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Sport Shorts for Monday June 16, 2014

LOCAL GOLF

Stangeland aces third at Lost Nation

Dick Stangeland of Dixon scored a hole-in-one Friday on the 110-yard third hole at Lost Nation golf course. The shot was witnessed by Chet French and Dan Dunphy.

It was his second career ace on that hole.

NFL

Former Cowboy released from jail

Former Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent was relased from jail on Sunday.

Brent was convicted of intoxication manslaughter in January. In December 2012, Brent’s drunken car crash killed his friend and teammate, Jerry Brown.

He was sentenced to 180 days in jail and 10 years probation.

The two former Cowboys were also college teammates at Illinois.

Super Bowl winning Colt receiver shot at

Marvin Harrison was steering his pickup truck through Wynnefield Heights, a Philadelphia neighborhood, when he stopped to assist a man.

He let the man into the bed of his truck after the man said he was fleeing burglars who broke into his apartment.

The burglars shot at
Harrison’s truck and fled. No one was injured, but his truck suffered a flat tire.

MLB

Astros sign former Cubs pitcher

The Houston Astros signed right-handed reliever Jose Veras to a minor league contract on Sunday. Veras saved 19 games last season for the Astros.

Veras, the Astros’ former closer, started this season with the Chicago Cubs.

The Cubs relased Veras, 33, last Tuesday after he allowed 12 earned runs in 13 1/3 innings with no saves. He lost the closer’s job after blowing his first two save opportunities of the season.

The Cubs still owe Veras the remainder of his $4 million contract that he signed at the start of the season.

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