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Sportshorts for Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014


Katlyn Bay is a Dixon bowler. A breakout on B3 in Monday’s editions had this listed incorrectly.

SVM regrets the error.


Skyhawks finish week strong

The Sauk Valley men’s basketball team beat Truman State 89-46 on Sunday to conclude a stretch of four games in 6 days.

Sauk (17-11) was able to get every player on the roster on the court, and five players reached double-figures in scoring. Leading the way was Carlos Hendrix and Tiger Greene, both with 13 points. Hendrix also had eight assists and four steals.

Jeff Casseus and Marcus Posley both scored 11 points, and John Murphy had 10 points.


Falcons sign
ex-Bear Carimi

The Atlanta Falcons announced the signing of offensive lineman Gabe Carimi on Monday, a move that comes less than a week after Carimi was let go by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Carimi was the Bears’ top draft choice in 2011, the 29th pick overall. He suffered a knee injury early in his rookie season and was never a reliable contributor on the Bears’ offensive line.

Bears sign former Jaguar DE

The Chicago Bears on Monday signed free-agent defensive end Austen Lane, his agent tweeted, reuniting him with defensive coordinator Mel Tucker. The Bears confirmed that Lane was signed to a 1-year deal.

Lane played for the Jacksonville Jaguars from 2010-12, when Tucker was the defensive coordinator there. The Jaguars’ fifth-round pick in 2010 has three sacks in 30 career games.


WGN starts sports talk station

The Chicago radio sports talk wars have an FM player that started on Monday.

WGN Radio launched “The Game” on 87.7 FM, a new all-sports station aimed at moving the conversation about the Bears, the Bulls and Da Coach to the FM band.


Koufax defends Puig’s showmanship

Sandy Koufax defended Yasiel Puig’s style of play, saying he doesn’t mind Puig’s theatrics so long as they don’t result in mistakes.

But Koufax also said he would like to see the 23-year-old outfielder learn the finer points of the game.

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