• County blocks media from lawmaker meetings at US Open

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Pierce County officials say that a presentation that lawmakers will attend in exchange for free admission to this month's U.S. Open golf championship will be closed to the media. The state's Legislative Ethics Board said earlier this year that the $110 tickets are acceptable exemptions to state rules that cap lawmaker gifts to a $50 value because county officials said that lawmakers won't be at the tournament primarily as spectators. Instead, they will learn about developments to the site of the tournament expected to draw more than 200,000 visitors. County officials have offered more than 40 lawmakers free admission to the event, but they're not yet sure how many plan to attend.

  • Radio-TV Listings for Wednesday, June 3

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    Radio Wednesday Major League Baseball 12:45 p.m. — Brewers at Cardinals, KCRC (1390 AM) TV Wednesday Major League Baseball Noon — Lunch with the Rangers, FOX Sports 12:30 p.m. — Brewers at Cardinals, Channel 73 7 p.m. — White Sox at Rangers, FOX Sports 7 p.m. — Indians at Royals, Channel 73 7 p.m. — Dodgers at Rockies, ESPN2 College Softball 7 p.m. — Game 3 of Women’s College World Series championship (if necessary), Florida vs. Michigan, ESPN College Football 4 p.m. and 11 p.m. — Oklahoma State Football Preview, FOX Sports 4:30 p.m. — Cowboy Football Roundup with Mike Gundy, Summer Preview, FOX Sports Hockey 7

  • Southern California, LSU reach NCAA golf final

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Eric Sugimoto beat Nick Hardy 3 and 1 to lift Southern California past Illinois on Tuesday in the NCAA semifinals. Southern California will play LSU in the final Wednesday at The Concession Golf Club. Southern California beat Illinois 3-1-1, and LSU topped Georgia 3-1-1. "This is something we all dreamed about, making a reality," Sugimoto said. "We had an up and down season, but the talent was there." Rico Hoey and Bobby Gojuangco also won matches for Southern California, and Jonah Texeira halved his match. "I'm not one bit surprised with the way Bobby is playing or Eric," Trojans coach Chris Zambri said. "They're just playing phenomenal golf. They work really hard and I think we've found

  • PBA-Senior US Open Results

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    1, Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y., 2,770. 2, ss-Ty Dawson, Sunnyvale, Calif., 2,694. 3, a-Mike Taylor, Las Vegas, 2,662. 4, ss-Paul McCordic, Sugar Land, Texas, 2,629. 5, Robert Spaulding, McKinney, Texas, 2,618. 6, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 2,611. 7, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 2,609. 8, Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla., 2,589. 9, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 2,579. 10, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 2,567. 11, Warren Nelson, Middleburg, Fla., 2,566. 12, Randy Peterson, Carrington, N.D., 2,565. 13, Rick Steelsmith, Wichita, Kan., 2,563. 14, Rob Rice, Sunnyside, Wash., 2,559. 15, ss-Tom Baker, King, N.C., 2,555. 16, John Burkett, Southlake, Texas, 2,554. 17, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 2,547. 18, Sammy Ventura, Syracus

  • Tiger Woods plays 2nd practice round at Chambers Bay

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. (AP) — Tiger Woods has played a second practice round at Chambers Bay in preparations for the U.S. Open in two weeks. Woods was on the course Tuesday morning under cloudy skies and occasional showers. Woods arrived in the area Sunday night and his practice round on Monday drew curious spectators to the hills overlooking the waterside golf course along Puget Sound. Woods' visit happened to come on the two cloudiest days in the last couple of weeks. Woods made the trip to the Pacific Northwest before heading to the Memorial in Ohio, his last tuneup before the U.S. Open. Woods hasn't played since The Players Championship, where he finished 69th after shooting 3 over par.

  • IndyCar mandates closure panels to keep cars on the ground

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — IndyCar is mandating the use of closure panels on the rear wheel guards for the remaining three superspeedway races. Tuesday's action is in response to three cars going airborne during preparation for the Indianapolis 500. The panels will be required for both Chevrolet and Honda and will debut Saturday night at Texas Motor Speedway. They also will be used at Auto Club Speedway in California and Pocono Raceway later this season. IndyCar has tried various different rule changes since Ed Carpenter went airborne on qualifying day for the Indy 500. Helio Castroneves and Josef Newgarden also went airborne in separate incidents. The closure panel, developed by both Chevrolet and Honda, will be for the fro

  • Kendall trying to pull double duty in US Opens

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Skip Kendall already has been through 36 holes of qualifying for the U.S. Open, and he still has another 36 holes to go. The 50-year-old is pulling double duty this year. Kendall, who earned over $8 million in 13 full seasons on the PGA Tour without ever winning, had a busy May even though he officially played one tournament. He tied for 34th in the Senior PGA Championship in Indiana. The week before leaving for the Senior PGA, he made a 20-foot birdie putt on his last hole and made it through an 18-hole local qualifier for the U.S. Open. The week after the Senior PGA, he earned one of three spots in an 18-hole sectional qualifier that got him into the U.S. Senior Open.

