Digest for 08-31-13


LOCAL

Hunter, Tigers win rain-shortened game

DETROIT — Pine Bluff native Torii Hunter went 1-for-4 in the Detroit Tigers 7-2 win over the Cleveland Indians on Friday.

The game went just seven innings due to rain at Comerica Park.

Ridgway Christian golf wins two tourneys

Micah Cottrell has led the Ridgway Christian golf team to a pair of tournament titles in the last two weeks.

On Aug. 22, Cottrell was the medalist with a 40 as Ridgway won at Scottsdale Golf Course in Benton. Ridgway (130) defeated Life Way (159) and Christian Ministries (178).

On Thursday, the Eagles (140) beat Columbia Christian Schools (153) and El Dorado Westside (162), while Cottrell shot a 39 to earn medalist honors in the tournament at Harbor Oaks.

UAPB soccer blown out by Southern Miss

HATTIESBURG, Miss. —The Arkansas-Pine Bluff soccer team suffered a blowout loss to Southen Miss on Friday.

Seven different players scored for the Golden Eagles in the 8-0 rout.

UAPB junior goalkeeper Alyssa Cobbs made 15 saves in the loss.

The Lady Lions play again next Friday at Louisiana-Monroe.

UAPB volleyball drops a pair of games in Florida

ORLANDO, Fla. —The Arkansas-Pine Bluff volleyball team began its season with a pair of losses in the Holiday Inn Plus/UCF Invitational.

In its first game, UAPB fell to Southwestern Athletic Conference opponent Alabama State 3-0 (25-21, 25-13, 25-20).

The Lady Lions followed that with a 3-0 (25-15, 25-17, 25-15) loss to Valparaiso.

UAPB will take on North Florida and host Central Florida on Saturday.

NATIONAL

Report: Odom arrested on suspicion of DUI

LOS ANGELES — NBA veteran forward Lamar Odom was arrested Friday morning on suspicion of driving under the influence.

The Los Angeles Times provided information regarding the incident, and a California Highway Patrol officer told the paper Odom was initially spotted driving erratically on the 101 Freeway in the San Fernando Valley.

According to the CHP report, Odom showed objective signs of intoxication and was unable to perform field sobriety tests, and later refused all chemical tests at the Van Nuys jail. Odom is suspected of being impaired by alcohol and possibly drugs while operating a vehicle.

The 14-year-veteran has been in headlines recent weeks for alleged drug use, including reports last weekend that he was missing after a fight with his wife. Odom’s agent clarified his whereabouts, telling ESPN that he was “not missing,” and a separate source told the outlet Odom was at a Los Angles hotel with friends who were trying to help him with his drug problem.

Odom has spent 12 of his NBA seasons in Los Angeles between playing for the Clippers and Lakers. He was with the Clippers this past season, but currently remains a free agent.