PUC SIGNS WHEELER SOCCER STANDOUT: Purdue University Calumet men's soccer coach James Drzewiecki secured another member of his 2014 recruiting class by signing Wheeler standout Cameron Foor.
Foor joins midfielder Mohammed Alamaneea and defender Graciano Santos in the Peregrines' incoming class.
"Cameron is a natural scorer who we believe will improve immensely over the next few years," Drzewiecki said in a news release from the school. "You don’t have to tell him twice to have a shot, and he’s very dangerous when he’s in range. We love his attitude and I know he looks forward to being part of the tradition his stepfather helped build years ago with Purdue Calumet soccer."
The 6-foot-2 striker was a four-year letterwinner for the Bearcats. He earned first team all-conference and first team all-area accolades. He was also awarded the Offensive MVP award, while scoring 28 goals and notching 12 assists in his senior season.
Foor is a member of the Millennium Vadar club team and leads them in scoring. He previously played for the Indiana Magic and led them in scoring as well.
Purdue Calumet saw a five-match turnaround in its second season since reintroducing program, tallying an 8-8-2 overall record in 2013.
BROWNS RELAX MEDIA ACCESS TO MANZIEL: The Browns have relaxed their media limitations to see rookie Johnny Manziel practice.
Cleveland's entire practice session on Wednesday will be open to local and national media members. Last weekend's rookie minicamp, where Manziel made his pro debut, was restricted to just local reporters and photographers as first-year Browns coach Mike Pettine tried to contain the hype surrounding Manziel, the flashy Texas A&M quarterback Cleveland selected in the first round of the NFL draft.
Pettine limited last week's media access to just 15 minutes. Manziel threw three passes and did some stretching during the period the workout was open.
The Browns received push back from some national outlets upset about being denied credentials.
ROMO LOOKING FINE AFTER SURGERY: Tony Romo looked like the man in charge of the Dallas offense for the first offseason practice until the drills got a little more competitive.
Five months removed from back surgery, Romo donned a baseball cap for 11-on-11 work. There's no use in rushing, as coach Jason Garrett has been saying for weeks.
Romo echoed that talk Tuesday in his first extensive interview since sustaining a herniated disk against Washington and missing the finale against Philadelphia with a playoff berth on the line.
The 34-year-old says he can do everything he needs to, but wants to make sure he doesn't "put a high volume of numbers on it yet."
RAILCATS TO PLAY TWO TODAY: The Kansas City T-Bones beat the Gary RailCats 7-3 Tuesday in the completion of Monday's suspended game.
The regularly scheduled game as was rained out and the two teams will play a doubleheader starting at 11:10 a.m. today.
In the suspended game the RailCats had tied it up in the eight inning on a two-run Josh Romanski single and had two on with one out when the game resumed Tuesday night. They could not take further advantage and the game was tied 4-4.
In the top of the ninth, the T-Bones scored three times.
RAIN CANCELS OILMEN: Rain postponed Tuesday’s game between the Northwest Indiana Oilmen and Southland Vikings. No make-up date was immediately set.
The Oilmen are now scheduled to open the season today against the Lexington Snipes at 7:10 p.m. The event will be themed “Paint the Game Pink Night” at Oil City Stadium as the Oilmen raise funds to support the fight against breast cancer. Pink bats, baseballs and jerseys will be auctioned, raffled and sold with all proceeds benefiting breast cancer awareness.
WILLIAMS SQUARED: Serena and Venus Williams will get back on court in the second round of the French Open on Wednesday, with a sister vs. sister meeting in the next round a distinct possibility.
Serena, the defending champion and top-seeded player, will face Garbine Muguruza of Spain on Court Suzanne Lenglen. On the main court, Venus will take on Anna Schmiedlova of Slovakia.
Venus, a seven-time Grand Slam champion, is seeded only 29th at Roland Garros. The draw put her in the same side as Serena, a 17-time major champion.
The last time the sisters met at a major tournament was in the 2009 Wimbledon final. Serena won.