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SportShorts for Friday, November 9, 2018

BOYS BOWLING

Golden Warriors fall to
Sycamore at home

The Sterling boys bowling team played in its first ever home conference match, but fell to Sycamore 3,296-2,552 on Thursday at Blackhawk Lanes.

Carter Schlegel led the Warriors with a 550 series, which included a second game of 197. Jordan
Glazier had a 469 series.

Dukes lose by 38 pins to Trojans at home

Mendota beat Dixon 3,039-3,001 in the Dukes’ home opener at Plum Hollow.

Tyler VanQuathem had a 201 game and a 219 game on his way to a 595 series for the Dukes.

Kade Fulton had a 544 series which included a 212 game. Jacob Wickert rolled a 547 series.

MLB

Commisioner could get new term

A person familiar with the agenda tells The Associated Press that baseball owners plan to vote on a new term for Commissioner Rob
Manfred, a new television contract with Fox, and an agreement for in-game cut-ins with the subscription video streaming service DAZN when they meet next week.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday
because Major League Baseball had not made
public the agenda for the Nov. 14 and 15 meetings.

Sanchez has shoulder surgery, Sabathia to retire after 2019

Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez had surgery on his left shoulder Thursday, which could slow him during spring training but is not likely to keep him out of the lineup on opening day.

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman made the announcement at the general managers’ meetings, hours after the Yankees finalized an $8 million, 1-year contract with CC Sabathia. The 38-year-old left-hander said 2019 will be his final season.

NHL

Founding owner of Wild dies of cancer

Bob Naegele Jr., the founding owner of the Minnesota Wild, has died of complications from cancer. He was 78.

The Wild said Naegele died Wednesday night. Players will wear a jersey patch with his initials for the remainder of the season, and a moment of silence will be held before Minnesota’s next home game.

“A piece of his heart and soul will remain forever as a part of the Wild,” said current owner Craig Leipold, who bought the club from Naegele in 2008. “We will honor that.”

Naegele was the lead investor in the expansion franchise that began play in 2000, eight seasons after the North Stars left Minnesota for Dallas. A star goalie at Minnetonka High School in the Twin Cities area, Naegele built his wealth through a billboard company started by his father. 

FOOTBALL

Ex-Lion, Cardinal Triplett dies

Wally Triplett, the trailblazing running back who was one of the first African-Americans drafted by an NFL team, has died. He was 92.

The Detroit Lions and Penn State announced Triplett’s death Thursday. Triplett was the third African-American selected in the 1949 draft, but he was the first of those draftees to play in a regular-season game. He played in 24 games for the Lions and Chicago Cardinals.

Triplett was also the first African-American to start for Penn State, and in 1948, he and teammate Dennie Hoggard became the first African-Americans to play in the Cotton Bowl.

Steelers’ Brown caught speeding

Police say Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown was stopped for speeding over 100 mph in his Porsche, just hours before the team’s game against the Carolina Panthers.

Ross Township police tell WPXI-TV that an officer was searching for a bank robbery suspect Thursday when a black Porsche sped by.

The officer pulled the car over and the driver was identified as Brown.

He was cited for reckless driving.

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