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Sportshorts for Thursday, July 31, 2014

Published: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 11:31 p.m. CDT

COLLEGE SPORTS

Johnson, Schaver share SVCC honors

Cross country runner Aubree Johnson of Rock Falls and baseball player Andrew Schaver of Morrison earned the Bob Bopp Award for outstanding female and male athletes of the year at Sauk Valley Community College this past school year.

Four Skyhawks were named NJCAA Academic All-Americans. They were Schaver, who sported a perfect 4.0 grade point average; cross country runner Shawna Anderson (3.8 gpa); baseball player Jacob Tegeler (3.6 gpa); and tennis player Amanda Kent (3.6 gpa).

The women’s basketball team had a cumulative grade point average of 3.18, which earned it a nomination for NJCAA academic team of the year.

A complete list of Arrowhead Conference all-academic team selections can be found on B5.

WOMEN’S GOLF

Schuldt tied for second at Open

Ember Schuldt, a Sterling High School and University of Illinois graduate, finished in a four-way tie for second in the three-round Illinois Women’s Open at Mistwood Golf Club in Romeoville.

Schuldt shot even par on Wednesday, and she finished 5-over for the tournament. Emily Collins won the tournament at 4-under.

MLB

Cubs trade for LHP Doubront

The Chicago Cubs acquired left-hander Felix Doubront from the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday for a player to be named later, the team said.

Doubront, 26, is 2-4 with a 6.07 ERA in 17 games (10 starts) and has allowed 10 home runs in 59 1/3 innings. But the Cubs apparently believe Doubront has plenty of upside as they saw when they acquired Jake Arrieta from the Baltimore Orioles last July.

White Sox’s Jones undergoes surgery

White Sox reliever Nate Jones underwent Tommy John surgery this week to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow.

The injury came as Jones was rehabilitating from a back injury and had begun a throwing program to begin a comeback.

NFL

Redskins hire PR firm in fight for name

The Washington Redskins have hired public relations firm Burson-Marsteller as it battles criticism that its name is a racial slur.

The company, which has a long experience handling public relations crises, will run the website redskinsfacts.com.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Pauley Pavilion will be ready by fall

UCLA’s athletic teams will be able to use Pauley Pavilion when competition begins in the fall, Athletic Director Dan Guerrero said Wednesday.

The floor of the historic arena, which was recently renovated, appeared clean and mostly dry less than 24 hours after a water main broke on Sunset Boulevard, sending water gushing onto the Westwood campus.

Examining the arena on Wednesday, university officials found no structural damage. UCLA will replace the court in the arena, and temporary flooring could be brought in until the rull replacement is made.

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