Traverse City Record-Eagle

June 6, 2013

Sports in Brief: 06/06/2013

Traverse City Record-Eagle

— TC Amateur set for June 22-23

TRAVERSE CITY — The Traverse City Country Club and Leelanau Club at Bahle Farms are the hosts for the upcoming Traverse City Amateur golf tournament, being held June 22-23.

The event begins at 1 p.m. each day and is a two-day combined stroke play tournament. No senior requirement and 15 maximum handicap for open division play.

Cost to play is $130 and includes two days of golf, prize money and dinner after the second day during the awards ceremony.

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Ex-Trojan remembered

CENTRAL LAKE — The Central Lake softball team ended its season on Tuesday in an 8-0 district final loss to Bellaire, but head coach Mac Eckhardt had some words of thanks in honor of the late Maris Spaulding, a former Central Lake player:

“The Central Lake Lady Trojans would like to thank the surrounding softball community for their kind gestures in memory of our dear Maris Spaulding this past year. We feel very fortunate to be part of such a caring league of young ladies,” Eckhardt wrote in an e-mail.


Julie Hermann visits Rutgers

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Rutgers incoming athletic director Julie Hermann visited the campus Wednesday and was to meet with coaching and Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delaney.

The embattled Hermann, whose appointment has come under fire since it was discovered that players on the University of Tennessee volleyball team she coached in 1997 complained she had been verbally and emotionally abusive, also plans to hold a press conference at 4 p.m.

Hermann, who is scheduled to start at Rutgers on June 17, has denied the allegations. She said that she had not heard of the letter until last week.

Her visit is another clear indication that university president Robert Barchi is not backing down from Hermann’s appointment despite calls from state politicians, who are upset that she was not vetted properly.


Lindsey Vonn goes from red carpet to drug testing

NEW YORK — Talk about your random testing.

Lindsey Vonn took an unexpected detour during her evening at an awards show — off the red carpet and into the women’s bathroom for drug testing.

The star skier was at the Council of Fashion Designers of America awards at Lincoln Center on Monday night when testers from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency escorted her to the restroom to collect a urine sample. The sample was sent to a lab and results weren’t immediately available.

USADA and Vonn’s spokesman confirmed Monday’s test, which was first reported by the New York Post.

Olympic athletes are subject to random testing and required to fill out forms notifying USADA of their whereabouts at all times.

Vonn’s spokesman, Lewis Kay, says the test wasn’t a big deal to the skier, who wore a white, floor-length, custom-made gown to the event.

“She understands it is part of the job,” Kay told The Associated Press in an email Wednesday.


Chicago’s Keith suspended for Gm 4 of West finals

LOS ANGELES — Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith will miss Game 4 of the Western Conference finals Thursday under a one-game suspension for high-sticking Los Angeles’ Jeff Carter.

The NHL announced the suspension Wednesday.

Keith hit Carter with a one-handed blow in the second period of the Kings’ 3-1 victory in Game 3, opening a 20-stitch gash on the star forward’s face and cracking three of his teeth.

Keith’s ungloved hand was nearly slashed by Carter an instant earlier. Keith got a double minor penalty, but the NHL’s department of player safety followed up with a one-game ban for the dependable veteran who leads the Blackhawks in ice time.