Braves start tournament today

The Pine Bluff Braves resume their season today with action in the Little Rock Rangers’ third annual Memorial Weekend Tournament.

Pine Bluff will play the West Chase Express at 2 p.m. today at Fair High School in Little Rock. It is a scheduled doubleheader.

West Chase Express is a 32-man squad from Houston that has dominated its league over the past five years and is currently 3-0 on the season. Pine Bluff is 1-0 after opening the season with a win over the Rangers.

Michael Newby, Jeffery Works, Chase Smith, Deonta Howard and Dillon Miller should be available for the Braves on the hill.


Arkansas finishes tied for 13th

ATHENS, Ga. — Arkansas wrapped up play in the NCAA women’s golf championship tournament Friday, finishing tied for 13th place.

Arkansas shot 309 as a team and finished with a four-day score of 1,200. Senior Victoria Vela of Arkansas was 37th overall, shooting 298.

Southern California won with a 19-under 1,133, followed by Duke (1,154), Purdue (1,173), UCLA (1,174) and Arizona State (1,181).

Six Razorback men qualify for NCAAs

AUSTIN, Texas — Six Arkansas men’s track and field athletes qualified for the NCAA national championship meet during the West Preliminary.

Arkansas placed Solomon Haile in the 10,000 meters, Anthony May II and Dwayne Golbek in the high jump, Jarrion Lawson, Tarik Batchelor and Raymond Higgs in the long jump.

In women’s action, Semehar Tesfaye of Arkansas qualified in the 10,000.


Grizzlies’ Allen fined for flop

NEW YORK — Memphis Grizzlies guard Tony Allen has been fined $5,000 for violating the league’s anti-flopping rules, the NBA announced Friday.

The infraction occurred late in the fourth quarter of Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals when Allen was fouled by San Antonio’s Manu Ginobili while trying to finish a fastbreak layup.

Memphis went on to lose that game in overtime and now trails in the series, 2-0. Game 3 is slated for today in Memphis.

— Staff and wire reports