Digest for 08-18-13


STATE

ASU wins second Battle of the Border game

CALGARY, Alberta — The Arkansas State men’s basketball team improved to 2-0 in the Battle of the Border Tournament, claiming a 96-76 exhibition victory over the University of Calgary Friday night at Jack Simpson Gym.

The Red Wolves were led by four players scoring in double figures for the second straight game. Senior forward Kirk Van Slyke and junior guard Sean Gardner both poured in a game-high 16 points, while senior forward Kendrick Washington added 14 and senior guard Melvin Johnson III scored 12 for A-State.

UALR drops second straight game in Canada

CALGARY, Alberta — Arkansas-Little Rock was held to 33.3 percent shooting from the floor and 12.5 percent shooting from three-point range in an 80-67 loss to Alberta on Friday at Jack Simpson Gymnasium in the Battle of the Border.

Sophomore Josh Hagins led the Trojans in points (14), rebounds (7) and assists (5) in 24 minutes of action.

Sophomore James White and junior Ben Dillard added 11 points each in the loss. UALR shot 41.9 percent from the floor (13-of-31) over the first two quarters, but shot just 26.8 percent (11-of-41) over the final 20 minutes.

NATIONAL

Bills QB Manuel to miss remainder of preseason

PITTSFORD, N.Y. — The Buffalo Bills announced on Saturday that rookie quarterback EJ Manuel will undergo a surgical procedure on his left knee and will miss the remainder of the preseason.

The team released the following statement:

“EJ Manuel had some swelling in his left knee this morning and was examined by our medical staff. An MRI revealed that he will need to have a minor knee procedure and that has been scheduled. He will miss the remainder of the preseason and then be re-evaluated at that time.”

Manuel was the 16th overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. He played well in his first two preseason games, completing 26-of-33 passes for 199 yards and two touchdowns.

Chargers’ Royal has bruised lung, concussion

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — San Diego Chargers wide receiver Eddie Royal sustained a bruised lung during the team’s practice on Saturday morning. He is also being evaluated for a concussion. All subsequent tests were negative.

Royal left practice in an ambulance after catching a pass and landing hard on his back.

WORLD

Bolt wins 200, Russia stuns U.S. in women’s relay

MOSCOW — Usain Bolt completed a double-gold with a victory in the men’s 200 meters and the Russian women’s relay team ended the United States’ domination in the 4x400 on Saturday at the 2013 World Track & Field Championships.

Bolt won the 100 meters last Sunday and the Jamaican sprint star had little competition in capturing the 200 meters on Saturday. He cruised to the finish line in a time of 19.66 seconds for his third straight world title at the distance.

The U.S. women entered Saturday’s 4x400 final with three straight world titles and five consecutive Olympic gold medals, but without an injured Allyson Felix came up short against the Russians. Felix tore her right hamstring Friday in the 200 meters.

Antonina Krivoshapka ran the anchor leg for the host nation and the Russian women finished with a winning time of 3 minutes, 20.19 seconds. The American team of Jessica Beard, Natasha Hastings, Ashley Spencer and Francena McCorory took silver, .22 seconds behind.