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July 2, 2014

Sports in brief - July 3, 2014

Watson offered another chance at St. Andrews 

(AP) —Tom Watson will get one more shot at St. Andrews in the British Open.

The R&A on Tuesday extended an exemption for the five-time Open champion. That will allow Watson to play the Old Course in 2015. Watson holds The Open record for winning on five links courses. But he has never won at St. Andrews, finishing runner-up to Seve Ballesteros in 1984.

Former champions are exempt until they are 60. The R&A created an extra exemption that allows former champions to play for five years if they finish in the top 10. Watson was runner-up at Turnberry in 2009 when he was 59.

Watson will be 65 next year. It will be the 40-year anniversary of his first Open title in 1975 at Carnoustie.

 

Aaron Hernandez featured in Gators 2014 calendar 

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The University of Florida says a 2014 sports calendar featuring former Gator and New England Patriots football star Aaron Hernandez was approved before he was charged with killing three men.

School spokesman Daniel Apple said Tuesday that officials approved the calendar last spring. Hernandez was arrested on June 26, 2013, in the slaying of Odin Lloyd.

Apple says the calendar is just one of thousands of Gators-related merchandise the school reviews.

Hernandez was later indicted on two counts of first-degree murder in the drive-by shooting of two other men, Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado.

Hernandez has pleaded not guilty and is in jail.

Apple says the school advised the calendar’s maker that Florida no longer approves of the product, but that those already printed will not be recalled.

 

Manziel’s playbook: hanging with Bieber 

CLEVELAND (AP) — Johnny Manziel isn’t hiding before training camp. He’s hanging out with pop star Justin Bieber. The Browns’ rookie quarterback promised last week he wouldn’t change his ways despite Hall of Famers Emmett Smith and Joe Montana urging him to tone it down.

Manziel says he’s tired of all the talk about how he spends his free time and doesn’t think he’s hurting his career.

He insists he’s “very committed to football.”

After attending the NFL’s rookie symposium last week, Manziel visited the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday and spent Sunday in Cleveland filming a TV commercial.

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