Women’s College Golf
Sabol breaks school marks
In Salisbury, N.C., former Lakeside star Megan Sabol, playing for North Georgia, shot a school record 4-under-par 68 in the final round to claim medalist honors in the Patsy Rendleman Invitational on Tuesday at the Country Club of Salisbury.
The Nighthawks finished fifth. It was a career best for Sabol, a sophomore who transferred from Armstrong State.
Her two-day total of 5-under 139 also breaks Jordyn Sims’ school record set earlier this season at the UNCP Battle at Old South.
James might miss opener
LeBron James won’t play again this preseason, and there’s a chance he’ll miss Cleveland’s hyped opener with Boston.
James didn’t practice Wednesday, a day after he made his exhibition debut after being slowed by a sprained left ankle sustained Sept. 27. Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said the four-time MVP is sore and has been ruled out of Cleveland’s final preseason game Friday night in Orlando.
As for James’ status for Tuesday night’s game against the Celtics and former Cavs All-Star guard Kyrie Irving, Lue was non-committal.
A five-year contract extension worth nearly $150 million sat in front of Andrew Wiggins for more than two months.
Not only did the 22-year-old Wiggins not jump at the first chance to sign it, he decided to revamp the team of advisers around him and essentially lead the process himself. The Minnesota Timberwolves are hoping that self-assurance and unflappable nature helps a franchise long in the basement finally break through.
Ex-TCU coach added by Cards
Louisville interim coach David Padgett has hired Trent Johnson as an assistant.
The move to add the former head coach to the staff fills the vacancy created when the school named Padgett to replace Rick Pitino last month in the wake of a national federal investigation of bribery in college basketball.
Johnson’s 36-year career includes 17 as a head coach, most recently at TCU from 2012-16.
He also has coached at Nevada (1999-2004), Stanford (2004-08) and LSU (2008-12), and been an assistant at several schools. Padgett said he had contacted “dozens” of candidates and gotten a lot of calls since taking over the Cardinals Sept. 29 after one season as a Louisville assistant.
Padgett said during a news conference Wednesday that experience was the key factor in his search resulting in Johnson’s selection.
Nuzman resigns from prison
Carlos Nuzman has sent his resignation letter as head of the Brazilian Olympic Committee from a prison where he’s been held since last week amid an investigation into a vote-buying scheme to bring the 2016 Olympics to Rio de Janeiro.
The national Olympic committee on Wednesday designated vice president Paulo Wanderley to replace Nuzman, who had headed the BOC for 22 years. He will serve the three years remaining on Nuzman’s term.
– Staff and wire reports