ARM had been owned by Morgan Keegan since 1995, but Morgan Keegan has been sued and is continuing to be sued for investment fraud, including judgments won by former Sexton clients Jerome Wood for $950,000 and Horace Grant for $1.45 million.

Sexton has a notable client list of coaches (Nick Saban, Rex Ryan, Tony Sparano, Tommy Tuberville, Jimbo Fisher, Frank Beamer, Lane Kiffin, Houston Nutt) and players (Philip Rivers, Tim Tebow, DeAngelo Williams, Jason Witten, Michael Oher, Peyton Hillis, Stephen Gostkowski).

Westbrook recovering

St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Jake Westbrook, signed to a two-year contract extension last week, won’t be able to swing a bat early in spring training after undergoing surgery for a torn labrum in his left shoulder shortly after the season.

Westbrook, a 33-year-old right-hander, said the surgery was neither major nor minor but something “in between.”

“It only hurt to swing, so I wasn’t too worried about it,” Westbrook said. “I should be good to go when the season starts.”

Reclassification strikes

Several Shelby-Metro area football teams will be playing in new divisions after being reclassified at the TSSAA board meeting last week. Mitchell will play in District 16-AA, moving from 16-AAA. Douglass will move up to District 15-AA, while Raleigh-Egypt will drop down from District 14-AAA, meaning District 15-AA will now consist of Douglass, Raleigh-Egypt, Trezevant, Kingsbury, Manassas and Frayser. Washington and Northside are moving to District 16-A, joining Westwood and MAHS.


Monday will be recruiting night at the Touchdown Club of Memphis. Barry Every, national director of recruiting for Rivals, will be the featured speaker; other Rivals experts will be there, too. The meeting will be at Chickasaw Country Club and starts at 5.30 p.m. Call Bill Harper at 756-5858 for information.


John Mallinger shot a 2-under at Del Monte on Saturday to maintain a one-stroke lead in the Pebble Beach (Calif.) Invitational. Russ Cochran, a two-time Champions Tour winner, was second after a 70 at Spyglass Hill.

Ian Poulter shot a 6-under 64 Saturday for a two-stroke lead after three rounds at the Hong Kong Open. The Englishman followed up his second-round 60 by sinking birdies on the final two holes, pulling clear of U.S. Open champion Graeme McDowell (63). Simon Dyson of England shot a 65 to trail by three strokes.


Alex Morgan came off the bench and scored in the fourth minute of added time to give the U.S. a 1-0 victory over Italy in Padua, Italy, on Saturday in the first leg of a playoff to determine the final spot for the Women’s World Cup.


A jury in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Florida on Saturday acquitted former major league baseball player Jim Leyritz of DUI manslaughter in a 2007 crash that killed a mother of two. However, Leyritz was convicted on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence, which carries a maximum sentence of six months in jail.


Goaltender Alexander Pechurskiy made 25 saves to help the visiting Mississippi RiverKings (6-8) defeat the Evansville (Ind.) IceMen, 3-1. Nathan Lutz, Dane Marshall and Louis Dumont scored for Mississippi.

Martin Erat and Cal O’Reilly scored in the shootout to push the visiting Nashville Predators to a 2-1 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday night. … Brad Winchester scored the winning goal 5:15 into the third period and Jaroslav Halak stopped 35 shots to lift the host St. Louis Blues to a 3-2 victory over the New Jersey Devils.


At Atlantic City, N.J., Sergio Martinez landed a devastating left hook early in the second round Saturday night, knocking out feared puncher Paul Williams and retaining his middleweight title.

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