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Messenger Sports Briefs for April 21

Messenger Sports Briefs for April 21

Disc golf tourney
scheduled in Martin

The Martin Kiwanis Club is sponsoring a disc golf tournament April 30 at the Martin Parks Department’s Harrison Road Disc Golf Course.  
It is a two-person team scramble with a shotgun start.
The tournament is open to everyone.
The tournament will start at 2 p.m. with a free disc golf clinic offered a half-hour before the beginning of the event.  
Entry fee is $10 per person.
Players may bring their own discs or purchase one for a nominal fee at the tournament.  
The cash prizes are as follows: $100 for first place, $60 for second place and $40 for third place.
For more information, contact Tammy Hazlewood at 571-7521.

Bob Knight sorry
for Kentucky rant

NEW YORK (AP) — Bob Knight has apologized to Kentucky and coach John Calipari after claiming that several of the Wildcats’ players did not attend spring semester classes last year.
The Hall of Fame coach and college basketball analyst for ESPN blasted Calipari’s habit of recruiting players who spend just a year on campus before bolting for the NBA during a speaking engagement in Indiana last weekend.
Knight said in a brief statement released by ESPN on Tuesday: “My overall point is that ‘one-and-dones’ are not healthy for college basketball. I should not have made it personal to Kentucky and its players and I apologize.”
The Wildcats went 35-3 during the 2009-10 season, after which freshmen John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins, Eric Bledsoe and Daniel Orton left school for the NBA.

Griz F Randolph
to stick around

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Memphis forward Zach Randolph has signed a four-year extension after leading the Grizzlies to their first playoff win in franchise history.
The Grizzlies officially announced the deal Wednesday night before Game 2 of their first-round series with the San Antonio Spurs.
Randolph had said earlier this week he would sign the extension with Memphis.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Randolph said this week he agreed to the extension after the front office assured him that re-signing 26-year-old center Marc Gasol was next on its agenda.
Randolph averaged 20.1 points and a career-high 12.2 rebounds this season.

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