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Sportshorts for Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013


Eastland to hold open scrimmage

The Eastland High School volleyball team will host a “Meet the Cougars”
scrimmage Thursday night in Lanark.

The public is invited to attend the 6 p.m.
scrimmage, featuring the 2013 Eastland varsity and fresh-soph squads.


Coloma hosting
fishing derby

The Coloma Park District and Rock Falls Optimist Club will sponsor a free fishing derby on Sept. 7 at Centennial Park, on a small portion of the canal.

The derby is for children 14 years old and younger. Registration begins at the Lions Shelter at 8 a.m. The derby runs from 9-11:30 a.m. For more information, contact the Coloma office at 815-625-0272.


No charges for
Pippen in fight

Chicago Bulls legend 
Scottie Pippen will not face assault charges for allegedly pushing and spitting on a man at Malibu’s Nobu restaurant in an
altercation that left the other man unconscious.

The Los Angeles County district attorney’s office determined that there was insufficient evidence to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Pippen was guilty of committing a crime.


Warrant issued for former Lion Young

After a fourth missed court hearing, an arrest warrant for former Detroit Lions wide receiver Titus Young was issued by a California judge Tuesday.

Young’s attorney, Altus Hudson, met with Orange County Superior Court Judge Andre Manssourian and later said no arrest is expected. The judge issued a $100,000 bench warrant after the meeting with Hudson and the district attorney’s office, according to reports.

NFLPA: Patriots owe Hernandez money

Former New England tight end Aaron Hernandez is due an $82,000 workout bonus from the Patriots, and the NFL
Players Association wants to make sure he gets it.

The union has filed a grievance on behalf of Hernandez, who has been charged with murder in the shooting death of Odin Lloyd.

His contract included standard bonuses for off-season workouts, which he attended from April to June. The Patriots have yet to pay him for being present for those sessions.


Woods withdraws from charity event

An injured back will force Tiger Woods to skip the annual charity event run by his college buddy, Notah Begay III.

Woods has struggled with a variety of ailments this summer. At the Barclays last week, he played the final holes in obvious discomfort and said that he was suffering from back spasms.

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