Thursday's sports briefs

Jun. 13, 2013 @ 09:59 PM

Yeatts takes junior title
ASHEBORO — Durham's Alaina Yeatts won the junior trophy and finished second overall in the 64th N.C. Women's State Amateur Championship on Thursday at Pinewood Country Club.
Yeatts fired a final-round 79 for her runner-up finish with a three-day total of 224, two strokes behind champion Courtney McKim of Raleigh.
Chapel Hill's Emily Brooks tied for third at 228, while Kerri Dice of Chapel Hill was 12 at 237.
Hillsborough's Carole Jones won the Super Senior division, while Angela Stewart of Greenville won the Senior division.

Former NBA stars host camp for tornado victims
MOORE, Okla. — Students whose elementary schools were destroyed when a May 20 tornado ripped through Moore had a chance to hone their basketball skills Thursday with several former NBA greats.
About 50 students from Briarwood and Plaza Towers elementary schools participated in the camp at Moore High School with former NBA All-Stars Otis Birdsong, Micheal Ray Richardson and University of Tulsa coach Danny Manning, among others.
Richardson, a four-time All-Star with the New York Knicks and New Jersey Nets in the 1980s, said he felt compelled to participate after seeing the devastation in Moore.
"It was devastating just to watch it," said Richardson, who lives in Lawton. "And to know there were kids who didn't make it ... I just thought if there's anything I can do to help, I'm going to do it."
The May 20 tornado killed 24 people, including 10 children, and injured more than 300. Seven of the children who died were crushed when the tornado slammed into the Plaza Towers Elementary School.

Clemson: Howard's Rock at stadium vandalized
CLEMSON, S.C. — Clemson officials say that the famed Howard's Rock at Memorial Stadium has been vandalized.
Football players touch the rock before they run down the hill during the team's entrance into "Death Valley" stadium.
A university statement says the rock was vandalized sometime June 2 or 3. Police are investigating.
The statement says a small part of the rock was broken off of its pedestal after vandals broke the casing that protects it.
Athletics Director Dan Radakovich says the incident is being taken very seriously because the rock is an important part of the school's history.
The rock is dubbed "Howard's Rock" because former football coach Frank Howard began the tradition of the pre-game ritual.

Miller signed through 2017-18 season
TUCSON, Ariz. — The University of Arizona's Board of Regents has approved a one-year contract extension for basketball coach Sean Miller through the 2017-18 season.
Miller's current contract increases yearly to $2.6 million in 2016-17, but he requested that the fifth year be the same as the fourth. He earned $2.2 million last season, along with numerous academic and performance bonuses.
Miller is entering his fifth season with Arizona after coaching five seasons at Xavier. He has twice led the Wildcats to the regional round of the NCAA tournament, including a trip to the final 16 last season.