BOONE VALLEY SENIORS: Playing in his third tournament as a senior, television announcer Gary McCord shot a 7-under 65 Friday to take a one-stroke lead in the $1.3 million Boone Valley Classic in St. Louis.

McCord made 10 birdies to overcome a bogey and a double bogey.

Bruce Summerhays and Jose Maria Canizares each shot 66s.

Summerhays, who lost in a playoff last week in the Kroger Senior Classic, had six birdies and no bogeys. He has finished second in his last two tournaments and is eighth on the money list.

TEXAS OPEN: Justin Leonard recouped from some bad early shots and made five birdies Friday on the way to a second straight 5-under-par 67 at the Texas Open in San Antonio. His 10-under 134 total matched that of John Maginnes, who usually plays on the Nike Tour.

Loren Roberts, Bob Estes, Hal Sutton and Brad Fabel were one stroke behind the leaders after two rounds. David Frost and Tommy Armour III were another stroke back.

BETSY KING CLASSIC: Rachel Heatherington played well through a series of steady and torrential rains that slowed most of the players in the Betsy King Classic on Friday and took her first lead ever after a round of an LPGA event.

Heatherington was one stroke shy of the course record at the Berkleigh Country Club with a 6-under-par 66 Friday. Her 36-hole total of 135 was one stroke ahead of Beth Daniel.


RANKED H.S. TEAM ON PROBATION: Three-quarters of the nationally ranked football team from Honolulu's St. Louis High School have been placed on probation for allegedly drinking beer during a Las Vegas road trip, hiring exotic dancers and then trashing their hotel rooms.


NBA NEGOTIATIONS: The NBA put a new collective bargaining offer on the table Friday, although the players union said it barely varied from the owners' previous proposal demanding a "hard" salary cap.

It was the first formal offer made by the owners since May 27. Union director Billy Hunter said he would prepare a detailed response to be presented to the owners next Tuesday.

SPUD TO IDAHO: NBA veteran Spud Webb has signed a one-year contract to play for the Idaho Stampede of the Continental Basketball Association. The terms were not disclosed, but the 5-foot-7, 133-pound point guard said Idaho's persistent efforts to bring Spud to the Famous Potatoes state was the main reason he agreed to sign.