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Sports shorts: UA women's golfer Weaver finishes 2nd in Napa

2014-04-15T16:14:00Z 2014-04-15T23:16:15Z Sports shorts: UA women's golfer Weaver finishes 2nd in NapaStaff and wire reports Arizona Daily Star
April 15, 2014 4:14 pm  • 

Arizona golfer Lindsey Weaver finished second at the Silverado Showdown in Napa, Calif., helping the Wildcats capture fifth place in the two-day women’s tournament.

Weaver shot an even-par 72 on Tuesday for a three-round score of 8-under 208, one shot behind winner SooBin Kim of Washington. UA’s Kendall Prince shot a 2-over 74 for a 4-over 220 total, good for 15th.

The Wildcats (22-over 886), who finished 25 strokes behind winner Washington, will compete in the Pac-12 Championships April 25-27 in Corvallis, Ore.

  • In UA track and field, high jumper
  • Nick Ross
  • and throws specialist
  • Julie Labonté
  • were named the men’s and women’s Pac-12 Field Athlete of the Week. Ross jumped 7 feet 4ƒ, the No. 2 mark in the nation, and Labonte won the shot put and discus at the Jim Click Shootout on Saturday.
  • In baseball,
  • Kellen Marruffo
  • (Sabino) went a combined 6 for 8 with three doubles as Pima College swept Eastern Arizona 4-3 and 10-4 in a doubleheader Tuesday.
  • Steven Still
  • (Ironwood Ridge) had the game-winning RBI single in the first game.
  • In tennis, the Pima men’s team (5-2, 4-2) closed out the regular season with a 9-0 win over Paradise Valley CC behind
  • Carlos Medina
  • (Amphitheater), who rallied to win his No. 4 singles 7-6 (7-1), 6-1. The women’s team beat Paradise Valley 9-0, led by the No. 1 doubles team of
  • Amy Beeston
  • and
  • Cayla Cordova
  • , who won their third straight.
College football

CEO pays $11K to coach Arkansas St.

JONESBORO, Ark. — A California man submitted the winning bid of $11,700 in an eBay auction to win the chance to coach one of the teams in Arkansas State’s spring football game.

Nick Bhardwaj will give the pregame and halftime talks to his team and will be allowed to determine whether to punt on fourth downs or go for the first down. He’ll also be allowed to make play-calling decisions. Bhardwaj, 25, is CEO and co-founder of a gaming studio based in San Francisco.

  • Cody Kessler
  • is still USC’s starting quarterback after holding off a challenge from
  • Max Browne
  • during spring workouts. But new Trojans coach
  • Steve Sarkisian
  • said the competition will continue in fall camp. Kessler passed for 2,968 yards with 20 touchdowns last season. Browne, the nation’s top high school QB in 2012, redshirted last season.
  • Clemson coach
  • Dabo Swinney
  • says senior
  • Cole Stoudt
  • is the team’s starting quarterback coming out of spring, and injured freshman
  • Deshaun Watson
  • will have the chance to compete for the job this fall.
  • Todd Hoffner
  • , fired as Minnesota State coach after last season, said Tuesday he will return to his old job after an arbitrator ruled he was wrongfully terminated. The dismissal came after he had been accused — then cleared — of having pornographic images of his children on a work-issued cellphone. He later was hired by Minot State, but told the school he would return to his old job.
NFL

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GREEN BAY, Wis. — Matt Flynn isn’t done yet. The backup who kept the Green Bay Packers’ 2013 season alive will get a chance to be the No. 2 quarterback again.

A planned visit Tuesday to the Giants was canceled and Flynn re-signed with Green Bay. Terms of the deal are not known.

  • The San Francisco 49ers signed receiver
  • Brandon Lloyd
  • to a one-year contract.
Miscellaneous

Masters’ ratings dip 24 percent

The lack of drama on the back nine Sunday, compounded by no Tiger Woods, led to low television ratings for the Masters.

CBS’ coverage drew a 7.8 national overnight rating for the final round, which saw Bubba Watson win by three shots. The rating was down 24 percent from 10.2 for last year’s final round, which ended with Adam Scott winning in a playoff.

  • Eugene is bidding to bring track and field’s world championships to the United States for the first time. The IAAF said Tuesday the Oregon city is one of three candidates in contention for the 2019 championships, along with Doha, Qatar, and Barcelona, Spain.
  • In soccer, CONCACAF fined Mexican club Cruz Azul FC and added two more matches to the one-match suspension of goaltender
  • Jesus Corona
  • for an altercation involving Club Tijuana following a Champions League semifinal match last week. ...
  • Lukas Podolski
  • scored twice as Arsenal came from a goal down to beat West Ham 3-1 in the Premier League on Tuesday and provisionally reclaim the last Champions League spot.
  • In tennis,
  • Novak Djokovic
  • began the defense of his Monte Carlo Masters title in flamboyant style Tuesday, taking only 45 minutes to beat
  • Albert Montanes
  • 6-1, 6-0.

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