Duluth's Weyandt to swim for South Carolina
Duluth senior Todd Weyandt has signed a scholarship to continue his swimming career at the University of South Carolina. The son of Brian and Karen Weyandt will be honored with a signing ceremony Monday at 2:30 p.m. in the Duluth library.
Weyandt, an assistant coach in the summer with the Duluth Thunderbolts swim team, was second in the Class AAAAA 50 freestyle as a senior and also placed sixth in the 100 free. The SwimAtlanta standout holds school records in the 100 backstroke, the 50 free and the 200 free relay. An honor graduate, he maintains a 3.8 grade point average and is involved in the Duluth chorus and drama departments.
U.S. Kids Golf Tour registration available
The U.S. Kids Golf Tour, run by the Norcross-based U.S. Kids Golf, has spots available for this summer's league. The eight-tournament slate is open to boys and girls ages 4 to 12, and it features a season-ending Tour Championship at Callaway Gardens. Tournaments also are held at Golf Club of Georgia, Chateau Elan Golf Club, Stone Mountain Golf Club, Laurel Springs Golf Club, Country Club of Gwinnett and Bridge Mill Athletic Club.
Registration is available at www.uskidsgolf.com .
Rain puts Sorenstam's quest on hold
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - Annika Sorenstam's winning streak is on hold again. Rain wiped out the Michelob Ultra Open on Friday, and the second round will start anew this morning. The final 36 holes of the tournament will be played Sunday.
''We just didn't feel like it was going to be fair,'' said Jim Haley, an LPGA rules official. ''Some players that didn't tee off yet were going to come tomorrow and play in sunshine while half the field is playing in this muck. We just didn't feel like that was fair to the field.''
The storm could have been a huge break for Sorenstam. After shooting a 5-over-par 76 on Thursday, she's got work to do just to make the cut, let alone keep her quest for a record sixth straight victory alive. She's nine strokes behind first-round leaders Silvia Cavalleri and Catrin Nilsmark, and several off the projected cut line.
Sources: Nash will win NBA's MVP award
Steve Nash of the Phoenix Suns has won the NBA's Most Valuable Player award, sources told The Associated Press on Friday.
The award will be announced Sunday, and the league office has been silent regarding any details of the announcement. Two sources close to Nash, speaking on condition of anonymity, said they had been notified that the Canadian star had won.
Nash becomes the first Canadian MVP and only the sixth guard in league history to win the award, joining Bob Cousy, Oscar Robertson, Magic Johnson, Allen Iverson and Michael Jordan. Nash's selection as MVP was first reported Friday by ESPN.com.
The 31-year-old, who joined the Suns last summer as a free agent after spending six seasons with the Dallas Mavericks, led Phoenix to a league-best 62-20 record while averaging an NBA-high 11.5 assists.
- From staff, wire reports