Sports Digest: Valpo's Richardson earns Horizon cross country honors

2013-11-02T21:15:00Z 2014-06-24T18:12:38Z Sports Digest: Valpo's Richardson earns Horizon cross country honors nwitimes.com

Women's cross country

VALPO'S RICHARDSON EARNS HORIZON HONORS: Valparaiso junior Jessica Richardson made the Horizon League's first team.

Richardson ran a time of 18 minutes, 49.19 seconds and finished seventh Sarturday at the conference meet at Boardman (Ohio) High School.

Sophomore Dezzarae Acre was 30th (19:45.16). Sophomore Hannah Schilling was 30 seconds behind her with a 20:14.09. As a team, the Crusaders were seventh.

Men's cross country

CRUSADERS SEVENTH AT HORIZON MEET: Junior David Rutkowski led Valparaiso with a 20th-place finish (26:43.09). As a team, the Crusaders were seventh.

Men's basketball

SSC WINS OPENER: Korbin McClain scored 19 points, Jalen Brown 16, Marius Hopkins 12 and Antonio Levy 11 as South Suburban College routed Northwestern Club, 105-60, Saturday in its season opener.

Pro football

DOUGLASS TO APPEAR AT BRIDGES: Former Bears quarterback Bobby Douglass will appear at Bridges Scoreboard Restaurant and Sports Bar from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday.

Admission is free, but there will be a $10 charge of each item brought to be signed. Photos will be sold for $10 each. For details, call (219) 924-2206.

Pro hockey

HAWKS SCORE 3 STRAIGHT TO DOWN JETS: Brandon Bollig, Patrick Sharp and Nick Leddy scored within a 4:55 span in the second period to lead Chicago to a 5-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday that extended the Blackhawks' winning streak to three games.

Goalie Corey Crawford stopped 26 shots to pick up his eighth win of the season and Chicago also got goals from Niklas Hjalmarsson and Ben Smith.

Marcus Kruger had a pair of assists, and Leddy and Bollig also picked up an assist each for the Blackhawks, who are 4-1-1 on the road.

Pro basketball

76ERS SURPRISE BULLS: Rookie Michael Carter-Williams had 26 points and 10 assists, and Spencer Hawes added 18 points and 11 rebounds as the Philadelphia 76ers continued their stunning start to the season, beating the Bulls 107-104 on Saturday night.

Pegged to be one of the league's worst teams, the Sixers (3-0) have opened the season with wins over Chicago, Washington and two-time defending champion Miami.

Carlos Boozer led the Bulls with 22 points and 10 rebounds, and Luol Deng had 20 points.

Still dealing with neck soreness, Derrick Rose finished with 13 points and six assists for Chicago.

PACERS BEAT CAVS: Paul George and Lance Stephenson combined for 43 points, and the Pacers remained unbeaten in the young season with an 89-74 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday night.

Stephenson scored 22 points, including 10 in a 14-4 run midway through the fourth quarter that gave the Pacers a 79-61 lead with 7:46 to play.

George, who had 21 points and 13 rebounds, and scored all the points in a key third-quarter run for Indiana (3-0).

HALL OF FAMER BELLAMY DIES: Walt Bellamy, the Hall of Fame center who averaged 20.1 points and 13.7 rebounds in 14 seasons in the NBA, died Saturday. He was 74.

The Atlanta Hawks confirmed the death, but didn't provide details.

The former Indiana University star won an Olympic gold medal in 1960 and was the first overall pick by the Chicago Packers in 1961. He was the rookie of the year with Chicago, averaging 31.6 points and 19.0 rebounds, and also played for the Baltimore Bullets, New York Knicks, Detroit Pistons, Atlanta and New Orleans Jazz.

Auto racing

KESELOWSKI WINS NATIONWIDE RACE AT TEXAS: Brad Keselowski led 105 of 200 laps at Texas to win for the sixth time in his last eight Nationwide Series starts, while Austin Dillon and Sam Hornish Jr. got closer Saturday in the battle for the season title.

With the win in the No. 22 Ford, Keselowski put Roger Penske back in the lead for owner points. Keselowski finished nearly a second ahead of Denny Hamilin.

Hornish recovered from being a lap down early in the race to finish third. That was two spots ahead of Dillon, whose points lead was cut from eight to six with two races to go.

Sprint Cup points leader Matt Kenseth finished third.

Horse racing

MUCHO MACHO MAN WINS BREEDERS' CUP CLASSIC: Mucho Macho Man won the $5 million Classic by a nose a year after finishing second in the Breeders' Cup race.

Ridden by Gary Stevens, Mucho Macho Man ran 1 ¼ miles in 2:00.72 and paid $10, $4.60 and $3.60 on Saturday at Santa Anita.

Kathy Ritvo became the first female trainer to win North America's richest race. The 50-year-old Stevens closed out his comeback year that began in January with a sweep of the two biggest races at the two-day world championships. He won the $2 million Distaff with Beholder on Friday.

Will Take Charge returned $7.20 and $4.80, while Declaration of War was another head back in third and paid $4.80 to show.

Game On Dude, the 8-5 favorite, finished ninth on his home track. Fort Larned failed to defend the title he won last year.

Around the horn

Fifth-seeded Valparaiso will travel to No. 4 Detroit at 1 p.m. Tuesday in first-round action of the Horizon League women's soccer tournament.

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