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Messenger Sports Briefs for July 15

Messenger Sports Briefs for July 15

Winning ‘Pop’ squad
ahead by two shots

Poplar Meadows Coun-try Club held its weekly scramble Wednesday with the winning team shooting 9-under par.
The winning team included Eric Bing, Wynn Burnett, Portis Tanner, Rodger Tanner, Barry Reeves and Larry Flowers.
Finishing in second at 7-under par was the team Chris Tidwell, Randy Chism, David Sturkie, Jason Dean, Robert King; the team of Damon Campbell, Matt Russell, Bruce Culver, Terry Wiseman and Phillip White; and the team of Sid Chappell, Jay Bowen, Jim Baker, Gary Gill and Tiger Haag.
The scramble begins at 5:30 p.m. each Wednesday. 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.

Titans’ talks with C.J.
currently at standstill

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Johnson says contract talks with the Tennessee Titans are at a standstill.
The running back spoke Wednesday night after receiving the ESPY for Best Breakthrough Athlete. He says he wasn’t sure about reports the Titans were talking with his agent about converting incentives into a $2.5 million bonus to get him more money this year.
“I’m letting my agent and the team handle that. Right now we’re at a standstill, and hopefully when camp starts we’ll have an outcome,” Johnson said.
Johnson ran for 2,006 yards in 2009 and wants a long-term deal with at least $30 million guaranteed.
But he indicated he would be happy with a short-term pay hike. Johnson says when the Titans do something, he’ll be in camp with his teammates.

Suspended Bulldog RB
leaving Ga. altogether

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Dontavius Jackson, one of two Georgia players arrested on alcohol-related charges last week, is transferring from the university after summer semester.
Coach Mark Richt suspended Jackson for at least six games after the sophomore was charged with driving under the influence, leaving the scene of an accident and other motor vehicle offenses early Saturday morning.
Jackson, a backup running back, had four carries for 38 yards in 2009.
Richt announced Jackson’s plans to transfer on Wednesday. The school initially said Jackson would transfer after spring semester.
Sophomore split end Tavarres King was charged with underaged possession of alcohol and has been suspended for at least one game.

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