Messenger Sports Briefs for August 8

Messenger Sports Briefs for August 8

Competition heated
at Wynridge event

The team of Danny Carpenter, Bobby Larue, Haskins Ridens and Larry Baker shot a 9-under-par to win the the weekly men’s scramble at Wynridge Greens in Troy Thursday evening.
Meanwhile, the team of Chris Young, Steve Williams, J.D. Stevens, Ike Peel and Matt Russell combined for an 8-under, and second place. Don Dills, Danny Arnold, Dan Wiley and Russ Hammonds also teamed to finish with an 8-under.
Wynridge Greens holds its weekly men’s scramble every Thursday.
For more information, contact the course at 536-4653.

Sports Plus Jamboree
set for next Friday

The list of teams competing in the Sports Plus Football Jamboree at Jackson South Side High School has been finalized.
The matchups in the jamboree will be Trenton vs. Trinity Christian Academy, University School of Jackson vs. Liberty, Milan vs. Jackson Central-Merry, Jackson North Side vs. Jackson Christian School and Jackson South Side vs. Humboldt.
Tickets for the event, which will feature two quarters of play per school, are $4 in advance and $5 at the gate.

Vols’ DT Nelson
out for season

KNOXVILLE (AP) — Tennessee defensive tackle Chase Nelson has been ruled out for the 2008 season because of a knee injury.
Nelson, a junior, played in four games last season before injuring his wrist, and played in three games as a freshman in 2006.
He injured his left knee in practice Tuesday and will have surgery next week.

Prices are rising
for Titans’ shuttle

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee Titans fans who like to park their cars and ride to LP Field will have to pay a little more under a new system from the NFL team.
The Titans announced a deal Wednesday with In Shuttle to replace the Metropolitan Transit Authority buses that had picked up fans at remote parking lots and dropped them off at the stadium.
The Nashville MTA had to stop or risk losing federal funding under a new regulation.
Fans can park at the same lots as in previous years, and tickets for the shuttles can be bought at the lots on game days.
The In Shuttle system will be available starting with the exhibition opener with the St. Louis Rams on Saturday night and run through the season. Fans will pay $3 more than the old $7 fare.

Griz 2008-09 sched
released to public

MEMPHIS (AP) — The Grizzlies will open their 2008-09 season on the road for the first time since moving to Memphis, but with a 0-7 record in season openers, a change in venue could be a good start.
Memphis will play Houston on Oct. 29 and their first home game will be Oct. 31 against the Orlando Magic.
Six of their first eight games will be on the road.
Former University of Memphis star Derrick Rose, picked first in the NBA Draft, will return with the Chicago Bulls on Dec. 12.
Paul Gasol will make two visits to Memphis with the Lakers on Dec. 22 and Jan. 31 to take on his brother, Marc, and his former team.
NBA Champion Boston Celtics will only make one appearance at the FedEx Forum on March 21.

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