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SportShorts for Monday, April 28, 2014


Platteville duo 10th at conference tourney

UW-Platteville’s Ryan Gilbert and Brett Daggett caught four bass weighing
a total of 7 pounds, 13 ounces Saturday to place 10th in the FLW Central Conference tournament on Carlyle Lake.

Gilbert, a 2009 Newman grad, has already qualified for the national championship later this summer. He and Daggett’s haul was nearly six pounds less than the five-fish total of 13 pounds, 10 ounces snagged by winners Cody Santel and Justin Berger of Murray State.


Sterling in hot water over comments

Anger, frustration and calls for action echoed around the NBA on Saturday after an audio recording surfaced of a man identified as Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling telling his girlfriend not to bring black people to games.

Everybody except for the embattled Clippers owner, who has a decades-long history of alleged discrimination and offensive behavior, seemed to have a response.

The league said it was investigating the recording posted on TMZ’s website, calling the comments “disturbing and offensive.”

In the recording posted on TMZ, the man on the recording questions his girlfriend’s association with minorities. TMZ reported the woman – identified as Sterling’s former girlfriend V. Stiviano, who is of black and Mexican descent – posted a picture of herself with Magic Johnson on Instagram, which has since been removed.

The man asked Stiviano not to broadcast her association with black people or bring black people to games. The man specifically mentioned Johnson on the recording, saying “don’t bring him to my games, OK?”

UCLA’s Adams changes mind, declares for draft

UCLA guard Jordan Adams reversed himself and has declared for the NBA draft, according to a person familiar with the situation but not authorized to speak on the matter.

The loss of Adams, who initially announced April 17 that he would return to the Bruins for his junior season, means UCLA’s top two players will now be leaving school. Point guard Kyle Anderson had already declared for the draft.


Noh wins first
PGA Tour title

Seung-Yul Noh overcame windy conditions and his nerves, shooting a 1-under 71 on Sunday to win the Zurich Classic by two shots for his first PGA Tour victory.

While Noh, the leader through three rounds, never fell out of first, he did make his first three bogeys of the tournament and briefly fell into a tie with Keegan Bradley, the 2011 PGA Championship winner who had the gallery behind him.

But Bradley did himself in with a bogey on the fifth hole and a triple bogey on the sixth, while Noh remained steady enough to hold off remaining challengers.

The 22-year-old South Korean player, the youngest winner this season, is the seventh first-time PGA Tour winner in the last 10 years at the New Orleans event.

His best finish in 77 previous PGA Tour starts was a tie for fourth at the 2012 AT&T National.

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