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SportShorts for Friday, November 10, 2017


Dukes fall to Trojans in opener

The Dixon Dukes opened the bowling season with a 3,517-3,061 loss at

Lucas Lauer led Dixon with a 579 series including a 238 third game. Trevor White contributed a 561 series with a 249 game and Tyler Yocum rolled a 523.

Luke Ross led the
Trojans with a 633.


Ex-Bears LB Joe
Fortunato dies

Joe Fortunato, the speedy linebacker who helped the Chicago Bears win the 1963 NFL title, has died. He was 87.

Fortunato died Monday in Mississippi, where he starred at linebacker and fullback at Mississippi State.

In 12 seasons with the Bears, Fortunato was a three-time All-Pro selection and a five-time Pro Bowl pick. He had 16 interceptions and 22 fumble recoveries, and was selected to the NFL’s All-Decade Team for the 1950s.

Seahawks able to limit Cardinals

Russell Wilson threw two touchdown passes to Jimmy Graham, and the Seattle Seahawks added to their history of success in Arizona with a 22-16 victory over the Cardinals on Thursday night.

The Seahawks (6-3) limited Adrian Peterson to 29 yards on 21 carries in a game marred by a host of injuries and penalties, most of them against Seattle.

Patriots claim TE Bennett off waivers

The New England Patriots claimed tight end Martellus Bennett off waivers on Thursday, a day after he was cut by the Green Bay Packers for “failing to disclose a physical condition.”

He didn’t play in the Packers’ 30-17 loss on Monday to the Detroit Lions after being listed as doubtful for the game.

Winston fined for poking Lattimore

Tampa Bay quarterback Jameis Winston has been fined $12,154 for poking Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore in the head. Winston apologized this week, and there’s no word if he plans to appeal.

Winston will join teammate Mike Evans on the bench this week, although it’s his right shoulder and not a suspension that will keep him out of the lineup. Evans is out after blindsiding Lattimore during the altercation.


Auburn tells Pearl to cooperate

Auburn has told Bruce Pearl that if he does not cooperate with an internal investigation into its basketball program, he risks being fired. That’s according to ESPN, which reported Wednesday that the coach has refused to speak with attorneys retained by the school.

Those attorneys reportedly have not been able to determine whether Pearl has committed any NCAA violations because the FBI seized his computers and cellphones as part of the agency’s own wide-ranging probe into corruption in college basketball. Auburn fired assistant coach Chuck Person on Wednesday, 1 day after he was indicted by a federal grand jury, as were three assistant coaches at other schools.

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