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Sportshorts for Friday, May 30, 2014


Rock Falls
hosting camp

The Rock Falls basketball program will be hosting
a fundamentals camp
June 23-27. High school students will go from 7 a.m.
to 10 a.m. Grades 6-8 will go from 10 a.m. to noon, and Grades 3-5 will go from 1-2:30 p.m at Rock Falls High School.

Cost is $40. For more information, contact Brad Bickett at 815-441-1457.


Former Duchess new coach at Mendota

Breanna (Brevitt) Shippert, a former cross country and track standout at Dixon High School, has been hired as the new head cross country coach at Mendota High School. She will also handle the distance runners during track season.

Shippert teaches physical education. She also earned eight varsity letters at Northern Illinois University.


Ballmer buys
Clippers for $2 billion

Former Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer appears to have won a
frenetic bidding war for ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers, with a
$2 billion offer that would set a record price for an NBA team.

Ballmer bid higher than competitors that included Los Angeles-based investors Tony Ressler and Bruce Karsh, and a group that included David Geffen
and executives from the Guggenheim Group, the Chicago-based owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The Geffen group offered $1.6 billion, and the Ressler-Karsh group $1.2 billion. People familiar with both those offers said they were rejected.

Stephenson, Hibbert fined for flopping

Indiana Pacers forward Lance Stephenson and center Roy Hibbert were fined for violating the NBA’s anti-flopping rules, the league announced Thursday.

Stephenson was fined $10,000 because it was his second violation during this year’s playoffs. Hibbert,
a first-time offender, was fined $5,000.

Cavs to interview Lue, Gentry

The Cavaliers are working their way down the Clippers’
bench to maybe find their next coach.

The team will interview Clippers assistants Tyronn Lue and Alvin Gentry over the next 2 days for their coaching job. The 37-year-old Lue played 11 seasons in the NBA for seven teams.

The Cavaliers are looking for their third coach in 3 years after firing Mike Brown – for the second time – this month following a 33-49 season.


Broncos’ Moore nearly lost leg

Denver Broncos safety Rahim Moore is not only lucky to be playing football, but also lucky to still have two legs.

Moore, a former UCLA standout, reveals the story in Sports Illustrated behind the 13-inch scar that runs down his left calf, and the acute compartment syndrome he suffered last season that could have led to amputation.

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