Cumberland Times-News

April 16, 2014

Sports Roundup - 04/17


Cumberland Times-News

WVU, Alabama football game time set

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — ESPN has announced that the 2014 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game between West Virginia and Alabama on Saturday, Aug. 30, will kickoff at 3:30 p.m. and will be televised on either ABC or ESPN2.

Esposito, Cooke leads Senior PGA Pro

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Frank Esposito Jr. shot a 3-under 69 on Wednesday for a share of the second-round lead with Stan Cooke in the Senior PGA Professional National Championship.

Esposito, the 50-year-old PGA head professional at Brooklake in Florham Park, N.J., made a 25-foot eagle putt on the par-5 16th on PGA Golf Club’s Wanamaker Course — the site of the final two rounds.

Cooke, the 53-year-old PGA general manager and director of golf at Ocala (Fla.) National, had a 71 on the Ryder Course to match Esposito at 8-under 136.

Originally scheduled for October at Creighton Farms in Virginia, the event was postponed because of rain and flooding. The top 35 will earn spots in the Senior PGA Championship on May 22-25 at Harbor Shores in Benton Harbor, Mich.



Kelly hoping to spend weekend at home

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly is planning to spend this weekend celebrating Easter at home in suburban Buffalo with his family, before returning to New York City to resume treatments for sinus cancer.

Barring any setbacks, Kelly’s brother said the former Bills star will travel home Friday before returning on Sunday to resume treatments.

“He’s doing pretty good,” Dan Kelly told The Associated Press on Wednesday. “We anticipate Jim coming home for this weekend. He’s put together a couple of good days in a row.”

Dan Kelly said his brother had a rough stretch last week following his first chemotherapy session on April 8. He said the treatments are particularly painful because they’re targeting cancer cells attached to nerves in Kelly’s maxillary sinus and adjacent tissues.

Kelly is scheduled to have two more chemotherapy sessions and is also having radiation treatment five days a week.

He has spent the past three weeks being treated at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York.

Kelly initially underwent surgery in Buffalo last June to remove cancerous cells from his upper jaw. A follow-up test in March revealed that the cancer had returned.