Sep 24, 2011, 9:35 p.m.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The opener of a three-game series between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox was rained out on Friday and will be made up as part of a day-night doubleheader Sunday. The two rivals play Saturday at Yankee Stadium and wrap up the three-game set on Sunday with a regularly scheduled game at 1:05 p.m. and the make-up contest at 6:30 p.m.

Baddeley and Mahan share lead at Tour Championship

ATLANTA (Reuters) - The battle for the Tour Championship and FedExCup honors remained intriguingly wide open after Aaron Baddeley and Hunter Mahan charged into a tie for the lead in Saturday's third round at East Lake Golf Club. Australian Baddeley fired a best of the day, six-under-par 64 to enhance his claims for a Presidents Cup wildcard pick next week while American Mahan carded a 66, the pair finishing level at nine-under 201.

Francona focusing on getting Red Sox turned around

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Terry Francona, manager of the slumping Boston Red Sox, on Friday shrugged off reports that his job could be in jeopardy should the pre-season favorites fail to make the playoffs. Boston, the pre-season pick to reach the World Series after signing free agent outfielder Carl Crawford and trading for slugging first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, have gone into a September slump that has them fighting for a wild card berth.

United States team to play Italy in rugby World Cup

(Reuters) - United States coach Eddie O'Sullivan has named the following team to play Italy in their rugby World Cup Pool C match at Trafalgar Park in Nelson on Tuesday. 15-Chris Wyles, 14-Takudzwa Ngwenya, 13-Paul Emerick, 12-Andrew Suniula, 11-James Paterson, 10-Roland Suniula, 9- Mike Petri, 8-Nic Johnson, 7-Todd Clever (captain), 6-Louis Stanfill, 5-Hayden Smith, 4-John van der Giessen, 3-Matekitonga Moeakiola, 2-Chris Biller, 1-Mike MacDonald

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