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PITTSFORD, N.Y. -- Shanshan Feng will have to wait a day to begin defence of her LPGA Championship title. A steady rain punctuated by heavy downpours and an occasional bolt of lightning forced the postponement of Thursdays first round at Locust Hill Country Club. The LPGAs second major of the year now will begin Friday morning, the second round will be staged Saturday, and the players will attempt to complete 36 holes on Sunday. "The problem became the golf course," said Sue Witters, director of tournament competition for the LPGA. "We had numerous greens under water, fairways puddling. If it could have stopped raining, we would have had a shot." More than a half-inch of rain had fallen by mid-morning, and it was still raining hard more than two hours after the noon announcement of the postponement of play. Locust Hill officials figured the course could take up to three-quarters of an inch of rain, but the weather system stretched 140 miles and wasnt expected to completely pass through for seven hours. That proved to be too much for an area that had received over 4 inches of rain in the past week and a half. "We went as long as we could," Witters said. The overnight forecast called for a break, affording the grounds crew a chance to get the course in shape. Scattered showers were expected Friday morning and there was a 20-30 per cent chance of a thunderstorm during the day, but Witters said she was confident the course would be OK. "Id like to believe today was our worst day," she said. "The goal is to get 72 holes, but its got to stop raining." Witters also said Monday was still on the table, but with no rain predicted for Sunday and the longest day of the year looming in two weeks she was hopeful there would be enough daylight to complete two rounds on Sunday. "We think we can play golf until 9 oclock," Withers said. "That gives us extra room, and well need it. Im not nervous yet. I wish we could have gotten some golf in today." The one-day break was welcome news for some players since it came during a stretch of seven tournaments in a two-month span, including two majors. "Its definitely tough because youre excited to get going, but to be honest with you Im very tired with it being my fourth week in a row," said Brittany Lang, who planned to spend the afternoon trying on wedding dresses in preparation for the big day next January. "Its actually kind of good for me. Im sure a lot of girls are definitely ready to get going." When the first round begins, the focus of every player will be on one thing -- avoiding the rough that was nearly 4 inches high before the rains hit. "It is so hard to hit out of wet rough like that," Lang said. "Its nearly impossible. That rough, I think, is going to be horrendous after this much rain." "If youre hitting the ball well, you can score well," Paige Mackenzie added. "You just have to be on your game every single shot. It does not allow any mistakes at all." The inclement weather continued a streak that began two weeks ago at the Bahamas LPGA Classic. The course there was closed for two days because of severe flooding, and when the tournament finally got under way it was shortened to 12 holes. The LPGA Tour was determined to play with two new title sponsors and devised a 12-hole route that would allow the players three rounds to reach 36 holes and make it an official event. Last week, high winds and tough greens created havoc. The flooding in the Bahamas was caused by a foot of rain in about five hours. It wasnt nearly that bad at Locust Hill on Thursday, but it, too, wasnt pretty. "Unfortunately, its just part of the game," Mackenzie said. "Anybody thats played, whether its professional golf or amateur golf, you go through events like this. "I learned very quickly my rookie season when only 18 holes were played in Arkansas in a four-day span. Theres going to be surprises like this. Were a pretty flexible tour. I think the hardest part is on the rookies. They want to go play. Its a major."Discount Custom Basketball Jerseys . With his new coach and six-time Grand Slam singles champion Boris Becker watching him during an official match for the first time, Djokovic appeared tentative early against the Slovakian player, who often appeared content to keep the ball in play. Cheap Custom Basketball Jerseys Sale . The Redskins announced Monday that the quarterback who led the team to the Super Bowl championship in the 1987 season will serve as a personnel executive. . The return match will take place next