Sports Digest: Harris leads South Suburban College past Kishwaukee.

2013-01-19T21:30:00Z 2013-01-31T20:57:12Z Sports Digest: Harris leads South Suburban College past Kishwaukee.
January 19, 2013 9:30 pm

Pro baseball

CARDINALS HALL OF FAMER STAN MUSIAL DIES AT 92: Stan Musial, one of baseball's greatest hitters and a Hall of Famer with the St. Louis Cardinals for more than two decades, has died. He was 92.

Stan the Man won seven National League batting titles, was a three-time MVP and helped the Cardinals capture three World Series championships in the 1940s.

The Cardinals announced Musial's death in a news release. They said he died Saturday evening at his home surrounded by family.

Musial was so revered in St. Louis, two statues of him stand outside Busch Stadium. He spent his entire 22-year career with the Cardinals and made the All-Star team 24 times — baseball held two All-Star games each summer for a few seasons.

CUBS PLANNING WRIGLEY RENOVATION: The Cubs announced a five-year, $300 million plan to renovate Wrigley Field at the annual Cubs convention Saturday.

There are still several hurdles to clear, including funding for the project, but owner Tom Ricketts is confident renovations can begin as early as October, starting with the home clubhouse.

Cubs president of business operations Crane Kenney said the Ricketts family would be happy to foot the entire bill, but would like fewer restrictions from the city in return.

The work would all be done in the offseason to avoid having to find a temporary home for the team -- a detail that drew support from the room overflowing with Cubs fans.


Men's basketball

BULLDOGS WIN TOUGH HOME CONTEST: E.C. Central grad Michael Harris continued what he's been doing all season -- scoring big for South Suburban.

Harris led the Bulldogs with 27 points Saturday, while fellow E.C. Central grad Bryce Walker added 19 points in an 89-83 win over Kishwaukee.

Michael Lee added 19 points, while Kadeem Thornton narrowly missed a double-double with 15 points and nine rebounds.

PEREGRINES PICK UP ROAD WIN: Kedric Williams' 20 points led Purdue Calumet to a 75-64 Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference win over Judson.

Martel Jackson added 15 points for the Peregrines, while Andrew Anderson collected 13 points and 13 rebounds.

ST. FRANCIS ROUTS CRIMSON WAVE: Javon Robinson and Franqlin Gatson each scored 14 points, but Calumet College fell to St. Francis 71-55. Chris Diehl added 12 points for the Crimson Wave.

PUMAS LOSE TO NATIONALLY-RANKED TEAM: Dayvon Sloan led St. Joseph's College with 14 points, but his effort was not enough to overcome NCAA Division II No. 4-ranked Kentucky Wesleyan, which won 92-58.

Damon Ellison Jr. was the only other Pumas player in double-figures, finishing with 10 points.


Women's basketball

GRABER LEADS PUC TO VICTORY: Paced by Kami Graber's 16 points, Purdue Calumet defeated Judson 66-50 in a CCAC game Saturday. Brooklyn Short added 15 points, while Merrillville grad Tierra Turner chipped in 11 points. Amanda Gaskin added 10 points and nine rebounds.

CALUMET COLLEGE LOSES TO ST. FRANCIS: Dominique Edwards scored 19 points, but it wasn't enough as Calumet College fell to St. Francis 69-58 Saturday. Karina Robinson added 16 points for the Crimson Wave.


Pro football

COLTS NEW COACH EAGER TO REUNITE WITH LUCK: New Colts offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton is eager to get started.

Just minutes after Indianapolis made the hiring official Saturday, Hamilton told reporters he was eager to reunite with three of his former pupils at Stanford — quarterback Andrew Luck, tight end Coby Fleener and receiver Griff Whalen.

All three have some idea of what kind of offense Hamilton will use in the NFL. Hamilton replaces Bruce Arians, who was hired as Arizona's head coach Thursday.

Fleener told reporters during a conference call he doesn't expect the offense to be an exact replica of what Hamilton used at Stanford. Different players and different hash marks on the field are just two things that could create changes.


Around the horn

The Indiana State Warriors (6-0) will host the Chicago Steam (7-0) at 4 p.m. today at Marquette High School in Michigan City. Tickets for the ABA game are $10 for adults, $5 for students. Children younger than 10 are admitted for free. ... The Dallas Cowboys hired former Detroit head coach Rod Marinelli as defensive line coach Friday night, a day after the Bears said he wasn't returning as defensive coordinator. ... Scott Stallings opened a five-stroke lead in the Humana Challenge on Saturday, holing a 20-foot downhill putt on the par-5 eighth hole for his second eagle of the round.

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