  • So long, Mayor: Hoiberg leaves Iowa State stocked for future

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State's beloved "Mayor" is gone, lured to the riches and excitement of the NBA. At least Fred Hoiberg left his alma mater stocked with talent. The 42-year-old Hoiberg grew up in Ames, served as a ball boy for the Cyclones and starred for legendary coach Johnny Orr. As a coach, he brought back the "Hilton Magic" to a success-starved fan base. The record stood for itself: Four NCAA tournament appearances in five seasons and back-to-back Big 12 tourney titles. But Monday brought the news that Iowa State fans have been dreading: Hoiberg is leaving to coach in the NBA — for the Chicago Bulls — and Cyclones fans will be forced to move on without him. Hoiberg was introduced as Chicago's

  • Steve Stricker content with his semi-retirement

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — The last time Steve Stricker had to qualify for a U.S. Open he was trying to rejuvenate his career. He started the 2006 season at No. 338 in the world ranking and without full PGA Tour status. He missed only one cut in the five tournaments he was able to play, which he considered progress. And then at a 36-hole qualifier that offered only two spots, Stricker made it with rounds of 65-64. That changed the course of his career. He took a one-shot lead into the weekend at Winged Foot and tied for sixth in the U.S. Open. He was runner-up the next week, and Stricker was on his way. Over the next six years — his second career as he likes to call it — Stricker won nine times, climbed as high as No.

  • Fundraiser in conjunction with Belle Isle race raises $1.1M


    DETROIT (AP) — An event to support the Belle Isle Conservancy in conjunction with this weekend's Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix raised nearly $1.2 million. The 2015 PwC Grand Prixmiere took place Friday night at the island park. The sold-out fundraiser was presented by Chevrolet and more than 500 guests traveled on the race course to a trackside celebration. Organizers announced Tuesday that more than $600,000 was raised through a live auction. The General Motors Foundation also donated $50,000. The nonprofit Belle Isle Conservancy is dedicated to preserving and improving Belle Isle. The state assumed management of the park from Detroit last year. ___ Online: http://www.belleisleconservancy.

  • Longhorns men's golf team advances to match play at NCAA Championship


    The Texas men’s golf team shot 4 under par in the final round to finish in a tie for third place Monday and advance to the NCAA Championship match-play quarterfinals in Bradenton, Fla. The second-ranked Longhorns finished at 6 over par, three shots behind winner Illinois and one behind Vanderbilt. Georgia also shot 6 over par. The top eight teams in the 15-team field Monday advanced to the match-play round. Texas will face Southern California Tuesday morning; the Trojans were fifth at 9 over par. The Texas-USC winner will play in the semifinals later Tuesday. Texas has qualified in the final eight three times since the format was introduced in 2009. “I think our guys did a great job.

  • City hires golf pro


    A PGA-certified golf pro has been hired to work at Schifferdecker Golf Course, where an increase in course fees went into effect on Monday. Daryn Buholt, a former resident of Neosho who is moving from Edmond, Oklahoma, will start the job next Monday. Buholt studied PGA golf management at the University of Central Oklahoma. He graduated in 2013 with a Class A PGA certification and a bachelor's degree in business administration, according to Scott Garrie, assistant parks director. Buholt has been working in the golf industry for 10 years. He most recently was the assistant golf pro at KickingBird Golf Club in Edmond, Oklahoma.

  • Radio-TV for 6-02-15

    Updated: Mon, Jun 1, 2015

    Radio Tuesday Connie Mack Baseball 2 p.m. — Majors vs. Ada, KCRC (1390 AM) Major League Baseball 7:15 p.m. — Brewers at Cardinals, KCRC (1390 AM) TV Tuesday Major League Baseball 7 p.m. — White Sox at Rangers, FOX Sports 7 p.m. — Brewers at Cardinals, Channel 73 College Softball 7 p.m. — Game 2 of College World Series Championship Series, Michigan vs. Florida, ESPN Golf 9:30 a.m. — Match play quarterfinals of NCAA Men’s Championships, Golf Channel 2:30 p.m. — Match play semifinals of NCAA Men’s Championships, Golf Channel Tennis 9 a.m.

