Digest for 11-21-13


LOCAL

UAM’s Bozzo receives All-GAC honorable mention

HOT SPRINGS — Arkansas-Monticello senior volleyball player Tori Bozzo earned all-conference honorable mention honors as announced at the welcome banquet prior to the Great American Conference tournament.

Bozzo led UAM in several categories, including kills (310), kills per set (2.74), total attacks (885), hitting percentage (.218), service aces (31) and total points (359).

She totaled 10-plus kills in 17 matches, including nine double-doubles.

UAM will take on GAC regular season champ Harding in the tournament at 5 p.m. Thursday at Summit Arena in Hot Springs.

REGIONAL

Report: Tigers sending Fielder to Rangers for Kinsler

The Detroit Tigers have agreed to a trade that will send five-time All-Star first baseman Prince Fielder to the Texas Rangers in exchange for second baseman Ian Kinsler, according to a report from CBSSports.com.

The blockbuster deal, which will be pending physicals, may also involve other players as well as money. Fielder still has $168 million remaining on a nine-year, $214 million contract he signed with the Tigers as a free agent prior to the 2012 season.

Fielder also has a no-trade clause, but the report stated he is expected to approve the swap.

Fielder has averaged 35 homers and 108 RBI over his eight full seasons in the majors and brings a potent middle-of-the-order bat to a Texas lineup that could lose slugger Nelson Cruz to free agency.

Kinsler’s credentials are impressive as well. The 31-year-old is a three-time All-Star who put together a pair of 30-30 (home runs, steals) seasons in 2009 and 2011.