Ohr set to defend Ky. Open title
Keith Ohr, fresh off a victory in the Kentucky PGA Championship at Valhalla, will try to repeat as Kentucky Open champ this week.
Ohr will be among the favorites when the 94th Kentucky Open is contested at Olde Stone in Bowling Green. The 54-hole tournament is Tuesday through Thursday.
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Ohr won last year's Open at Traditions. He also won the Open in 2001. The Louisville club pro won the state PGA title at Valhalla two weeks ago, so his game is in good shape.
Tyler McDaniel, the reigning State Amateur champ, also comes into the Kentucky Open with momentum. The Clay County junior, who has committed to the University of Kentucky, won the national Junior PGA Championship in Washington, D.C., last week.
Matt Savage is also in the 144-player field at Olde Stone, where he won the 2009 Kentucky Open.
■ Emma Talley, a Caldwell County graduate who'll be a sophomore at Alabama this fall, parred every hole and was tied for second with six others in the U.S. Women's Amateur after the first round of stroke play at the Country Club of Charleston in South Carolina. Allisen Corpuz of Honolulu was the only player in the field that shot under par (2-under 69).
Anna Gleixner, who plays for Eastern Kentucky, shot an 8-over par 79. Katie Petrino, who plays for Louisville and is the daughter of Western Kentucky football coach Bobby Petrino, opened with an 81.
■ Matthew Mahle, a Lexington Catholic graduate who has signed to play at the College of Charleston, shot a 1-under par 71 and is fourth after the first round of the Big I National Championship in Pinehurst, N.C. Mahle trails leader Sam Stevens of Kansas by three shots.
St. Xavier senior-to-be Brendon Doyle shot a 73 and was tied for 11th. Tates Creek graduate Chandler Morgan, who'll play at Akron, shot a 76 and is tied for 34th.
In the girls' division, Scott County senior-to-be Ayla Rhinesmith shot an 11-over 83 and is tied for 42nd. Shelby County junior-to-be Madison Thomas shot an 85 and is tied for 49th.
Stocker working his way back for Bucs
Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Luke Stocker (calf strain) was activated from the physically-unable-to-perform list, so he can practice. But Coach Greg Schiano cautioned against assuming the former Madison Southern standout is ready to go.
"Progress is a good way to put it," Schiano said. "He's not ready to go, but he was taken off PUP because he was going to do some things with pads on, which is the rule."
Stocker was sidelined for full-team drills where contact was a part of the day's practice.
"Practice was good," Stocker said. "They had to ease me in a little bit. That felt good, so (today) should be wide-open."
Packers add Vince Young, lose lineman
According to a league source, the Green Bay Packers signed free agent quarterback Vince Young to a one-year deal said to be worth the league minimum. The Packers were on the phone with Young's agent shortly after No. 3 quarterback B.J. Coleman threw two interceptions in the team's intrasquad scrimmage Saturday night at Lambeau Field. Coleman has had a bad first week of training camp.
Young will make a base salary of $840,000 if he makes the team, but this late into the year and with no other teams interested at this point, it's almost a certainty he did not receive a signing bonus or guaranteed money. So, it is costing the Packers nothing to look at him.
Young is coming in with the presumption that will have a shot at the No. 2 spot (behind Aaron Rodgers and ahead of Graham Harrell) and that he is not just a body to help the defense prepare for San Francisco's Colin Kaepernick and the read-option offense.
Meanwhile, it appeared the Packers will be forced to shuffle their offensive line after starting left tackle Bryan Bulaga reportedly suffered a season-ending knee injury during a weekend scrimmage.
Pistons sign ex-Cardinals star Siva
The Detroit Pistons signed second-round draft pick Peyton Siva. Detroit took the Louisville guard with the 56th pick in this year's draft. Siva averaged 10.0 points, 2.4 rebounds and 5.7 assists during his senior season, leading Louisville to the NCAA championship.
The last word
Tampa Bay third baseman Evan Longoria posted on Twitter:
"Today is a sad day for MLB, the fans of this great game, and all players who may have been negatively affected by others selfishness. Ultimately, although today will be a day of infamy for MLB, it is a tremendous step in the right direction for the game we love."