Digest for 03-27-14


COMMUNITY

Warren to host Downtown Glow Run 5K

The Warren Forward Downtown Network will put on the Downtown Glow Run 5K at 8 p.m. Saturday.

All participants will be supplied with glow in the dark accessories. This will include glow sticks, glow in the dark bracelets, and glow in the dark necklaces. Participants are strongly encouraged to add more glow in the dark accessories.

There will be a $50 prize awarded to the top Male Runner, as well as another $50 prize awarded to the top Female Runner. There will be an additional $25 prize awarded to the Most Luminous participant. Warren Forward will also recognize top male and female runner’s in each age group.

The route will start in front of the Warren Municipal Building. It will then snake its way in and around the Downtown Area, ending at the First State Bank parking lot on Cedar Street. The Entry Fee to participate is $25. This covers glow accessories. All proceeds go toward the Warren Forward Downtown Network.

Registration Forms may be picked up at the Bradley County Chamber of Commerce Office. Registration forms should be mailed to Warren Forward Downtown Network at 104 North Myrtle St., Warren, AR, 71671. Registration forms can be sent via email by emailing Warren Forward at warren.forward@yahoo.com. Those interested can also register on site beginning at 7 p.m. For more information, call the Bradley County Chamber of Commerce Office at 226-5225.

STATE

Lopez, Arkansas golf honored

FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas sophomore Gabriela Lopez earned Southeastern Conference Golfer of the Week, Golfweek.com Player of the Week and the Arkansas women’s golf team was named Golfweek.com Team of the Week it was recently announced.

Lopez, a second-year player from Mexico City, won the LSU Golf Classic in a one-hole playoff this weekend. She hit her playoff tee shot into the bunker and got up-and-down for par, winning with a five-foot putt for medalist honors. Lopez shot 74-71-68—213 in the victory.

It was Lopez’ first win of the season and the second of her career. It is her seventh top five career finish. In addition, her 213 set a course record since the University Club was renovated in 2010 and it tied her season-best total.

The Razorbacks earned team of the week honors after winning the LSU Golf Classic. Arkansas posted an 18-over 882 winning by eight strokes over Central Florida. It was the third team title of the season for the Razorbacks and their third victory in four years at the tournament.

NATIONAL

ACC Tournament headed to Barclays Center in 2017 and 2018

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Barclays Center announced a two-year agreement with the Atlantic Coast Conference to secure its postseason tournament in 2017 and 2018 on Wednesday.

“We are pleased that the ACC Basketball Tournament will be played at Barclays Center in 2017 and 2018,” ACC commissioner John Swofford said. “Barclays Center has quickly emerged as one of the premier sports and entertainment venues in the world and Brooklyn is a hot spot within the New York marketplace, which is an important part of our league’s new footprint.”

Barclays Center also announced an extension with the Atlantic 10 Tournament. The A-10 will continue to hold its tourney at Barclays Center in 2015 and 2016 before returning to the venue in 2019, 2020 and 2021.

The ACC and the A-10 will play inter-conference doubleheaders at Barclays Center in 2015, 2016 and 2017.

Bears agree to terms with Allen

LAKE FOREST, Ill. — The Chicago Bears have agreed to terms with defensive end Jared Allen on a four-year contract.

According to NFL.com, the deal is worth $32 million, although the contract voids to three years for $24 million. The pact includes $15.5 million in fully guaranteed money.

Allen joins the Bears after spending the past six seasons with the Minnesota Vikings.

In 2013, Allen recorded 52 tackles, 11 1/2 sacks, six passes defensed and two forced fumbles. It was his seventh consecutive double-digit sack season and eighth overall of his 10-year career.

Allen started all 16 games in each of his six seasons with the Vikings. He has never played in fewer than 14 games in any season since entering the NFL in 2004.

Kelly won’t have surgery, wife says

Jim Kelly’s cancer has spread to areas that cannot be treated with surgery and he will instead undergo chemotherapy and radiation, the Hall of Fame quarterback’s wife said Wednesday.

“At this point and time surgery is not the best option for Jim,” Jill Kelly wrote on Facebook. “Because of (the) complexity and aggressive nature of this cancer and after more scans and tests, the plan has changed. …

“The cancer is in areas that surgery cannot successfully eradicate. Therefore, the medical specialists here in (New York City) along with our Buffalo team believe that chemotherapy and radiation are the best option.”

Kelly was tentatively scheduled to have surgery on Thursday after doctors said they discovered during a checkup that his cancer had returned. Jill Kelly has said the cancer is “aggressive” and “starting to spread.”

Kelly, who spent his entire NFL career with the Bills from 1986-96 and led the team to four consecutive Super Bowl appearances, had surgery last June after he was diagnosed with cancer in his upper jaw bone.

At the time, the cancer was isolated and the former quarterback said doctors considered his prognosis for recovery to be “very good.”

Kershaw to miss Sunday’s start

Los Angeles — Reigning National League Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw will not make his scheduled regular-season start Sunday at San Diego due to inflammation in his upper back.

An MRI taken Wednesday revealed the soreness but showed no signs of significant damage, and Kershaw told reporters later that the injury is not serious.

Kershaw tossed 6 1/3 sharp innings in the Dodgers’ season-opening 3-1 win over Arizona in Australia last Saturday, limiting the Diamondbacks to one run on five hits while striking out seven.

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly has yet to determine who would pitch in Sunday’s matchup, the Padres’ season opener, but did say that No. 2 starter Zack Greinke will stay on turn and make his scheduled assignment for Tuesday.