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Sportshorts for Friday, Feb. 7, 2014

Published: Thursday, March 6, 2014 11:46 p.m. CST

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Lambrigtsen earns BNC West honor

Oregon senior guard Sam Lambrigtsen and Byron’s Ellie Lehne were both unanimous selections to the Big Northern West All-Conference first team. Oregon junior guard Emy Wright was also a first-team selection.

For a full list of honorees, see B3.

WRESTLING

Locals earn unanimous honors

Two Oregon Hawks and one Rock Falls Rocket have been named unanimous Big Northern West wrestling selections.

Oregon state qualifiers Dominic Marchetti, who went 30-16 at 145 pounds, and Tyler Blume (27-16, 195) were unanimous selections for the Hawks.

Lucas Newburgh, a 195-pound state qualifier with a 31-10 record, was unanimous for the Rockets. A full list of the all-conference team can be found on B3.

MLB

Hill rejoins Red Sox after death of son

Red Sox and former Cubs left-hander Rich Hill reported to spring training in Fort Myers, Fla., on Thursday after the death of his infant son.

His son Brooks was less than 2 months old when he died on Feb. 24 in Boston. Hill said Brooks was born with multiple issues.

Hill, who turns 34 on Tuesday, was selected by the Cubs in the fourth round of the 2002 draft. He pitched for the Cubs from 2005-08, compiling an 18-17 record with a 4.37 ERA.

NFL

O’Neill poised to fight termination

Kevin O’Neill, the longtime Dolphins trainer who was fired last month in the wake of the Wells Report, released a statement Thursday through his attorney, and it seems as though O’Neill is ready to fight his termination.

The statement said O’Neill’s alleged participation in the mistreatment of tackle Jonathan Martin that’s outlined in the Wells Report doesn’t justify the trainer’s firing.

Packers to re-sign Raji for 1 year

Defensive lineman B.J. Raji reportedly is close to signing a 1-year contract to remain with the Green Bay Packers, turning down the chance to make his first foray into free agency next week.

Raji, the ninth overall pick in 2009, wants to improve his stock in 2014 and return to the negotiating table with the chance to be a free agent after next season.

Broncos set to release Bailey

Champ Bailey will eventually wind up in Canton. But he thought he would stay in Denver a little longer.

According to multiple reports, the Denver Broncos intend to release Bailey, a future Hall of Fame cornerback who earned eight of his record 12 Pro Bowl invitations in the Mile High City.

 

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