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The Journal Gazette

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 1:00 am

Briefs

Wade said joining James in Cleveland

Staff, news services

CLEVELAND – Together again: LeBron and D-Wade.

Just like old times.

Dwyane Wade has decided to sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers and reunite with LeBron James, a person familiar with the situation told the Associated Press on Tuesday night.

Wade is expected to clear waivers today, then join the Cavs, according to the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal cannot be completed until the 12-time All-Star goes through the waiver process.

Wade and James won two NBA titles together during four seasons with the Miami Heat.

The Cavs also traded for All-Star point guard Isaiah Thomas, signed former league MVP Derrick Rose and added strong defenders Jae Crowder and Jeff Green.

Colleges

Cougar earns medalist honors

Saint Francis' Marissa Singer earned medalist honors at the two-day Crusader Classic, shooting 73 in both rounds for a 36-hole 146. The Cougars finished tied for second with Davenport with a 637. Indiana Tech finished with a score of 646 (317-329) for sixth place. Katie Giant (76-81) and Cecilia Heck (74-83) finished with 157s to tie for ninth. Blackhawk Christian graduate Jaycee Bunner of Bethel finished second individually with 148.

IPFW runner gets Summit honor

IPFW's Emma Rafuse won the Summit League Women's Cross Country Athlete of the Week honor for the third time this season. She placed 19th out of 188 finishers at the Roy Griak Invitational hosted by Minnesota in a 6K time of 22:10.6, best among Summit League competitors.

Football

Former Colts RB to play in CFL

Running back Trent Richardson, the third overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft by Cleveland who later was traded to the Colts, signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League. Richardson has 2,032 yards rushing and 17 touchdowns in 46 NFL games after leading Alabama to two national championships.

Rimington steps in for Nebraska

Dave Rimington, who became the most decorated offensive lineman in college football history in the early 1980s, is returning to Nebraska to serve as interim athletic director after Shawn Eichorst was fired last week. The Rimington Award goes to the nation's top center. Rimington is the only player to win the Outland Trophy in consecutive years (1981, 1982). He also won the Lombardi Award in 1982.

NFL, Facebook enter into deal

The NFL and Facebook announced a two-year deal to deliver official NFL video and other content to fans. The league said in a statement it will publish NFL Game Recaps and official highlights from all regular-season games starting this week, along with the playoffs and Super Bowl.

Around the NFL

Los Angeles Rams starting defensive end Ethan Westbrooks was arrested Friday after an officer saw a stolen gun in his car when he was pulled over for speeding, the California Highway Patrol said Tuesday. ... Miami lifted the suspension of linebacker Lawrence Timmons after one week, and he's eligible to play Sunday against New Orleans in London. Timmons was suspended indefinitely after he went AWOL the day before the Dolphins' season-opening win at the L.A. Chargers.

Hazing probed at Chicago school

A suburban Chicago high school has suspended varsity football activities amid an investigation into alleged hazing involving the team. Niles North High School Principal James Edwards sent a letter to parents and guardians on Monday about the alleged hazing, which reportedly happened over the weekend at the Skokie, Illinois, school. Details haven't been released, but police are investigating.

Miscellaneous

Anti-doping lab can't do tests

The World Anti-Doping Agency has provisionally stopped France's only accredited anti-doping laboratory from carrying out testing after a positive sample it analyzed from a bodybuilder contaminated two other samples with traces of a steroid. The indefinite suspension means France's anti-doping agency will have to send blood and urine samples abroad for testing.

Tennis

Muguruza wins in China tourney

Top-ranked Garbine Muguruza advanced to the third round of the Wuhan Open in China by beating Lesia Tsurenko 6-4, 6-4. The Wimbledon champion from Spain will next face Magda Linette of Poland.