  • SMU's Bryson DeChambeau wins NCAA golf title

    Updated: Mon, Jun 1, 2015

    BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — SMU's Bryson DeChambeau won the NCAA individual golf title Monday and Illinois topped the eight team match-play qualifiers. DeChambeau closed with a 1-under 71 for a one-stroke victory over Washington's Pan Cheng-Tsung at The Concession Golf Club. DeChambeau finished at 8-under 280. "I always felt like I could contend for a national championship, but I never believed in myself that I could," DeChambeau said. "From this year to last year, it was about trusting myself and my game. That allowed me to get here." Pan had a 67. Vanderbilt's Hunter Stewart and Illinois' Thomas Detry tied for third at 6 under. Steward shot a 68, and Detry had a 70. Illinois finished at 3-under 1,155.

  • Jim Kelly upbeat in return to host charitable golf tourney

    Updated: Mon, Jun 1, 2015

    BATAVIA, N.Y. (AP) — Walking past a stationary football target positioned off a tee box at his own charitable golf tournament, Jim Kelly couldn't resist a chance to test his arm. Swish! The Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame quarterback raised both hands in celebration after his spiral-perfect pass landed square in the mesh pocket from 10 yards out. Even at 55, Kelly has still got it. "I never lost it," he replied with a wide grin. Kelly had many reasons to be upbeat on Monday. After all, he was back in his familiar place as host and master of ceremonies of the 29th Jim Kelly Celebrity Classic a year after a battle with cancer left him in a weakened state in a hospital bed.

  • Column: NASCAR has long needed a driver council for feedback

    Updated: Mon, Jun 1, 2015

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — It started last fall as a text message chain that included roughly 20 of NASCAR's top drivers. The purpose of that group chat was for the drivers to hash out where the current rules package was headed and attempt to gain a consensus on what was best for the competitors. They had the right intent, but there was no real system in place to deliver any sort of message to NASCAR. That has apparently changed with the formation of a driver's council, which had the opportunity to meet last weekend with NASCAR officials while at Dover International Speedway. NASCAR has downplayed the significance of the meeting, with executive vice president Steve O'Donnell likening it Monday to many of the preseason dri

  • Mesilla Valley BBQ Company offers southern comfort barbecue

    Updated: Mon, Jun 1, 2015

    LAS CRUCES >> If you care about the quality of your barbecue as much as Pete Mullen, owner of Mesilla Valley BBQ Company, 1340 E. Lohman Ave., his dine-in and carry-out restaurant is the place for you. Mesilla Valley BBQ, which opened in late December, has become a hot spot for affordable authentic southern comfort barbecue, and what Mullen calls "true barbecue." "There's places that have pulled pork, there's places that have brisket, there's places that have ribs, but none of them actually smoke their ribs," Mullen said. "There's like only four other barbecue restaurants in town besides (us), and most of them are all just mom and pop shops that specialize in one thing or another. But they mix their barbecue in with another m

  • Adam Scott to use caddie Steve Williams for summer

    Updated: Mon, Jun 1, 2015

    NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Adam Scott has split with his new caddie and for now is going back to his old one — Steve Williams. Scott says he persuaded Williams to join him for the U.S. Open, British Open, Bridgestone Invitational and PGA Championship. Scott tied for fourth at Doral and has been struggling since. He has missed two cuts and has not finished better than a tie for 24th. That was at the Colonial, and he then fired caddie Mike Kerr. Scott says he had to talk Williams out of retirement for the next three months. They last worked together at the Tour Championship last year. Williams has been on the bag for 14 majors — 13 of them with Tiger Woods and the 2013 Masters with Scott.

  • 12 documentaries that will inspire kids to change the world

    Updated: Mon, Jun 1, 2015

    The words “let’s watch a documentary” might not roll off the tongue of the average tween or teen. But, during the long days of summer when kids crave a change of pace, have time to explore subjects more deeply, or could use a little motivation, documentaries can provide a welcome diversion. They can also be a great pick for families to watch together. And you can find them for kids as young as 6. Documentaries can be opinionated, controversial, and raw, and filmmakers often use graphic scenes to illustrate points of view. Choose movies that are appropriate for your kids’ ages, and be on the lookout for extreme images (especially if your kids are sensitive).

  • Texas Tech fires 6-under par, plays waiting game

    Updated: Mon, Jun 1, 2015

    BRADENTON, Fla. — Texas Tech posted a 6-under par 282 Sunday in the third round of the NCAA Men’s Golf Championships at The Concession Golf Club. But, it might not have been enough to make up the ground the Red Raiders lost on the first two days of the tournament. Play was suspended at 5:28 p.m. CDT Sunday due to lightning. The third round resumes at 6 a.m. CDT Monday with the top-15 teams advancing to the fourth round. Texas Tech is currently in 17th place. Six teams have not finished their rounds, including Auburn, which has a four-stroke advantage over the Red Raiders, and Florida State, which is up on Tech by eight shots. No. 8 Tech (304-305-282—891) carded the tournament’s best nine-hole team score a 6-unde