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SportShorts for Thursday, June 13, 2019

TRACK & FIELD

Dixon’s Forrest to run at Sauk

Brayden Forrest will continue his track and field career at Sauk Valley Community College.

The Dixon graduate was second in the long jump, third in the 110 hurdles and ninth in the 300 hurdles at the IHSA state championships last month in Charleston.

LOCAL GOLF

Ruckman qualifies for state amateur

Cole Ruckman of Amboy tied for fifth with a 1-under-par 71 at the Illinois State Amateur qualifying tournament held Wednesday at PrairieView Golf Club in Byron.

Ruckman is one of nine qualifiers from PrairieView headed to the state amateur slated for July 16-18 at Cantigny Golf in Wheaton.

MLB

Indians’ Clevenger back from injury

Mike Clevinger, whose season seemed in jeopardy when he strained a muscle in his upper back on April 7, will start Monday when Cleveland opens a four-game series at Texas. It’s been an unexpectedly quick comeback for Clevinger.

The team’s medical staff didn’t think he’d pick up a ball for 6 to 8 weeks, but the hard-working, hard-throwing Clevinger bounced back. He’ll face major league hitters following two minor league rehab starts.

NFL

Chiefs sign ironhorse OT to extension

The Kansas City Chiefs signed All-Pro offensive tackle Mitchell Schwartz to a 1-year extension Wednesday that could keep him with the AFC West champions through the 2021 season.

The 30-year-old Schwartz has not missed a snap in his 7-year career, a streak that began with four seasons in Cleveland and has continued the past three seasons in Kansas City. The streak surpassed 7,000 snaps late last season.

NHL

Lindros backs anti-concussion effort

Hockey Hall of Famer Eric Lindros is hoping a new campaign launched across Ontario will help amateur athletes, parents and coaches better identify the signs and symptoms of a concussion after his career was cut short by repeated blows to the head.

The provincial government’s ad campaign – “Hit. Stop. Sit.” – follows the passing of Rowan’s Law, the first of its kind in Canada and set to take effect July 1. The law is named after Rowan Stringer, a youth rugby player who died in 2013 from second impact syndrome after suffering multiple concussions.

CYCLING

Froome crashes, to miss Tour de France

Four-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome will miss this year’s race after a “bad crash” in training on Wednesday.

Team INEOS leader Dave Brailsford said Froome sustained a suspected fractured femur in a 40 mph crash.

The British rider was being airlifted to a hospital, Brailsford said at the Criterium du Dauphine race in southeastern France.

Froome was practicing on the route of the 16-mile fourth stage of the 8-day Dauphine race, which would have been the 34-year-old rider’s first time-trial test this season.

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