ATLANTA -- Four days after Anthony Kim humbled Sergio Garcia in the Ryder Cup, he beat 29 players just as badly Thursday at the Tour Championship.
Showing no effects of a Ryder Cup hangover, Kim fired off eight birdies on his way to a 6-under 64 in his Tour Championship debut to build a four-shot lead over Masters champion Trevor Immelman, Ernie Els and Phil Mickelson.
• NAVISTAR LPGA CLASSIC -- In Prattville, Ala., Jill McGill, Jane Park and Jeong Jang shot 7-under 65s for a share of the Navistar LPGA Classic lead, while top-ranked Lorena Ochoa was two strokes back in her first event in a month.
Ochoa played her first competitive round since tying for sixth in the Safeway Classic on Aug. 24, her fourth top-seven finish in a row, but seventh straight winless start. She opened the year with six victories in nine starts, including four straight.
• BRITISH MASTERS -- In Sutton Coldfield, England, Australia's Marcus Fraser and Sweden's Mikael Lundberg shot 5-under 67s to share the first-round lead in the British Masters.
Defending champion Lee Westwood, the English star coming off Europe's Ryder Cup loss, was a stroke back along with countryman Sam Walker, Scotland's Marc Warren, Denmark's Anders Hansen and Argentina's Rafa Echenique.
• NBA -- The Rockets matched the Bobcats' three-year, $9 million offer sheet for restricted free agent Carl Landry, keeping the forward in Houston.
The Rockets took less than 24 hours to make the move, leaving Charlotte still searching for frontcourt depth before the start of training camp next week.
The 6-foot-9 Landry had been unable to reach terms with Houston since free agency began this summer. His agent threatened that Landry could sign with an overseas team as the two sides haggled over money.
• More people will be able to see more Charlotte Bobcats games on television this season.
The team announced that 70 of the 82 regular-season games will be televised by FSN or SportSouth. Three exhibition games will also be shown by those networks and TNT.
The Bobcats struck a complex naming-rights deal with Time Warner Cable late last season that allowed the team to get out of a TV contract that prevented many fans from seeing their games. Under the agreement, game telecasts moved from Time Warner Cable's news channel to the FSN-operated networks.
• Allan Houston signed with the New York Knicks and will attempt another comeback with his former team.
Houston is fourth on the Knicks' career scoring list, trailing only Hall of Famers Patrick Ewing, Walt Frazier and Willis Reed. He will be in training camp next week with the franchise he led to the 1999 NBA finals.
• NFL -- Troy Brown has retired after 15 seasons with the New England Patriots in which he set a team record for most receptions.
The wide receiver, who hasn't played this season, made the announcement at a news conference Thursday attended by team owner Robert Kraft and coach Bill Belichick.
Brown spent his entire NFL career with the Patriots after they drafted him in the eighth round in 1993 out of Marshall. His 557 catches are first in team history and his 6,366 yards receiving are second to Stanley Morgan's 10,352. Brown played in one Pro Bowl, after the 2001 season.
• WNBA -- Minnesota Lynx rookie Candice Wiggins has been chosen the WNBA's Sixth Woman of the Year.
Wiggins, the third overall pick out of Stanford, received 27 of a possible 45 votes from a national media panel
Wiggins, a guard, averaged 15.7 points, 3.2 rebounds and 3 assists for a Lynx squad that finished 16-18. She came off the bench in 29 of the 30 games she played.