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Messenger Sports Briefs for July 6

Messenger Sports Briefs for July 6

Civitan tennis tourney
slated for this month

The Union City Civitan Open Tennis Tournament is scheduled for July 23-25 at the Union City Middle School courts.
The tournament is open to numerous singles and doubles age groups in both male and female competition.
Entry fee is $15 per person for each event entered plus a can of yellow PENN or WILSON USTA-approved tennis balls for each event entered.
Pairings for the event are to be announced on July 22.
For more information or to obtain an entry form, contact Bill Dahnke at 885-0863 or via email at

U of M diamond alum
could be Redbird soon

MEMPHIS (AP) — One-time University of Memphis right-hander Scott McGregor could be back in his old stomping grounds soon.
The St. Louis Cardinals recently promoted McGregor from Class A Palm Beach to Double-A Springfield (Mo.).
That’s one step below the Triple-A Memphis Redbirds.
The Cardinals tapped McGregor in the 15th round of the 2008 draft. McGregor started this season 4-3 with a 2.68 ERA in 16 games at Palm Beach before being sent to Springfield.
Working under pitching coach and former major league right-hander Dennis Martinez at Springfield, McGregor went 1-1 with a 2.63 ERA in his first two starts.

Predators prospects
to be in camp today

NASHVILLE (AP) — Nashville Predators officials say they expect to have many of their top prospects when they open their 2010 development camp today.
The purpose of the camp is to educate and direct players in their pro development and conditioning programs.
The players will also receive instruction on training principles, such as sport-specific power and strength enhancement, flexibility and off-ice conditioning.
The camp continues through Sunday with the first of four on-ice sessions coming Wednesday.

Morehead transfer
excites hoops coach

MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — Morehead St. Coach Donnie Tyndall is hoping good things come to those who wait.
Tyndall will have Miami of Ohio transfer Drew Kelly at his disposal after the first eight games of the season. Kelly, a 6-7, 253-pound forward, can play for the Eagles after the absence because of NCAA transfer rules.
Tyndall says Kelly has the potential to average double figures in scoring and snag five to six rebounds a game as a freshman.
Kelly was Tennessee’s Mr. Basketball in 2009 after averaging 31 points and 15 rebounds as a senior at Centennial High School in Brentwood. Kelly was a redshirt at Miami, so he will have four seasons of eligibility at Morehead.
Kelly’s grandfather was the late Lake Kelly, who coached Austin Peay and Oral Roberts and was an assistant at the University of Kentucky under Joe B. Hall.