Local duo named to Wyndham Cup
Augusta’s Greyson Sigg and North Augusta’s Matthew NeSmith will play for the East team in the 2012 Wyndham Cup
The event brings together the 40 of the nation’s top junior golfers in an East-West competition.
This year’s tournament will be held at Bay Hill Club and Lodge in Orlando, Fla., July 23-26.
Philadelphia RB Lewis is arrested
Philadelphia Eagles backup running back Dion Lewis was arrested in Albany over the weekend and charged with falsely reporting a fire and misdemeanor reckless endangerment.
The incident occurred when Lewis and his older brother were locked out of their hotel room. Lewis was released after his arraignment and his brother was being held in Albany County jail without bail.
• The attorney for Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson says his client was a victim and a charge of resisting arrest is a “fabrication.”
Texas attorney Rusty Hardin released a statement Monday, two days after Peterson was released from a Houston jail. The running back was arrested and charged with resisting arrest after allegedly pushing an off-duty police officer who was working security at a night club.
Hardin says the allegations are “a total fabrication” and that Peterson was “the victim, not the aggressor.” Peterson has an initial court appearance on the misdemeanor scheduled for Friday.
Notre Dame, ACC talk Orange Bowl
Notre Dame says it has had talks with the Atlantic Coast Conference about the Orange Bowl.
The ACC signed a 12-year deal with the Orange Bowl last week that starts in 2014, when the postseason format changes to a four-team playoff.
The deal gives ACC members access to Orange Bowl in years the game does not host a national semifinal.
Notre Dame is interested in a deal that would give the Fighting Irish an automatic landing spot in some seasons in which they are good enough to play in a top-tier game but do not make the playoff.
USADA issues warning to Solo
U.S. national team goalkeeper Hope Solo received a public warning Monday from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency after she tested positive for the banned substance Canrenone in a urine test.
Solo has accepted the warning and will still play for the U.S. in the Olympics.
The 30-year-old Solo tested positive for Canrenone in a test June 15.
Canrenone is classified as a specified substance, so its presence in an athlete’s sample can result in a reduced sanction.
Electric Football creator Sas dies
Norman Sas, who invented the popular game Electric Football in 1948, died June 28. He was 87
Though the game was created nearly two decades earlier, it wasn’t until 1967, when Sas signed a deal with NFL Properties, the National Football League’s product licensing division, that the plastic players represented actual NFL teams and Electric Football really took off.
Sas was “one of the real innovators of toy land,” said Chris Byrne, content director of timetoplaymag.com.