Sportshorts for July 23, 2013
The Sterling Volleyball Camp for girls in grades 3-9 will be July 29-Aug. 1. Grades 3-6 will go from 9 to 10:15 a.m. The cost is $30 for those girls. Grades 7-9 will be 10:30 to noon, and the cost is $35.
Make checks out to Sterling Volleyball, and send to Dale Dykeman, 1608 4th Ave., Sterling. Registration is accepted at door.
Ohio State running back Carlos Hyde has been suspended – not dismissed as early reports suggested – by coach Urban Meyer.
Hyde was named as a person of interest in an assault against a woman in a Columbus bar. No charges have been filed against Hyde.
RG3 cleared for camp by doctors
Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III said he has been cleared to practice.
Griffin underwent surgery in January to repair both the lateral collateral and anterior cruciate ligaments in his right knee. He suffered the LCL injury in a Week 14 win over Baltimore and missed one game, then was hurt again during Washington’s wild card playoff loss to Seattle.
Jets sign second-round pick Smith
The New York Jets signed quarterback Geno Smith, their second-round pick, to a 4-year, $5 million contract.
Smith will compete with Mark Sanchez for the starting spot.
A-Rod’s return delayed by injury
Alex Rodriguez was set to return to the Yankees’ lineup on Monday against the Rangers.
Instead, the slugger was trying to return from hip surgery he had last January, returned to Tampa, Fla., with a Grade 1 strain of his left quadriceps.
Suit says Puig lied to Cuban authorities
A lawsuit seeking $12 million from Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig says he and his mother lied to Cuban authorities about a plan to smuggle the player out of the country.
The suit filed in Miami by Miguel Angel Corbacho Daudinot lists Puig and his mother, Maritza Valdes Gonzalez, as defendants. Corbacho Daudinot is serving a 7-year sentence of “prolonged detention and torture,” which he alleges was caused by Puig and Gonzalez saying he was trying to hatch a plan to smuggle Puig out of Cuba.
Jagr set to
Jaromir Jagr, a 41-year-old forward, has reportedly agreed to a 1-year contract with the New Jersey Devils.
Jagr had 10 assists in 22 playoffs games last season with the Bruins, who reached the Stanley Cup finals.