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SportShorts for Friday, August 11, 2017


Hughes aces second hole at Emerald Hill

Dixon’s Chuck Hughes hit a hole-in-one at Emerald Hill Golf Course on Thursday.

He aced the 120-yard No. 2 with a 7-iron.

The shot was witnessed by Doug Sisson.


Eastland boosters to hold golf scramble

The Eastland Athletic Boosters will hold a golf scramble at 10 a.m. on August 19 at Lake Carroll Golf Course.

The cost is $60 per golfer or $240 for a foursome
for Lake Carroll members, and $75 per golfer or
$300 for a foursome for non-members.

For more information, call 815-821-2373.


Cards announce ‘Rally Cat’ missing

The St. Louis Cardinals are looking for “Rally Cat” after it went missing late Wednesday night.

Grounds crew member Lucas Hackmann took the cat up the main concourse and put it down outside the stadium gate near the Stan Musial statue as his hand was “covered in blood” from bites and scratches.

As Hackmann was taken to the hospital to attend to his injuries, the Cardinals
said ushers tried to contain the cat when a fan grabbed it and claimed it was hers. She subsequently lost the cat.

Indians acquire OF Jay Bruce from Mets

Hours after putting All-Star Michael Brantley on the disabled list, the Indians acquired veteran outfielder Jay Bruce from the New York Mets for minor-league pitcher Ryder Ryan.

Bruce, who is hitting .256 with 29 homers and 75 RBIs for the Mets, will give Indians protection while Brantley recovers from an ankle injury. It’s not known how long Brantley might be out with an injury sustained on Tuesday night.

The Mets are 11 games under .500 for the first time in 3 years and were eager to unload Bruce. Cleveland will pay the $3,765,027 remaining of Bruce’s salary.


Adande leaves ESPN for Northwestern

J.A. Adande is leaving ESPN after a decade to devote himself fully to the position at Northwestern University he took on a year ago.

Adande had continued to work on a contract basis for ESPN’s multimedia platforms after becoming director of sports journalism
and an associate professor at the Medill School
of Journalism, Media,
Integrated Marketing


NCAA adopts policy on sexual violence

NCAA member schools will be required to provide sexual violence education for all college athletes, coaches and athletics administrators under a
policy announced Thursday by the organization’s board of governors.

Campus leaders such as athletic directors and school presidents will be required to attest that athletes, coaches and administrators have been educated on sexual violence each year.

The move follows a number of high-profile assault cases, including Baylor.

The policy also requires campus leaders to declare that athletic departments are knowledgeable and compliant with school policies on sexual violence prevention, adjudication and resolution. School policies on sexual violence and the name and contact information of the Title IX coordinator must be distributed throughout the athletic department and to all athletes.

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