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Sportshorts for Wednesday, July 17, 2013


Dixon Carp Derby coming in August

The City of Dixon, Dixon Tourism and the Dixon Parks Department will host the Dixon Family Carp Derby on Aug. 24-25. Cost is $12 for adults, and $5 for children under the age of 13. Check in is at the Page Park Pavilion, and fishing will begin at 6 a.m. both mornings.

There will be prizes or cash for the 20 largest carp caught, and for the top five in the boys and girls divisions. For more information, stop at the Dixon Welcome Center, 106 W. River St. or contact Larry at


Hawks trade
Carcillo to Kings

The Chicago Blackhawks traded veteran winger Daniel Carcillo to the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday in exchange for a conditional pick in the 2015 NHL draft.

The 28-year-old Carcillo endured a rough season with the Stanley Cup champion Hawks after spraining his right knee during the season opener against the Kings.

That came on the heels of an arduous rehabilitation from a serious left knee injury. Carcillo appeared in 23 regular-season games with the Hawks and finished with two goals and an assist.

Mayers wants to play one more season

A few days after the Chicago Blackhawks captured the Stanley Cup, veteran Jamal Mayers said he was mulling over the decision to retire from the NHL after 14-plus seasons or continue playing.

On Tuesday, Mayers’ agent, Pat Brisson, said in an e-mail to the Chicago Tribune that the unrestricted free-agent forward who won his first Cup with Hawks, “would like to return. We are optimistic we will have a team come September.”


Woods hints at
no-driver strategy

Tiger Woods might employ the no-driver strategy the American used to ease to a two-shot victory in the 2006 British Open at Hoylake as he attempts to end a 5-year wait for a major win at Muirfield this week.

Much like the Royal Liverpool links 7 years ago, the venue for the 142nd British Open is bone dry, and the players have been getting so much run on the ball in practice that it reduces the need to risk the longest club in the bag.


Doping suspensions might occur in 2014

Major League Baseball Players Association Executive Director Michael Weiner told reporters Tuesday that if penalties stemming from the Biogenesis investigation are appealed before an arbitrator, the suspensions might not be served until next year.

Weiner said he expects MLB to inform the union of any decisions in the next month.

Wise suffers
setback in rehab

Outfielder Dewayne Wise won’t be rejoining the Chicago White Sox soon.

Wise suffered a right hamstring strain during his second minor league rehabilitation stint. Wise hasn’t played for the Sox since May 29.


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