Following is a summary of current sports news briefs.
NBA notebook: Leonard headed for free agency
Kawhi Leonard plans to decline a $21.3 million player option for the 2019-20 season, paving his way to free agency and possibly out of Toronto. The Raptors are preparing for Leonard to entertain all offers on the open market just one year after a trade brought him to Toronto.
On fire Woodland takes U.S. Open lead, Tiger fumes
Gary Woodland shot out of the U.S. Open woodwork with an error-free six-under 65 to steal the halfway lead from Justin Rose on Friday, while a fuming Tiger Woods insisted he was still in the ball game after a bogey-bogey finish. Out in the morning wave, overnight leader Rose set the target with a grinding one-under 70 and saw off all his early challengers on a chilly day on the Monterey peninsula.
Woodland driving for show, putting for dough at U.S. Open
Throughout his career Gary Woodland as been better known for his work with a driver than a putter but that all might change after he rode a red-hot flat stick to the top of the U.S. Open leaderboard on Friday. Woodland had all facets of his game firing on a cool day on the Monterey peninsula as he carded a six-under 65 to equal the low round for any U.S. Open played at Pebble Beach, a mark set by Tiger Woods in 2000 and matched by Justin Rose on Thursday.
Confessed Ortiz shooter: 'It wasn't supposed to be David'
The man charged with shooting Boston Red Sox legend David Ortiz admitted that he shot him but said he was hired to kill someone else. TMZ Sports reported Friday that 25-year-old Rolfi Ferreira Cruz told reporters who had crowded outside the jail in the Dominican Republic that Ortiz was not the target.
MLB notebook: Gunman says he shot Ortiz by mistake
The man charged with shooting Boston Red Sox legend David Ortiz admitted that he shot him but said he was hired to kill someone else. TMZ Sports reported Friday that 25-year-old Rolfi Ferreira Cruz told reporters who had crowded outside the jail in the Dominican Republic that Ortiz was not the target. Through the bars of his cell, Cruz said he was sent to the Santo Domingo club on Sunday to kill a man who happened to be dressed like Ortiz.
MLB roundup: Renfroe, Padres stun Rockies in 12
Hunter Renfroe highlighted a five-run 12th inning with his third home run of the game, and the San Diego Padres rallied from seven runs down to beat the Colorado Rockies 16-12 in Denver on Friday night. Renfroe finished with four hits and five RBIs, Manny Machado homered and also had four hits, and Craig Stammen (5-3) got the win for the Padres in a game that lasted 5 hours, 4 minutes. Ian Desmond hit an inside-the-park home run, and Charlie Blackmon and David Dahl also went deep for the Rockies.
NHL notebook: Islanders lock up Eberle with 5-year deal
Forward Jordan Eberle agreed to a five-year contract that will keep him with the New York Islanders, the team announced on Friday. Financial terms were not disclosed, but The Athletic's Pierre LeBrun reported that it is worth $27.5 million.
WWC roundup: England nips Argentina to reach round of 16
Jodie Taylor scored in the 62nd minute as England notched a 1-0 Group D victory over Argentina at Le Havre, France, on Friday to clinch a spot in the round of 16 of the Women's World Cup. Beth Mead set up the goal with a left-footed cross from the left, and Taylor used her right foot to knock it past Argentina goalkeeper Vanina Correa for England (2-0-0, six points)
Injuries, free agency cloud Warriors' future
The Golden State Warriors' offseason of uncertainty has begun. One day after the Toronto Raptors eliminated Golden State from the NBA Finals in six games, Warriors coach Steve Kerr and general manager Bob Myers met with the media Friday, although few answers are readily available for a dynasty that faces multiple key questions.
Cardinals knock off Mets in 10 in suspended game
Paul DeJong delivered a tie-breaking RBI single in the top of the 10th inning Friday afternoon as the St. Louis Cardinals finished off a two-day comeback and beat the host New York Mets 5-4 in the completion of a game suspended by rain Thursday night. The game resumed at 6:10 p.m. ET after a "delay" of more than 17 hours. The Cardinals scored twice -- via two-out hits from Kolten Wong and Harrison Bader -- in a rainy top of the ninth Thursday off Mets closer Edwin Diaz to tie the game before play was suspended.