COMMISSIONER'S OFFICE—Suspended Tampa Bay C Mark Thomas (Montgomery-SL) 50 games for a second violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program for a drug of abuse.
ATLANTA BRAVES—Placed LHP Paul Maholm on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Sunday.
CHICAGO CUBS—Optioned RHP Justin Grimm to Iowa (PCL).
CINCINNATI REDS—Added LHP Tony Cingrani to the roster as a doubleheader 26th player.
LOS ANGELES DODGERS—Selected the contract of RHP Carlos Marmol from Chattanooga (SL).
PITTSBURGH PIRATES—Placed RHP Jason Grilli on the 15-day DL. Designated INF Brandon Inge for assignment. Reinstated 2B Neil Walker from the 15-day DL.
National Basketball Association
CHICAGO BULLS—Waived F Malcolm Thomas.
DALLAS MAVERICKS—Signed G Monta Ellis.
GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS—Signed C Jermaine O'Neal.
National Football League
ATLANTA FALCONS—Released WR Tim Toone.
BUFFALO BILLS—Released DE Mark Anderson. Placed OL Chris Hairston on the PUP list.
CLEVELAND BROWNS—Agreed to terms OL John Greco on a five-year contract.
DENVER BRONCOS—Released LB Joe Mays.
GREEN BAY PACKERS—Released QB Matt Brown.
HOUSTON TEXANS—Signed S D.J. Swearinger and OT Brennan Williams.
NEW YORK JETS—Signed PK Billy Cundiff, LS Pat Scales and OT Jeffrey Shugarts. Released PK Brett Maher, WR Thomas Mayo and T Mark Popek.
OAKLAND RAIDERS—Signed QB Tyler Wilson.
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS—Released CB Ray Polk. Signed TE Michael Palmer.
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS—Released RB Matt Brown. Signed RB Peyton Hillis to a one-year contract.
South Atlantic League
No games scheduled
Rome at Asheville, 7:05 p.m.
Greensboro at Charleston, S.C., 7:05 p.m.
Delmarva at Hagerstown, 7:05 p.m.
Hickory at Kannapolis, 7:05 p.m.
Greenville at Lakewood, 7:05 p.m.
West Virginia at Lexington, 7:05 p.m.
Augusta at Savannah, 7:05 p.m.
Lexington 200 020 000—4 7 2
Greenville 200 001 002—5 10 2
Simmons, Williams (6), Peterson (8) and Gallagher; Haley, McGeary (6), Wendelken (8) and Hernandez. W—Wendelken (2-0). L—Peterson (0-2). H—Williams (3). BS—Peterson (1). 2B—L: Gallagher (11). G: Guerrero (3), Martinez (8).
Records—Lexington 53-45, Greenville 38-61
This week's tournaments
Where: Oakville, Ontario
Course: Glen Abbey Golf Club (7,253 yards, par 72)
Purse: $5.6 million ($1,008,000 to the winner)
TV: Golf (2:30-6 p.m. Thursday; 3-6 p.m. Friday; 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday) and CBS-27 (3-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday)
Last year: Scott Piercy won his second PGA Tour title, beating William McGirt and Robert Garrigus by a stroke at Hamilton Golf & Country Club.
CHAMPIONS TOUR/EUROPEAN SENIOR TOUR
SENIOR BRITISH OPEN
Where: Southport, England
Course: Royal Birkdale G.C. (7,082 yards, par 70)
Purse: $2 million ($315,000 to the winner)
TV: ESPN2 (noon-2 p.m. Thursday-Sunday)
Last year: Fred Couples won on Turnberry's Ailsa Course, beating Gary Hallberg by two strokes for the last of his eight Champions Tour titles.
Notes: Kenny Perry has won the last two senior majors, but he elected not to play in this one. ... Couples tied for 32nd on Sunday in the British Open. Peter Senior, Tom Lehman, Mark O'Meara and Sandy Lyle also made the cut at Muirfield. O'Meara won the 1998 British Open at Royal Birkdale, also the site of his 1987 victory in the Lawrence Batley International. ... Colin Montgomerie is making his first start in the event, the last of the Champions Tour's five majors. In his first two senior starts, he tied for ninth in the Senior Players Championship and tied for 30th in the U.S. Senior Open.
