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Published: Thursday, April 21 2011 8:43 p.m. MDT

Deron Williams, Jazz, sits on the floor after being called for a defensive foul against Chris Paul of the Hornets at the EnergySolutions Arena. Michael Brandy, Deseret News

Michael Brandy, Deseret News

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Willis takes lead in heritage tourney

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — Garrett Willis had a run of six straight birdies for a 7-under 64 and a one-stroke lead Thursday in the suspended first round of The Heritage golf tournament.

Willis was a shot in front of four golfers, while Mark Wilson, Camilo Villegas and 2009 Heritage champion Brian Gay were two strokes back. Luke Donald, the world's No. 3 player, topped a group at 67, and defending champion Jim Furyk had a 68.

CHINA OPEN: At Chengdu, China, South Korea's Han Chang-won shot an 8-under 64 to take a one-stroke lead in the suspended first round of the China Open. Defending champion Y.E. Yang and Chinese star Liang Wen-chong opened with 68s, and three-time major champion Padraig Harrington had a 71.

Cougars to host outdoor track meet

PROVO — BYU will be hosting its first home track and field meet of the outdoor season at the annual Clarence Robison Invitational this weekend. Teams from Utah State, UVU, Utah, Southern Utah and Weber State, along with many unattached athletes, will be competing.

The men's decathlon and women's heptathlon will conclude this afternoon. Saturday's events will run from 11 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

—Deseret News staff and wire services

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