Sports Digest: Crusaders sign men's golf recruit

2014-05-13T21:30:00Z 2014-05-15T22:41:07Z Sports Digest: Crusaders sign men's golf recruit nwitimes.com
May 13, 2014 9:30 pm

Pro football

BEARS SIGN FOUR MORE PICKS: The Bears agreed to terms with running back Ka’Deem Carey, tackle Charles Leno, Jr., defensive tackle Ego Ferguson and punter Patrick O'Donnell on four-year contracts Tuesday.

The 6-foot-2, 315-pound Ferguson was selected in the second round (51st overall) after appearing in 38 games for LSU, starting his final 12 contests and finishing with 85 tackles (24 solos).

The 6-4, 220-pound O’Donnell was selected in the sixth round (191st overall) after four-plus seasons with Cincinnati (2009-12) and Miami, Fla. (2013), booming 234 punts for 10,168 yards (43.5 gross avg.) and landing 86 punts inside the 20.

The 5-10, 207-pound Carey was selected in the fourth round (117th overall) out of Arizona. The Pac-10 offensive player of the year in 2013, Carey started 24-of-36 games played in his three-year career with the Wildcats (2011-13), rushing for a school-record 4,239 yards and 48 touchdowns on 743 carries (5.7 ypc). His 48 rushing touchdowns rank second in FBS history behind the 49 by Montee Ball of Wisconsin (2009-12).

The 6-3 1/2, 302-pound Leno was selected 246th overall in the seventh round out of Boise State. He was a first-team All-Mountain West Conference selection during his senior season, starting all 13 games at left tackle.

Men's golf

VU SIGNS RECRUIT: Michael Doherty of Naperville (Ill.) North has signed a national letter of intent to attend Valparaiso.

"I've always been impressed with his intuition and judgment on the golf course, making good decisions as he manages his round," Crusaders coach David Gring said in a media release. "He is a talented player with excellent golf acumen. His success and abilities on the golf course have been matched in the classroom as well.”

A native of Lisle, Ill., Doherty was named conference MVP as a senior. He finished second in the league championship, falling in a playoff, and tied for sixth in the regional. Doherty is a three-time all-conference performer and two-time state qualifier, helping Naperville North to a state runner-up finish in 2012.

Pro basketball

WIZARDS STAY ALIVE WITH BLOWOUT OF PACERS: Marcin Gortat had 31 points and 16 rebounds; John Wall scored 27 points, and the Washington Wizards rode a 39-rebound advantage to a 102-79 rout of Indiana on Tuesday night, cutting the Pacers' lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals to 3-2.

Washington can even the series at home on Thursday in Game 6.

David West scored 17 points for Indiana.

NBA OWNERS MEET AGAIN TO DISCUSS STERLING REMOVAL: NBA owners discussed Donald Sterling's CNN interview and the plans to terminate his ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers in the third meeting of the advisory/finance committee.

A day after Commissioner Adam Silver repeated his desire to force Sterling to sell quickly, the committee met via conference call. League spokesman Mike Bass says the owners reviewed the status of the charge for termination of the Clippers' ownership and plan to meet again next week.

Sterling criticized Magic Johnson in the interview that aired Monday, his first public comments since Silver banned him for life for making racist comments. Silver apologized to Johnson in a statement, adding that owners were working "as expeditiously as possible" on the process for removal.

Auto racing

HINCHCLIFFE CLEARED FOR LIGHT TRAINING: James Hinchcliffe hasn't been cleared yet to begin practice for the Indianapolis 500.

The Canadian driver was diagnosed with a concussion on Saturday when he was hit in the head with debris during the inaugural Grand Prix of Indianapolis.

IndyCar officials said Tuesday that Hinchcliffe was progressing well and had been cleared to begin light training. He will undergo another evaluation on Thursday.

E.J. Viso has replaced Hinchcliffe as the Andretti Autosport team prepares for Indy 500 qualifying ahead of the May 25 race.

Pro hockey

RANGERS CAP COMEBACK, OUST PENGUINS: Henrik Lundqvist set an NHL record with his fifth straight Game 7 victory, making 35 saves to lift the New York Rangers to a 2-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday night and earn a spot in the Eastern Conference finals.

Brian Boyle and Brad Richards scored for New York, who rallied from a 3-1 series deficit for the first time in the franchise's 88-year history.

The Rangers will play the winner of the Bruins-Canadiens series in the conference finals.

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