Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Sports Brief

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Sports Brief

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BEES PROMPT DELAY OF SPRING TRAINING GAME: As usual, star Cubs outfielder Jason Heyward made the smart play. He climbed the fence in center -- to avoid a swarm of bees.The game between the Seattle Mariners and Chicago was delayed for several minutes in the top of the third inning Sunday when the bees gathered in center field.

Heyward kept swatting them, then jogged to several spots in the outfield trying to avoid the insects. The three-time Gold Glove winner even scaled the wall, hoping to get away. At the end of the inning, Cubs relievers abandoned their bullpen in left field and joined the Seattle pitchers in the right-field bullpen to steer clear.

KENYA RIOT HALTS AFRICAN CUP QUALIFIER AFTER DISPUTED GOAL : Kenya faces sanctions for a riot that stopped play for more than 30 minutes on Sunday and forced police to fire tear gas into the stands to get angry fans out of the stadium in an African Cup of Nations qualifier against Guinea Bissau. Kenyan fans threw stones and other missiles at the Guinea Bissau bench, and at the fourth official on the sidelines, following a disputed goal for the visitors at Nyayo Stadium in Nairobi. Guinea Bissau won 1-0 to give Kenya little chance of qualifying for next year's African Cup.

The trouble started when Zimbabwean referee Norman Matemela awarded the winning goal to Guinea Bissau in the 81st minute, despite protests from Kenya players that the ball hadn't crossed the line.

FINCHEM SIGNS ON TO SERVE AS PGA TOUR COMMISSIONER FOR ONE MORE YEAR: Tim Finchem has signed on for one more year as the PGA Tour commissioner, even though he plans to leave at the end of this year. Finchem's contract was to expire on June 1. The PGA Tour board recently gave him an extension until June 2017 that he said would allow him more time to work on projects to develop more structure to the worldwide nature of golf. …

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