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PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. -- Morgan Hoffmann took the first-round lead at the Pebble Beach Invitational on Thursday, shooting a 7-under 65 at Spyglass Hill. Hoffmann had a one-stroke lead on fellow PGA Tour players Chesson Hadley, Ted Potter Jr., Scott Brown and defending champion Tommy Gainey. "It was just a really nice day," Hoffmann said of his bogey-free round. "The greens were soft and the ball rolled really well." Gainey, Hadley and Brown were at par-72 Del Monte Golf Course. Potter Jr. had his 66 at Spyglass Hill. "Anytime youre the defending champion, you always want to give it your best shot," said Gainey, whose lone PGA Tour win remains the 2012 McGladrey Classic. Four players, including 2013-2014 PGA Tour rookie Brice Garnett, Jason Kokrak and University of Illinois mens golf coach Mike Small were two back at 67. Kokrak had the low round at Pebble Beach. Ten-time major winner and World Golf Hall of Famer Annika Sorenstam opened with a 70 at Del Monte. Two-time defending First Tee Open at Pebble Beach winner Kirk Triplett shot 69 at Del Monte. Record three-time winner Mark Brooks was six back following a 71 at Spyglass. Former winner Rocco Mediate withdrew with back spasms. In its 42nd year, the Invitational is the only event that features players from the PGA, LPGA, Champions and Tours vying for the same purse. Adam Lallana Jersey . -- Oakland Athletics starting pitchers Jarrod Parker and A. Ovie Ejaria Jersey . Sterling was banned for life and fined US$2.5 million by the NBA on Tuesday for racist comments the league says he made in a recorded conversation. Nash, who plays for the rival L.A. Lakers, spoke as a representative of current NBA players at a press conference assembled by Sacramento mayor and National Basketball Players Association adviser Kevin Johnson. … ersey.aspx . Marie rink got back in the win column at the Olympic mens curling tournament with a 7-4 win over the host Russian squad on Wednesday. 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The switch-hitter went 3 for 3 with two walks and scored twice for the defending World Series champions, who have won four straight and seven of nine to improve to 70-81. His tiebreaking homer in the seventh inning made a winner of Petit (4-0) in his second start since nearly pitching a perfect game. "Hes a clutch player," Bochy said. "I think we would have been in a better situation than the one were in now if wed had Angel." Before the game, the Mets announced that Matt Harvey will try to rehab his injured right elbow without reconstructive surgery -- a move the All-Star ace hopes is going to keep him on the mound next season. "We have to be optimistic, because he is optimistic," New York manager Terry Collins said. "If hes able to be successful, that would be a great find for the organization headed into next year." Pagan homered off Sean Henn (0-1) leading off the seventh to give the Giants a 5-4 lead. It was his first home run since an inside-the-park shot that ended a 6-5 victory over Colorado on May 25. After that, Pagan missed 82 games with an injured left hamstring that required surgery. He returned on Aug. 30. "I wanted to come back so the team finished strong and we can feel good about ourselves," Pagan said. "I know were not going to go to the post-season or whatever, but if we finish strong I think we can reflect for next year and get ready, use this year as a motivation to prepare. I think we have a good enough team, we cant forget that." Pagan spent four seasons with the Mets before they traded him to San Francisco in December 2011. He helped the Giannts win a championship last year and then re-signed with them for $40 million over four years.dddddddddddd "No hard feelings," Pagan said. "When I played here, I gave it all." Tony Abreu added an RBI double against Gonzalez Germen in the eighth, and Pagans triple off the wall in right-centre made it 7-4. Hunter Pence singled home a run in the ninth for his 20th RBI in his last seven games. Giants reliever Sandy Rosario issued a leadoff walk in the ninth and left with a strained right hip. Sergio Romo gave up an RBI single to Daniel Murphy before retiring Lucas Duda and pinch-hitter Andrew Brown with the bases loaded to end it after 3 hours, 55 minutes. Mets starter Zack Wheeler threw 107 pitches over five innings against his former club. The rookie walked a career-high six -- four in the second inning. In all, seven New York pitchers combined to issue a season-high 10 walks. Wheeler was drafted sixth overall by the Giants out of high school in 2009. Two years later, they traded him to the Mets in a deal for Carlos Beltran. The 23-year-old right-hander threw a gem in San Francisco on July 10, allowing one run and three hits over seven innings in his fifth major league start. "He just didnt have his command," catcher Travis dArnaud said. "He had a great bullpen. I thought it was going to be a fun one for him. It just didnt work out that way." Petit, once a Mets prospect, came within one strike of a perfect game Sept. 6 against Arizona but finished with a one-hit shutout. The right-hander, who beat Wheeler when they matched up in the minors April 9, gave up four runs and seven hits in six innings. NOTES: Giants 2B Marco Scutaro went for an MRI on his ailing left pinkie and its possible he could miss the rest of the season. For now, he is day to day. ... DArnaud left in the fourth with a sore right shoulder after he was hit by Pences foul ball in the second. Anthony Recker replaced dArnaud, dinged up several times in the past few weeks. ... Mets 3B David Wright (strained right hamstring) is unlikely to return during the three-game series. This weekend in Philadelphia is a possibility, Collins said. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '