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Schwartzel takes share of lead in South Africa

Schwartzel takes share of lead in South Africa

MALELANE, South Africa (AP) Charl Schwartzel shot an 8-under 64 Friday, surging into a share of the lead after two rounds of the Alfred Dunhill Championship.

The South African is tied with first-round leader Gregory Bourdy of France, who had a 65. Schwartzel won in Thailand last weekend, his first title since the 2011 Masters.

Schwartzel had six birdies and an eagle Friday at Leopard Creek Country Club. He and Bourdy are at 13-under 131, four strokes ahead of South Africa's Darren Fichardt (68).

South Africa's Louis de Jager and England's Steve Webster are another stroke back.

Maryland QB Max Bortenschlager announces he has entered the transfer portal

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Maryland QB Max Bortenschlager announces he has entered the transfer portal

Maryland Terrapins quarterback Max Bortenschlager has entered the NCAA's transfer portal.

The redshirt junior will have two years of eligibility remaining as a graduate transfer.

Originally recruited by former Terrapins head coach D.J. Durkin, Bortenschlager joined the team in 2016. As a freshman, he appeared in two games. He made his first career start against then-No. 19 Nebraska, where the Terps fell, 28-7.

His best season with Maryland came as a sophomore, where he started eight games for the Terrapins and appeared in 10. Bortenschlager was forced into action due to season-ending ACL injuries to quarterbacks Tyrrell Pigrome and Kasim Hill. He threw for 10 touchdowns and over 1,300 yards in 2017.

As a junior, Bortenschlager found himself once again buried on the depth chart behind Hill and Pigrome. Primarily serving as the holder on extra points and field goal attempts, Bortenschlager suffered a season-ending ankle injury three games into the season.

Under new head coach Mike Locksley, Bortenschlager did not see the field in 2019. The year will count as a redshirt, as to why he has two seasons remaining as a graduate transfer. 

The Terrapins have quarterback Josh Jackson and Pigrome returning in 2020. Additionally, Lance LeGendre will be in the mix for the starting job after redshirting in 2019. He was originally a four-star recruit.

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Nationals pay tribute to John Altobelli, another victim in Sunday's helicopter crash

Nationals pay tribute to John Altobelli, another victim in Sunday's helicopter crash

The sports world was shaken on Sunday after hearing the news that legendary NBA player Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna, died in a helicopter crash earlier that morning.

As the somber evening wore on, more information came out regarding the victims of the tragedy. One of the passengers on the helicopter was longtime Orange Coast College and Cape Cod League manager John Altobelli.

Altobelli's daughter was a teammate of Bryant's daughter, Gianna, and the helicopter was traveling to one of their youth basketball games. Altobelli's wife, Keri, was also on board. There were no survivors.

On Monday, the Nationals Twitter account shared their condolences for Altobelli and his family.

The Nationals were one of the multiple teams to share their sympathy for the Altobelli family. Both New York Mets outfielder Jeff McNeil and Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge played under Altobelli in the Cape Cod League.

Orange Coast was expected to begin its season on Tuesday.

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