Sports in Brief: Adu set to bid Union adieu
Forward-midfielder Freddy Adu is close to transferring from the Union to Brazilian first division team, Bahia, according to an mlssoccer.com report. Adu is set to travel to Brazil next week to finalize the deal with Bahia. Adu has become a fixture on the Union's bench after falling out of favor with head coach John Hackworth.
GOLF: Shawn Stefani took only one putt on half of his holes to piece together a 1-under 70 on Friday and lead by 1 shot over Adam Scott at Innisbrook in Palm Harbor, Fla. Harris English was 2 shots back, along with Brian Harman.
TENNIS: Top-ranked Novak Djokovic advanced to the semifinals of the BNP Paribas Open with a 6-3, 6-1 victory over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in Indian Wells, Calif. Juan Martin del Potro upset No. 3 Andy Murray, 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-1, and gets Djokovic next.
NASCAR: Kyle Busch won the pole at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tenn. with a lap in his Toyota at 129.535 m.p.h., breaking Ryan Newman's 10-year-old track record of 128.709. Kasey Kahne qualified second in a Chevrolet for Hendrick Motorsports. Busch's teammate Denny Hamlin was third and said Sunday could be a good race at Bristol.
FIGURE SKATING: Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov gave Russia the pairs title at the World Figure Skating Championships in London, Ontario, and broke records. Volosozhar and Trankov's final score of 225.71 was almost eight points better than the previous mark, while their 149.87 points for the free skate was five points higher. They were almost 20 points ahead of Germany's Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy. Americans Alexa Scimeca and Christopher Knierim were ninth.
COLLEGES: Millersville sophomore Chris Murphy pitched the first perfect game in school history and just the 18th in Division II since 1957 in a 2-0, 64-pitch, seven inning win over visiting Clarion. - Staff and wire reports