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Sports Shorts for June 24


Ride to fight cancer in Freeport Saturday

The 10th annual Great Northwest Illinois Bike Tour for Cancer will be Saturday in Freeport.

It departs the Freeport YMCA from 7 to 9 a.m. There is no entry fee, but riders are expected to make a donation before departing on a tour that includes 20, 30, 75 or 105-mile routes.

Proceeds will benefit the FHN Ferguson Cancer Center. For more information, visit


Bears sign veteran safety Wilson

The Chicago Bears signed veteran safety Adrian Wilson to a one-year contract on Monday.

The 6-foot-3, 230-pound Wilson, 34, is a five-time Pro Bowl player who missed the entire 2013 season due to an Achilles injury. He was cut by the Patriots in April, after having his best years with the Cardinals.

He is one of 13 players in NFL history with at least 20 interceptions and 20 sacks.


Adams added to Warriors’ staff

The Golden State Warriors reportedly are adding former Chicago Bulls assistant coach Ron Adams to their coaching staff.

Adams, a highly respected assistant who served last season with the Boston Celtics, accepted an offer from the Warriors on Monday.

Felton hoping to avoid jail time

Prosecutors say New York Knicks point guard Raymond Felton is expected to plead guilty in a felony gun possession case in exchange for being sentenced to community service and a $5,000 fine.

Felton was arrested in February. He turned himself in shortly after a game.

Authorities say his estranged wife’s lawyer had brought a loaded semi-automatic handgun to a police precinct, saying it was Felton’s and she wanted it out of their house. She had filed for divorce the week before.

Disease ends NBA hopeful’s career

Baylor center Isaiah Austin, an NBA hopeful, is ending his playing career after being diagnosed with Marfan syndrome, a rare genetic disorder.

Marfan syndrome affects the body’s connective


Desjardins named Canucks coach

The Vancouver Canucks have named Willie Desjardins their new head coach.

Desjardins spent the past two seasons as the head coach for the Dallas Stars’ American Hockey League affiliate in Texas. He led the Texas Stars to the 2014 Calder Cup championship.


Racer’s medical records stolen

Medical records belonging to seven-time Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher are believed to have been stolen, his management team announced in a statement released Monday.

Schumacher, who suffered a severe head injury in a skiing accident in December, last week was transferred from a hospital in Grenoble, France, to Lausanne, Switzerland, after waking from a drug-induced coma lasting several months.

The statement said records purported to be Schumacher’s medical file have been up for sale for “several days.” The statement said authorities are looking into the matter and that appropriate action would be taken if the actual records are made public.

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