Sports Shorts August 4, 2012

By NEMS Daily Journal

• Former Ole Miss standout Seth Smith was placed on the 15-day disabled list by the Oakland Athletics on Friday with a strained left hamstring. Smith was hitting .237 with 11 home runs and 39 RBIs for the Athletics.

• Ron Capps topped Funny Car qualifying on Friday in the NHRA Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways.
Capps had a 4.119-second pass at 298.47 mph during the second
qualifying session. Top Fuel points leader Spencer Massey and Pro Stock leader Allen Johnson also led their divisions.