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Sportshorts for Saturday, July 19, 2014


Dixon’s Roby gets second offer

Dixon junior forward Isaiah Roby got his second Division I scholarship offer on Friday. This one came from the Western Illinois Leathernecks.

The 6-foot, 7-inch forward, who averaged 10.6 points and 8.7 rebounds, also received an offer from Northern Illinois on Monday.


Timber Creek to host event in August

The Sinnissippi Foundation Golf Open will be held on Aug. 14 at Timber Creek Golf Club in Dixon. The scramble style tournament will start with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m.

The registration deadline is July 25. For format, visit For more information, call Andy Jackson at 815-284-9380.


Players Association sued by ex-players

Two former NFL players have filed the first federal class-action lawsuit against the NFL Players Assn. over head injuries.

Christian Ballard and Gregory Westbrooks accused the players union of concealing the long-term effects of traumatic brain injuries and not doing enough to address the issue.


UConn to pay
$1.3 million

The University of Connecticut will pay $1.3 million to settle a lawsuit by five women who alleged the school did not take seriously their claims of sexual assaults on campus.

The bulk of the settlement, $900,000, will go to Silvana Moccia, a former UConn hockey player who alleged she was kicked off the team after reporting she had been raped by a male hockey player.

The other four women will receive payments ranging from $25,000 to $125,000.

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