A different odd couple -- Jason Gore and Fred Funk -- is atop the leader board after the first round of the Franklin Templeton Shootout in Naples, Fla.

Long-hitting Gore, 31, and accurate Funk, 49, fired a 9-under-par 63 yesterday to take the lead at Tiburon Golf Club. Gore and Funk survived a bogey in the alternate shot format, rebounding with a birdie on No. 17 before just missing a 10-footer for birdie on the final hole.

"We probably stole a few and left a few out there," Gore said. "That's kind of what you have to do in alternate shot."

The Gore-Funk team has a similar makeup to two-time defending champions Hank Kuehne, 30, one of the longest hitters on tour; and Jeff Sluman, 48, an accurate iron player.

"I've never really been paired with a guy who's as long as he is," Funk, a former University of Maryland golf coach, said of Gore. "The game's a lot easier from where he plays it. That'd be nice to be able to hit it that long."

John Huston, a late replacement for injured Scott Hoch, teamed with Kenny Perry at 8 under, and Mark O'Meara and Nick Price matched it to tie for second along with Fred Couples and Adam Scott.

* FOOTBALL: Brian Brohm passed for 339 yards and three touchdowns and ran for another score to help No. 23 Louisville rout visiting Rutgers, 56-5.

Running back Kolby Smith, filling in for the injured Michael Bush, scored three touchdowns for Louisville (7-2, 3-2 Big East), which won its third straight game and extended its home streak to 11 games, tied for the nation's fifth-longest. Rutgers fell to 6-4, 3-3.

* BASEBALL: Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Javier Vazquez filed a formal trade demand, giving the team until March 15 to deal him. Vazquez had the right to file the demand during the 15 days after the World Series because he was a veteran player traded during a multiyear contract. His agent, Sam Levinson, said yesterday that the demand was submitted.

* SPEEDSKATING: In Bormio, Italy, Olympic champion Apolo Anton Ohno won the 1,500-meter race at a World Cup short-track meet, a key competition leading to next year's Winter Games. American Ohno, the gold medalist at the 2002 Salt Lake City Games, won in 2 minutes 27.716 seconds.

* WEIGHTLIFTING: Shannon Hartnett was suspended for two years for testing positive for byproducts of a steroid, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency said. Hartnett, 40, of Sausalito, Calif., tested positive for metabolites of stanozolol during a May 7 test at the U.S. Weightlifting National Championships in Cleveland.

* COURTS: Mike Tyson was ordered by a judge to return to Brazil in March to face trial for allegedly assaulting a cameraman in a nightclub in Sao Paulo.

If found guilty, the former heavyweight champion could be fined or sentenced to community service in Brazil, the Globo Online news service reported. Tyson did not speak to reporters at the courthouse.

-- From News Services