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Sportshorts for Saturday, July 14, 2013

Published: Friday, July 12, 2013 9:58 p.m. CST

YOUTH BASEBALL

Sterling in semifinals on Saturday in Woodstock

The Sterling Intermediate Little League team will play in the state semifinals at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday at Merryman Park in Woodstock. The Sterling team will play Evergreen Park. Horner Park Northwest and Elgin Classic play in the other semifinal at noon.

Rock Falls 10-11 year-olds win District title in Rochelle

The Rock Falls 10-11 All-Stars won the Little League District title on Thursday with a 19-10 win over Rochelle. They will play in the sectional in Moline on Saturday.

NHL

Bruins give center Bergeron 8-year extension

Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron signed an 8-year, $52 million extension with the team on Friday.

Bergeron, 27, had 10 goals and 22 assists in 42 games and played a key role in helping the Bruins reach the Stanley Cup finals.

MLB

Wrigley will get video board, oversized advertising sign

The Chicago Cubs have won a key endorsement to put up a giant video board and oversized advertising sign that would rise above the outfield walls of Wrigley Field.

Thursday’s 6-0 approval of the two structures by the Landmarks Commission, which must sign off on alterations to the historically protected features of the 99-year-old ballpark, clears the way for the Plan Commission and City Council to consider the team’s full $500 million plan to not only renovate Wrigley Field, but also redevelop surrounding land in the Wrigleyville neighborhood with a hotel and an office-retail complex.

NFL

Former Bear Zorich sentenced to 3 years of probation

Former Bear Chris Zorich, who pleaded guilty in March to misdemeanor charges of not filing federal income tax returns, was sentenced today to 3 years of probation by a federal judge.

Zorich, 44, faced up to 16 months in prison under federal sentencing guidelines.

CYCLING

Females petition to be in Tour

Two-time Olympic gold medalist Marianne Vos and several other elite female cyclists have started an online petition to include women in the Tour de France starting in 2014.

The petition has reached 2,000 signatures.

 

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