Messenger Sports Briefs for May 16

Messenger Sports Briefs for May 16

Wynridge men victors
have two-stroke lead

Mason Storey, John Michael Green, Ethan Rudd, Danny Wiley and Danny Arnold combined to shoot 6-under-par and take first place in the weekly men’s scramble at Wynridge Greens in Troy Thursday evening, according to information provided by the course.
The team of Glenn Hale, Winky Faulkner, Bryan Barker and Vinson Thompson accumulated a 4-under to finish in second.
Wynridge Greens holds its weekly men’s scramble every Thursday.
For more information, contact the course at 536-4653.

Sounds’ park pitch
back at planning stage

NASHVILLE (AP) — The Nashville Sounds are dropping efforts to divert some sales tax money toward construction of a new ballpark and will have to start over to work out details with the city’s current mayor.
The Triple-A affiliate for the Milwaukee Brewers had hoped to move into a new ballpark in 2009.
The Sounds issued a statement Friday through spokesman Jeff Diamond, a former president of the NFL’s Tennessee Titans, that they have suspended their work on current legislation to use sales tax to help build the park.
Diamond said the Sounds are working to extend their current lease at Greer Stadium, which opened in 1978 and doesn’t meet Triple-A standards, to keep the park acceptable. Team officials will keep working for a “first-class” ballpark for the future of baseball in Nashville.
The Sounds had a deal with Nashville government in October 2005 to build a $43 million stadium on the banks of the Cumberland River, but that deal fell through.

New Memphis aide
will boost recruiting

MEMPHIS (AP) — University of Memphis head coach John Calipari has selected Arizona assistant coach Josh Pastner to help boost recruiting and improve their starting line.
Pastner’s appointment comes as Memphis looks to lose most of their starting lineup to the NBA draft. Calipari’s choice still has to be approved by the school and the Tennessee Board of Regents.
Pastner has spent six years at Arizona and pushed the team to two Pac-10 championships and two NCAA Tournament regional finals.
But his ability to select top-notch recruits may be the biggest draw. All-Americans Derrick Rose and Chris Douglas-Roberts, along with senior center Joey Dorsey, all announced their intentions to enter the draft this year.
The Wildcats’ recruiting classes were among the best nationally the past six years.

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