Fanfare-Colleges: A look at college and other sports news in brief

Jul. 09, 2013 @ 11:54 PM

Duke’s Liston stars in Russia

KAZAN, Russia — The 2013 USA Basketball Women’s World University Games Team (2-0) jumped ahead 8-0 in the first 80 seconds and was never  threatened in a 101-61 win over the Czech Republic (1-1) Tuesday night at Miras Sports Complex here.

Duke standout Tricia Liston had 14 points, six rebounds, two steals and one assist in 22 minutes of action for Team USA. UConn’s Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored a game-high 19 points on 8 of 14 shooting.

Next up for Team USA is a Group B meeting with Brazil (1-1) at 4:30 a.m. EDT.

A victory over Brazil would give the USA the top seed out of Group B and set up a meeting in the quarterfinals with the No. 2 seed out of Group A, which will be the loser of today’s matchup between Russia and Sweden.

Ward, Brooks in golf hunt

STANLEY — Casey Ward and Emily Brooks of Chapel Hill finished in the top 12 of Tuesday’s stroke-play qualifying round in the 16th annual Carolinas Women’s Match Play Championship hosted by Cowans Ford Country Club.

Hayley Hammond of Mooresville took medalist honors in the Carolinas Golf Association event with a 5-under-par 67 and will be seeded second for today’s match-play round opener behind defending champion Dawn Woodard of Greer, S.C., who received a bye through qualifying.

Ward tied for fifth place at 2-over 74 and Brooks tied for 11th at 5-over 77.

Cullen, Shankle to be featured

DURHAM — Kevin Cullen, director of video operations for the Duke men’s basketball team, will be the guest speaker at today’s meeting of the Durham Sports Club.

The club meets at noon at Croasdaile Country Club. The meeting is open to the public with a $25 per-person charge for non-members that includes lunch.

The guest for Wednesday, July 17 is veteran high school baseball coach Pete Shankle, now of Voyager Academy, and previously of Southern High School.

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Riley Nash re-ups with Hurricanes

RALEIGH — The Carolina Hurricanes have agreed to terms with center Riley Nash on a two-year, two-way contract.

The deal will pay Nash $550,000 on the NHL level or $135,000 on the American Hockey League level, with a guarantee of $150,000 in 2013-14. It will pay him $600,000 on the NHL level and $150,000 on the AHL level, with a guarantee of at least $200,000 in 2014-15.

Nash, 24, completed his third full professional season and second in the NHL in 2012-13, establishing NHL career highs in games played (32), goals (4), assists (5) and points (9), while averaging 12:48 of ice time per game.

Louisville’s Ware recovering well

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Injured Louisville guard Kevin Ware could be back on the court by October.

Cardinals coach Rick Pitino said Tuesday that he’s encouraged by Ware’s rehabilitation, which recently has included riding a stationary bicycle. Ware broke his right leg in a gruesome incident during Louisville’s regional final victory over Duke and his injury became a rallying point in the Cardinals’ run to their third NCAA title.

Chelios heads Hall class

NEW YORK — Defensemen Chris Chelios and Scott Niedermayer and forward Brendan Shanahan found out Tuesday they will be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in November.

Only Hall of Famer Gordie Howe was an older NHL player than Chelios, the only player in league history to play in at least 400 games with three different teams. His career ended with the Atlanta Thrashers during the 2009-10 season when he was 48.

Chelios, Niedermayer and Shanahan will be joined in the 2013 class by Geraldine Heaney, the third woman to be enshrined in the hall, and coach Fred Shero, who led the Philadelphia Flyers to the Stanley Cup in 1974 and ’75. He was selected posthumously in the builder category.

Chelios and Niedermayer earned hockey’s biggest individual honor in their first year of eligibility, and Shanahan got in on his second shot.

Hernandez called triggerman

ATTLEBORO, Mass. — A man linked to the murder case involving former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez cast him as the triggerman in a police interview, according to documents filed Tuesday in Florida that provide the most damning evidence yet against the star athlete.

The records, obtained by The Associated Press, also show a vehicle wanted in a double killing in Boston a year before had been rented in Hernandez’s name.

Hernandez has been charged with murder in the June killing of Boston semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd. The records say Hernandez associate Carlos Ortiz told Massachusetts investigators that another man, Ernest Wallace, said Hernandez shot Lloyd in an industrial park near Hernandez’s home in North Attleborough.

The documents were filed in court by the Miramar, Fla., police department to justify a search of Wallace’s mother’s home in that city.

The records also show that police, while investigating Lloyd’s killing, searched in Hernandez’s hometown of Bristol, Conn., and found a vehicle wanted in connection with a July 2012 double homicide near a Boston nightclub.