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Sportshorts for Saturday, May 4, 2013


Three Rivers meet postponed to Monday

The Three Rivers Conference girls track meet was rained out Friday and postponed to 4 p.m. Monday at Morrison High School.


Eastland camp set for early June

The Eastland summer
basketball camp will be June 3-7 at the high school.

High-schoolers’ camp is June 3-6 from 2-4 p.m. Incoming seventh- and eighth-graders will go from 10 a.m. to noon June 4-7, and third- through sixth-graders go from noon to
2 p.m. June 4-7.

Registration is $30. Call Jane Martz at 815-493-2212 or Colleen Henze at 815-742-5281 for more information.


‘Lefty’ leads Wells Fargo after 2 rounds

With a 5-under 67 on Friday, Phil Mickelson moved to 9 under through two rounds and leads three golfers by two strokes at the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow Golf Club in Charlotte, N.C.

Scott Gardiner, Nick Watney and George McNeill all sit two strokes back.


CSN, Hawks reporter part ways after flub

Susannah Collins is no longer part of the Comcast SportsNet team covering the Chicago Blackhawks after 2 days of internet attention spurred by a flubbed sentence on live TV.

On Tuesday, Collins inadvertently said that the Blackhawks had a “tremendous amount of sex during the regular season.”

The mistake went viral and led to the discovery of a series of YouTube videos uploaded between 2009 and 2010. As co-host of Sports Nutz, Collins pushed the boundaries of sports
journalism – and good taste – with sexually explicit reports and potentially offensive racial stereotypes.


Jackson to assist
Pistons’ coach search

Former Bulls and Lakers coach Phil Jackson has agreed to help the Detroit Pistons search for a head coach.

The Pistons fired
Lawrence Frank after a 29-53 season and 54-94 mark in his two seasons.

Jackson left the Lakers in 2011. The Hall of Famer has won 11 NBA titles as a coach, six with the Bulls and five with the Lakers.


Bears name Turks pro scouting director

The Chicago Bears promoted Kevin Turks, who has been with the franchise since 2001, to direct the team’s pro personnel department.

Turks replaces Chris
Ballard, who was moved into the role a year ago by general manager Phil Emery. Ballard departed to accept a promotion with the Kansas City Chiefs.

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