Canuck golfers finding it tough to earn LPGA cards

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- (AP) --- Jane Park shot a 1-under 71 in windy and wet conditions yesterday at LPGA International to take a two-stroke lead over Kelli Kuehne after the third round of the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament.

The top 17 players tomorrow after the fifth round will earn 2008 LPGA Tour cards, while the next 35 will receive conditional status.

A pair of Canadians began the day in contention, but quickly tumbled down the leaderboard. Cindy Pasechnik of Calgary slipped into a tie for 52nd after a 77 left her at 3 over. Christina Lecuyer of Edmonton fired a 78 to plummet into a tie for 70th at 5 over.

PITTS ARRESTED

HOUSTON -- Houston Texans offensive lineman Chester Pitts was free on bail yesterday one day after he was arrested and charged with speeding off during a traffic stop near Reliant Stadium.

Pitts was released from the city jail early yesterday after posting bail, according to a jail attendant. He is scheduled to appear in court Monday.

Pitts is facing a charge of felony evading arrest in a motor vehicle, Houston Police Department spokesman Gabe Ortiz said.

RAPTORS BEAT CAVS

TORONTO -- The Toronto Raptors' mantra has long been: when one player goes down, another steps up.

Last night with Chris Bosh sidelined with a groin injury, Andrea Bargnani and Carlos Delfino both posted career performances to lead Toronto 91-82 over the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Bargnani poured in a career-best 26 points, while Delfino came off the bench to add 24 points - also a career high - plus nine rebounds, sending the Raptors (9-7) into their game today at Washington on a season-high three-game win streak.

Daniel Gibson had 24 points to top the Cavs (9-8), who were without league scoring leader LeBron James.


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