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Sportshorts for Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013

LOCAL GOLF

Emerald Hill wins women’s RRC

Emerald Hill finished with a best against bogey score of -54 to edge Oakville (-59) at the Women’s Rock River Classic that wrapped up Sunday at Fairways Golf Course in Rochelle.

Rounding out the field were Sunset (-68), Prairie-View (-69), Prophet Hills (-72), Fairways (-83), Green River (-88), Shady Oaks (-89) and Prairie Ridge (-122).

Emerald Hill’s Megan Baker was the medalist with a two-round total of 155. Taking second and winning best against bogey was PrairieView’s Elizabeth Curtiss, who was at +11 – a total matched by Baker.

Flight winners were Oakville’s Carolyn Kosier (First Flight, -2), Sunset’s Marilyn Geiken (Second Flight, +1), Oakville’s Marlene Buck (Third Flight, -5), Prophet Hills’ Karen Wiersema (Fourth Flight, -4), Oakville’s Marita Myers (Fifth Flight, -13) and Fairways’ Helen Finnestad (Sixth Flight, -14).

MLB

Rodriguez preparing to sue Yanks’ doctor

Attorneys for Alex Rodriguez are preparing a malpractice suit against New York Yankees’ team doctor Chris Ahmad.

The basis for the suit revolves around whether Ahmad and the Yankees chose not to disclose results of an MRI last October.

The Yankees maintain they had no knowledge of the torn labrum in Rodriguez’s hip that required surgery.

Pujols shut down for rest of season

Days after Albert Pujols said he still hoped to return to action this season, the Los Angeles Angels announced Monday that the slugger would be shut down for the rest of the year.

Pujols has been out since July 27 due to a partially torn left plantar fascia. Over 99 games, he hit .258, and he also set career lows with a .330 on-base percentage, a .437 slugging percentage, 17 homers and 64 RBIs.

OLYMPICS

Pistorius looks to settle with family

Oscar Pistorius’ lawyers have approached the family of Reeva Steenkamp, the girlfriend he is accused of murdering, hoping to negotiate an out-of-court settlement of a lawsuit separate from the criminal case the athlete faces.

Both sides confirmed the talks to South African media outlets but declined to discuss any details.

Athlete denies kiss was statement

A Russian athlete denied on Tuesday that she had intended to show her disapproval of her country’s “anti-gay propaganda” law when she kissed a teammate on the lips on the winners’ podium at the Moscow world championships.

Kseniya Ryzhova said she was insulted that the Russian 1,600-meter relay team’s victory celebrations on Saturday had been overshadowed by speculation in the Western media that the kiss with Yulia Gushchina had been intended as a protest.

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