Finger Bitten Off on Golf Course
A man has bitten off another man’s finger during a fight at a Massachusetts golf course.
WCVB-TV reports a 47-year-old man was arrested at the Southers Marsh Golf Club in Plymouth on Friday after he apparently got into a fight with another golfer and bit off a part of his thumb.
The station reports the victim’s thumb had been bitten off to his knuckle and he was transported to a local hospital for treatment. The incident happened around sunset.
The attacker was arrested and charged with mayhem. A police dispatcher declined to comment Saturday and Chief Michael Botieri didn’t immediately return a call seeking more information.
Ex-NBA GM Bass dies
Bob Bass, the former San Antonio and Charlotte general manager who was an integral part of the front office for most of the Spurs’ first 20 years in South Texas, has died. He was 89.
Bass’ death was confirmed by the club Saturday in a statement from coach Gregg Popovich. The San Antonio Express-News reported that Bass died Friday at home in San Antonio after a series of strokes.
A’s draw even with Astros
The Oakland Athletics were an average team two months ago, a dozen games behind the Houston Astros and closer to the bottom of the AL West than the top.
Well, look at the A’s now.
Trevor Cahill pitched one-hit ball for seven shutout innings and the Athletics kept up their unlikely turnaround, tying Houston for the division lead by beating the Astros, 7-1.
Khris Davis, Matt Olson, Josh Phegley and Stephen Piscotty each hit two of Oakland’s team record-tying eight doubles as the A’s won for the sixth time in seven games.
Djokovic vs. Federer again
Novak Djokovic is again so close to the one title that eludes him. And the same nemesis is standing in his way, all over again.
It’s a moment in time: Djokovic vs. Federer for a title.
Djokovic closed in on a Western & Southern Open title with his 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 victory over Marin Cilic in Mason, Ohio. Then he watched Roger Federer advance to the finals as well when David Goffin retired in the second set with a shoulder injury.
The two tennis greats haven’t faced each other in two years because of injuries. They’re back for the 18th shared title match of their careers. Djokovic leads in head-to-head title matches 11-6. Djokovic leads the overall series 23-22.
Everyone knows who’s favored in this one.
“It would be the greatest challenge in Cincinnati, without a doubt, because he’s been dominating this tournament historically,” Djokovic said.
Barcelona scored its 6,000th goal in the Spanish league after another ingenious strike by Lionel Messi got its title defense off to a winning start. Messi cleverly sent his free kick underneath Alaves’ wall to open the scoring in the 64th minute of Barcelona’s 3-0 win at Camp Nou Stadium. He also closed the scoring in injury time after substitute Philippe Coutinho had added to the lead in the 83rd. ... Oscar Robertson’s 1971 NBA championship ring has sold for a little more than $91,000 in an auction. The ring the Hall of Fame guard won with Milwaukee for his only NBA title was the top seller from a collection of his items in the Lelands.com 2018 Invitational Auction. Robertson’s Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame ring sold for about $60,000 and one of his game-used Bucks jerseys went for a little more than $50,000 in the auction. ... Paul Naumoff, the former Pro Bowl linebacker who spent 12 seasons with the Detroit Lions, has died in Lenoir City, Tenn. He was 73. Naumoff played for the Lions from 1967-78. The former third-round draft pick reached the Pro Bowl in the 1970 season and won the Lem Barney Award as the Lions’ defensive MVP in 1975.