Messenger Sports Briefs for July 10

Messenger Sports Briefs for July 10
Briefly

Scorecard playoff
needed at ‘Pop’

Poplar Meadows Country Club held its weekly scramble Wednesday with the winning team shooting 9-under par.
The winning team, in a scorecard playoff, included Tommy Lemmons, Raymond Hendrix, Rick Smith, Chris Smith and Phillip White.
Finishing in second was the team of Jim Baker, Gary Gill, Carlos Rodriguez and Tiger Haag.
The weekly scramble begins at 5:30 p.m. each week. The cost is $10 for members and $15 for non-members. The fee includes dinner.
Anyone interested in participating should call 885-3650 by 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Griz quench thirst,
sign O.J. to deal

MEMPHIS (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies say No. 3 draft pick O.J. Mayo is now a member of the team.
The Grizzles announced Tuesday that Mayo has signed a multi-year contract with Memphis but gave no other details on the agreement.
Memphis got the rights to Mayo in an eight-player trade just hours after the NBA draft ended.
The Grizzlies also announced signing Darrell Arthur, the 27th selection in the draft.
Mayo, a 6-5, 200-pound guard, averaged 20.7 points, 3.3 assists and 1.6 steals a game as a freshman at USC.
Arthur, a 6-9, 225-pound forward, was originally selected by New Orleans and then traded on draft night to Portland and Houston before ending up with the Grizzlies.
He averaged 12.8 points and 6.3 rebounds as a sophomore at Kansas.

Packers-Titans’ game
gets change of time

NASHVILLE (AP) — The Green Bay Packers and the Tennessee Titans are moving up kickoff of their preseason finale on Aug. 28 to allow their local TV partners to switch earlier to coverage of the Democratic convention.
The game in Green Bay coincides with the final night of the Democratic convention when the party’s presumptive nominee Barack Obama is scheduled to speak from Denver. The teams had been scheduled to kick off at 7 p.m. but announced Wednesday the game now will start at 6 p.m..
Packers spokesman Jeff Blumb said both teams’ TV partners had approached the clubs with their interest in joining network coverage of the convention as close to 9 p.m. as possible.

Lady Vol Bjorklund
has knee surgery

KNOXVILLE (AP) — Tennessee shooting guard Angie Bjorklund has undergone successful surgery on her right knee.
Bjorklund had surgery to repair a torn meniscus. The rising sophomore says the injury came from “tweaking her knee” recently.
Lady Volunteers sports medicine director Jenny Moshak says Bjorklund will begin rehabilitation immediately and is expected to fully recover in four to six weeks.
During her freshman season, the 6-foot Spokane Valley, Wash., native played in all 38 games of Tennessee’s national title season and started 30 of them, earning The Associated Press’ Southeastern Conference freshman of the year award along the way.
She averaged 8.6 points per game and 3.2 rebounds and tied the school record for 3-pointers made in a single game with seven on three occasions.

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