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Sportshorts for Friday, July 26, 2013

CORRECTION

The Sterling Steam softball tryouts Aug. 3 are for the 10-and-under squad. Conflicting information was published in Thursday’s edition.

Call Donnie Dittmar at 815-499-1834 for more information.

PREP SPORTS

Kester, Morse win Roscoe Eades awards

Recent Sterling graduates Stephanie Kester and Tanner Morse are the 2013 recipients of the Roscoe Eades awards.

Both 4-year varsity athletes, Kester was a standout in basketball and softball, while Morse excelled in football, swimming & diving and baseball.

YOUTH BASEBALL

Rock Falls wins Junior League sectional

The Rock Falls Little League Junior League All-Stars defeated Peru 19-8 Thursday to win their sectional.

The team plays Bartlett at 8 tonight in Spring Valley for the state title.

YOUTH FOOTBALL

Newman football camp starts Monday

The Newman football camp runs Monday through Thursday at the Newman High School football field.

The camp is for students entering grades 3-12, and will run from 6:30-8 p.m. Registration is $25.

NFL

Cowboys Stadium to be renamed

Cowboys Stadium will be renamed AT&T Stadium, after a naming rights sponsorship deal with the telecommunications giant was reached.

The deal is expected to be worth more than $16 million per season, ahead of MetLife’s sponsorship deal for that amount.

MLB

A-Rod, Yankees agree on timetable

Alex Rodriguez and the Yankees on Thursday agreed on a timetable for his return from a strained quadriceps, a day after clashing on his use of a second opinion to support a claim he was ready to play.

Rodriguez, who has yet to play this season after having hip surgery and is in the cross-hairs of an MLB probe into performance enhancing drugs, will play either a rehab or simulated game by August 1 and then be re-evaluated.

Braves’ Hudson out for rest of season

Tim Hudson is out for the season with a broken right ankle, leaving the Braves without the leader of their pitching staff as they make a push for the pennant.

Hudson will have surgery in Atlanta once the swelling subsides. The right-hander was injured Wednesday when the Mets’ Eric Young Jr. stepped on the back of Hudson’s right leg while the pitcher was covering first.

Brett steps down as Royals hitting coach

George Brett is stepping down as interim hitting coach for the Royals.

The Hall of Famer took the job May 30. He said he would do it for a month.

He will return to his job as vice president of baseball operations for the Royals, the same job he’s had since retiring as a player following the 1993 season.

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