ST. PAUL -- Three area teams competed in the Minnesota Golf Association Four-Championship Aug. 19-21.
Robert Birkeland and Shawn Chambers of the Pines at Grand View Lodge shot a 70, Steve Stoxen and Brad Holland of the Legacy Courses at Cragun's shot 72 and R.J. Smiley and Justin Heitkamp of Mille Lacs Golf Resort shot a 73.
The 36-hole championship was shortened to 18 holes due to severe weather and wet course conditions.
Champions were Erik Christopherson and Thomas Guyer of Mississippi Dunes with a 7-under-par 65.
Women's softball team heading to nationals
The Oak Lawn Tavern women's softball team qualified for the national tournament Sept. 20-22 at Tukwila, Wash.
This is the team's first opportunity to compete at the national level and it is seeking donations to help offset the costs of transportation and lodging.
If interested in making a donation, contact Tammy Gangestad at 829-7656.
Boosters events scheduled
The Brainerd Sports Boosters Club will sponsor a social for coaches and members 5:30 p.m. Monday at Chopper's Sports Bar and Grille.
The first meeting of the 2002-03 school year is noon Sept. 5 at the Sharing Bread Soup Kitchen, located at 923 Oak St., between the Triangle Store and Temple Baptist Church. Annual membership fee is $5.
Cansecos will stand trial
MIAMI (AP) -- Jose Canseco and his twin brother turned down a plea agreement and will stand trial on felony charges related to a bar fight last year.
The former AL MVP and his brother Ozzie each are accused of aggravated battery for fighting with two California men at a Miami Beach nightclub on Oct. 31.
Under the plea agreement offered by prosecutors, Jose Canseco would have received five years' probation, and his brother three years. They told the judge they had passed lie-detector tests proving their innocence.
Game to be on Internet
NEW YORK (AP) -- Major league baseball will offer video coverage of an entire game on the Internet for the first time Monday, showing the Texas Rangers' game against the New York Yankees.
The game will be available at www.mlb.com for free, baseball said, but the Internet coverage can't be accessed in the home television markets of the teams.
Former Islander charged
MONTROSE, N.Y. (AP) -- Former New York Islanders player Bobby Nystrom has been charged with punching two gas-station attendants during a dispute earlier this month.
The 49-year-old Nystrom, who now is director of corporate relations for the Islanders, was charged with misdemeanor assault following the Aug. 9 scuffle.
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