Sports Digest: Brewer returns to the Bulls

2014-04-07T21:30:00Z 2014-04-15T18:27:09Z Sports Digest: Brewer returns to the Bulls nwitimes.com
April 07, 2014 9:30 pm

Pro basketball

BREWER RETURNS TO BULLS: The Bulls on Monday signed free agent guard/forward Ronnie Brewer for the remainder of the season. Terms of the contract were not announced.

Brewer (6-foot-7, 235) is currently in his eighth year in the NBA. After being drafted by the Utah Jazz with the 14th pick in the 2006 NBA Draft, Brewer spent three-plus seasons in Utah. In addition to the Jazz, Brewer has also played for the Memphis Grizzlies, the Bulls, the New York Knicks, the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Houston Rockets.

Earlier this season, he appeared in 23 games (three starts) with the Rockets, and averaged 0.3 ppg and 0.6 rpg in 6.9 mpg.

In seven-plus seasons in the NBA, he has averaged 7.9 ppg. in 23.0 mpg. The 29-year old Brewer has also made six trips (47 games; 17 starts) to the NBA playoffs, where he has averaged 5.6 ppg, 2.6 rpg and 1.2 apg in 18.2 mpg.

MOURNING AMONG HOF INDUCTEES: Alonzo Mourning and NCAA championship-winning coaches Nolan Richardson and Gary Williams have been voted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

Richardson was chosen 20 years after he coached Arkansas to a national championship. Williams won a title with Maryland in 2002.

Former NBA star Mitch Richmond also was part of the class announced Monday. They will be inducted at a ceremony Aug. 8 in Springfield, Mass., along with members who were already announced, including retired NBA Commissioner David Stern. Lithuania star Sarunas Marciulionis was among several candidates already selected by various committees.

Pro football

BEARS ADD LONG SNAPPER: The Bears agreed to terms with long snapper Chad Rempel on Monday.

Rempel has spent the last 10 years in the Canadian Football League appearing in games for Winnipeg, Toronto and Hamilton, while also seeing time with Edmonton, who drafted him in 2004, and Montreal in 2008 and 2009.

In the CFL, Rempel was a long snapper and wide receiver, collecting 70 special teams tackles, two fumble recoveries and 22 receptions for 283 yards and two touchdowns.

Auto Racing

LOGANO WINS RAIN-DELAYED RACE: Joey Logano made a last-lap pass of Jeff Gordon during extra laps after a late caution Monday in a rain-delayed race at Texas, becoming the seventh different winner in as many Sprint Cup races this season.

Logano had a 2.2-second lead on teammate Brad Keselowski and was within a half-lap of taking the white flag, which would have guaranteed no extra laps. But then came the caution for debris after Kurt Busch's car brushed the wall and one of his tires tore apart.

Keselowski missed a chance to become the season's first two-time winner when he was penalized for speeding on pit road.

Women's golf

CRUSADERS FINISH NINTH IN IPFW SPRING CLASSIC: Behind top 10 finishes from Kelly Voigt and Erika Pfaender, the Valparaiso women's golf team finished ninth overall at the IPFW Spring Classic.

The Crusaders shot a team score of 331 in the final round Monday, finishing with a 642 over the two-day tournament. Voight finished her second straight round of 76 for a tie for sixth place and a final score of 152. Pfaender shot a 77 Monday to tie for ninth at 153.

Indianapolis won the team title with a combined score of 612 and Allison Mitzel of Youngstown State won the individual event with a 147.

College baseball

LUNDEEN HONORED AGAIN: Valpraiso sophomore Dalton Lundeen has been named the Horizon League Pitcher of the Week for the second time this season.

Lundeen tossed seven scoreless innings Saturday against Wright State, striking out six while allowing six hits and one walk in a 2-0 Crusaders victory that completed a doubleheader sweep. The VU left-hander leads the Horizon League in earned run average at 2.57.

Around the horn

Valparaiso University senior football player Alex Grask signed a three-game contract with the Kangourous de Pessac. The team is located in Pessac, France, a city near Bordeaux. The Kangourous compete in France's Elite Division. ... With the Sochi Olympics behind them, IOC leaders are gathering in Turkey this week amid growing alarm over Brazil's troubled preparations for the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro. The International Olympic Committee executive board meets in the Mediterranean resort of Belek to review a wide range of issues — none more urgent than the chronic construction delays that are putting some of Rio's venue plans at risk ...

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