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Sportshorts for Friday, August 8, 2014

Published: Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 10:43 p.m. CST

LOCAL GOLF

Schuldt loses in round of 32

Sterling native and University of Illinois golfer Ember Schuldt lost during the Round of 32 match play at the USGA Women’s Amateur at Nassau Country Club in Glen Cove, New York.

Schuldt fell to Canada’s Brooke Mackenzie Henderson, 4 & 3 Thursday morning. Henderson is the No. 2-ranked women’s amateur golfer in the world.

PREP SPORTS

Meet the Storm sports night

Bureau Valley High School will be hosting Meet the Storm Night for all fall sports on Friday, Aug. 22 at the high school.

The meeting begins at 6 p.m., and parents are encouraged to attend.

Following the meeting, all fall participants will be introduced on the football field. After the introductions, the football and volleyball teams will hold short scrimmages.

NFL

Bears owe Cook County tax money

The Bears owe Cook County more than $4 million in delinquent amusement taxes, after an Illinois appellate court ruled against the team in a long-running tax dispute.

The controversy had to do with more expensive club seats and luxury suites at Soldier Field sold between 2002 and 2007.

The Bears didn’t charge the 3 percent amusement tax on the club privilege fee, and the team didn’t calculate the tax based on the annual fee to lease a suite.

Cook County officials argued that the Bears owed the tax on the face value of the club tickets and the suite license fees.

SWIMMING

Franklin loses to teen swimmer

Katie Ledecky beat Missy Franklin to win the 200-meter freestyle in a showdown of swimming teen queens at the U.S. national championships.

Ledecky led the last 150 meters on Thursday night, and touched in 1 minute, 55.16 seconds – secondfastest in the world this year. She won the 800 free on opening night, and owns world records in the 800 and 1,500 freestyles.

Franklin touched second in 1:56.40.

NBA

Felton suspended 4 games

Mavericks guard Raymond Felton has been suspended for the first 4 games next season after pleading guilty to gun charges in New York.

Felton pleaded guilty last month to attempted criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of a firearm.

As part of a plea deal that allowed him to avoid jail time, he had to pay a $5,000 fine and must do 500 hours of community service to satisfy the terms of his plea deal.

Metta World Peace changes name

The former NBA star’s new name will be Panda Friend.

World Peace, formerly known as Ron Artest, played for the Lakers from 2009-13, and changed his name during his tenure with the team.

 

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