Course: Tseleevo Golf & Polo Club (7,491 yards, par 72)
Purse: $1.32 million ($219,260 to the winner)
Last year: No event
Where: Boise, Idaho
Course: Hillcrest Country Club (6,807 yards, par 71)
Purse: $775,000 ($139,500 to the winner)
TV: Golf (6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 7-9 p.m. Sunday)
Last year: Luke Guthrie won the first of his two 2012 tour titles, closing with a 6-under 65 for a four-stroke victory. He opened with rounds of 64, 71 and 62 and had a tournament-record 22-under 262 total.
KPGA Professional Championship
At Valhalla G.C., Louisville
(x-qualified for PGA Professional Championship; a-alternate)
x-Keith Ohr, Louisville 72-70—142
x-Blake Watts, Louisville 72-71—143
x-Nathan Wolfe, Paducah 78-72—150
x-Daniel Utley, Louisville 74-76—150
x-Kelly Maxwell, Louisville 74-76—150
a-John Bachman, Louisville 72-78—150
a-Patrick Vadden, Louisville 77-74—151
a-Colby Wollitz, Prospect 78-76—153
Austin Meyer, Louisville 77-76—153
Preston Combs, Louisville 77-76—153
Scott Smith, Nicholasville 74-79—153
154—Chad Stocker, Louisville. 156—Jason Stilley, Paducah; Pat Stephens, Richmond; Gregory Meadows, Lexington. 157—Alex Martin, Lexington; Otis Smith, Mt. Sterling. 158—Dennis Thompson, Louisville; Myles Mahan, Ludlow; Taylor Wisniewski, Nicholasville.
160—Patrick Williams, Richmond; Aaron McDowell, Lexington; Russ Johnson, La Grange; Corey Stith, Louisville; Brett Richards, Coeburn, Va. 161—Eddie Mudd, Louisville. 162—Gary Bebelaar, Louisville; Daniel Moening, Independence. 163—Hank Whalen, Louisville; Kris Kleinsasser, Lexington; Terry Simon, Alvaton. 165—Kelly Williams, Georgetown; Thomas Watts, Shelbyville. 166—Chris Redle, Louisville; Matthew Veltman, Louisville. 167—Chad Douglas, Louisville; Clyde Hill, Fort Knox; Joe Gutterman, Shelbyville. 168—Robert Costello, Simpsonville; Kevin Childers, Bowling Green; Will Schneider, Louisville.
170—Joel Kessinger, Elizabethtown; Chris Osborne, Bardstown. 171—Michael Johnson, Glasgow. 173—Jeff Ketterman, Louisville; Ted Brodzik, Louisville; Tyrus York, Lexington. 174—Jon Hardesty, Shelbyville. 175—Jamie DeKeuster, Louisville; Garry Nelson, Florence; Josh Snider, Louisville; Amy Wilson, Louisville. 176—Terry Jolly, Alexandria. 177—Eric Gilliland, Louisville; Michael Fields, Lexington; Tommy Betz, Louisville. 178—Steve Shafer, Louisville; Robbie Baldwin, Winchester.
180—Al Chrouser, Lexington; Paul Augenstein, Fort Mitchell; 183—Brent Edmister, Lexington; 184—Chris Hamburger, Louisville. NC—Steve Cox. WD—Matt Kirchgessner.
At Juniper Hills G.C., Frankfort
17-18 boys—1. Dillon Biddle, Paris, 73. 15-16—1. Jacob Jackson, Nicholasville, 73. 13-14—1. Will Molen, Frankfort, 70. 11-12—t1. Reece Ecton, Lexington, 43; t1. Jesse Holton, Philpot, 43. 10-and-under—1. Jason Wang, Lexington, 42. 8-and-under—1. Travis Perry, Princeton, 26.
16-18 girls—1. Meg Mills, Lexington, 79. 13-15—1. Sarah Hinton, Elizabethtown, 86. 12-and-under—1. Ava Dillow, Louisville, 56. 9-and-under—1. Savannah Howell, Calvert City, 28. Open—1. Rebecca Black, Elizabetown, 87.local
Fayette Women's Golf Association
Flight A—Net: t1. Molly Angelucci 72, t1. Olive Gallagher 72. Gross: 1. Kyung Park 93. Flight B—Net: 1. Donna Eastburn 74, t2. Karen Antis 75, t2. Becky Hudson 75. Gross: 1. Sharon Navis 99. Flight C—Net: 1. Sharon Fegley 75, 2. Pauline Benton 78. Gross: 1. Sue Ann Allen 100. Flight D—Net: 1. Carol Foster 77, 2. Nancy Webber 78. Gross: 1. Essie Brown 106.
