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Sportshorts for Wednesday, July 24, 2013

YOUTH VOLLEYBALL

Oregon camp next week; signup ongoing

Registration for Oregon High School’s youth summer camp July 29-Aug. 2 is open.

Students entering first through eighth grade can register up until the first day of the all-skill camp. Forms are available at the Blackhawk Center, or by emailing varsity coach Christy Sitze at csitze@gmail.com.

GOLF

Rock Falls booster outing is Aug. 10

The first Rock Falls High School Athletic Booster Club outing will be Aug. 10 at Rock River Golf and Pool.

Entry is $65 per person. For more information or to sign up, call Craig Mammosser at 815-499-9185.

AUTO RACING

ESPN, Turner drop NASCAR coverage

ESPN and Turner Sports won’t broadcast NASCAR races after next season.

Beginning in 2015, NBC will share NASCAR coverage with Fox, which signed an extension with NASCAR last year.

MLB

Braun loses longtime endorsement deal

Brewers slugger Ryan Braun was pulled Tuesday as an endorser for Kwik Trip convenience stores after admitting performance-enhancing drug use and being suspended the rest of the season Monday.

Braun has been linked with the chain for 4 years.

Marmol struggles after call-up in L.A.

After being recalled to Los Angeles from Double-A Chattanooga earlier in the day, former Cubs reliever Carlos Marmol allowed three runs – all earned – on four hits and a walk in 1 2/3 innings in a 10-9 Dodgers win over the Blue Jays on Tuesday in Toronto.

COLLEGE

Charges against Florida LB dropped

Because of lack of
evidence, charges have been dropped against Gators linebacker Antonio Morrison, who was arrested for barking at a police dog on Sunday.

Morrison’s arrest was his second in 5 weeks and led coach Will Muschamp to suspend his starting middle linebacker for at least two games.

NBA

Bulls summer-league standout Thomas cut

The Bulls waived summer-league standout Malcolm Thomas on Tuesday.

Thomas, who averaged 2.5 points in seven Bulls games last season, signed a contract that would’ve become guaranteed for $250,000 today, had he not been waived. With the Bulls in the luxury tax, his guaranteed money would’ve cost the Bulls more at the end of next season.

NFL

Stars urge drop of Redskins nickname

Hall of Famers Darrell Green and Art Monk say the franchise should consider changing its nickname.

Their opinions counter those of Redskins owner Daniel Snyder, who has said he’ll never change the name, and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

Ten members of Congress sent a letter in May to every NFL team, calling for the Redskins to change their name.

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