Midland Valley event canceled

This weekend’s Orville White Cup at Midland Valley Country Club in Graniteville has been canceled.

The next Regions Bank Amateur Series event will be the Gordon Chevrolet Classic at Jones Creek Golf Club on Aug. 24-25.

• In Davidson, N.C., Will Bowman had 6-under-par 66 to take a two-shot lead before play was suspended during the first round of the eGolf Tour’s River Run Classic.

Former Augusta State golfer Taylor Floyd shot 74 at River Run Country Club.

Other players with local ties in the field include Mitch Krywulycz (75), Brad Arrington (75) and Derek Chang (74). Former USC Aiken golfers Matt Atkins and Roberto Diaz did not complete the first round.

• The 2015 Presidents Cup will be played at Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea in Incheon, South Korea, marking the second time in a row that a course designed by the 18-time major champion will host the competition.



Wizards guard gets extension

Point guard John Wall agreed to a contract extension with the Washington Wizards.

Two people familiar with the deal say it is worth about $80 million over five years.

Wall, 22, was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft, has averaged 16.9 points, eight assists, 4.4 rebounds and 1.5 steals in 35.8 minutes per game during his career.

• Houston Rockets forward Terrence Jones was arrested in Portland, Ore., on Wednesday after he was seen stomping on a homeless man’s leg, a police spokesman said.

A police sergeant making sure people remained orderly while they left a downtown club shortly after 2 a.m. saw Jones walk by a doorway where two homeless men were sleeping and yell “Wake Up!” before lifting his foot and stomping on one man’s leg, said Sgt. Pete Simpson, a Portland police spokesman.



Gomez agrees to deal with Florida

Two-time Stanley Cup champion Scott Gomez is joining the Florida Panthers on a one-year deal.

The veteran center leads all active U.S.-born NHL players in assists with 530 and points with 701.

• The San Jose Sharks signed center Joe Pavelski to a $30 million, five-year contract extension that will keep him off the free-agent market next summer.



No. 6 seed upset in second round

In Washington, Andrea Petkovic upset No. 6-seeded Mona Barthel 6-2, 6-2 in the second round of the Citi Open on Wednesday.

Petkovic will play the winner of Paula Ormaechea and Olga Puchkova, who beat Sloane Stephens.

• In Kitzbuehel, Austria, defending champion Robin Haase stayed on course for a third consecutive title at the bet-at-home Cup by beating Daniel Brands 6-4, 6-1.

Second-seeded Juan Monaco also reached the quarterfinals, while No. 4 Jurgen Melzer lost to 19-year-old Dominic Thiem 7-5, 6-3.

• The 2013 U.S. Open singles champions will earn a record $2.6 million apiece this year, part of the across-the-board prize money overhaul at the Grand Slam event.

A player who loses in the first round of singles at Flushing Meadows will make $32,000, a jump of 39 percent from last year’s $23,000.

Players who exit in the second round will get $53,000, a rise of 43 percent, the United States Tennis Association says.



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Tuesday’s prep box scores

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