Sports Digest for Thursday 5-24-12


Podzielinski leads Arkansas on second day of NCAA

FRANKLIN, Tenn. — University of Arkansas redshirt sophomore Emily Podzielinski carded a second-round 72, counting her first collegiate eagle in leading the No. 34 Razorback women’s golf team to a 301 in the second round of the 2012 NCAA Women’s Golf Championship in Franklin, Tenn., Wednesday.

Arkansas’ 301 pairs with the first round 303 for 604 and 20th place after two days of play. The NCAA Championship continues through Friday.

Podzielinski, a Noblesville, Ind., native, finished with an even par 72 and is tied for 64th overall with a 150 (78-72). Starting in the afternoon session from the first tee, Podzielinski made the turn three-under with two birdies, a bogey and her eagle on the ninth hole.

Sophomore Emily Tubert continues to lead Arkansas. The Burbank, Calif., native signed for a 74 in the second round and is tied for 32nd with 147 (73-74).

UA football tandem signs with Minnesota

The Minnesota Vikings have signed their rookie wide receivers Jarius Wright and Greg Childs from Arkansas. Wright was taken in the fourth round (118th overall), while Childs was grabbed 16 picks later at No. 134.

The pair has played together on football teams since middle school and will compete for playing time.

NFLPA files federal lawsuit against league

The controversial relationship between the NFL and the NFL Players Association persisted Wednesday when the union filed a federal lawsuit alleging the league and its owners conspired in collusion to establish a “secret $123 million salary cap” in 2010, which under the previous labor agreement was designated as an uncapped year of spending.

The NFLPA filed its complaint in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis, claiming it falls under the supervision and oversight of Judge David Doty, who presided over the 1993 settlement of the Reggie White litigation case.

That settlement led to an unprecedented stretch of labor peace that lasted through 2010, designated as an uncapped year in which teams would not be restricted in their spending on players’ salaries.

NBA suspends Haslem, Pittman for flagrant fouls

INDIANAPOLIS — The NBA suspended Miami Heat players Udonis Haslem and Dester Pittman for flagrant fouls during game 5 of their playoff game against the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday night.

Haslem will sit out today’s Game 6 while Pittman drew a three-game suspension.

Tyler Hansbrough, who also committed a flagrant foul on Miami’s Dwayne Wade, had his foul upgraded to a flagrant foul 2 from a flagrant foul 1, but he avoided suspension.