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Sportshorts for Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Published: Tuesday, March 19, 2013 11:35 p.m. CDT

YOUTH SOFTBALL

Sterling camp set for March 26-27

Golden Warriors Softball Camp will be held at the school’s diamonds or Musgrove Fieldhouse on March 26-27.

Registration is $25, and forms are available at Washington, Lincoln and Challand schools. For more information, call varsity coach Rick Henderson at 815-718-1719.

PREP SPORTS

Fulton volunteer Clark receives award

The Illinois Athletic Director Association named Fulton High School’s Oscar Clark one of two Friends of Athletics in the 1A/2A division.

Clark began volunteering with Fulton’s athletic department in 1998.

Clark will be honored by the IADA at its annual banquet May 4 in Peoria.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Illinois interested in Seton Hall defector

Illinois reportedly has shown interest in sophomore guard Aaron Cosby, who is leaving Seton Hall.

In two seasons with the Pirates, Cosby averaged 10.1 points and 2.2 assists. Last season, he averaged 12.6 points.

DePaul passes on United Center

DePaul University has ruled out the United Center as a possible home for Blue Demons men’s basketball team, turning its attention to a site near McCormick Place.

The United Center, on Chicago’s West Side, had been offering free rent for at least 10 years, plus all ticket revenue, in an attempt to woo the team from Rosemont, where it has a rent-free deal at the Allstate Arena.

NFL

Colts sign Hasselbeck to back up Luck

The Indianapolis Colts signed former Tennessee quarterback Matt Hasselbeck to back up Andrew Luck. Terms of the deal were not released.

Hasselbeck, a three-time Pro Bowl selection who led Seattle to the Super Bowl in 2005, was released by Tennessee on Monday.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Notre Dame confirms QB Kiel will transfer

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly officially confirmed Tuesday what had been expected for nearly 2 weeks: Gunner Kiel, the former No. 1 quarterback recruit in the nation, has left the program and will transfer.

MLB

Jeter scratched from Yankee’s lineup

New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter was removed from team’s lineup against the Phillies on Tuesday for “precautionary” reasons.

Reportedly, Jeter’s surgically repaired left ankle feels “stiff.” He said he might be able to play today.

Sosa offers support to Chavez’s family

Former Cubs slugger Sammy Sosa visited the family of the late Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez last week and released a personal statement of support that caused a stir in his native Dominican Republic.

Chavez, who led the United Socialist Party of Venezuela, died March 5 at 58 after a 2-year struggle with cancer.

 

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