Flight A—Peggy Flaherty def. Milli Fazey, 2 up. Flight B—Joy C. Weiner def. Helen Dugan, 4 up. Gross score minus total putts—1. Milli Fazey 31, 2. Mary Ann Finch 35.
Short course at Gibson Bay G.C.
Evan Woods aced the 45-yard 2nd hole with a pitching wedge. Witnesses: Eli Stratton, Logan Abney, Eli Woods, Dawson Eades, Ethan Anderson.
Wildcat Course at University Club of Kentucky
Samantha Harrison aced the 115-yard 17th hole with a 9-iron. Witness: Kelly Richardson.
At Lone Oak G.C., Nicholasville
Reverse partners scramble—Gross: Hillary and Susan Harkins. Net: Kay Smith and Anna Lowry.
At Spring Valley G.C.
Net—1. Jodi Smejkal 74. Gross—1. Sherry Robinson 88. Best side—1. Jodi Smejkal 66, 2. Sherry Robinson 71.
At Meadowbrook G.C.
Best ball—1. Mary Stuart and Mary Gorham 66, 2. Janet Kinstle and Barbara Sterrett 68.
At Woodford Hills C.C., Versailles
Gross: Mary Kay Woodrum 78. Net: Yvonne Gibson 70. Specials: Pam Nell. Fewest putts: Mary Kay Woodrum 28.
Gross: Connie Burnett 42. Net: Sherri Gould. Specials: Theresa Vance. Fewest putts: Sherri Gould 16.
Larry Gilbert Foundation/First Tee Lexington
At High Point G.C., Nicholasville
Contest boys—1. Jake Fritz, Gibson Bay G.C., 38.
Contest girls—1. Allison Leigeb, Andover G.&C.C., 73.
Wednesday's Saratoga Entry
9th—$200,000, Lake George Stakes (Grade II), 3-year-old fillies, 11/16 miles (inner turf), 5:20
No. Horse Jockey Wt. Odds
1 Watsdachances J. Castellano 120 4-1
2 Tapicat M. Smith 122 2-1
3 Blossom's Trail E. Prado 116 15-1
4 Maximova J. Lezcano 120 6-1
5 Midnight Watch I. Ortiz Jr. 116 5-1
6 Kitten's Dumplings J. Rosario 122 5-2
7 Fab Flowers J. Alvarado 116 20-1
8 mto-Skyfall J. Velazquez 116 5-2
© 2013 Equibase Co. LLC
SEC Coaches' Preseason Poll
The predicted order of finish in the SEC as voted on by the conferences's 14 head coaches. First place votes in parentheses:
1.Florida (11) 89
t2. Kentucky 71
t2.Tennessee (3) 71
5.South Carolina 42
7.Vanderbilt 26WESTERN DIVISON
1.Texas A&M (13) 91
2.Louisiana St. (1) 67
7.Mississippi St. 21
SEC Champion—1. Texas A&M (8), 2. Florida (6).
Fifth Third Bank Championships
At Hilary J. Boone Tennis Complex
Men's main draw
Illya Marchenko (UKR) def. Denys Molchanov (UKR) 3-6, 6-2, 6-3; Greg Jones (AUS) def. Hiroki Moriya (JPN) 5-7, 6-3, 6-0; James Duckworth (AUS) def. Matthew Barton (AUS) 7-5, 6-1; James McGee (IRE) def. Alex Kuznetsov (USA) 6-2, 3-6, 7-5.
Bradley Klahn (USA) def. Farrukh Dustov (UZB) 6-3, 6-2; Ilija Bozoljac (SRB) def. Adam Feeny (AUS) 4-6, 7-5, 6-0; Filip Peliwo (CAN) def. John-Patrick Smith (AUS) 7-5, 6-4; Ruben Bemelmans (BEL) def. Benjamin Mitchell (AUS) 6-3, 6-3.
Tatsuma Ito (JPN) def. Frank Dancevic (CAN) 6-3, 6-2; Maxime Authom (BEL) def. Greg Ouellette (USA) 6-0, 6-4, 6-4. Tennys Sandgren (USA) def. Austin Krajicek (USA) 7-5, 6-2; Peter Polansky (CAN) def. Eric Quigley (USA) 2-6, 7-6 (5), 6-1.
Ruan Roelofse (SA)-Sanam Singh (IND) def. Adam Feeny/Matt Reid (AUS) 7-5, 1-6, 10-7; Clement Reix (FRA)-Olivier Rochus (BEL) def. Sekou Bangoura-Beck Pennington (USA) 7-5, 6-2; Bradley Klahn (USA)-Michael Venus (NZD) def. Matthew Barton-Benjamin Mitchell (AUS) 7-6 (4), 6-2.
