Hall of Famer Pat Bradley is set to compete in LPGA Legends tourney in Falmouth

Pat Bradley, an LPGA Hall of Famer and a native of Massachusetts, will play in the Hannaford Community Challenge on June 21-24 at the Falmouth Country Club.

A field of 40 pros will vie for a purse totaling $200,000. It’s one of nine tournaments on the Legends Tour.

Bradley won six major championships and 31 tournaments on the LPGA Tour. She is the aunt of Keegan Bradley, who won the PGA Championship last year. Other Legend Tour players entered are fellow Hall of Famers Patty Sheehan, a Vermont native, and Nancy Lopez. Also entered are Jan Stephenson, Sally Little, Rosie Jones, Marilyn Lovender, Elaine Crosby, Lori West, Martha Nause, Barb Moxness and Sherri Turner.

EUROPEAN TOUR: John Daly will return to the European Tour for the Hassan II Trophy tournament in Morocco, confident he’s recovered from an injury to his right elbow.


ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE: Carlos Tevez set up a late goal for Samir Nasri to fire Manchester City to a 2-1 comeback victory against visiting Chelsea and keep the pressure on Manchester United at the top of the standings.

The result gave City a Premier League record 20th straight home win and cut Manchester United’s lead to one point.

Thomas Vermaelen scored with an early header to give Arsenal a 1-0 victory against Everton at Liverpool, England, that moved it up to third in the Premier League.


SONY ERICSSON OPEN: Venus Williams won in her first singles match since August, dispatching Kimiko Date-Krumm 6-0, 6-3 at Key Biscayne, Fla.

Other than playing a meaningless doubles match during the United States’ Fed Cup first-round victory against Belarus in early February, she hadn’t played an official match since the U.S. Open first round. Williams withdrew from her second-round match against Sabine Lisicki at the U.S. Open after announcing she was diagnosed with a fatigue-causing, autoimmune disease known as Sjogren’s Syndrome.

BRITISH CHANGE: The Lawn Tennis Association said changes to the way the British government taxes overseas athletes will help persuade top players to attend tournaments in the country other than Wimbledon.

Athletes are taxed on a portion of their worldwide endorsement earnings, along with prize money and appearance fees earned in Britain. The government amended the rule, meaning a smaller proportion of endorsement earnings would now be taxable.


SAUDI FEMALE NAMED: Reema Abdullah, a Saudi Arabian female sports commentator in the ultraconservative Muslim country, said she will be one of the 8,000 people who will carry the Olympic flame for the 2012 London Games.

Abdullah, who is also an amateur soccer player, is leading a campaign in Saudi Arabia to allow women to participate in sports and compete internationally. Saudi Arabia has never included women in its Olympic teams.

— From staff and news services