Facebook Twitter

Sportsbriefs

Golf

TOURNEY CANCELED: The Women's City Parks golf tournament was canceled because Mountain Dell Golf Course was unplayable Thursday morning.

One of the season's most prestigious women's events, the 36-hole tournament will not be rescheduled, according to Mountain Dell head pro Tom Sorensen.

"We only have one or two weeks available the rest of the summer, and their schedule is full up also," said Sorensen.

Wednesday's first round was canceled because snow covered the course. The women hoped they could play 18 holes Thursday, but a 6 a.m. review of the course deemed it unplayable.

SIZZLING SUMMERHAYS: Bruce Summerhays' thoughts strayed to the U.S. Open in San Francisco. His golf game was in full swing in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies.

Summerhays, an assistant pro at The Olympic Club in San Francisco from 1968-1972, shot a course-record 7-under-par 65 Thursday for a share of the first-round lead in the Canada Senior Open.

Co-leader Tom Jenkins also opened with 65, closing with a birdie on No. 18.

Basketball

KELLOGGS ISN'T BULLISH: Kellogg may need to wait another year for a slam-dunk on General Mills' marketing slogan, "breakfast of champions."

The National Basketball Association said Wednesday it has stopped Kellogg from issuing a Kellogg Corn Flakes box featuring the NBA champion Chicago Bulls on the front because Bulls superstar Michael Jordan is a spokesman for General Mills' Wheaties.

The NBA and Battle Creek, Mich.-based Kellogg said June 4 that they had an agreement for Kellogg to be the NBA's breakfast-food sponsor. The plan was for a commemorative Corn Flakes box featuring the NBA championship winner, whether the Chicago Bulls or Utah Jazz, to be issued following the championship game.

The NBA has decided against the Corn Flakes competitor box, apparently to avoid possible legal battles between the cereal makers.

Tennis

KOURNIKOVA WITHDRAWS: Anna Kournikova withdrew from the Eastbourne grass-court tournament today, one day after injuring her thumb in a win against Steffi Graf.

Kournikova, a Wimbledon semifinalist last year, beat Graf 6-7 (4-7), 6-3, 6-4 Thursday but fell during the match and injured her right thumb.

The 17-year-old Russian said X-rays had shown there were no problems but, as a precaution, she withdrew from a doubles quarterfinal Thursday evening and today's singles semifinal against Arantxa Sanchez Vicario.

Sanchez Vicario beat American Serena Williams in three sets today to reach the semifinals and advanced to the final when Kour-ni-ko-va withdrew.

In the other quarterfinal, Jana Novotna advanced with a 6-4, 7-5 win over fifth seed Irina Spirlea of Romania.