Wednesday. Udinese leads Fiorentina 2-1 in the other semifinal. Napoli staged a second-half comeback from two goals down after Gervinhos opener and a stunning strike from Kevin Strootman. Custom Basketball Jerseys China . Louis Blues. Shane Hnidy joins Brian Munz for the broadcast on TSN 1290 Radio at 7pm ct. Cheap Custom T-shirts . The (11-11-4) Jets are seventh in the Central Division with 26 points. Fifth place Dallas and sixth-seeded Nashville also have 26 points, but the Stars have three games in hand on Winnipeg while Nashville has two.LEXINGTON, Ky. -- As top-ranked Kentucky develops in small steps, the on-court relationship between Malik Monk and DeAaron is clearly off and running.Monk scored 23 points and Fox had 16 points and 11 assists to propel the Wildcats to a 101-70 rout of Cleveland State on Wednesday that was impressive on several fronts.With leading scorer Isaiah Briscoe sidelined by a back injury, the freshman duo picked up the slack and did it quickly, helping Kentucky (5-0) roll to a 16-2 lead that was never threatened in its first game this season as the nations No. 1 team. They combined for 31 first-half points alone, with 19 from Monk, whose 4-for-4 start from long range and 8-of-12 shooting overall helped him match his career scoring best set last week against Michigan State.We played well, Fox said. Without Isaiah today, people stepped up and we ended up getting the win.They combined for 15 assists -- including 10 in the first half -- and seven rebounds with two steals apiece, looking to each other when Kentucky was in transition.Which was often.We have great chemistry, Monk said. Although we never played that much together, we know where we are on the court. Thats another thing that makes this team so close.Their chemistry was evident in the first half when Monk stole the ball near midcourt and drove toward the basket before bouncing the ball off the glass perfectly back to the trailing Fox, whose thunderous dunk brought a roar from the crowd of 22,441 at Rupp Arena.It was just a great pass, Fox said. In transition if a guy plays you, you give it up and thats what happened. The guy played him, he threw it off the glass and I dunked it.Bam Adebayo added 14 points and seven rebounds while Mychal Mulder matched a career high with 13 for Kentucky, which shot a season-best 52 percent from the field and broke 100 points for the first time this season. Wenyen Gabriel had 10 points and 10 rebounds as Kentucky won the second of three games in the Bluegrass Showcase.Rob Edwards 28 points on 12-of-21 shooting led Cleveland State (1-3), which couuldnt keep up with the Wildcats on either end.dddddddddddd The Vikings committed 19 turnovers, shot 39 percent and were outrebounded 47-36.Were trying to do everything from the outside and thats hard against a team like Kentucky because their guards really come after you and play defense, Vikings coach Gary Waters said. And you know what the crazy part about it is? They enjoy doing it.THE BIG PICTURECleveland State: The Vikings appeared headed for a big improvement over their 38 percent shooting effort against UT Martin, with 48 percent accuracy in the first half. But they made just 11 of 35 shots after the break and finished close to their season low. Bobby Word added 14 points.Kentucky: Senior guard Dominique Hawkins started in Briscoes place along with Fox, Monk, Adebayo and Derek Willis (seven points, five rebounds), and that lineup was energetic from the start. Briscoes absence allowed coach John Calipari to use several combinations that were encouraging, though he quickly noted that its still early.I told them after the game, theyre a November team, he said. I dont want my team in November to look like its January or February. ... Were a ways away from where we need to be.POLL IMPLICATIONSThe Wildcats should remain atop the rankings through next weekend, with their only major upcoming test on Monday against Arizona State in the Bahamas.IN THE HOUSEFormer Kentucky standout and NBA veteran Tayshaun Prince was among the crowd for the Thanksgiving eve matinee. Prince thanked fans for their support during his time here before looking up at a video of the latest Wildcats in the NBA.UP NEXTCleveland State: Visits Duquesne on Sunday in its final Showcase game.Kentucky: The Wildcats wrap up play in the Showcase on Friday night against UT Martin in the first meeting between the schools since Nov. 26, 1994, when they rolled to a 124-50 win.---More AP college basketball at: ' ' '

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