Razorbacks get a week off before CWS starts in Omaha
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - The Razorbacks baseball team gets at least a week to rest up -- and to practice -- before the first games are played in the College World Series.
The Razorbacks beat Florida State 9-8 on Saturday on the Seminoles' home field at Tallahassee, Florida, to earn a berth in this year's College World Series, played each year at Omaha, Nebraska.
The first games in the world series won't be played until next Saturday, and the Hogs could get an even longer lay-off, since seedings and brackets haven't been announced yet.
Former Razorback completes PGA suspension
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - John Daly is back. At least he's back in action in the U.S., after serving out a six-month suspension from the PGA by becoming a regular at tournaments in Europe.
Daly, a former star for the Arkansas Razorbacks, will play today at Memphis, Tennessee, in a qualifier for the U.S. Open. And then later in the week he'll be back in the thick of PGA action in the St. Jude Classic at Memphis.
Naturals fall to one Texas team, Travelers beat another
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Both Arkansas minor-league teams playing in the Texas League are playing series against fellow league members from Texas. The Northwest Arkansas Naturals are on the road at Frisco, while the Arkansas Travelers are playing host to San Antonio.
Yesterday, the Travelers topped the San Antonio Missions at the Travs' home park by a score of 3-2. At Frisco, the Naturals fell to the home team, 12-7.
Tonight's matchups involve the same teams at the same places.
The Naturals, who play at Springdale, are in third place in the Texas League's North Division, five games behind Springfield. The Travelers are in the division cellar, eight games behind Springfield.
Calvin Borel's Mine That Bird finishes third in Belmont Stakes
NEW YORK (AP) - Jockey Calvin Borel, who regularly is in the top ranks of riders at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, thought he had a personal Triple Crown under his belt at the head of the stretch on Saturday in the Belmont Stakes. But that didn't happen.
Borel had won the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness on two different horses this year, and was back on the Derby winner, Mine That Bird, for the Belmont Stakes. A win would have meant a first-ever personal Triple Crown.
But Mine That Bird was passed by 11-1 shot Summer Bird in the stretch -- and by a horse named Dunkirk -- and finished third, denying Borel his shot at racing immortality.