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Local

Sportshorts for Friday, May 16, 2014

LOCAL BOWLING

Sterling Bowl for Cure results

The Sterling USBC Men’s and Women’s Bowling
Association hosted a mixed doubles Bowl for the Cure on April 27 at Blackhawk Lanes.

The top three teams were Robert Stern and Jenna Armoska (1,386), Tim Sivits and Tracey Sivits (1,353), and Kyler Hanson and Michelle Hanson (1,301). Proceeds went to Home of Hope.

LOCAL GOLF

Kreider, KSB
host golf open

Kreider Services and KSB Hospital will host the “Meaningful Day Golf Open” on July 18 at Lost Nation Golf Club. Registration will begin at 10 a.m., with tee off at 11:30.

The grand prize will be a 60-inch TV. Proceeds will help raise funds for meaningful program needs of persons with disabilities.

NFL

Browns sign
ex-Bear Bennett

The Cleveland Browns picked up a pair of potential targets Thursday for rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel, agreeing to terms with free-agent wide receivers Earl Bennett and Miles Austin.

Bennett, a 6-year veteran who was released by the Bears in March, had 32 receptions for 243 yards and four touchdowns in 2013.

Austin recorded 24 catches for 244 yards in 11 games last season for the Cowboys.

Bears finished
signing picks

The Bears became the first NFL team to sign all of their picks from the 2014 draft class Thursday when they agreed to terms with third-round selection Will Sutton, a defensive tackle out of Arizona State.

Sutton, the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year, signed for 4 years.

NHL

Hawks sign 3-year deal with WGN

The Chicago Blackhawks and WGN-Ch.9 have agreed to a 3-year extension of television broadcast rights, keeping NHL hockey games on the Tribune Co.-owned station through the 2018-19 season.

The Blackhawks games have been on WGN-TV since 2008. Under the agreement, the Blackhawks will continue to air about 20 games per season on WGN-TV, with the bulk of their broadcast schedule remaining on Comcast SportsNet
Chicago.

MLB

Cubs co-owner to lead super PAC

Laura Ricketts, part owner of the Chicago Cubs, today becomes board chair of LPAC, a lesbian-backed super PAC  that is endorsing candidates including Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn.

Ricketts, 46, a Chicagoan active in Democratic fundraising, helped start the group in 2012.

“Our goal is to elect pro-lesbian, pro-women candidates to office, whether they’re men or women or gay or straight or Democrat or Republican,” she said.

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