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September 1, 2013

Sports briefs, Sept. 1

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Tseng, the 24-year-old Taiwanese star who has 15 LPGA Tour titles and had a 109-week run at No. 1 in the world ranking, is winless in 36 events since the Kia Classic in March 2012. She has tumbled to No. 15 in the world and missed cuts in the four of her last five tournaments.

Norway’s Suzann Pettersen was tied for second with Thailand’s Pornanong Phatlum.

Mediate heats up at Shaw Charity Classic

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Rocco Mediate played the back nine in 7-under 29 for the second straight day to increase his lead to two strokes in the Champions Tour’s inaugural Shaw Charity Classic.

The 50-year-old Mediate, the Allianz Championship winner in February in his first Champions Tour start, followed his opening 8-under 63 with a 64 to reach 15 under at tree-lined Canyon Meadows. He had seven birdies on the back nine after making an eagle and two bogeys on the front side.

Bobby Clampett was second after a 65. Tom Pernice Jr., David Frost and Michael Allen were 11 under. Pernice had a 64, and Frost and Allen shot 66.

Tebow cut by Patriots, plans to keep playing

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tim Tebow hasn’t given up hope of playing in the NFL after being cut by the New England Patriots.

“I will remain in relentless pursuit of continuing my lifelong dream of being an NFL quarterback,” he tweeted Saturday.

He has now been let go by his third team in 18 months. With the regular season just five days away, his chances of immediately catching on with another team seem slim.

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