Sports briefs 6-30-14: Soccer fan hospitalized after lightning strike

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Brooklyn coach Jason Kidd is talking to the Milwaukee Bucks about a position after losing his bid for front-office power with the Nets, a person with knowledge of the details said Saturday.

The Nets denied Kidd's request and then told him he was free to talk to other teams about jobs, the person told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because no official comments were made about the situation. The Bucks then sought and were granted permission to interview Kidd.

The news was first reported by the New York Post.

Kidd just finished his first season as coach, leading the Nets to a 44-38 record and a second-round playoff loss to the Miami Heat. It's unclear what role the Bucks would be interested in him for, since they have both coach Larry Drew and general manager John Hammond under contract.

Kidd is close with new Bucks co-owner Marc Lasry, who along with Wes Edens recently bought the team for $550 million.

The Nets hired Kidd in June 2013 about a month after he had ended a 19-year playing career. He led the Nets to their greatest NBA success as a player, a pair of NBA Finals appearances, and they retired his number before a preseason game.

• Golf

Rose prevails: Justin Rose got his mistake out of the way one hole early and won the Quicken Loans National in a playoff over Shawn Stefani.

Tied for the lead as he played the 18th hole at Congressional, Rose tried to hit through two trees left of the fairway and overturned the shot. It ran down a bank and into the water, and he had to hole a 15-foot bogey putt just to stay in the game.

Behind him, Stefani made bogey on the 17th and narrowly missed a birdie putt on the 18th to set up the first playoff in the eight-year history of this event.

One-stroke win: Stacy Lewis made a 7-foot birdie putt on the final hole in the NW Arkansas Championship.

The top-ranked Lewis closed with a 6-under 65 for a one-stroke victory. She birdied three of her final holes to finish at 12-under 201 and get her third LPGA Tour victory of the year and 11th overall.

• Auto Racing

Kentucky triumph: Brad Keselowski showed early and often that his No. 2 Ford was the best car at Kentucky Speedway, dominating the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race Saturday night to become the track's first repeat winner.

The Penske Racing driver and 2012 race winner followed his record-breaking pole effort to lead 199 of 267 laps en route to his second victory of the season and 12th of his career.

Frenchman first: Simon Pagenaud, the Frenchman who thought he had a winning car in the first race of the Grand Prix of Houston doubleheader, finally picked up a victory in the second race.

The victory, the second of the season for Pagenaud, allowed him to significantly cut into Will Power's lead in the championship standings.

• Elsewhere

Favorite killed: Former Auburn tight end Philip Lutzenkirchen, a fan favorite who played on the 2010 national championship team, has died in a one-car crash in Georgia, state police said.

Authorities said Lutzenkirchen, 23, was ejected from a 2006 Chevrolet Tahoe when it overturned several times near LaGrange early Sunday morning. He was a passenger in the vehicle.

Fan hospitalized: Lightning struck outside a soccer stadium before an MLS game, sending an off-duty firefighter who went into cardiac arrest to the hospital and forcing the postponement of the Columbus Crew's game against FC Dallas.

The lightning strike was in the parking lot of Crew Stadium on Saturday night, but it's not known if the off-duty lieutenant was struck directly.

Makes it official: Chris Bosh told the Miami Heat on Sunday that he is opting out of the last two years of his contract, and will join LeBron James and Dwyane Wade as free agents starting at midnight Tuesday.

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