BY Staff and Wire reports
Saturday, December 08, 2012
12/08/12 at 2:44 AM
Love, Snedeker lead Franklin Templeton Shootout: U.S. Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III and Brandt Snedeker shot a 10-under 62 on Friday in modified alternate-shot play to take the first-round lead in the Franklin Templeton Shootout.
Love and Snedeker made 10 birdies for the lowest score in the modified alternate-shot format in the 24-year-old tournament's 12 years in Naples, Fla. They tied the third-lowest score overall.
"For the first time in my career, I got to feel like what it's like to be Davis Love, to hit from some of his tee shots, and hit from some of his beautiful iron shots on these par 3s, and realize how the game is supposed to be played," Snedeker said.
Kenny Perry and Sean O'Hair were two strokes back on the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort's Tiburon Golf Club.
The teams of Bud Cauley and Rickie Fowler, Jason Dufner and Vijay Singh, and Charles Howell III and Rory Sabbatini were third at 6-under. Defending champions Keegan Bradley and Brendan Steele and 2010 winners Dustin Johnson and Ian Poulter, and Stewart Cink and Carl Pettersson followed at 5 under.
The 12 teams will play best ball Saturday, then close the Greg Norman-hosted event with a scramble on Sunday.
Magoo's hosting charity tournament: Magoo's Billiards, 5002 S. Memorial Drive, is hosting a 9-ball tournament Saturday benefitting Toys for Tots. Entry fee is one new, unwrapped toy, which will be given to the charity. Magoo's is adding $100 to the purse, and door prizes will be given away. Contact Kathy McMinn at 918-951-7372 for information.
ORU signs six: Oral Roberts has announced the signing of six players during the early signing period for the 2013 campaign.
Joining the Golden Eagle program will be transfers Emmanuel Forcier, Galli Cribbs Jr., Jacob McDavid, Jordan Romano and Alex Wise, as well as high school signee Brandon Wise.
OSU hosting banquet: Oklahoma State will kick off the 2013 season with its First Pitch Banquet on Feb. 8 in the Click Family Alumni Hall at the ConocoPhillips OSU Alumni Center.
Fans are invited to come and connect with the OSU players and coaches in head coach Josh Holliday's first season. Holliday will introduce the team and hold a Q&A session with master of ceremonies Larry Reece.
The evening will also include dinner, player autographs, a silent auction and season-ticket purchasing opportunities. All proceeds will directly support the OSU baseball program.
Reservations are required by Jan. 23. For questions or to RSVP please contact Kelsi Jones at 405-744-7141 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For information on helping sponsor this event, contact Steve Sabins at 512-431-6924 or email@example.com.
No contact between sides in NHL labor fight: NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said Friday that he is out of ideas how to get negotiations back on track to save the hockey season.
Talks fell apart on Thursday night amid back-and-forth accusations, and the fallout was still being felt Friday. The two sides had no contact with each other on the 83rd day of the owners' lockout of players.
"I have no reason, nor any intention, of reaching out to the union right now," Daly said in an email to The Associated Press. "I have no new ideas. Maybe they do. We are happy to listen."
If the players do have a suggestion, they haven't offered it. Their most recent proposal was turned down quickly on Thursday by the NHL, which wanted a yes or no answer on three specific conditions the league said were non-negotiable. When the union tried to bargain the points, the meeting ended abruptly.
That has left the NHL's labor situation in limbo.
All games have been canceled through Dec. 14, which is only a week away, so more games will surely be wiped off the schedule soon. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said Thursday that he won't allow a season to be played that contains fewer than 48 games per team - the length of the season that was played after a lockout ended in January 1995.