Friday's Sports In Brief

AP - Sports

AARON HERNANDEZ

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) -- The girlfriend of former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez has been indicted on a perjury charge in connection with the killing of his friend, a Massachusetts prosecutor said Friday, bringing to five the number of people facing charges in the case.

A grand jury indicted Shayanna Jenkins, 24, on a single count in relation to the investigation into the June 17 killing of Odin Lloyd, Bristol County District Attorney Samuel Sutter said.

Lloyd, a 27-year-old semiprofessional football player from Boston, was found shot to death in an industrial park in North Attleborough, Mass., near Hernandez's home, where Jenkins also lives. Lloyd had been dating Jenkins' sister.

Jenkins was not arrested and will be ordered to appear in court for an arraignment, the prosecutor's office said. She and Hernandez have a young child together.

GOLF

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Tiger Woods was voted PGA Tour player of the year for the 11th time on the strength of his five big wins and return to No. 1 in the world.

It was the third time Woods won the Jack Nicklaus Award despite not winning a major. He made up for that with two World Golf Championships and The Players Championship among his five wins. No one else won more than twice this year, and Woods won the Vardon Trophy for lowest scoring average and the PGA Tour money title.

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) - Peter Uihlein came within inches away from shooting the first 59 on the European Tour when his eagle putt on the last hole veered left in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.

The American tapped in for birdie for a 12-under 60, equaling the course record at Kingsbarns.

He was two strokes behind leader Tom Lewis. The Englishman had a 65 at Carnoustie to reach 15 under.

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Chesson Hadley and Andrew Svoboda did well enough in the second round of the Web.com Tour Championship to think about a return to Sawgrass next May.

Hadley had six birdies in his round of 4-under 66 on the Valley Course at the TPC Sawgrass to take a two-shot lead over Joe Durant going into the weekend. Svoboda had a 67 and was among those three shots behind. Hadley was at 9-under 131.

The leader of the special money list from the four tournaments that determine PGA Tour cards for the 2013-14 season is exempt into The Players Championship on the more famous Stadium Course.

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Bernhard Langer birdied his first four holes and finished with a 9-under 63 to open a four-stroke lead in the Champions Tour's First Tee Open.

FRENCH LICK, Ind. (AP) - Dina Ammaccapane birdied the final four holes for a 6-under 66 to take the first-round lead in the Legends Championship.

BASEBALL

SEATTLE (AP) - Eric Wedge told the Seattle Mariners that he will not return as manager next season, saying it became obvious he did not have a future with the organization.

Wedge will manage the final three games of this season against Oakland before the Mariners begin a search for a new manager.

MIAMI (AP) - President of baseball operations Larry Beinfest was fired after 12 years with the Marlins. The move came as the team neared the end of its third consecutive last-place season in the NL East.

The owner also fired Jim Fleming, who had been with the Marlins for 12 seasons and was Beinfest's special assistant. Beinfest and Fleming were dismissed with two years left on their contracts.

DETROIT (AP) - Gates Brown, an outfielder who played his entire 13-year major league career with the Detroit Tigers, has died. He was 74.

The team confirmed Brown's death Friday.

Brown, jailed for armed robbery in Ohio before starting his baseball career, played on Detroit's 1968 team that won the World Series, and was part of another title with the Tigers in 1984 as a batting coach.

INTERNATIONAL SPORTS

HAVANA (AP) - Cuba announced Friday that athletes from all sports will soon be able to sign contracts with foreign leagues, a break with a decades-old policy that held pro sports to be anathema to socialist ideals.

It's a step toward the day when the road from Havana to Yankee Stadium might mean simply hopping on a plane rather than attempting a perilous sea crossing or sneaking out of a hotel at midnight in a strange land.

But American baseball fans shouldn't throw their Dodgers or Rockies caps in the air in celebration just yet. The Cold War-era embargo against Cuba means it may not happen anytime soon.

AUTO RACING

Indianapolis 500 winner Tony Kanaan will not return to KV Racing next season and is finalizing a deal to join Chip Ganassi Racing, The Associated Press has learned.

Two people familiar with Kanaan's plan said Friday that the Brazilian is nearing a signed contract with Ganassi. They spoke on condition of anonymity because Ganassi has not announced the move.

The 38-year-old Kanaan will join a lineup that includes Indy 500 winners Dario Franchitti and Scott Dixon, and Charlie Kimball. Franchitti and Dixon have combined to win six IndyCar titles, and Kanaan won it in 2004.

DOVER, Del. (AP) - Dale Earnhardt Jr. showed a rare burst of top qualifying speed, turning a track-record lap of 161.849 mph to win the pole at Dover International Speedway. Earnhardt won his second pole of the season, the first time he has multiple poles since 2002.

CYCLING

FLORENCE, Italy (AP) - Cycling's governing body took another step toward clearing up its doping-tainted past by electing a president who hopes to usher in a new era of transparency.

One of his first challenges will be getting Lance Armstrong to come forward and fully explain how he got away with doping for so long.

Brian Cookson won a heated vote to become president of the UCI, defeating incumbent Pat McQuaid after a contentious election in the wake of the Armstrong scandal.

The British Cycling president edged McQuaid 24-18 in a secret ballot.

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