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Sportshorts for Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Published: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 12:09 a.m. CDT

WOMEN’S GOLF

Schuldt in fourth at Women’s Open

Sterling High School and University of Illinois graduate, Ember Schuldt, is tied for fourth place after two rounds of the Illinois Women’s Open at Mistwood Golf Club in Romeoville.

Schuldt shot a 5-over 77 on Tuesday, after shooting par 72 on Monday. She is tied with Flossmoor’s Ashley Armstrong. Emily Collins, a University of Oklahoma graduate, leads the tournament by six strokes after rounds of 73 and 68.

YOUTH SOFTBALL

Youth Academy holding tryouts

The Sauk Valley Youth Sports Academy will be having tryouts for their travel teams this weekend at Sauk Valley Community College.

The 10U tryout will be from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday. The 13U tryout will be from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday. The 16U tryout will be from 3-5 p.m. Sunday.

For information visit svysa.com, or email coach Bob Lowe at Lower@svcc.edu.

NBA

LeBron, Cavs to play Heat in Rio

The Miami Heat will face a familiar face before playing for real this coming season, with the preseason schedule released Tuesday featuring the previously announced Oct. 11 exhibition against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Rio de Janeiro.

That game was announced April 10, before LeBron James’ free-agent move to the Cavaliers. The game also will feature Cleveland center Anderson Varejao, a native of Sana Teresa, Brazil.

SPORTS MEDIA

ESPN suspends Smith for remarks

ESPN analyst Stephen A. Smith, who apologized Monday for comments he made last week on domestic violence, has been removed from the network’s “First Take” TV program and from ESPN Radio for a week.

Last Friday, Smith seemed to imply that some women are to blame when they become victims of domestic violence, while discussing Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice’s two-game suspension under the NFL’s personal conduct policy.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

NIU adds San Diego State to schedule

Northern Illinois will host San Diego State in a 2016 football game in DeKalb, and travel to San Diego to face the Aztecs in 2017, Huskies athletic director Sean Frazier announced.

“Going forward, the College Football Playoff Committee will be evaluating Group of Five matchups like this,” Frazier said in a statement. “San Diego State is the type of successful program we want to have on the schedule.”

San Diego State is 4-0 all-time against NIU, with the two teams last facing each other in 1971.

NHL

Ex-Hawk Frolik signs with Jets

The Winnipeg Jets reached an agreement on a 1-year, $3.3 million contract with forward Michael Frolik, and avoided an arbitration hearing later in the week.

Frolik had 15 goals and 42 points in 81 games last season. In 430 career games with the Jets, Blackhawks and Panthers, he has 76 goals and 193 points.

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