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Boys Basketball

Oregon grad to play basketball at ECC

Jessie McKinley, a 2014 graduate of Oregon, signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Elgin Community College.

McKinley was a 2-year starter for the Hawks, and averaged 11.5 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists per game during his senior season.

He was also an honorable mention selection to the Big Northern Conference West All-Conference team.

Local golf

Amboy club to host veterans tournament

Shady Oaks Country
Club in Amboy will hold a veterans appreciation playday beginning at 10 a.m. July 3.

The format will be a 45-handicap, best-ball scramble, with one player having a handicap under 10. There must be at least one veteran in the group.

The cost is $25 for
veterans, and $45 for non-veterans. The cost includes a lunch.

For more information, contact Shady Oaks at 815-849-5424, or Dan Koch at 815-973-4912.


“Hard Knocks” to document Falcons

The popular HBO documentary series will follow
the Atlanta Falcons through training camp, ending speculation that the Bears might be the team featured.

Bears officials didn’t want the series to document the team, but it met criteria the NFL can use to force a team to be featured if no club volunteered. 

The Falcons announced their decision via Twitter Thursday morning.

No charges for 49ers’ Kaepernick

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick will not face any charges stemming from an alleged sexual assault incident nearly 2 months ago in Miami, authorities said.

The announcement brings a conclusion to an episode in which Kaepernick maintained his innocence from the beginning.


Cyclist dies in

Victor Williams, a 51-year-old longtime cycling racer, has died after being thrown from
his bike during a race in Colorado Springs.

Williams was participating in a training race Tuesday when he was thrown from his bike.

Police say Williams suffered critical injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The accident happened at the 7-Eleven Velodrome track at Memorial Park, which is the official training
site for the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic track cyclists and USA Roller Sports.

IOC confident sport is cleaning up

With the Tour De France less than a month away, the International Olympic Committee believes that cycling officials are making headway in efforts to clean up the sport which has had a history of high-profile doping cases, such as Lance Armstrong.

“These efforts are indeed impressive,” IOC President Thomas Bach said.

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