Sports shorts: Wildcats still in 10th place at NCAA golf regional

2013-05-11T00:00:00Z Sports shorts: Wildcats still in 10th place at NCAA golf regionalStaff And Wire Reports Staff And Wire Reports Arizona Daily Star

The University of Arizona women's golf team remained in 10th place after the second round of the NCAA West Regional at Stanford Golf Course in Palo Alto, Calif.

The Wildcats had a 30-over 598 total, 21 strokes behind leaders Purdue and Vanderbilt. Arizona freshman Janie Jackson was in seventh place with an even 142. Manon Gidali is in 51st with a 9-over 151. Annie Park of USC leads all individuals with a 4-under 138.

Auto racing

Kyle Busch wins Nationwide race

DARLINGTON, S.C. - Kyle Busch took the lead from Joey Logano 18 laps from the end to win his fifth Nationwide race this season and second in three years at Darlington Raceway on Friday night.

Busch started from the pole and was the strongest car throughout. He led for 107 of the 147 laps and finished a second in front of Elliott Sadler.

Joe Gibbs Racing placed four in the top five, Busch and Elliott's teammates Brian Vickers third and Matt Kenseth fifth.

Logano was in front when the field restarted following the last of four caution periods while Busch was in third. Busch quickly got past second-place Austin Dillon and then passed Logano.

• Kurt Busch set a Darlington Raceway record in earning the pole for today's Southern 500 Sprint Cup race.

Busch's lap of 181.918 mph Friday earned him his third career pole at Darlington and broke the two-year-old mark of 181.254 mph held by Kasey Kahne. Jimmie Johnson will start alongside Busch, followed by Kyle Busch, Kahne and Martin Truex Jr.

NFL

Dansby coming back to Cardinals

TEMPE - The Arizona Cardinals have signed free agent linebacker Karlos Dansby to a one-year contract.

Dansby was drafted by Arizona in the sixth round of the 2004 NFL draft and played six seasons for the Cardinals. He started 83 games and had 25.5 sacks with 10 interceptions. Dansby spent the past three seasons with Miami and led the Dolphins with a career-high 133 tackles, including one sack, in 2012.

Pima College

Golf, tennis players honored

Pima's Joseph Courtney was named to the all-ACCAC men's golf first team, while Tyler Cooper (Agave) made the second team. Two Aztecs tennis players were also honored, as Brian Soto (Nogales) and Dylan Vo (Ironwood Ridge) made the second team all-ACCAC.

Miscellaneous

Nadal advances to semifinals

MADRID - Rafael Nadal rallied past David Ferrer 4-6, 7-6 (3), 6-0 Friday in the quarterfinals of the Madrid Open, maintaining his bid to reach a seventh straight final since returning from a knee injury.

Top-ranked Serena Williams defeated Anabel Medina Garrigues 6-3, 0-6, 7-5, and second-ranked Maria Sharapova joined her in the semifinals after easing by Kaia Kanepi of Estonia 6-2, 6-4.

• Adult Swim says it's turning Mike Tyson into a cartoon detective. The network announced a new animated series Friday called "Mike Tyson Mysteries" that will feature the retired boxing champ.

On the show, a cartoon version of Tyson will solve wacky problems, assisted by a trusty associate: a foul-mouthed pet pigeon. The network said Tyson will voice the animated character, as well as make live-action appearances.

• The America's Cup catamaran that capsized in San Francisco Bay, killing an Olympic gold medalist, nosedived during a difficult maneuver and broke into many pieces, an official said Friday.

However, it remained unclear why the Artemis flipped on Thursday, trapping crew member Andrew "Bart" Simpson under the wreckage for at least 10 minutes.

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