LSU sophomore infielder Kramer Robertson was named Tuesday as the starting second baseman for the Western Division team at the 2014 Cape Cod League All-Star Game.
The game is set for 5 p.m. Sunday in Bourne, Massachusetts.
Robertson becomes the fifth LSU player to be selected for Sunday’s contest, joining senior infielder Conner Hale, junior outfielder Mark Laird, junior catcher Chris Chinea and junior outfielder Andrew Stevenson. Robertson, Hale, Laird and Chinea will be starters for the Western Division, and Stevenson is a reserve for the Eastern Division squad.
Robertson, playing for the Wareham Gatemen in the wooden-bat league, is batting .298 (25-for-84) with one homer, four RBIs and 15 runs.
CEO: Rivers to quit Clippers if Sterling stays
LOS ANGELES — The interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers testified Tuesday that coach Doc Rivers told him he will quit if Donald Sterling remains the owner of the team.
CEO Richard Parsons made the statement at a trial to determine whether Sterling’s wife Shelly Sterling can sell the team for $2 billion to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.
The NBA has tried to force out Donald Sterling since soon after racist statements emerged on recordings in April.
“Doc is troubled by this maybe moreso than anybody else,” Parsons said on the witness stand about Rivers, who is black.
“If Mr. Sterling continues as owner, he does not want to continue as coach.”
Parsons said he fears there would also be an exodus of key players, including team captain Chris Paul, who also is black and heads the NBA players union.
LSU’s Wales competes at world junior meet
EUGENE, Ore. — LSU freshman Rebekah Wales was the first of the university’s track &and field contingent to compete at this year’s IAAF World Junior Championships as she stepped onto the javelin runway in Tuesday’s opener at Oregon’s Hayward Field
Wales threw a best of 154 feet, 2 inches on her first throw for a 24th-place finish in the competition.
Sock advances at Atlanta Open
ATLANTA — Jack Sock beat Alejandro Gonzalez 6-2, 6-4 in the first round of the BB&T Atlanta Open on Tuesday.
Sock and partner Vasek Popisil won the doubles title at Wimbledon earlier this month, upsetting the top-ranked team of Mike and Bob Bryan in the finals.
The 21-year-old Sock said doubles success on the greatest stage in tennis has boosted his singles game.
Cajuns tennis player makes Futures final
ISTANBUL, Turkey — Junior Damian Farinola of the Louisiana-Lafayette men’s tennis team added to his summer success, reaching the final of the F25 Futures doubles main draw this past weekend.
“Making two finals of multiple 10,000 futures events establishes Damian as one of our top doubles players this year,” coach Mark Jeffrey said. “Damian has collected 20 ATP points this summer, which is the most ATP points a returning Cajuns player has picked up over the summer in program history.”
Farinola, a native of Adelaide, South Australia, made the run to final with Petr Michnev of the Czech Republic. The pair beat the third-seeded team of Edoardo Eremin and Barkin Yalcinkale in the first round 6-4, 6-2.
After a 6-4, 6-3 win in the quarterfinal, Farinola and Michnev upset-seeded team of Jerome Inzerillo and Sebastian Rivera 6-1, 6-2, in the semifinals.
The duo fell to Nikala Scholtz and Tucker Vorster of South Africa in the final 6-2, 6-4.