Around the Nation (May 21): Kent State's Wad Phaewchimplee in 32nd place at NCAA women's golf championships

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GOLF

Golden Flashes’ Phaewchimplee in 32nd at NCAA Championship

Kent State’s Wad Phaewchimplee shot 2-over in the second round of the NCAA Championship on Wednesday.

The freshman stands at 6-over in the event and is in a tie for 32nd place.

FOOTBALL

49ers’ Smith pleads no contest to gun charges, DUI

SAN JOSE, Calif. — San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith has pleaded no contest to three felony weapons charges and two misdemeanor counts of driving under the influence.

The 24-year-old Smith entered his plea Wednesday in Santa Clara County Superior Court.

Prosecutors say Smith faces a range of possible sentences, from spending no time in custody to a maximum of four years and four months behind bars. Sentencing is set for July 25.

In November, Smith pleaded not guilty to three felony counts of illegal possession of an assault weapon after deputies said they found three assault rifles while responding to a complaint about a party in June 2012 at Smith’s home. Prosecutors say those rifles are illegal in California.

The DUI charges were filed after Smith’s car collided with a tree in San Jose in September and police said his blood-alcohol level was twice the legal limit.

Minneapolis Super Bowl may seek more tax breaks

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Gov. Mark Dayton and other officials say they’ll probably ask the Legislature for more tax breaks for the 2018 Super Bowl now that the NFL has awarded the big game to Minneapolis.

Dayton and members of the city’s bid committee held a news conference Wednesday to celebrate landing the Super Bowl. The NFL chose Minneapolis largely because of its new stadium.

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