NeSmith takes Sea Island event
In St. Simons, Ga., North Augusta’s Matt NeSmith won the Sea Island Golf Club’s Jones Cup Junior Invitational and Augusta’s Greyson Sigg tied for third place.
NeSmith, who is ranked No. 3 nationally in the American Junior Golf Association’s Polo Golf Rankings and headed to South Carolina on a golf scholarship, shot 69-69-70–208.
NeSmith won by eight shots over Jonathan Hardee, of Greer, S.C.
Sigg shot 72-74-71–217.
Mayweather Jr. to serve jail time
In Las Vegas, Floyd Mayweather Jr. was sentenced to 90 days in a Las Vegas jail after pleading guilty to a reduced battery domestic violence charge and no contest to two harassment charges.
The 34-year-old Mayweather also was ordered to complete 100 hours of community service and pay a $2,500 fine.
The plea deal avoids trial on felony allegations that the undefeated prizefighter hit his ex-girlfriend and threatened two of their children during an argument at her home in September 2010.
Prosecutor Lisa Luzaich told Justice of the Peace Melissa Saragosa that Mayweather has been in trouble before and hasn’t been punished.
“He just continually gets himself into trouble and he is able to get himself out of it as well,” she said. “Essentially it is because he is who he is and is able to get away with everything.”
“The only thing that’s going to get this man’s attention is incarceration,” the prosecutor said.
Mayweather stood still in a striped olive vest and showed no reaction when the judge imposed the sentence and told him he must report to the Clark County jail on Jan. 6.
UConn drafting sex abuse policy
The University of Connecticut is drafting a policy that would require all employees to report any allegation of sexual abuse to school officials.
The policy is expected to be presented to the school’s Board of Trustees in January, school spokesman Mike Kirk told The Associated Press on Wednesday.
The school currently requires deans, directors, department heads and supervisors receiving complaints of possible sexual assault to refer them to the school’s Office of Diversity and Equity.
Some employees involved in public safety, residential life, student activities, Greek life, athletics, student services and the student union also are required to inform the police of any reported sexual assault, Kirk said.
Fan’s disruption leads to red card
In Amsterdam, a Dutch Cup match between Ajax and AZ Alkmaar has been halted 36 minutes in after an Ajax fan ran onto the field and tried to attack Alkmaar’s goalkeeper from behind.
Esteban Alvarado saw the man approaching in time and skillfully tripped him. Then an enraged Alvarado kicked the fan twice on the ground.
Referee Bas Nijhuis gave Alvarado a red card for violence.
Alkmaar coach Gertjan Verbeek ordered his team to walk out in protest.
Ajax was leading the match 1-0 on a goal by Gregory van der Wiel.
Ajax apologized for the security lapse and identified the fan as a 19-year-old who had been drinking. The national soccer association director says he is not sure whether the game will be replayed.