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Ex-Rebel golfer Moore earns spot in U.S. Open

Former UNLV star Ryan Moore was co-medalist in a U.S. Open qualifier in Upper Arlington, Ohio.

Moore, who finished second in the Memorial on Sunday, shot 6-under 136 to tie Bubba Watson, and those two along with 22 others in that qualifier advanced to the U.S. Open, which begins June 14.

Also: The UNLV golf team was ranked 10th in the final Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index Ratings of the 2006-07 season.

Georgia was first, followed by NCAA champion Stanford.

UNLV baseball assistant coaches Scott Malone and Nate Yeskie will not return for the 2008 season, coach Buddy Gouldsmith announced.

UNLV men’s basketball assistant coach Steve Henson was recognized as one of the top 25 assistant coaches in the country by Rivals.com.

The Las Vegas Wranglers placed 18 players on the protected list for the 2007-08 season and are expected to tender qualifying offers to several of them in mid-July.

The Wranglers protected Nick Anderson, Kelly Czuy, Jason Krischuk, Mike McKenna, Sean O’Connor, Scott Schoneck, Shawn Limpright, Arpad Mihaly, Marco Peluso, Joe Tallari, Jason Jozsa, Mike McBain, Tyler Mosienko, Aaron Power, Bryce Thoma, Steve Crampton, Ryan Bonni and Derek Edwardson.

Bonni and Edwardson, the team’s leading scorer last season, have signed to play in Europe next year. HORSE RACING

Curlin finishes up Belmont preparations

Preakness winner Curlin put together a solid four-furlong workout at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., on Monday, his final tuneup before the Belmont.

Curlin, who edged Kentucky Derby winner Street Sense by a neck to win the Preakness, will be one of the favorites to win the 1 1/2-mile Belmont on Saturday.

The 3-year-old colt worked four furlongs in 50 seconds and hardly seemed taxed, said trainer Steve Asmussen.

Street Sense will not run in the final leg of the Triple Crown, though Hard Spun — second in the Derby and third in the Preakness — will be in the field. MISCELLANEOUS

South Korea’s 2014 bid gets IOC’s top marks

A month before the IOC vote, the South Korean city of Pyeongchang received the best overall review in a report assessing the three bids for the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Pyeongchang, which finished second to Vancouver in the race for the 2010 Games, got the most favorable ratings in a technical report by the International Olympic Committee’s evaluation commission. Sochi, Russia, and Salzburg, Austria, are the other candidates.

The report could play an important role in swaying undecided members when the full IOC general assembly selects the 2014 host city July 4.

Also: A St. Paul, Minn., woman was arrested in connection with the beating death of former NBA player and Villanova star Howard Porter.

The 33-year-old woman was arrested Sunday night, according to St. Paul police spokesman Tom Walsh.

“Beyond that, we’re not commenting a great deal on the extent of the investigation or her exact involvement,” Walsh said.

Porter, 58, was found severely beaten in a north Minneapolis alley on May 19. He died a week later.

Monica Abbott threw her fourth straight shutout, and Tennessee got home runs from Alexia Clay and Shannon Doepking to beat defending champion Arizona 3-0 in the opening game of the Women’s College World Series finals in Oklahoma City.

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