NeSmith ends up fourth in Players
In Bluffton, S.C., North Augusta’s Matt NeSmith finished tied for fourth in The Players Amateur after Sunday’s final round was canceled because of rain and the tournament shortened to 54 holes.
NeSmith, 18, shot 69-74-70 at Berkeley Hall.
Australia’s 21-year-old Daniel Nisbet, who led University of Alabama golfer Bobby Wyatt by one shot after 54 holes, picked up the victory and earned a spot in the PGA Tour’s RBC Heritage in April.
Nisbet appeared on his way to an easy victory when the rains came. He had built a six-shot lead after 10 holes on Sunday when play was suspended. The round was canceled 90 minutes later.
Denver defender now out on bond
Denver Broncos defensive end Elvis Dumervil and another man were arrested Saturday night in Miami Beach, according to Det. Vivian Hernandez.
Dumervil, 28, faces a charge of aggravated assault with a firearm, which court records show is a third-degree felony.
The Denver Post reported Dumervil was released from jail Saturday after he posted $7,500 bond.
The circumstances surrounding his arrest were not immediately available.
• New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees visited team headquarters Sunday to take a physical and put pen to paper on the five-year $100 million contract that gives him the highest average annual pay ($20 million) in NFL history.
Kidd arrested after SUV crash
New York Knicks point guard Jason Kidd was arrested on a drunken-driving charge after police said he crashed his SUV into a telephone pole in the Hamptons on Sunday, days after signing with the Knicks.
Treated at a hospital for minor injuries after the crash, Kidd was arraigned on a misdemeanor driving-while-intoxicated charge and released without bail, Southampton Town police said.
• Carmelo Anthony said Sunday it’s up to the Knicks to decide if they want to match the “ridiculous contract” that the Houston Rockets have offered Jeremy Lin.
It’s uncertain if they will now after agreeing to a sign-and-trade deal with Portland to bring point guard Raymond Felton back to New York, after already signing Kidd.
Bodemeister is out of Haskell
Kentucky Derby and Preakness runner-up Bodemeister has a fever, and trainer Bob Baffert says the colt won’t run in the Haskell Invitational in two weeks.
Baffert posted on Twitter on Sunday that Bodemeister will miss the $1 million race at New Jersey’s Monmouth Park “due to temperature” Saturday.
Bodemeister would likely have been the favorite.
Purdue defender gets suspension
A Purdue athletics official says cornerback Sean Collins is suspended from the team after being arrested outside a bar on preliminary charges of public intoxication, resisting arrest and battery.
The Tippecanoe County Jail says the 21-year-old was arrested early Saturday outside the bar. West Lafayette Police Lt. Scott Fohr says Collins is accused of hitting a 22-year-old woman who was treated and released at a hospital. Collins was released on $10,000 bond. He’s due in court Aug. 20.
– From staff and wire reports