Digest for 07-26-14


LOCAL

More Las Vegas Classic games revealed

Two more of Arkansas-Pine Bluff’s games in the Continental Tires Las Vegas Classic men’s basketball tournament have been revealed.

The Classic is scheduled for games Dec. 17, 19, 22 and 23, but it is still not known whether UAPB has a game for the first date. UAPB is scheduled to play at Texas Tech on Dec. 19, with the game time yet to be determined.

The games of Dec. 22 and 23 comprise bracket play in the Classic at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. UAPB will take on Southern Utah at noon Dec. 22 and play either Abilene Christian or South Carolina State the following day at 12:30 p.m. (if it loses to Southern Utah) or 3 p.m. (with a win).

The tournament also includes Loyola University Chicago, Boise State and Houston. Texas Tech will play in a different bracket with those three teams.

UAPB has not yet released its entire 2014-15 schedule.

Braves announce makeup game with Bryant

The Pine Bluff Braves will play a makeup game with the Bryant All-Stars at 5 p.m. Sunday at Bishop Park in Bryant.

The game will be the Braves’ final preparation for the National Wood Bat Championship in Birmingham, Ala. Pine Bluff is 12-2, but it has endured 16 rainouts this season, manager Winfred Smith said.

Mason Reynolds will start on the mound Sunday for Pine Bluff.

NATIONAL

Hornets re-sign G Pargo

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Charlotte Hornets re-signed guard Jannero Pargo on Friday.

Terms of the deal were not released.

“We’re pleased that Jannero will be back with us again this season,” Hornets general manager Rich Cho said. “He is a great veteran presence in our locker room who is always ready when called upon.”

The 34-year-old averaged 4.7 points, 1.8 assists and 0.7 rebounds in 29 games with Charlotte last season.

With nine years under his belt in stints with the Lakers, Raptors, Bulls, Hornets, Hawks, Wizards and Bobcats, Pargo holds career averages of 6.4 points, 2.0 assists and 1.4 rebounds.

Furyk joins Petrovic in Canadian Open lead

ILE BIZARD, Quebec — Jim Furyk fired a 7-under 63 on Friday and he joined Tim Petrovic atop the leaderboard after two rounds of the Canadian Open.

Petrovic, who shared the first-round lead with Michael Putnam, carded a 4- under 66 in round two. The pair ended 36 holes at 10-under-par 130.

Furyk, the 2006 and 2007 winner, is winless since the 2010 season, while Petrovic’s lone tour win was at the 2005 Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

Graham DeLaet, who played alongside Furyk, also fired a 63 and that helped the Canadian jump into a share of third place at minus-8. He was joined there by Kyle Stanley, who shot 67 in round two at Royal Montreal Golf Club.

Former U.S. Open champion Graeme McDowell (65) stands alongside Justin Hicks (67), Andrew Svoboda (66) and Scott Brown (66) in fifth place at 7-under 133.

Matt Kuchar (65), who played with Furyk and DeLaet, headlines a group of eight players tied at minus-6. He was joined there by Greg Chalmers (68), Putnam (70), Tim Clark (67), Nick Watney (68), Danny Lee (65), Jamie Lovemark (65) and Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano (67).