UNLV men’s golf places third in Hawaii tourney

The No. 21 UNLV men’s golf team shot a final-round 10-under-par 278 Friday to finish third at the John A. Burns Intercollegiate in Wahiawa, Hawaii.

Auburn shot a final-round 269 to take the team title at 44-under 820, 12 strokes ahead of the Rebels. Texas A&M finished second at 831.

California’s Stephen Hale won the individual title at 15-under 201. UNLV junior Seung-su Han tied for 10th at 8 under.

Also: The No. 38 UNLV women’s tennis team lost to No. 34 Texas A&M 4-3 at the Fertitta Tennis Complex.

The Rebels (6-2) took a 2-0 lead before the Aggies won four of the next five matches.

Senior Elena Gantcheva won 6-4, 6-3 to become the third UNLV woman to reach 100 singles victories. She joined Marianne Vallin (125 wins) and Jolene Watanabe (120).

The No. 18 UNLV softball team split two games at the Palm Springs Classic in Cathedral City, Calif.

The Rebels (10-3-1) beat Michigan State 6-3 before losing 4-1 to No. 35 Texas.

Rosa Ordaz and Caitlyn Paus each drove in two runs in the first game, and Traci Odegard (4-0) got the win, allowing three unearned runs on six hits in 5 1/3 innings.

The College of Southern Nevada softball team (7-5) swept visiting Colorado Northwestern Community College, 9-1 and 2-0, to open Scenic West Athletic Conference play.

Mandy Tapia pitched the distance in the opener, allowing three hits. In the nightcap, Christina Jones scattered six hits in seven innings.

Oklahoma will have eight wins reinstated from the 2005 football season after an NCAA appeals committee partially overturned a ruling in the infractions case involving ex-quarterback Rhett Bomar.


Wranglers fall short in shootout at Alaska

Michael Lambert scored in the seventh round of a shootout to give the Alaska Aces a 2-1 home victory over the Wranglers.

Las Vegas (35-10-8) had beaten the Aces eight straight times. The win was the fifth straight for Alaska (26-19-5).

Forward Bruce Mulherin scored for the Wranglers.

Also: Wranglers defenseman Jason Jozsa signed a tryout agreement with the Grand Rapids Griffins of the American Hockey League.

The Wranglers activated defenseman Jason Dest and forward Josh Sciba from injured reserve and placed forward Shawn Limpright on injured reserve.

Limpright, the team’s all-time leading scorer, is expected to be sidelined at least eight weeks with a lower-body injury.

Colorado Avalanche star forward Paul Stastny, sidelined five weeks after an appendectomy, was activated.


Ginepri defeats Blake in ATP quarterfinal

Robby Ginepri advanced to his second semifinal in two tournaments this year, beating James Blake 6-2, 6-2 in the quarterfinals of the SAP Open in San Jose, Calif.

Ginepri will play Radek Stepanek of the Czech Republic in the semifinals.

The other semifinal will feature top seed Andy Roddick against Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain.

Also: Australian Open champion Maria Sharapova routed Caroline Wozniacki 6-0, 6-1 for a spot in the Qatar Open semifinals in Doha.

The Mountain West Conference’s TV network and satellite TV provider DirecTV reached an agreement. DirecTV will start airing The Mtn. network nationwide no later than Sept. 1.

Golden State Warriors center Andris Biedrins is out indefinitely after undergoing an appendectomy Thursday.

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