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The PGA of America will keep the 2017 PGA Championship in Charlotte despite its objection to North Carolina House Bill 2, which limits anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay and transgender people in the state. Wholesale Dodgers Jerseys .The tournament will be held at Quail Hollow Club.?The PGA of America strongly opposes North Carolina HB2. It contradicts our commitment to create an inclusive and welcoming environment at our events. We remain hopeful that the law will be changed, the organization said in a written statement. ?Since the Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte is a private facility not subject to all of the provisions of HB2, at the 2017 PGA Championship we plan to allow spectators to use the restroom that conforms with their gender identity or gender expression, the statement said. ?As we look to future events, our willingness to consider coming back to the State of North Carolina will be severely impacted unless HB2 is overturned.The controversy swirling around HB2 has already impacted the planning of another major sporting event in the state. On Thursday, the NBA decided to move the 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte without announcing an alternate venue, citing its objection to the legislation.The bill, also called The Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act, which was signed into law earlier this year by Gov. Pat McCrory, requires transgender people to use bathrooms that correspond to the sex on their birth certificates. It applies only to bathrooms in government buildings, public schools and public universities.Private companies are allowed to implement any policy they choose.A provision of the original bill also excluded gender identity and sexual orientation from statewide anti-discrimination protections. McCrory recently signed legislation that restored the states original non-discrimination protections removed by HB2. Mike Piazza Jersey . -- Team after team passed on Andre Ellington in the draft. Cheap Dodgers Jerseys Authentic . The 27-year-old Scrivens will be joining his third NHL club since signing with the Toronto Maple Leafs as a free agent in 2010. The move also reunites with him with head coach Dallas Eakins from their time together with the American Hockey Leagues Toronto Marlies. .C. -- After a listless first half, the Washington Wizards used a big third quarter run to beat the Charlotte Bobcats Bradley Beal scored 21 points and the Wizards used a 17-0 run in the third quarter to take control of what had been a close game and beat the Bobcats 97-83 on Tuesday night.Paris, France (Sports Network) - Swiss icon Roger Federer was an easy second- round winner Wednesday at the 2013 French Open. The second-seeded former world No. 1 superstar dismantled helpless Indian Somdev Devvarman 6-2, 6-1, 6-1 in a brisk 82-minute affair on Court Lenglen. Devvarman was a two-time NCAA champion while attending the University of Virginia. "I tried to finish the match quite quickly, because I was afraid it would rain," Federer said. "So I was very focused, and Im very happy for that." Federer boasts a mens-record 254 Grand Slam singles match victories and is now third on the mens Open-Era list with 56 wins at the French. The 31-year-old veteran is the all-time mens leader with 17 Grand Slam singles titles, including last years Wimbledon championship and the 2009 French Open crown. The Swiss great is also a four-time Roland Garros runner-up to Rafael Nadal, who also beat his long-time rival Federer in the Rome Masters finale just two weeks ago. Federers third-round opponent will be quality Frenchman Julien Benneteau, who upset the Swiss legend in Rotterdam earlier this season. Meanwhile, fourth-seeded David Ferrer and sixth seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga also secured spots in the third round. Ferrer, a semifinalist at Roland Garros last year, broke serve eight times in routing fellow Spaniard Albert Montanes 6-2, 6-1, 6-3 on the famed red clay in Paris. Montanes was fresh off his clay-court title in Nice. The gritty Ferrer will next take on another compatriot, Feliciano Lopez, who beat Portuguese Joao Sousa by a 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 margin. The heavy French crowd favorite and former Australian Open runner-up Tsonga discarded veteran Finnish left-hander Jarkko Nieminen 7-6 (8-6), 6-4, 6-3, while 10th-seeded Croat Marin Cilic handled promising Aussie Nick Kyrgios 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 on Day 4. Nieminen was a runner-up in Germany last week. In other second-round play involving top-16 seeds, No. 11 Spaniard Nicolas Almagro drubbed Frances Edouard Roger-Vasselin 6-2, 6-4, 6-3, formidable No. 14 CCanadian Milos Raonic defeated quality French left-hander Michael Llodra 7-5, 3-6, 7-6 (7-3), 6-2, and No. Cheap Stitched Dodgers Jerseys. 15 Frenchman Gilles Simon overcame Uruguays Pablo Cuevas 6-7 (2-7), 6-1, 6-1, 6-1. Also in the second round, 18th-seeded American Sam Querrey erased Czech Jan Hajek 6-4, 7-5, 6-4; 20th-seeded Italian Andreas Seppi (20) outlasted Slovenian Blaz Kavcic 6-0, 7-6 (7-3), 6-7 (2-7), 4-6, 6-3; 23rd-seeded South African slugger Kevin Anderson overcame Russian Evgeny Donskoy 6-7 (8-10), 6-1, 7-5, 6-2; 25th-sdeeded Frenchman Jeremy Chardy bested Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut 6-1, 7-5, 6-4; a 30th-seeded Benneteau snuck past German Tobias Kamke 7-6 (11-9), 7-5, 5-7, 0-6, 6-4; and 32nd-seeded Spaniard Tommy Robredo fought back from two-sets-to-love down to beat down Dutchman Igor Sijsling 6-7 (2-7), 4-6, 6-3, 6-1, 6-1. In some first-round action on Wednesday, No. 8 seed Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia topped Frenchman Nicolas Mahut 6-2, 7-6 (7-4), 6-1 and 24th-seeded rising Frenchman Benoit Paire defeated former Aussie Open runner-up Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus 3-6, 7-6 (7-1), 6-4, 6-4. Some other second-round results saw flashy French crowd favorite Gael Monfils dismiss talented Latvian Ernests Gulbis 6-7 (5-7), 6-4, 7-6 (7-4), 6-2 and Serb Viktor Troicki outlast Spaniard Daniel Gimeno-Traver 4-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-0, 6-7 (7-9), 6-4. Monfils was last weeks runner-up in Nice. Additional opening-round wins came for Pole Lukasz Kubot and Argentine Horacio Zeballos, who stunned Nadal in a clay-court final in Chile back in February. On Thursday, second-round matches will come for current world No. 1 Novak Djokovic and the third-seeded former top-ranked Nadal. Djokovic will play rising Argentine Guido Pella, while the seven-time French Open champion Nadal will encounter Slovak Martin Klizan. Nadal beat the reigning Aussie Open champ Djokovic in last years marquee French Open finale. Thursdays schedule will also feature seventh-seeded Frenchman Richard Gasquet, Tipsarevic and ninth-seeded Swiss Stan Wawrinka. 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