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Ricketts, USA into gold medal game at FIBA

FAYETTEVILEL, Ark. (AP) - University of Arkansas freshman C'eira Ricketts has helped lift the United States into the gold medal game for the FIBA U19 World Championships in Bangkok, Thailand.

Ricketts scored points off the bench in each of USA's wins in the quarter and semi final rounds of the women's basketball world championship.

The wins over France and Canada set up a rematch with the only team to defeat the Americans, Spain, for the gold medal. Spain, 8-0, is the only undefeated team in the tournament.

Ricketts scored four points with two steals in four minutes off the bench in the 88-75 win over France, 88-75. In the semifinal versus Canada, 82-51, Ricketts had 1 of her better all-around games with four points, three rebounds and a tournament personal high three steals.

First-day at Arkansas State Golf Classic rained out

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) - Today's first day of the 2009 Arkansas State University Golf Classic was rained out.

A record-breaking 71 teams are participating in the ASU Golf Classic, but they were unable to play the tournament's opening round due to heavy rainfall.

Participants still enjoyed a reception, silent auction and dinner tonight as part of the 2-day event being held at the Hot Springs Country Club.

The tournament champions will now be decided by the outcome of tomorrow's round. Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe is serving as the tournaments Honorary Chairman, while Senator Paul Bookout of Jonesboro is serving as the Honorary Co-Chairman.

This years tournament is being presented by Liberty Bank and hosted by the ASU Athletics Department.

Williams an AFCA Good Works Team nominee

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - University of Arkansas tight end D.J. Williams has been named to the list of student-athletes nominated for the 2009 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team.

The team honors college football players who make outstanding contributions in areas of volunteerism and civic involvement.

The 2009 nominees have distinguished themselves among the more than 50,000 student-athletes participating in the sport at all 4-year collegiate institutions through off-the-field accomplishments.

A voting panel of former Good Works Team members and prominent college football media members will select two 11-player Good Works Teams. One will be composed of players from the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision, the other representing players from the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision.

Bucknam adds state champ to Arkansas track and field team

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas men's track and field head coach Chris Bucknam has added an 800-meter specialist for the 2009-10 season.

Bucknam says Leoman Momoh is a great talent who will be added to the middle distance group. He says Momoh is strong in the 400 and 800 meters and has the ability to contribute in open races and as a member of some very important relays.

Momoh is a native of Memphis, Tenn., and is a graduate of Cordova High School. He holds prep bests of 48.8 in the 400 meters and 1:51.81 in the 800 meters.

He was the 2009 Tennessee State Champion at 800 meters and as a member of the 4x400-meter and 4x800-meter relays.

Totten breaks another Filipino record

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - University of Arkansas junior Erica Totten has broken her third Filipino record of the 13th FINA World Championships in Rome, Italy.

Totten placing 34th yesterday in the 800-meter freestyle with a time of 8:53.34. The time is also a personal best time, smashing Totten's previous personal best by six seconds.

Earlier this week Totten set Filipino records in the 200-meter free and 200 fly. She also swam in the 400-meter free event.

Totten's race on Thursday was the last of the events for the Razorbacks at the World Championships. Seniors Yi-Ting Siow of Malaysia and Lynette Ng of Singapore also competed in this week's meet, which draws to a close tomorrow.

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