Men's track and field
WHEELER GRAD COMPETES AT NATIONALS: Wheeler graduate David Goodman finished 24th in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the USA Track and Field National Championships on Friday in Des Moines, Iowa, with a time of 9 minutes, 16.77 seconds.
Goodman was the 2011 Division II national champion in the event at Western State (Colorado). He ran at nationals for NE Distance, the New England Distance Project, as its first Athlete-in-Residence Fellow.
JONES INVITED TO TRYOUT: Portage's Kevin Jones has been invited to participate in the White Sox Area Code Tryout on Monday at Elgin Community College.
The White Sox scouting staff will select a team from the participants to represent the Midwest at the Area Code Games in Long Beach, Calif. All 30 major league teams and several Division I college programs will be in attendance.
CUBS DEAL LILLIBRIDGE TO YANKEES: The New York Yankees acquired minor league infielder Brent Lillibridge from the Cubs on Friday for a player to be named or cash.
Lillibridge is one of several backup infielders acquired by the Yankees this season to help fill in for their injured All-Stars. The trade Friday is the second deal between New York and Chicago this year.
The Yankees acquired Alberto Gonzalez from the Cubs in May.
FAMILY SEEKS ANSWERS IN DEATH NEAR HERNANDEZ HOME: At least one company yanked an endorsement deal from New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez on Friday as puzzled family members of a friend found slain a mile from Hernandez's home sought answers about how he died.
Police have searched in and around Hernandez's sprawling home in North Attleborough, not far from where the Patriots practice, but a court clerk said that as of Friday afternoon no arrest warrants had been issued in the case. The Bristol County district attorney has not released any information, other than saying the death of semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd was being treated as a homicide.
A jogger found Lloyd's body in an industrial park Monday. Family members said Friday that Lloyd had been dating Hernandez's fiancee's sister for about two years. They said the two men were friends who were together the night Lloyd died.
Hernandez was gone from his home for most of the day Friday, including when two state police officers knocked on his door. He returned home with his attorney around 5 p.m.
CytoSport, a Benicia, Calif.-based company that makes Muscle Milk and other supplements for athletes, said Friday it was ending Hernandez's endorsement contract, effective immediately, because of the investigation.
WATSON LEADS BY TWO STROKES MIDWAY THROUGH TRAVELERS: Bubba Watson shot a 3-under-par 67 Friday to take a two-stroke lead over Patrick Reed and Padraig Harrington after two rounds of the Travelers Championship.
Watson, the 2010 Travelers champion, was at 10-under 130 after two days of play at the TPC-River Highlands. Reed and Harrington were at 8-under after both shot 66s in the second round.
Four players — including 2007 champion Hunter Mahan — were tied for fourth at 7-under.
Charley Hoffman, who held the first-round lead after a 61 on Thursday, followed that with a 73 in a round that included three bogeys and a double-bogey.
5 TOOL ATHLETE OFFERS CAMPS IN JULY: 5 Tool Athlete of Valparaiso is accepting registration for its middle school and Pop Warner football strength/conditioning and speed and agility camps in July. Team reservations are available. For details, email email@example.com, or call (219) 246-8024.
Around the horn
The Valparaiso Vikings Girls Elementary Basketball Camp will begin Monday and run through Thursday. The camp, open to girls entering grades one to six, will run from 10:45 a.m. to noon. Registration will be taken Monday in the gym lobby before the start of the camp. Enter at Door 5. Cost is $40. ... Craig Stadler birdied five of his first 11 holes on Friday to jump into a share of the lead with Duffy Waldorf and Bernhard Langer at 5-under-par 67 in the rain-delayed Champions Tour Encompass Championship at North Shore Country Club in Glenview, Ill. ... Mika Miyazato birdied six of 10 holes in the middle of her round to shoot a 6-under 65 and earn the first-round lead at LPGA Tour's NW Arkansas Championship.