Cumberland Times-News

July 9, 2013

Sports Roundup - 07/10/2013


Cumberland Times-News

Adult flag football meeting tonight

CUMBERLAND — There will be a meeting for anyone interested in the upcoming adult flag football league at the Mason Sports Complex picnic tables tonight at 7 p.m.

Any one interested should contact Bryan at 240-580-0030.

Pirates place Neil Walker on disabled list

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed second baseman Neil Walker on the 15-day disabled list with soreness in his right side and recalled infielder Josh Harrison from Triple-A Indianapolis.

Walker is hitting .244 with six home runs and 26 RBIs in 72 games this season for the Pirates, but hasn’t played since experiencing pain in his right side while swinging in a loss to the Chicago Cubs on Saturday. Manager Clint Hurdle says the switch-hitting Walker cannot swing left-handed without difficulty.

Harrison is 2 for 13 in 12 games with the Pirates this season. He is thriving at Indianapolis, where he is hitting .317 with four home runs and 34 RBI in 64 games.

OSU fan beats cancer he named ‘Michigan’

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State football fans always want to defeat what they call “That school up North.”

So, when a 12-year-old Buckeyes fan was diagnosed with cancer 14 months ago, he chose to name his disease Michigan. He wanted to beat it. And he did.

The fan, Grant Reed, was released from Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus Friday after a final chemotherapy session.

Grant’s father, Troy Reed, says his son has readmitted to the hospital over the weekend because of a bacterial infection, but he says the boy is doing “very well.”

The boy’s father says the Reeds watched OSU games in Grant’s hospital room during the weekends he was admitted to receive chemotherapy treatment last fall.

The Buckeye’s head coach Urban Meyer visited the boy at the hospital in December.

Denard Robinson signs with Jaguars

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed fifth-round draft pick Denard Robinson to a contract.

According the league’s rookie slotting system, Robinson gets a signing bonus around $210,000 and counts about $450,000 against the salary cap.

A college quarterback at Michigan who is learning how to play running back in Jacksonville, Robinson is expected to see playing time as a rookie. The Jaguars list him as an “offensive weapon.”

Robinson finished his college career with the most rushing yards by a quarterback in NCAA history (4,495).

Va. Tech tailback dismissed from school

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Virginia Tech tailback Michael Holmes has been kicked out of school after being convicted of assault and battery.

Athletics department spokesman Bryan Johnston said Tuesday that the decision was made by a student judicial panel.

Holmes was charged with felony malicious wounding after a fight April 21. He was convicted of the reduced misdemeanor charge on June 13 and was given a one-year suspended sentence. Two counts of simple assault were dropped.

The 20-year-old sophomore from Harrisonburg started five games last season, rushing for 280 yards and four touchdowns.  He was in the mix for playing time next season along with J.C. Coleman and Trey Edmunds, who were first and second on the depth chart at the end of spring practice.