The Commercial Appeal

Stokes scores 13 in U.S. victory


University of Tennessee junior Jarnell Stokes started and scored 13 points as the USA Basketball Men’s Junior National Team improved to 2-0 at the FIBA U19 World Championsh­ips on Friday. The Americans forced 32 turnovers in a 113-57 preliminar­y-round win over China in Prague. Stokes shot 5 for 6 and had four rebounds and a steal in 13 minutes.


Brad Keselowski took his final lead on the 156th lap and went on to a rain-shortened victory Friday night in the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Kentucky Speedway. Showers halted the race at lap 170 in the scheduled 200-lap event.

Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg clocked the fastest lap in practice Friday for the rain-soaked British Grand Prix, 0.299 seconds ahead of Red Bull driver Mark Webber at Silverston­e, England.


Ole Miss junior Stuart Turner has won the Johnny Bench Award as the nation’s top collegiate catcher. ... West Virginia men’s basketball transfer Keaton Miles signed with Arkansas on Friday. The 6-7 Miles will have two years of eligibilit­y after sitting out next season. ... Vanderbilt has suspended four football players for a violation of team rules while Nashville police investigat­e whether a sex crime occurred in a campus dormitory. The players’ names were withheld. ... Northwest Mississipp­i Community College assistant Charlie Baldwin has been promoted to head men’s soccer coach.


Nashville Predators general manager David Poile will fill the same position for the 2014 U.S. Olympic men’s hockey team. ... Chicago police say more than 2 million people turned out Friday to celebrate the Blackhawks’ Stanley Cup win.

From Staff, Wire Reports Browns running back and Horn Lake High School alumnus Brandon Jackson blows his whistle while young players run drills during the second annual football camp hosted by Jackson at Latimer Lakes Park in Horn Lake.


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