Goldstein qualifies for USGA Amateur
LSU sophomore golfer Carly Ray Goldstein fired a 70 on Wednesday to win the sectional qualifier and advance to the USGA Women’s Amateur Championship Aug. 4-10 at the Nassau Country Club in Glen Cove, New York.
Goldstein qualified from a field of 103 at the Sapona Ridge Country Club in Lexington, North Carolina. She moves on to try to advance in the top women’s amateur tournament. In the first part of the USGA Amateur, golfers will play 36 holes with the top 64 advancing to match play.
The Amateur will be the second USGA major that Goldstein will play in the next five weeks. She will take part in the Women’s Amateur Public Links event, July 14-19 at The Home Course in Dupont, Washington.
Catcher Eades signs with Southeastern
HAMMOND — Former Delgado catcher Chris Eades signed a national letter of intent to continue his baseball career at Southeastern Louisiana.
Eades hit .315 with a team-best eight home runs and 53 RBI as a sophomore to help lead Delgado to the Junior College World Series. He was second on the Dolphin squad with 29 walks and 15 HBPs, compiling a .455 on-base percentage.
A native of Slidell, Eades was an All-Miss-Lou Conference selection in addition to earning All-District honors. The Pittsburgh Pirates selected him with their 35th-round pick in the major league baseball draft.
In high school, Eades was a two-time All-District selection at Northshore High School and a member of its 2009 state championship squad. His older brother Ryan, who played at LSU is a pitcher in the Minnesota Twins’ minor league system.
Eades joins 14 other incoming players in Riser’s first recruiting class as head coach. Southeastern finished the 2014 season with a 38-25 record, winning the Southland Conference Tournament to advance to NCAA Regional play for the first time in 20 years and knocking off Bryant University, 2-1, for the school’s first NCAA postseason victory since 1992.
WR Green-Beckham joins Oklahoma
NORMAN, Okla. — Oklahoma has added Dorial Green-Beckham, the standout receiver who was dismissed by Missouri in April.
Coach Bob Stoops announced Thursday that Green-Beckham was added to the Sooners’ roster after signing a financial aid agreement Wednesday. He can immediately enroll in classes and begin team activities. He would be eligible to play beginning in 2015.
Green-Beckham caught 59 passes for 12 touchdowns as a sophomore last season at Missouri and was one of the top prospects in the nation when he signed with the Tigers. He was dismissed after being charged in October 2012 with marijuana possession in Columbia, Missouri, and later pleading guilty to trespassing.
Stoops said in a statement that Green-Beckham “understands the privilege and responsibilities of representing the Oklahoma football program.”
Low ticket sales put Pocono race in jeopardy
The future of IndyCar at Pocono Raceway is in jeopardy because of a dramatic attendance drop expected for Sunday’s race.
IndyCar returned to Pocono last year after a 24-year absence for the first race of a three-year contract. Track CEO and President Brandon Igdalsky said this week he planned to speak with IndyCar CEO Mark Miles and other series executives about possibly dumping the final year of the contract.
Igdalsky refused to divulge numbers, but said ticket sales “were kind of scary” compared with last year. While the track does not disclose attendance figures, about 30,000 to 35,000 fans were estimated at last year’s race.
Physician says Pistorius is a ‘paradox’
PRETORIA, South Africa — A physician who has treated Oscar Pistorius has testified at the athlete’s murder trial that he is a “paradox” whose racing triumphs contrast sharply with the severe limitations of his disability.
Wayne Derman, a professor of sport and exercise medicine at the University of Cape Town, said in court Thursday that the contrast likely contributed to stress and anxiety for the double-amputee runner, who fatally shot girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
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Derman is testifying for the defense, which wants to show that Pistorius’ alleged sense of vulnerability was a factor in the nighttime shooting in his home last year.
Pistorius said he killed Steenkamp by mistake, thinking there was a dangerous intruder in his home. The prosecution said he intentionally killed the 29-year-old model after the couple had a Valentine’s Day argument.
Alabama towns to honor FSU’s Winston
HUEYTOWN, Ala. — Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston will be honored at an event at the field where he starred in high school.
Hueytown Chamber of Commerce director Rebecca Williams said Thursday that the reigning Heisman Trophy winner is expected to attend Saturday night’s ceremony. It will be held at Hueytown High School’s former field, Gilmore-Vines Stadium.
Williams says members of Winston’s family are also expected to attend. She says the state of Alabama and the towns of Bessemer and Hueytown will present proclamations honoring Winston, who led the Seminoles to a national championship and became the youngest Heisman winner.
Williams says Winston’s Youth Football League plans to present him with a framed jersey.
Winston was born in Bessemer and starred in baseball and football for Hueytown High.