Digest for 08-09-13


COMMUNITY

Soccer program to begin soon

Upward Soccer registration and evaluation for boys and girls in K through sixth grade will be Saturday between 9 and 10:30 a.m. at Olive Branch Baptist Church, 5130 Bobo Road, according to director Rich DeBill.

The Opening Night celebration will be held on August 22 from 6 to 7 p.m. to meet coaches and teammates and is also deadline for registration. Practices begin the week of August 26 with the first game on September 12. The Awards Celebration will be Oct. 17.

Brochures and registration forms are available at the church office. For more information call 870-535-1404.

LOCAL

Davis sinks hole-in-one

Larnell Davis shot a hole-in-one on the No. 9 hole with a 9-iron. He was about 125 yards out and it was witnessed by Justin Moring, Kenneth Conley, and Leon Crumblin.

NATIONAL

Trail Blazers sign Williams

PORTLAND — The Portland Trail Blazers officially signed guard Mo Williams on Thursday.

Yahoo! Sports reported on Wednesday that the two-year contract is worth $5.6 million, with the second year being a player option.

Williams, 30, averaged 12.9 points and 6.2 assists in 46 games for the Jazz last season. He missed two months of the season because of thumb surgery.

“I’m very exited to be back with Mo again,” said Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts. “He adds versatility, scoring and veteran leadership to the team.”

Stotts coached Williams in Milwaukee during the 2006 and 2007 seasons.

The 6-foot-1 guard has averaged 13.8 points and 5.0 assists per contest over 10 seasons with the Jazz (2003-04, 2012-13), Bucks (2004-08), Cavaliers (2008-11) and Clippers (2011-12). He was an All-Star in 2009.