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SportShorts for Tuesday, June 12, 2018

LOCAL GOLF

Sunset wins Three Rivers title

Sunset Golf Course of Mount Morris earned top honors at the Spring Three Rivers Best Ball golf tournament that wrapped up Sunday at Lake Erie Country Club. The first 18 holes were played Saturday at Emerald Hill in Sterling.

Sunset’s five two-man pairings had a total score of 726 strokes, three less than Lake Erie. Rounding out the field were Deer Valley (735), Emerald Hill (747), Prophet Hills (750), Rock River (777) and Wyaton Hills (777).

Pairings for the Sunset team were Adam Marshall and Terry Severns (139); Scott Aken and Jason Page (140); Brian Weidman and Collin Marshall (147); Carson Buck and Nate Bramm (148); and Jeff Johnson and Hasen Lott (152).

The overall medalists were Emerald Hill’s Scott Hargrave and Luke Hoffman at 136.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Five-star recruit transfers to NW

Hunter Johnson on Monday announced he will transfer to Northwestern from Clemson. The 6-foot-2, 210-pounder was the No. 2 pro-style quarterback and No. 30 overall prospect in the Class of 2017 in 247Sports.com’s composite rankings.

And talk about filling a need: Northwestern had no obvious candidate to succeed Clayton Thorson after he completes his career this fall.

Johnson is expected to enroll in summer school that begins in 2 weeks and take over the quarterback spot in 2019. He will have 3 years of eligibility remaining after sitting out this fall per NCAA rules.

MLB

Court not interested in Wrigley case

The Supreme Court is leaving in place a court decision dismissing a lawsuit filed against the Chicago Cubs by the owners of rooftop clubs adjacent to Wrigley Field.

Skybox on Sheffield and Lakeview Baseball Club sued the Cubs in 2015, arguing in part that the right-field video board the team added would block their views of the ballpark and violate terms of a 2004 revenue-sharing agreement.

A federal judge dismissed the case. Judge Virginia Kendall said the board was allowed because the agreement allowed “any expansion of Wrigley Field approved by governmental authorities.”

NBA

Warriors hope for new deals for Durant, Kerr

Warriors general manager Bob Myers expects swift negotiations to re-sign two-time reigning NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant and coach Steve Kerr.

Durant could sign for as long as 4 years and about $160 million, and Myers is prepared to give him “whatever he wants.”

Myers says: “I’d love to have him 10 years. He’s earned the right to sign whatever deal he wants. ... That shouldn’t be a long negotiation.”

Kerr has 1 year remaining on his original 5-year contract, so he would receive a multiyear extension – and Kerr wants to coach Golden State for the long haul.

MLB

Ohtani might need Tommy John surgery

ESPN reports that the Los Angeles Angels expect P/DH Shohei Ohtani to undergo Tommy John surgery and miss the remainder of the 2018 season and the entire 2019 season.

There has been no confirmation by the Angels or anyone close to Ohtani, but nor has there been contradiction.

Ohtani was diagnosed with a Grade 2 UCL strain late last week. 

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