you dont want
to be a part of.” While Burnett cruised along, Casey Coleman had a rough night
after being recalled from the minors. Pitching in Dempsters place, he lasted
just 4 2-3 innings, allowing four runs and seven hits. Walker quickly put the
Cubs ahead in the first when he drove a 2-1 pitch to right for a grand slam—
the second of his career and second at Wrigley Field. He also had a sacrifice
fly in the seventh. Burnetts performance overshadowed the big news before the
game, with Dempster going to the Rangers for two prospects. The Pirates were a
busy bunch, too. They acquired former All-Star first baseman Gaby Sanchez from
Florida and sent third baseman Casey McGehee to the Yankees for reliever
Chad Qualls. Notes: Along with Coleman, the Cubs also recalled Cardenas and C
Welington Castillo from Triple-A Iowa before the game. ... GM Jed Hoyer said it
might not be long before Josh Vitters is called up from Triple-A. He was batting
.298 with 15 homers. ... In the Sanchez deal, Pittsburgh also got minor league
pitcher Kyle Kaminska for minor league outfielder Gorkys Hernandez and the extra
draft pick for 2013 that the Pirates won in the competitive balance lottery for
financially weaker teams. ... The Pirates recalled RHP Daniel McCutchen from
Triple-A Indianapolis to take Brad Lincolns spot in the bullpen. Lincoln was
dealt to Toronto for Travis Snider on Monday. ’ ’ ’ 

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