Woods to play in Turkey
BELEK, Turkey (AP) — Tiger Woods is returning to Turkey in the fall to play a European Tour event, this time over 72 holes of stroke play.
Organizers of the Turkish Airlines Open said the No. 1 player in the world will be part of the 77-man field on Nov. 7-10 on the Maxx Royal course. Woods played in Turkey last year when it was an unofficial event of medal-match play. He lost in the semifinals to Justin Rose, who went on to win.
The tournament will be the third of four straight culminating with the European Tour finale in Dubai. With a $7 million purse, it will be the second European Tour event Woods plays. He missed the cut in Abu Dhabi to start the European Tour season.
Hoops hall announces class
UNDATED (AP) — David Robinson, Pat Summitt and Teresa Edwards headline the 2013 FIBA Hall of Fame class.
Robinson, the all-time leading rebounder and shot blocker for the U.S. won two gold medals and a bronze in the Olympics. He played for the U.S. on the 1988, 1992 and 1996 teams, becoming the first American to appear in three games.
Summitt, the all-time leader in victories in college basketball, won a silver medal as a player on the 1976 Olympic team and guided the U.S. to gold in 1984. She is one of only two American women to win a medal as both a player and head coach, joining Anne Donovan.
Edwards helped the U.S. win four gold medals and a bronze in her five Olympics from 1984-2000.
Griner dunks in losing debut
PHOENIX (AP) — Brittney Griner got the dunks in her debut, becoming the first WNBA player to do it twice in one game, but fellow rookie Elena Delle Donne had the better game and got the rout.
Delle Donne outplayed No. 1 overall draft pick Brittney Griner and had one of the best rookie debuts in WNBA history, scoring 22 points to lead the Chicago Sky over the Phoenix Mercury 102-80.
The fans inside US Airways Center and watching on national TV saw Griner throw down a one-handed dunk early in the fourth quarter and a vicious two-handed slam in the closing minutes. She joined Candace Parker and Lisa Leslie as the only WNBA players to dunk in a regular-season game.
Griner finished with 17 points, eight rebounds and four blocked shots.
He added: “We don’t have a lot of cases of doping.”
ND’s Golson had academic issue
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Everett Golson is out for at least the fall semester at Notre Dame, saying he has been suspended by the university for what he called poor academic judgment.
Golson was officially no longer enrolled at Notre Dame as of Friday, university spokesman Dennis Brown said Saturday night.
Golson helped the Irish go 12-0 during the regular season last year, regain the No. 1 ranking for the first time in nearly two decades and get to the national title game against Alabama in January.
Golson did not specify what he did to get suspended.
Athletic Director Jack Swarbrick declined to elaborate on Golson’s situation earlier in the day.