Boys basketball: Manatee's head coach resigns
BRADENTON -- Troy Bellamy has stepped down as Manatee's boys basketball coach, athletic director Jason Montgomery said Saturday.
"We appreciate Coach Bellamy's hard work and dedication to Manatee and for helping begin the process of rebuilding this program," Montgomery said. "We wish him only the best in his future endeavors."
Bellamy coached the Canes for one season.
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Harry "Chip" Armer has been named the interim coach for the 2014-15 season.
Armer was a member of Michigan's 1992 team that reached the finals of the NCAA tournament, appearing in six games, and recently served as an assistant with Manatee's girls program.
Golf: Walters takes early lead at city amateur
BRADENTON -- Phil Walters shot a 31 on the front nine on the way to a 67 and a one-shot lead Saturday after the first round of the City of Bradenton Men's Amateur at River Run Golf Links.
Walters leads Antione Santarelli and Aaron Bishop. Scott Yow is two shots back, and Ray Wenck and Jeremy Gale are three strokes behind. Defending champion Steve Slocum shot a 72 in the opening round
Play will conclude with 18 holes Sunday.
Eighty-seven golfers turned out for the event and were split into seven flights for the final round.
Legal: Judge to review Penn St. sanction emails
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- A judge has ordered the NCAA to turn over 477 internal emails relating to the sanctions imposed on Penn State over the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.
Commonwealth Court Judge Anne Covey said that she will review the unredacted emails to determine whether they can properly be withheld under attorney-client privilege or other grounds.
A state lawmaker and the state treasurer have sought the material as they prepare for a January trial on their lawsuit to keep the fine money collected under the 2012 consent decree within Pennsylvania to address child abuse.
The NCAA fined Penn State $60 million, imposed a temporary bowl ban and took away 112 wins the football team had under longtime coach Joe Paterno.
Tennis: Czechs lead Germany 2-0 in Fed Cup final
PRAGUE -- Petra Kvitova and Lucie Safarova won the opening singles matches to give the Czech Republic a commanding 2-0 lead over Germany in the Fed Cup final on Saturday.
Kvitova, the Wimbledon champion, cruised past Andrea Petkovic 6-2, 6-4 and Safarova stretched the lead by defeating the 10th-ranked Angelique Kerber 6-4, 6-4 to put the hosts one win away from the third Fed Cup title in four years.
The Czechs won their first title as an independent nation in 2011 and retained the trophy the following year. Czechoslovakia won five times, including three straight from 1983-85.
The reverse singles and doubles are scheduled for Sunday, with Kvitova starting against Kerber.
Soccer: Red Bulls advance despite 2-1 loss to United
WASHINGTON -- Peguy Luyindula scored his second playoff goal in as many games, and the New York Red Bulls advanced to the Eastern Conference finals despite a 2-1 loss to D.C. United.
The Red Bulls advanced 3-2 on aggregate after winning the first leg 2-0 last Sunday on goals from Luyindula and Bradley Wright-Phillips.
Nick DeLeon scored in the first half and Sean Franklin added a late goal for United, which exits the playoffs in the semifinals despite winning the Eastern Conference regular season title.
The Red Bulls advanced past the round of eight for the first time in five attempts and won their first playoff series against D.C. United in five all-time meetings.
Bobsled: Meyers Taylor finishes third in trials
Elana Meyers Taylor has believed for years that she could compete against men.
Now there's no doubt.
The two-time Olympic women's bobsled medalist drove to a third-place finish Saturday in the U.S. four-man national team selection race at Park City, Utah, finishing behind Nick Cunningham and Steven Holcomb, and ahead of three other sleds. And with that, Meyers Taylor is now a significant step closer having a shot of competing against men on the World Cup circuit this winter and potentially the 2018 Olympics.
"Right now, I don't even know what to think," Meyers Taylor said after the competition. "For me, the most important part is coming out here and showing that women can compete with the men. ... We're taking it day by day, week by week and we'll see what happens. I don't want to get too far ahead of myself."
-- Herald staff, wire reports