Ex-Rebel Scott named to Presidents Cup team
Former UNLV golf star Adam Scott, who has endured the worst season of his career, was added Tuesday as a captain’s pick to the International team for the Presidents Cup.
Scott, No. 3 in the world in July 2008, has plunged to No. 53 and barely qualified for the FedEx Cup playoffs. He was eliminated in the first round, and conceded he probably would be left off the team. Scott even planned surgery for a cyst behind his knee.
International captain Greg Norman also picked Ryo Ishikawa, a 17-year-old who will be the youngest player ever to compete in the event.
U.S. captain Fred Couple picked Lucas Glover and Hunter Mahan.
The Presidents Cup will be played Oct. 8 to 11 at Harding Park in San Francisco.
Also: The UNLV women’s golf team was ranked No. 18 in Golfweek’s preseason poll, the fourth time in program history that the Rebels have been ranked in the preseason top 20.
Glendale gets offer to keep quiet on Coyotes
Canadian billionaire James Balsillie has offered the city of Glendale, Ariz., $50 million to quiet its objections to his bid to buy the Phoenix Coyotes and move the franchise to Hamilton, Ontario.
Lawyers for Balsillie, co-CEO of the company that makes the Blackberry, filed an amended bid in U.S. Bankruptcy Court on Monday adding the offer to Glendale. Balsillie offered to buy the franchise for $212.5 million, contingent on moving it to Ontario.
The new bid would subtract $20 million from the original and combine it with another $30 million to pay the city.
Also: Jonathan Roy, son of NHL great Patrick Roy, will stand trial Oct. 7 in Saguenay, Quebec, on charges he assaulted a goaltender during a game last year. Jonathan Roy, a former goalie with the Quebec Remparts, is accused of beating rival goalie Bobby Nadeau in March 2008 in Quebec’s major junior league.
Delaware gamblers may bet up to $3,000
Delaware officials said gamblers will be able to bet up to $3,000 on NFL games when the state’s new sports betting lottery starts Thursday.
Officials said minimum wagers will be $2 and maximum wagers $3,000.
For each wager, bettors must pick the correct outcomes of at least three NFL games in a parlay bet or as many as 12.
A federal appeals court ruled that the lottery must be restricted to parlay bets. Gamblers cannot plunk down all their cash on a single game bet or on sports other than the NFL, the ruling said.
Also: Suspended NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against his estranged stepmother over the 2007 death of his father.
The suit, filed Sept. 4 in North Carolina Superior Court, does not allege how Lisa Mayfield was involved in her husband’s death. A police investigation determined Terry Mayfield died from a suicidal gunshot wound to the chest.
Roger Federer was chosen to play for Switzerland’s Davis Cup team in the country’s attempt to stay in the elite World Group. Federer, if he chooses to play, will lead the Swiss team against Italy in Genoa on outdoor clay from Sept. 18 to 20.
UNLV freshman forward Nick Marshall was named the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation co-player of the week, sharing the award with Max Alvarez of Sacramento State. Marshall tallied nine points for the week.
Henderson’s Asia Muhammad defeated Gail Brodsky of the U.S. 6-3, 6-4 in the second round of the U.S. Open Junior girls division in New York.
John Daly is pulling out of his two-tournament trip to Australia due to a recurring rib injury he expects will sideline him for the year.
The Portland Trail Blazers signed rookie forward Jeff Pendergraph, who will undergo surgery today to correct a left hip impingement.