Digest for 07-31-13


COMMUNITY

UAM cheerleading camp set for Aug. 10-11

University of Arkansas-Monticello cheerleading coach Ashley Reiter is hosting a summer camp Aug. 10-11 at the Indoor Practice Facility.

The camp is designed to improve cheerleading skills for those interested ages 6-18. The registration fee is $60 per camper, and there is a 15 percent discount for entire cheer squads. Camp cost covers instruction and a camp t-shirt.

Camp will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. Campers will need to bring their own lunch.

On-site registration will be accepted, but t-shirt sizes will not be guaranteed.

For a registration form or more information, contact Ashley Reiter at reiter@uamont.edu.

LOCAL

Hunter goes hitless in Tigers’ win

DETROIT — Pine Bluff native Torii Hunter went hitless with three strikeouts in the Detroit Tigers win on Tuesday.

Hunter flew out in his only other at-bat as Anibal Sanchez (9-7) and the Tigers defeated the Washington Nationals 5-1 at Comerica Park.

With the score tied 1-1, Detroit’s Alex Avila belted a grand slam in the sixth inning off Stephen Strasburg (5-9) that proved to be the difference.

STATE

UALR names Crass director of men’s basketball operations

LITTLE ROCK – Uuniversity of Arkansas-Little Rock head men’s basketball coach Steve Shields has announced the hiring of Ted Crass as the program’s director of basketball operations. Crass joins the staff after spending the previous five years as a student manager and player for the Trojans.

“I think Ted is the perfect fit for this job,” said Shields. “He’s been with us for five years now, both as a player and a student manager. His work ethic and loyalty are second to none. He’s worked closely with each of our last two directors of basketball operations and he knows this job inside and out. I couldn’t be more excited for him to stay with our program in a full-time capacity.”

Crass’ duties at UALR will include overseeing student-athlete academics and living arrangements, team travel accommodations, video exchange and working as the liaison between the team and community outreach programs.

NATIONAL

Penn State officials to stand trial for alleged Sandusky coverup

Three former Penn State administrators accused of helping cover up the crimes of Jerry Sandusky will stand trial for their charges, Judge William Wenner ordered Tuesday.

Wenner ruled at the end of a two-day preliminary hearing that state prosecutors had presented enough evidence to warrant a full criminal trial for former Penn State president Graham Spanier, former vice president Gary Schultz and former athletic director Tim Curley. All three men had previously filed appeals to have their charges dismissed.

All three men are charged with perjury, obstruction, endangering the welfare of children, failure to properly report suspected abuse and conspiracy.

Eagles put Maclin on IR

PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Eagles placed wide receiver Jeremy Maclin on injured reserve Tuesday.

Maclin suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during practice on Saturday.

In 15 games last season, the 25-year-old caught 69 passes for 857 yards and seven touchdowns.

Maclin was entering the final season of the five-year contract he signed in 2009, when Philadelphia took the former Missouri standout with the 19th overall pick of the NFL Draft.

Florida QB Driskel has appendectomy

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida starting quarterback Jeff Driskel underwent an emergency appendectomy on Tuesday.

“Jeff had acute appendicitis and fortunately the medical staff caught it very quickly,” said Gators head coach Will Muschamp. “His surgery went well and how long he is out will be determined by how his body responds, which could be two weeks.”

Florida opens its 2013 schedule at home against Toledo on Aug. 31.

Seahawks WR Harvin to have hip surgery

RENTON, Wash. — Percy Harvin’s start with the Seahawks may be on hold.

Harvin announced Tuesday that he would require surgery on his hip. Although, Harvin didn’t say how long he’d be sidelined, reports indicate he would be sidelined for the bulk of the season.

The Seahawks traded for Harvin in the offseason. He played just nine games last year because of a severely sprained ankle.

Bucks sign Neal, reportedly trade Jennings to Pistons

MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Bucks have reportedly agreed in principle to trade guard Brandon Jennings to the Detroit Pistons.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports the Pistons will send point guard Brandon Knight, small forward Khris Middleton and forward Slava Kravtsov to the Bucks in exchange for Jennings.

It’s a sign-and-traded deal. The newspaper reports the Bucks signed Jennings to a three-year, $24 million contract and then traded him to the Pistons.

In preparation for the trade, the Bucks made a key roster move Tuesday by signing free agent guard Gary Neal.