In Brief


Jags wideout Blackmon
arrested on DUI charge

Jacksonville Jaguars first-round draft pick Justin Blackmon was arrested on an aggravated DUI charge Sunday after authorities in Stillwater, Okla., said he had three times the legal limit of alcohol in his system.

The former Oklahoma State star receiver, selected fifth in the NFL Draft, smelled of alcohol when an officer pulled him over shortly after 3 a.m., Stillwater police spokesman Capt. Randy Dickerson said.

Blackmon agreed to take a breathalyzer test and blew a .24 – three times the legal limit of .08, Dickerson said.

Blackmon was released from jail Sunday afternoon on $1,000 bond. He’s due in court today.

A Stillwater police officer initially tried to pull Blackmon over for speeding – 60 mph in a 35 mph zone – and driving left of center early Sunday.


Texas edges Alabama
for men’s golf crown

Texas won its third NCAA men’s golf title, beating Alabama on a 20-foot birdie putt by senior Dylan Frittelli at Riviera in Los Angeles.

With the match tied at two in the best-of-5 final, Frittelli came to the 18th hole all square with Cory Whitsett. After Whitsett’s birdie chip came up well short, Frittelli drained his birdie opportunity for a 3-2 Texas win.

Also: Jackie Traina homered and threw a two-hitter, and Alabama beat top-seeded California 5-2 in Oklahoma City to reach the Women’s College World Series softball finals for the first time.

In the best-of-3 finals starting today, the second-seeded Crimson Tide (58-7) will face Oklahoma (53-8), which ousted defending champion Arizona State, 5-3.

Texas Christian knocked out top-seeded Texas A&M 10-2 to reach the NCAA baseball tournament’s College Station Regional final, then beat Mississippi 5-2 to force a second game against the Rebels today, with the winner going to the super regional.

New Mexico was eliminated in the Los Angeles Regional semis, losing to Creighton, 7-1.

Clark High School senior point guard Kentrell Washington made an oral commitment to play college basketball at Hofstra following his official visit. The 6-foot-3-inch Washington averaged 12.8 points, 4.9 rebounds and 5.4 assists as a senior on his way to second-team all-state honors.


Bruins goalie Thomas
says he’s taking year off

Boston Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas, the Most Valuable Player of the 2011 Stanley Cup playoffs, has said he’ll sit out next season.

“At the age of 38, I believe it is time to put my time and energies into those areas and relationships that I have neglected,” Thomas said on his Facebook page. “That is why at this time I feel the most important thing I can do in my life is to reconnect with the three F’s. Friends, Family, and Faith.”

On Friday, general manager Peter Chiarelli said Thomas told the team he was thinking about sitting out a season.

Also: Stacy Lewis shot par 71 to win the ShopRite LPGA Classic in Galloway, N.J., by four strokes over Katherine Hull. Lewis finished 54 holes at 12-under-par 201.

Jay Haas shot 5-under 66 for a 16-under 197 total to win the Principal Charity Classic by five strokes in West Des Moines, Iowa. Kirk Triplett set the course record with a 9-under 62 and finished second at 202 with Larry Mize.

The knee injury that sparked American gymnast Shawn Johnson’s comeback put an end to it, too. The 2007 world champion and 2008 Olympic gold medalist announced her retirement, saying repeated setbacks with her left knee made contending for a spot at the London Games impossible.

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