Sports Digest: Valpo falls in first round of Horizon wonen's soccer tourney

2013-11-05T21:15:00Z 2014-06-24T18:11:07Z Sports Digest: Valpo falls in first round of Horizon wonen's soccer tourney nwitimes.com

Pro football

BEARS PLACE ANDERSON ON IR: The Bears have placed receiver Joe Anderson on injured reserve because of an abdominal and groin injury and waived defensive tackle Zach Minter.

Anderson appeared in six games this season and recorded one special teams tackle. He has played in nine games over two seasons with Chicago.

An undrafted rookie from Montana State, Minter appeared in two games for the Bears this season.

The team announced the moves on Tuesday.

GREEN BAY'S RODGERS SAYS HE HAS BROKEN COLLARBONE: The Packers' franchise quarterback is taking a seat.

Aaron Rodgers said Tuesday he has a fractured left collarbone and has no idea yet how long he will be out.

"I do have a fractured collarbone. That's a significant injury," Rodgers said. "We'll know more about the severity and the timetable later this week. In this case, it was considerably more pain than I've felt in a long time."

Also, Packers tight end Jermichael Finley is done for the season after the team placed him on injured reserve.

TEXANS COACH KUBIAK HAD MINI-STROKE, OUT INDEFINITELY: Texans coach Gary Kubiak is out of the hospital after suffering what the team said was a mini-stroke, but there's no word on when he will resume coaching duties.

The team said the 52-year-old Kubiak suffered a transient ischemic attack at halftime of Sunday's loss to Indianapolis. He was released from the hospital on Tuesday and is expected to make a full recovery

A transient ischemic attack, or TIA, occurs when blood flow to the brain is briefly interrupted, typically by a blood clot or narrowed blood vessels. TIAs are often a warning sign for a future stroke.

Pro basketball

PACERS STILL UNBEATEN AFTER DOWNING PISTONS: Paul George scored 31 points, and the Pacers remained the NBA's only unbeaten team with a 99-91 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday night.

The Pacers have matched their best start in franchise history. They are 4-0 for the first time since the 2004-05 season.

C.J. Watson added 15 points, and David West had 12 for the Pacers.

College sports

HORIZON LEAGUE TITLE SQUADS TO BE HONORED FRIDAY: All four of Valparaiso's 2012-13 Horizon League Championship teams will be honored during the men's basketball team's 7:30 p.m. Friday game against Murray State.

Prior to tipoff, the men's basketball team will receive their championship rings. The softball, baseball and men's golf teams will receive their rings at halftime.

Also, the Crusaders volleyball team will host Cleveland State at 4 p.m. All men's basketball season ticket holders will receive free admission to the volleyball match with their basketball ticket.

Men's basketball

IUN FALLS TO ST. XAVIER: Indiana Northwest was routed 95-71 by No. 11-ranked St. Xavier on Tuesday night. IU-Northwest fell to 1-3.

Women's basketball

IUN DROPS FIRST GAME OF SEASON: Despite 19 points from Nicki Monahan and 15 points each from Megan Holland and Brianne Wischman, Indiana Northwest (2-1) lost a 69-68 decision to Indiana South Bend on Tuesday.

Women's soccer

VALPO FALLS IN OPENING ROUND OF HORIZON TOURNEY: Detroit scored with less than four minutes left in the second overtime to edge Valparaiso 1-0 in the opening round of the Horizon League Tournament. Kristen Manski made four saves for the Crusaders (8-7-3).

Men's soccer

PURDUE CAL'S OTOO RECORDS HAT TRICK IN WIN: Purdue Calumet's Papa Otoo scored three consecutive goals to help the Peregrines defeat St. Francis on Monday at Munster High School.

Nico Monteiro also scored for the Peregrines (8-8-2, 4-6-1).

Prep soccer

ELITE NORTH-SOUTH ALL-STAR CHALLENGES THIS WEEKEND: Nearly 90 local players and eight local coaches will take part in the Indiana Elite North vs. South All-Star Challenge, which runs Saturday and Sunday at Warriors Stadium in Danville. Seven games will take place each day, beginning at 8 a.m. For details, go to www.indianaelite.yolasite.com.

Around the horn

Tickets are $6 for Munster's Class 5A Sectional 9 championship game against visiting Mishawaka. No season passes will be honored. The game will begin at 6:30 p.m. Friday. ... Stanford's Chiney Ogwumike has become the ninth player to be a unanimous selection on The Associated Press preseason All-America women's basketball team.

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