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SportShorts for Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Published: Tuesday, July 1, 2014 11:56 p.m. CDT

Prep football

Three locals to play in Shrine Game

Erie-Prophetstown grads Nick Williams and Owen McConnell will play on the gridiron one more time, as both will suit up for the East team at the Shrine Game on July 12 on the campus of Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington.

Williams, a running back, and McConnell, a lineman, will play against Three Rivers North foe and West team selection Austin Regenwether, a Fulton grad.

Erie-Prophetstown coach Chuck Milem will serve as an assistant coach for the East.

Local golf

Shady Oaks to host veterans day

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

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.

NFL

49ers’ Smith avoids bomb threat charges

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smtih will not face charges stemming from his April arrest for making a false bomb threat at Los Angeles International Airport, Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office spokesman Frank Mateljan told USA TODAY Sports by email Tuesday.

Smith, 24, faces a sentencing hearing July 25 – 2 days after the 49ers are scheduled to report for training camp – on weapons and DUI charges from two unrelated incidents.

Kevin Kolb arrested for drunken boating

Former NFL quarterback Kevin Kolb was arrested early Saturday and charged with boating while intoxicated in south Texas.

Kolb was arrested early Saturday and released hours later on $3,000 bond.

Kolb was released by the Bills in March, and has yet to sign with another team.

NHL

Teams active in free agency

The Blackhawks made some waves when they signed veteran center Brad Richards to a 1-year contract worth a reported $2 million.

In addition, the Hawks re-signed veteran center Peter Regin to a 1-year contract for a reported $650,000.

The Dallas Stars traded for Jason Spezza, the St. Louis Blues signed Paul Stastny to a 4-year contract, and the Winnipeg Jets added Mathieu Perreault.

SOCCER

Possible World Cup match fixing

FIFA remained silent on Tuesday regarding allegations that Cameroon players played a part in fixing the results of their World Cup group matches.

The Cameroon football association said on Monday that it was to investigate claims of match-fixing in their Group A games, especially the match against Croatia.

Joseph Owona, president of the Cameroon FA’s Normalisation Committee, said its ethics committee had been instructed to investigate the claims.

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