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Thursday, June 30, 2016
Laird makes birdie on last to post lead in Reno (Reuters)
(Reuters) - Britain's Martin Laird birdied his final hole to record 15 points and a slim lead on Thursday at the Barracuda Championship, which uses a modified Stableford scoring system. Pars net zero points, bogeys are minus one and a double bogey or worse is minus three off a golfer's score. Gary Woodland, who won the tournament in 2013, Greg Chalmers and Camilo Villegas are all at 14 points while a group of four are at 13.
Hamlin insists he didn't let retiring Stewart win in Sonoma (The Associated Press)
Denny Hamlin insists he didn't let retiring NASCAR star Tony Stewart win last week at Sonoma Raceway. Asked about his runner-up finish at Daytona International Speedway on Thursday, Hamlin made it clear that his mistake was the main reason Stewart got by him in the final turn Sunday. Stewart passed Hamlin on the inside going into tricky Turn 11 and held on to break an 84-race winless streak.
AP Source: Bucks GM Hammond extended through 2017-18 (Yahoo Sports)
The Milwaukee Bucks now have a firm timetable on the succession plan that will have general manager John Hammond passing the torch to assistant GM Justin Zanik. After that time, Hammond will serve as a consultant to the team as Zanik is elevated to the GM role. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the Bucks have not announced the extension.
NCAA Hockey
LA Kings' Dustin Brown unhappy with loss of captain's "C" (Yahoo Sports)
After eight seasons and two Stanley Cup titles as the Los Angeles Kings' captain, Dustin Brown thought he deserved better. Brown doesn't agree with the Kings' decision to strip him of their captaincy this summer, and he aired his differences with team management Thursday in a phone interview. Anze Kopitar was appointed the Kings' captain two weeks ago after a series of meetings among Brown, coach Darryl Sutter and general manager Dean Lombardi.
Local Sports Headlines
Sheriff's office issues safety advisory (06/30/16)
The Elmore County Sheriff's Department issued an advisory on Thursday reminding people to follow state laws if they choose to take stand-up paddleboards on waterways within Idaho. The sheriff's department advisory comes after the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation issued a similar reminder regarding these stand-up paddleboards, whose popularity has exploded among users across the state in recent years. ...
Mountain Home powerlifters dominate at state meet (06/16/16)
Seven members from the Mountain Home Barbell Powerlifting Team continued to shatter state records while earning division titles during The Idaho Raw Powerlifting Classic held recently in Boise. The Mountain Home competitors were among several teams participating in the "raw division" meet...
Tigers' tennis camp slated (06/09/16)
The Mountain Home Tigers Tennis Camp runs from June 13 to 24 at the Richard Aguirre Park tennis courts. "The goal of the camp is to introduce kids to the sport of tennis and teach the basic fundamentals of the sport and, most importantly -- have fun," said Tigers tennis coach Tamzy House...
Glenns Ferry students place at state meet (06/04/16)
One Glenns Ferry High School student earned a medal while another placed during this year's state-level track and field tournament at Middleton High School. Erick Ballesteros and Sage Wootan earned seats at the state finals following their award-winning performance at this year's district tournament, said Gerry Hildreth, who coaches the high school team...
Legion donates van to baseball clubs (06/03/16)
Mountain Home's American Legion baseball clubs will travel this season in a new set of wheels as representatives from Post 26 presented them with the keys to a 14-passenger van. Senior officers with the local Legion post made the donation to the president and coaches of the two American Legion baseball teams in Mountain Home during an informal gathering May 23...
Summer basketball training begins (06/02/16)
Summer basketball season for Mountain Home High School's Lady Tigers officially began last week with turnout for the program at an all-time. The gyms at the high school remain packed the first week with the program averaging more than 40 players in attendance per practice...
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