(First matches at 10 a.m. with others to follow)
Stadium 1—Malek Jaziri (TUN) vs. Ilija Bozoljac (SRB); Tatsuma Ito (JPN) vs. Maxime Authom (BEL); Mitchell Krueger (USA) vs. James Ward (GBR); Frank Dancevic-Peter Polansky (CAN) vs. Illya Marchenko-Denys Molchanov (UKR).
Court 6—Filip Peliwo (CAN) vs. Ruben Bemelmans (BEL).
(Not before 12 p.m.)
Court 6—Bradley Klahn (USA)-Michael Venus (NZD) vs. Clement Reix (FRA)-Olivier Rochus (BEL); Farrukh Dustov (UZB)-Malek Jaziri (TUN) vs. Mark Ein-Eric Quigley (USA); Tatsuma Ito-Hiroki Kondo (JPN) vs. Maxime Authom-Ruben Bemelmans (BEL); Dennis Novikov-Michael Redlicki (USA) vs. Austin Krajicek/Mitchell Krueger (USA).
(Not before 7:30 p.m.)
Stadium 1— Steven Diez (CAN) vs. Alexis Musialek (FRA); Purav Raja-Divij Sharan (IND) vs. Daniel Evans-James Ward (GBR).
(Winners advance to main draw)
Lauren Embree (USA) def. Robin Anderson (USA) 6-2, 6-1; Jennifer Brady (USA) def. Alexandra Mueller (USA) 6-4, 2-6, 7-6; Mari Osaka (JPN) def. Yana Koroleva (RUS) 6-4, 3-6, 6-2; Naomi Osaka (JPN) def. Lauren Herring (USA) 6-3, 6-4.
Women's MAIN DRAW
Catlina Castano (COL) def. Stepanie Dubois (CAN) 6-4, 3-6, 6-1; Shuko Aoyama (JPN) def. Stephanie Kent (USA) 6-1, 6-2; Julia Glushko (Israel) def. Yurika Sema (JPN) 6-2, 7-6; Jamie Loeb (USA)def. So-Ra Lee (KOR) 2-6, 6-4, 7-5.
Sherazad Benamar (FRA)-Chiara Scholl (USA) def. Nicole Robinson-Epiphany Turner (USA) 6-2, 4-6, 10-4; Nicha Lertpitaksinchai-Peangtarn Plipuech (Thailand) def. Stephanie Kent-Kyle McPhillips (USA) 6-3, 6-2; Robin Anderson-Lauren Embree (USA) def. Caitlin McGraw (USA)-Nadia Ravita (INDO), 6-4, 6-2.
(First matches at 10 a.m. with others to follow)
Stadium 2—Madison Brengle (USA) vs. Alexandra Mueller (USA); Misaki Doi (JPN) vs. Jennifer Brady (USA); Chanel Simmonds (RUS) vs. Ashley Weinhold (USA); Stephanie Dubois (CAN)-Yurika Sema (JPN) vs. Madison Brengle (USA)-Sally Peers (AUS).
Court 4—Kurumi Nara (JPN) vs. Chiara Scholl (USA); Maria Fernanda Alvarez Teran (Bolivia) vs. Shelby Rogers (USA); Jennifer Elie (USA) vs. Julie Coin); Lauren Embree (USA) vs. Mari Osaka (JPN); Julia Glushko (Israel)-Chanel Simmonds (RUS) vs. Jamie Loeb/Alexandra Mueller (USA); Jennifer Elie (USA)-Emily Webley-Smith, (GBR) vs. Shuko Aoyama-Misaki Doi (JPN).
Court 7—Erika Sema (JPN) vs. Olha Savchuk (UKR); Sally Peers (AUS) vs. Irina Falconi (USA); Peangtarn Plipuech (Thailand) vs. Naomi Osaka (JPN); Emily Webley-Smith (GBR) vs. Nicha Lertpitaksinchai (Thailand); Angelina Gabueva (RUS)-Kurumi Nara (JPN) vs. Jennifer Brady-Lauren Herring (USA).
(Not before 7:30 p.m.)
Stadium 2—Sanaz Marand (USA) vs. Grace Min (USA); Maria Fernanda Alvarez Teran (Bolivia)-Keri Wong (USA) vs. Madeleine Kobelt-Cordelia Currey (CeCe) Witten (USA).