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Briefs: Williams added to Walker team

Golf: The United States Golf Association announced on Sunday that Moscow, Idaho, golfer Chris Williams has been added to the 2011 Walker Cup team.

Williams will join nine other Americans Sept. 10-11 at Royal Aberdeen Golf Club in Aberdeen, Scotland in golf’s prestigious amateur version of the Ryder Cup.

Williams stated his case to the International Team Selection Committee by winning two-thirds of the Western Swing – the Sahalee Players Championship and the Pacific Coast Amateur. He continued his red-hot play at the Western Amateur Championship where he took stroke-play medalist honors by a three-stroke margin. Williams will be a junior this fall at the University of Washington.

Bochy upset over Bruno’s remarks

Baseball: San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy criticized a nationally syndicated radio host for what he said was a “racist” comment about San Francisco reliever Ramon Ramirez.

Radio host Tony Bruno referred to Ramirez as an “illegal alien.” He also called Bochy a “coward” in a Twitter post following Friday night’s benches-clearing brawl between the Phillies and Giants.

Bruno later deleted his tweet and apologized for his “stupid and insensitive” post.

Associated Press

Nyad takes on Florida Straits

Swimming: American endurance swimmer Diana Nyad made final preparations Sunday to dive into the waters off Cuba in a bid to become the first person to swim the Florida Straits without the aid of a shark cage.

Tanned and freckled from long hours training in the open seas of the Caribbean, the 61-year-old Nyad said it has been a lifelong dream and she hopes her feat, if successful, will inspire people to live vigorously during their golden years.

Associated Press

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