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Sportshorts for Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2013


Ross shoots Chicago State past Toledo

Dixon graduate Matt Ross hit the go-ahead 3-pointer for Chicago State in a 58-53 victory Toledo on Monday, helping the Cougars to their first road win in 11 tries this season.

Chicago State’s Jamere Dismukes scored 17 of his 19 points in the second half. Ross hit a 3 with 2:26 left to give the Cougars a 50-47 lead they never relinquished.

Ross shot 4-for-7 from the field, including 2-for-4 from 3-point range, and added eight rebounds, a steal and a block. He led the team with 37 minutes.

Bradley’s Egolf gets possession charge

Bradley starting center Will Egolf was arrested Monday night on a possession of a controlled substance charge, according to the Peoria Journal Star.

A drug-related offense is considered a major violation of athletics department rules and carries a minimum suspension of 10 percent of the scheduled games, according to the 2012-13 Bradley Student-Athlete Handbook. However, convictions could mean more severe penalties, including removal from the team.

Egolf, a sixth-year senior, averages 8.6 points and 5.8 rebounds per game through 13 games.


Packers DB
Woodson cleared

Green Bay defensive back Charles Woodson has been cleared to play in the Packers’ playoff game Saturday against the
Minnesota Vikings.

Woodson deferred to team physician Dr. Pat McKenzie and gave his broken collarbone as much time to heal as possible, sitting out Sunday’s regular-season finale at Minnesota. He was injured on Oct. 21 and has missed nine consecutive games.


Report: Price, Rays agree to 1-year deal

David Price, the American League Cy Young Award winner, has reached agreement on a 1-year contract with the Tampa Bay Rays to avoid salary arbitration, according to

A source told ESPN’s Buster Olney the deal is worth a little more than $10 million. Price made $4.35 million last season.

He will be eligible for
free agency after the 2015 season.

Price, 27, is 61-31 with a 3.16 ERA in the big leagues. He has made three straight All-Star teams, and went 20-5 with a league-leading 2.56 ERA last season.


Pennsylvania governor to sue NCAA

Gov. Tom Corbett said Tuesday he plans to sue the NCAA in federal court over stiff sanctions imposed against Penn State University in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse scandal.

The Republican governor scheduled a news conference for today on the Penn State campus in State College to announce the filing in U.S. District Court in Harrisburg.

A person associated with the university and knowledgeable about the matter, speaking on the condition of anonymity because the lawsuit had not been filed, told The Associated Press that it is an antitrust action.

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