Daly finishes 6 strokes off pace in British Open
TURNBERRY, Scotland (AP) - Former Razorback golfer John Daly, who won the British Open in 1995, finished this year's version of the tournament six strokes off the pace set by Stewart Cink and Tom Watson.
Cink won the tournament Sunday in a four-hole playoff with Watson. Both finished the regulation four rounds in 278, two strokes under par.
Daly came in at 284. His share of the $6.8 million purse was $47,794.
Another Arkansan, Bryce Molder of Conway - who played his college golf at Georgia Tech - was playing in his first British Open this week. He finished at 287 and collected $25,539.
Red Wolves put football media guide on Web site
JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) - Fans of Arkansas State football can find out on the Internet about the Red Wolves team that will take to the gridiron this fall.
The ASU football program announced Sunday that the 2009 Arkansas State football media guide can be found at http://www.astateredwolves.com by clicking on the football link and, on the football page, looking for the link to the media guide at the bottom of the page.
The final link listed is for the complete 208-page version of the guide, including front and back covers. The guide includes head shots of all players and coaches, action photos, and facility photos as well as information about the players, the upcoming season and ASU's performances in past seasons.
Kinsler, Rangers beat Minnesota in 12 innings
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Ian Kinsler hit a two-run homer with one out in the 12th inning and the Texas Rangers avoided being swept at home with a 5-3 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Sunday night.
It was Kinsler's second homer of the game, but he struck out three times after his sixth career leadoff about 3 1/2 hours earlier.
Jarrod Saltalamacchia, who set up earlier runs with the first two sacrifice bunts of his career, led off the 12th with a single off Brian Duensing (0-1) and was bunted to second by Elvis Andrus. R.A. Dickey then took over for the Twins, and Kinsler homered to left.
Texas snapped a 4-game losing streak to remain within three games of the AL West-leading Los Angeles Angels.
Rangers lose HR on first replay
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Umpires have used video replay at Rangers Ballpark for the first time Sunday night, and took a home run away from Andruw Jones.
Jones pulled a pitch down the left-field line in the fourth inning off Minnesota's Francisco Liriano, which hooked near the pole.
Jones apparently knew the ball was foul as he stood at the plate and seemed visibly upset at himself for the early swing. Jones trotted around the bases only after third base umpire Brian O'Nora gave a late signal for a home run.
Twins manager Ron Gardenhire charged out of the dugout, and the umpire crew reviewed the play. Jones never removed his batting helmet or put down his bat while waiting for the ruling.
Jones then flew out to center field.
Millwood gets break on way to $12 million mark
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Rangers starter Kevin Millwood needed the extended rest after throwing an American League-high 130 innings before the All-Star break.
The Texas ace says everything has been "kind of achy lately," so eight days between starts is nice.
Millwood is already more than 70% to the 180 innings he needs to guarantee a $12 million contract next year. The 34-year-old right-hander has never thrown more by this point in a season.
The Rangers skipped Millwood's rotation spot in this weekend's series against Minnesota. He makes his first post-break start Monday night against Boston and John Smoltz, who he used to be with in the Atlanta Braves rotation.
Millwood is 8-7 with a 3.46 ERA in 19 starts.
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