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Sport Shorts for Thursday, July 10, 2014


Registration open for Harvest Hammer

Registrations are being taken for the 27th annual Harvest Hammer 5K run and 21-mile duathlon. The event will be held at 9 a.m. September 20 in Morrison.

There will also be a
children’s fun run beginning at 8:15 a.m., while the 5K and duathlon start at
9 a.m.

All proceeds benefit local youth, education, community, and international projects of the Morrison Rotary Club.

To register online, visit


Cross Creek tourney starting soon

Registrations are being taken for the Cross Creek 8-inch Cup Tournament in Morrison.

The event will be held at
9 a.m. on July 19.

For more information, call 815-772-7966.


Bears receiver agrees to plea deal

Josh Morgan agreed to a deal on Tuesday in which the misdemeanor simple assault charge against him would be dismissed if he meets several conditions, including completion of community service.

The D.C. native, who played the last two seasons for the Redskins, was arrested in late April after he was accused of punching a valet attendant, within a week of signing a 1-year free-agent contract with the Bears.


Verdict reached in Giants fan beating

A Los Angeles jury ruled that the Dodgers are partly liable for the devastating injuries to Giants fan Bryan Stow, who was attacked in a stadium parking lot after an opening day game in 2011, and must pay millions for medical expenses.

The two men who attacked Stow, Louie
Sanchez and Marvin
Norwood, were also ordered to pay part of the legal payout, which totaled nearly $18 million.

Cubs agree to park renovation terms

The Cubs agreed to Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s conditions in order to present the latest Wrigley Field renovation proposal to the Commission on Chicago Landmarks.

The conditions included reducing the size of signs along the exterior outfield walls. The Cubs also agreed to drop enlarged openings in the outfield brick wall for new bullpens, a change the team previously announced.


Man charged after punching referee

A Detroit-area soccer player accused of killing a referee with a punch to the neck was charged Wednesday with second-degree murder.

The charge against
Baseel Abdul-Amir Saad was announced 8 days after John Bieniewicz died from his injuries.

Bieniewicz, 44, of Westland, Mich., was working as a referee at a men’s soccer game in Livonia, Mich., on June 29 when Saad, faced with ejection, struck him with a punch, Wayne County prosecutor Kym Worthy said.

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