Sumner posts sub-40 finish at Kentucky Junior Am

Christian County's Hannah Sumner spent two days in Georgetown, Kentucky, competing in the 2019 Kentucky Junior Amateur golf tournament.

Sumner posted a 30-over 174 four the two-day tournament, which placed her all alone in 39th place out of over 50 competitors in the field in the 13-18-year-old division.

Only two golfers in the age group posted under par finishes at Cherry Blossom. Laney Frye from Nicholasville won the amateur with a seven-under 137 for the tournament, including an eight-under 64 in the final round of play.

Junior GO Series stops in Russellville

The Junior GO Golf Series made a stop in Russellville on Tuesday and a handful of locals carded top scores in the event.

Evan Pyle (boy's 13-15), Anna Fort (girl's 13-15), Allie Sandifer (girl's 9-10) and Emme Hightower (girl's 8-under) all won their respective divisions in the tournament. Pyle had to win a playoff to take first in the event.

Second-place finishers in their divisions included Ellie Hightower (girl's 9-10), Matthew Flynn (boy's 9-10) and Haydon Reynolds (boy's 11-12).

Micah Smith (boy's 13-15), Joe Falco (boy's 13-15), Andrew Riggs (boy's 13-15), Brady Hightower (boy's 11-12), Audrey Rains (girl's 13-15) and Max Falco (boy's 9-10) also posted top finishes in the event.

Cubs activate RHP Hendricks, send rookie Alzolay to minors

The Chicago Cubs have activated right-hander Kyle Hendricks from the injured list, clearing him to start against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Chicago placed Hendricks on the injured list on June 15 with shoulder inflammation. Hendricks is 7-5 with a 3.36 ERA this season for the Cubs.

Chicago also recalled left-handed reliever Randy Rosario from Triple-A Iowa on Tuesday.

To make room for Hendricks and Rosario on the roster, the Cubs optioned rookie starting pitcher Adbert Alzolay and reliever Rowan Wick to Triple-A. Alzolay suffered his first big league loss Monday night when the Pittsburgh Pirates got to him for seven runs in 22/3 innings.

Stanley Cup champion Blues re-sign forward Blais

The St. Louis Blues have re-signed restricted free agent Sammy Blais to an $850,000, one-year contract.

Blais had a goal and two assists in 15 playoff games to help St. Louis win the Stanley Cup. The 23-year-old forward had two goals and two assists over 32 regular season games for the Blues and spent part of the season with the AHL's San Antonio Rampage. The Canadian made his NHL debut during the 2017-18 season, scoring one goal and having two assists in 11 games.

St. Louis drafted Blais in the sixth round of the 2014 draft.

MLB upholds Machado's one-game suspension

Slugger Manny Machado of the San Diego Padres sat out against the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night after Major League Baseball upheld his one-game suspension for a confrontation with an umpire.

Machado was suspended for "aggressively arguing and making contact" with plate umpire Bill Welke after being called out on strikes at Colorado on June 15. Machado, who signed a $300 million contract during spring training, appealed the suspension, denying he made contact.

He was not available for comment. He's been a hot streak recently and is hitting .276 with 20 home runs and 57 RBIs.

"Those things are rarely ever overturned," manager Andy Green said. "We believed in Manny's case. Manny had the opportunity to plead his case and it didn't help our cause. We're going to miss him for a night but he'll be right back with us."

Greg Garcia replaced Machado at third base against the Giants.

Warriors agree to add 2 players, keep Looney

A person with knowledge of the details says the Golden State Warriors are adding Willie Cauley-Stein and Glenn Robinson III, along with re-signing center Kevon Looney.

The moves continue a busy offseason for the Warriors, who lost Kevin Durant to the Brooklyn Nets but are keeping Klay Thompson.

Looney agreed to a three-year deal to stay with Golden State, the person told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday because no contracts can be signed until the NBA's moratorium ends on Saturday. Though the Warriors frequently altered their starting center based on matchups, Looney was getting the bulk of the minutes in the postseason and had been identified by coach Steve Kerr as one of the team's core pieces.

He will be joined in the Warriors' center rotation by Cauley-Stein, who makes the short move from Sacramento. The No. 6 pick in the 2015 draft averaged 10.1 points and 6.4 rebounds with the Kings.

Elliott vows to avoid trouble after meeting with Goodell

Ezekiel Elliott is vowing to avoid incidents similar to a recent one in Las Vegas that forced the star running back of the Dallas Cowboys to meet with Commissioner Roger Goodell.

Elliott tweeted Tuesday after meeting with Goodell in New York that he had "worked hard to make better decisions" but "failed to do that" during a music festival in May at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Elliott was handcuffed but not arrested after police say he pushed a security guard to the ground.

Goodell suspended the two-time NFL rushing champion for six games in 2017 over domestic violence allegations, and the letter detailing the punishment warned Elliott to avoid future incidents with law enforcement. He is subject to suspension even though he wasn't arrested.

The NFL declined to comment following Elliott's statement.

Elliott wrote that he is "determined not to be in this position again." He didn't speak to reporters during offseason practices or minicamp following the incident. The Cowboys have their first practice at training camp in California on July 27.

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