Sports Digest: E.C. Central's Short earns Big Ten honor

2012-11-13T21:30:00Z 2012-11-14T14:33:05Z Sports Digest: E.C. Central's Short earns Big Ten honor nwitimes.com
November 13, 2012 9:30 pm

College football

PURDUE'S SHORT EARNS BIG TEN HONOR: Purdue defensive tackle Kawann Short (E.C. Central) was named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week.

He had a career-high four tackles for loss, including his fifth sack of the season, at Iowa last weekend. Short finished with contest with six tackles, five solo.

 

Pro basketball

DENNIS RODMAN COMING TO BRIDGES: Former Bull and NBA Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman will appear at Bridges' Scoreboard Restaurant & Sports Bar from 7 to 10 p.m. Dec. 2.

VIP ticket holders and corporate sponsors will get early admission at 5 p.m. General admission ticket holders are admitted at 9 p.m. Tickets are $40.

Also appearing will be Atlanta Braves centerfielder Jordan Schafer, who has Highland ties.

Call (219) 924-2206 for details.

DEROZAN LEADS RAPTORS PAST PACERS: DeMar DeRozan scored 15 points, and Jose Calderon had 13 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists to lead the Toronto Raptors over the Pacers 74-72 on Tuesday night.

George Hill scored 18 points, and Paul George had 12 points and nine rebounds to lead the Pacers, who have lost four of the last five.

FIVE BULLS ON ALL-STAR BALLOT: The NBA tipped off All-Star balloting Tuesday during an event in Houston, the host city.

Bulls players Carlos Boozer, Luol Deng, Taj Gibson, Kirk Hinrich and Joakim Noah are on this year’s ballot. The All-Star Game will be played at the Toyota Center on Feb. 17.

 

Pro baseball

JOHNSON, MELVIN TOP MANAGERS: Davey Johnson of the Washington Nationals and Bob Melvin of the Oakland Athletics were chosen as managers of the year Tuesday.

Johnson easily won the NL honor after the Nationals bolted to the best record in baseball. Melvin was picked narrowly for the AL award over Baltimore's Buck Showalter in voting by the Baseball Writers' Association of America.

Johnson, who turns 70 in January, was honored for the second time. He was tabbed as the AL's top manager in 1997, hours after he resigned from the Orioles in a feud with owner Peter Angelos.

Melvin also became a two-time winner, having been chosen in 2007 with Arizona.

SOURCE SAYS MARLINS TRADE 3 STARS TO JAYS: A person familiar with the deal says the Miami Marlins have undergone another payroll purge by trading shortstop Jose Reyes, left-hander Mark Buehrle and right-hander Josh Johnson to the Toronto Blue Jays as part of a blockbuster deal.

The person confirmed the trade to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the teams weren't officially commenting. The person said the trade sent several of the Blue Jays' top prospects to the Marlins.

The stunning agreement came less than a year after the Marlins added Reyes, Buehrle and closer Heath Bell in an uncharacteristic $191 million spending spree as they moved into a new ballpark. The binge raised high hopes, but the Marlins instead finished last in the NL East.

 

College basketball

IUN HAS HOMECOMING TONIGHT: Indiana University Northwest invites the community to its annual homecoming celebration tonight.

Doors to the Savannah Center Gymnasium open at 4 p.m. The RedHawks will take on the women of Ohio’s Wilberforce University at 5 p.m., followed by the men’s game at 7 p.m., taking on their counterparts at Wilberforce.

Tickets are $10 for the general public, $5 for IU Northwest students and alumni as well as members of the military.

DAWSON HELPS SPARTANS BEAT KANSAS: Keith Appling scored 19 points, including a brilliant drive with 13.5 seconds left, and Lew Wallace graduate Branden Dawson added 12 points as No. 21 Michigan State (1-1) rebounded from a season-opening loss with a 67-64 upset of No. 7 Kansas (1-1) on Tuesday night.

XAVIER ROLLS TO WIN OVER BUTLER MEN: Jeff Robinson scored 17 points, and Travis Taylor added 15 points and nine rebounds to help Xavier (2-0) beat cold-shooting Butler 62-47 on Tuesday.

Davis scored nine points while helping hold Butler guard Rotnei Clarke to seven points after he scored 21 in Butler's season-opening 74-59 victory over Elon on Saturday. Freshman Kellen Dunham led Butler (1-1) with 11 points.

NO. 1 BAYLOR WOMEN ROUT NO. 6 KENTUCKY: Brittney Griner scored 27 points with eight rebounds, and No. 1 Baylor easily passed what was expected to be its first real challenge, overwhelming sixth-ranked Kentucky 85-51 Tuesday night.

Odyssey Sims added 18 points with six assists and four steals. Destiny Williams had 14 points and 12 rebounds for the defending national champion Lady Bears (2-0), who have won 42 games in a row.

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