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Wynridge winners
2 strokes better

The foursome of Charlotte Hall, Shelley Stout, Janice Hanna and Linda Lofton gave themselves a little breathing room in the weekly Wynridge Lady’s Scramble on Tuesday.
The group shot 4-under to win the tournament by two strokes
Finishing second was the quartet of Joyce Bell, Kathy Hall, LeAnne Gantt and Sandra Cobb.

Predators, goalie
come to terms

NASHVILLE (AP) — The Nashville Predators have signed goaltender Magnus Hellberg of Sweden to an entry-level contract.
He was their top choice at No. 38 overall in the second round in the 2011 entry draft.
Hellberg played with Frolunda in the Swedish Elite League last season with a 2.65 goals-against average and a .904 save percentage. The 6-foot-5 goalie also played with Frolunda’s junior team in Sweden’s second league.
He led all juniors with a .936 save percentage and 2.04 goals-against average with Almtuna in 2010-11.

Baseball legends
on newest stamps

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service and the Louisville Bats are set to unveil the latest Forever stamps featuring baseball greats Joe DiMaggio, Larry Doby, Willie Stargell and Ted Williams.
The new stamps will debut before the Bats’ game at today at Louisville Slugger Field.
District Manager Sam Jaudon and Louisville Postmaster Jenny Bennett  threw out first pitches with baseballs featuring a postmark and past postage stamps of legendary baseball players Jackie Robinson and Babe Ruth.

Bridgestone, NFL
ink season deal

NASHVILLE (AP) — Bridgestone is switching from sponsoring halftime at the Super Bowl to a yearlong presence with the NFL under a new four-year agreement.
Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations officials and the NFL announced the sponsorship extension Tuesday after a minicamp session at the Tennessee Titans, close to the Nashville-headquartered company.
Philip Dobbs, Bridge-stone’s chief marketing officer, says the company will be working with the NFL from the combine in February through the draft and the entire season.
He says they can’t get a better partnership than what they have with the NFL.
Keith Turner, the NFL’s senior vice president for media sales and sponsorship, says the league now is a 365-day platform with league officials thrilled Bridgestone decided to extend its sponsorship to take advantage of that exposure.

Published in The Messenger 6.20.12

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