SPORTS BRIEFING

Southern golf outing set

CALCUTTA — The annual Southern Local Football golf outing will be held at 10 a.m. July 28 at Beaver Creek Meadows Golf Course. Cost is $260 per team, which includes food at the turn, a catered dinner, raffle baskets, skins and hole prizes. To register or for more information, call Jimmy Malone at (330) 303-3305 or Kelly Malone (330) 853-2784.

Scrappers welcome FCA

NILES — The Fellowship of Christian Athletes of Columbiana, Trumbull, Mahoning and Jefferson counties will be a part of the FCA’s “Faith, Friends and Family Night” at the Aug. 7 Mahoning Valley Scrappers game.

Gates open at 5 p.m. and pregame festivities include a concert with Anvah as well various contests and chances to win prizes. First pitch is set for 7 p.m. A chance to play catch after the game will be offered.

Cost is $20 and includes upper box seat plus food and drink vouchers. See your area FCA representative for more details.

Soap Box Derby

AKRON — More than 400 boys and girls ages 7-20 from the United States, Canada and Japan are heading to Akron for the 82nd annual All-American Soap Box Derby.

Race week kicks off at noon Monday with the Parade of Champions starting at Canal Park, followed by opening ceremonies.

There are activities at Derby Downs all week, culminating with the All-American Soap Box Derby beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday.

AD3 has big plans for Lakers

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Anthony Davis’ year of uncertainty finally felt finished when he stood in the Los Angeles Lakers’ training complex and proudly held up his new gold jersey while LeBron James looked on approvingly.

After months of upheaval around his departure from New Orleans, the superstar forward is looking forward to years of success and stability on the West Coast.

Sure, Davis knows the Lakers are rarely stable, and championships are the only success this franchise understands.

The six-time All-Star can’t wait for the challenge of winning big in the Hollywood spotlight.

“The most difficult part for me was just not knowing,” Davis said Saturday. “When it was announced that I was being traded, I don’t want to say it was a relief, (but) it was something that I’d thought about for a long time. Obviously it was tough to leave the city I’d been playing in for seven years, but I think it was best for me.

“When I found out I’d been traded to the Lakers, I realized it was an unbelievable opportunity for me.”

Bell to Timberwolves

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves have signed forward/center Jordan Bell, who left Golden State during the Warriors’ offseason transformation.

Bell spent two seasons with the Warriors and was their starter at center in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. But he was one of a number of Warriors who won’t be returning after Golden State’s loss to Toronto.

The 6-foot-9 Bell averaged 3.9 points and 3.1 rebounds in 12.8 minutes per game over 125 games.

Dodgers club four homers

BOSTON (AP) — Justin Turner had three extra-base hits, two of them off Chris Sale to continue the Red Sox left-hander’s struggles at Fenway Park, and the Los Angeles Dodgers snapped a four-game losing streak Saturday with an 11-2 victory over Boston.

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