Money Matters - Simplified


Scott forges to Singapore Open lead

Singapore -- Adam Scott, who was 7-under-par in one six-hole stretch Friday, took the clubhouse lead after two days of play at the European Tour's Barclay's Singapore Open.

Scott, playing the Tanjong Course at the Sentosa Golf Club in Singapore, finished with his second 6-under 65 and is at 12-under 130 halfway through the tournament.

He is two strokes ahead of Ian Poulter, who had an 8-under 63 in his second round. Four golfers are tied for third at 9-under. Joost Luiten is in that group but he is one of the players unable to finish his second round Friday.

Harsh weather delayed play Thursday and caused a backup Friday so several players were unable to complete their rounds because of darkness.

Twins' skipper hit in head by thrown ball

Detroit -- Minnesota Twins Manager Ron Gardenhire had his ear bloodied after being hit by a thrown ball during batting practice Saturday in Detroit.

Gardenhire was standing at first base at Comerica Park before the game when he was struck on the ear by a ball thrown by Twins infielder Alexi Casilla, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported.

The newspaper said Gardenhire's ear was bleeding and the Twins' skipper was suffering from a headache afterward.

Twins officials indicated he would continue to be monitored by doctors. He remained in the clubhouse to start the game.

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Mets closer K-Rod arrested for allegedly punching wife's dad

Apparently frustrated by team's 6-2 loss to the Colorado Rockies, Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez got into an altercation with a man believed to be his father-in-law, according to several published reports.

Lady Gaga takes show to Yankee Stadium

new York -- The New York Yankees say pop star Lady Gaga is officially blackballed from the team locker-room after making an unannounced visit that turned into a spectacle.

The New York Post said Sunday that Yankees co-Chairman Hal Steinbrenner was reportedly outraged at Lady Gaga's outrageous behavior in the clubhouse after Saturday's game against the cross-town Mets.

The Post said the 24-year-old singer apparently smooth-talked her way into the restricted area with a few of her girlfriends after the game and spent about 30 minutes mingling with the team.