Emmanuel Bor has been withdrawn from next weekend’s World Indoor Championships. The withdrawal was a US Army decision (Bor is an active-duty staff sergeant in the Army’s World Class Athlete Program), with no specific reason given for the withdrawal. Bor was scheduled to run in the men’s 3000m.
Saketh Myneni and partner Yuki Bhambri have advanced to the doubles finals of the Futures Tour event in Bhopal, India. The 2-seeds took out 3-seeded Cash / Strombachs in straight sets today.
Olivia Fotopoulou has been invited to next weekend’s World Indoor Championships in the women’s 60m. A spot opened up for Fotopoulou when the event had not filled its 56-person allotment, and she was the next highest ranked sprinter in the current world rankings.
A series of withdrawals and a rain delay resulted in Michael Thompson gaining entry into the Players Championship this morning. Thompson, who started the week as 5th alternate for the event, had his number called when Tyler McCumber withdrew today before starting his rain-delayed first round.
Wilson Furr and Steven Setterstrom both earned partial exemptions for the 2022 PGA Tour Canada at the tour qualifier in Dothan today. Furr (T-6th) and Setterstrom (T-8th) earn exemptions through the first reshuffle by virtue of finishing in spots 2-9 at the qualifier. Jonathan Hardee, T-10th, finished one spot outside of the exemption cut-off, and will have conditional status for the 2022 season.
Keitavious Walter, in his first year as assistant track coach at Coffeyville (Kansas) Community College, has been named NJCAA men’s assistant coach of the year for the Central region.
Jefferson Davis High School retired Jasmine Walker’s jersey today. Walker won two state championships at JDHS, and would be the 6th overall pick in the 2021 WNBA draft.
Ten years after working for a McDonald’s franchise as a teenager, Quanesha Burks has landed an endorsement deal with the company. Burks’ story as a former McDonald’s gained national attention when she competed in the Tokyo Olympics last summer.
Henry Ruggs’ preliminary hearing on felony drunk driving charges has been re-scheduled for May 19.
Justin Thomas did a fairly lengthy Q&A with The Robb Report in advance of The Players Championship.
Scenes and Highlights
- Robert Foster – contract terminated by the Dallas Cowboys.
- William Freeman – signed by the New York Boulders of the Frontier League.
GOLF Honda LPGA Thailand Rd 2: Emma Talley – 69-69, -6, T37 Players Championship Rd 1/2 (suspended - rain): Justin Thomas – -2 thru 15, T33 Michael Thompson - -2 thru 12, T33 Lee Hodges – 72, E, T65 WAPT Houma Golf Classic final: Kenzie Wright – 69-74-69-74, -2, T11 PGA Tour Canada Q-School USA East 3 final: Wilson Furr – 69-70-67-70, -12, T6 Steven Setterstrom – 66-72-67-72, -11, T8 Jonathan Hardee – 70-71-70-67, -10, T10 PGA Tour Canada Q-School USA East 2, Rd 4 (suspended – dark): Davis Shore – 69-72-71-(-4 thru 15), -8, T8 TENNIS ITF Bhopal 15K, Doubles Semifinal: 2-seed Saketh Myneni / Y Bhambri defeated 3-seed Cash / Strombachs 6-2, 6-4. WTA BNP Paribas Open, Doubles Rd of 32: Erin Routliffe / U Eikeri lost to Bouzkova / Hradecka 4-6, 6-0, 1-0 (10-7). WTA BNP Paribas Open, Doubles Rd of 32: Alexa Guarachi / S Santamaria lost to 6-seed Krawczyk / Schuurs 4-6, 6-2, 1-0 (10-8). BASKETBALL Coppa Italia LNP Quarterfinal Udine 75, Chiusi 63. Trevor Lacey – 9 points EuroLeague Group Play: Monaco 102, Anadolu Efes 80. Donta Hall – 15 minutes, 11 points (4-4 FG, 3-4 FT), 3 rebounds, 1 block, 1 turnover, 3 fouls. Charlotte 142, New Orleans 120. Herbert Jones – 34 minutes, 12 points (3-4 2pg, 0-2 3pg, 6-8 FT), 2 rebounds, 8 assists, 1 steal, 2 turnovers, 2 fouls, -23. San Antonio 104, Utah 102. Joshua Primo – DNP (illness) Boulogne-sur-Mer 76, Les Sables 70. Mykal Riley – 25 minutes, 18 points (1-1 2pg, 4-8 3pg, 4-5 FT), 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal, 1 block, 2 turnovers, 2 fouls, -9.