NO DISPUTING ANIKA'S LEAD: Annika Sorenstam is in charge again, and there was no disputing that.
One day after a chilly confrontation with Paula Creamer over a drop, Sorenstam put it out of her mind Friday and made two eagles on her way to a 2-under 70, giving her a two-shot lead over Hee-Won Han at the season-ending ADT Championship in West Palm Beach, Fla.
After the round, however, she wasn't pleased to hear how strongly Creamer felt about Sorenstam's drop on the 18th hole in the first round.
Creamer insisted that Sorenstam's tee shot stayed over the water during its flight, and that the 35-year-old Swede should have gone back to the tee for her third shot, instead of to a drop area about 190 yards from the hole.
"I'm mostly surprised she feels that way," Sorenstam said. "I'm disappointed that she feels that way. Obviously, she has the right to feel any way she wants. But I really didn't interpret the situation like that out there at all. For me, it was a bad shot. We were trying to figure out where to drop."
TIGER SECOND: This time, defending champion Tiger Woods is finding the competition tough at the Dunlop Phoenix. Woods, who easily won this tournament last year, shot a 3-under-par 67 Friday in Miyazaki, Japan, to pull within one stroke of leader Jim Furyk after two rounds. Furyk had the day's best score, a 64 that featured seven birdies and a bogey to move into the lead alone at 9-under 131. Woods shares second with David Duval, who led after the opening round and shot a 68 Friday.
TRAINER VISITS ALI CENTER: Angelo Dundee was back in Muhammad Ali's corner. The famed trainer visited Ali's hometown of Louisville, Ky., on Friday for a firsthand look at a six-story center built to promote Ali's humanitarian work and relive his boxing triumphs.
Dundee still affectionately calls Ali "the kid" — decades after the two teamed to make boxing history. Dundee said the center was a fitting tribute to a man he considers the greatest heavyweight fighter.
"This kid deserves anything good that happens to him," Dundee said. "He's such a good guy. He's just the nicest human being you want to meet."
Ali, who has Parkinson's disease and recently underwent back surgery, was not available to reporters.
DIVAC CHARGES DROPPED: Former NBA star Vlade Divac was cleared Friday of draft dodging in his native country. Prosecutors dropped the charges a day after Serbian Prime Minister Vojislav Kostunica came to the player's defense. Kostunica said Divac had "proven his patriotism innumerable times during his long career" in basketball. Earlier this week, the Serbia-Montenegro army filed the charges, claiming that the 37-year-old Divac was obliged by law to join the army for the compulsory six-month military service by the age of 35.