Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Digest: Kansas State Gives Weber Extension

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Digest: Kansas State Gives Weber Extension

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Kansas State extends Weber's contract

Kansas State basketball coach Bruce Weber went from the hot seat to the NCAA Tournament last season.

That was enough to earn him two more years on the job.

Weber agreed to a contract extension Tuesday that could keep him with the Wildcats through the 2020-21 season, the first major personnel decision made by new Kansas State athletics director Gene Taylor.

Weber had two years left on an extension he signed in April 2013, and the terms of those two years remain unchanged. That means he is due $2.15 million this season and $2.25 million next season. The extension years will pay him $2.35 million and $2.45 million. (AP)

Record set in Boys Junior PGA * Akshay Bhatia, a 15-year-old from Wake Forest, N.C., set a Boys Junior PGA Championship record with an 11-under-par-61 to jump into the lead in the four-day tournament at The Country Club at St. Albans.

The 61 eclipses the mark of 62 set by six golfers, including Jordan Spieth in 2008.

Bhatia recorded 12 birdies and one bogey in posting the best round ever recorded at St. Albans, which opened for play in 1992.

His two-round score of 14-under 130 ties the two-round PGA Boys Junior record. He leads Jacob Bridgeman of Inman, S.C. by three strokes heading into third-round play Wednesday.

"Everything just kind of clicked," Bhatia said. "It was one of those rounds where everything goes in."

Bhatia birdied eight of his first nine holes. He had a chance to better his record-setting performance, but he missed a six-foot birdie putt on the final hole.

"It's cool to set a record and have my name in history," Bhatia added.

None of the six area golfers qualified for the final two rounds.

Carson Postal, a senior-to-be at Kirkwood High, led the local contingent with a two-day total of 5-over 149. (Steve Overbey)

Hurricanes are for sale * Carolina Hurricanes owner Peter Karmanos Jr. says he wants to sell his team for about $500 million.

Karmanos told The News & Observer of Raleigh that he and an ownership group led by former Texas Rangers CEO Chuck Greenberg have agreed to a term sheet but do not have a purchase agreement. …

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