Digest for 06-27-12


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Life and Fundamentals camps this weekend at PBHS

A football camp featuring NFL players David Johnson and Raymond Webber and a cheerleading camp will be held Saturday at Pine Bluff High School.

The second annual Life and Fundamentals of Football camp will bring back Johnson, a former Pine Bluff and Arkansas State standout who is a tight end for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Webber, a former Arkansas-Pine Bluff wide receiver, was recently picked up by the New York Jets.

The Life and Fundamentals of Cheerleading camp includes former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader Chrystal Roberson, Hampton University’s Carmen Blunt, former Southern cheerleader Brittany Green and the PBHS cheerleaders.

Limited spots for either camp are $15 each, open to children ages 4 to 12. Each camper must sign up by Thursday to receive a T-shirt.

For more information, call Corey Blunt at 501-240-5524 or Omar Allen at 718-1410.

Digest

LOCAL

Basketball Lions to compete in Hawaii

HONOLULU — Arkansas-Pine Bluff is one of four teams that will comprise the field for the men’s basketball Rainbow Classic in November at the University of Hawaii’s Stan Sheriff Center, the UH announced Tuesday.

UAPB will play Houston Baptist on Nov. 9, Hawaii on Nov. 11 and Maryland-Eastern Shore on Nov. 12. Game times have not yet been announced.

UAPB last played at Hawaii on Nov. 24, 2010, losing to the Warriors 70-63.

This will be the 48th Rainbow Classic, but first since the 2010-11 season. Scheduling problems forced the cancellation of the event for last season, the Star-Advertiser reported.

NATIONAL

Bird leaves Pacers as general manager

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Star reported Tuesday that Larry Bird will not return as the Indiana Pacers’ general manager.

It was reported that unspecified health issues are among the reasons Bird will step down.

Bird won three world championships in the 1980s as a player with the Boston Celtics and coached the Pacers to the 2000 NBA Finals.

Kenseth to leave Roush after season

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series leader Matt Kenseth will part ways with Roush Fenway Racing at the conclusion of this season.

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. will replace Kenseth in the No. 17 car. NASCAR.com reported Roush Fenway needed to ensure Stenhouse would still have a ride as the team did not have enough cars and sponsors for all of its drivers.

Kenseth does not yet have a team for the 2013 season. This is his 15th season racing for car owner Jack Roush.