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Sports briefs: Urlacher announces retirement

Urlacher announces retirement

CHICAGO — After 13 storied seasons in which he was an eight-time Pro Bowler and Defensive Player of the Year with the Chicago Bears, linebacker Brian Urlacher retired this Wednesday. The Bears and Urlacher split at the end of last season when the two sides could not agree on a new deal. Urlacher attempted to test the free-agent market after maintaining he had plenty of football left in him, but found nothing that suited his tastes. Urlacher told the “Dan Patrick Show” that there is no amount of money that could bring him back to the game of football. (Source: ESPN)

Cleveland Cavaliers win NBA draft lottery

NEW YORK The Cleveland Cavaliers claimed the first selection in the NBA Draft at this Tuesday’s draft lottery. The Cavs, however, are in a favorable position to become the first team in 20 years to trade away the first pick. The team has over $20 million in salary cap, a roster already loaded with young talent and the 1st, 19th, 31st and 33rd picks. Trading away their number one pick in a draft in which there is no definitive “must have” prospect could be a very lucrative deal for the Cavs, who are looking for veterans to lead the team to the playoffs. (Source: ESPN)

Mike Trout makes history with first cycle

ANAHEIM, Calif. Adding to his already impressive list of MLB accomplishments, Mike Trout became the third youngest player to hit for the cycle in the majors since 1930 and the youngest ever in the AL. “It was one of those nights,” Trout said. “I didn’t really think about it until about the eighth inning. And when I got on deck, I started feeling it a little bit. To be honest, I thought Josh [Hamilton] was going to hit for the cycle after his first two at-bats. I wasn’t thinking about myself.” (Source: ESPN)

49ers to host Super Bowl L in new stadium

BOSTON — The NFL rewarded the 49ers for the construction of their new stadium, allowing the Niners’ new, high-tech Santa Clara stadium to host the 2016 Super Bowl. “After losing a Super Bowl, it feels really good to win a Super Bowl,” 49ers CEO Jed York said, whose team lost to Baltimore in the NFL title game in February. “We are so excited to be able to put on the ‘Golden Super Bowl’ in the Golden State.” The NFL also announced that the 2017 Super Bowl will be hosted in Houston. (Source: AP Sports)

Garcia apologizes to Woods for comments

VIRGINIA WATER, England — Sergio Garcia and Tiger Woods have been fighting since the Players Championship two weeks ago, but this Tuesday Garcia dug the hole even deeper. Responding to a question about whether he would have Woods over for dinner during the U.S. Open, Garcia said, “We’ll have him around every night. We will even serve fried chicken.” The remarks were eerily similar to those made when Fuzzy Zoeller made a comparable comment to Woods after he became the first player of black heritage to win a major at the 1997. Garcia subsequently apologized to Woods and to his Ryder Cup teammates for tarnishing their performance. (Source: AP Sports)

Gavin Crowell
Gavin Crowell is a senior psychology major with minors in neuroscience and journalism. He has been writing and editing for TKS since his freshman year. He has won three ICPA awards: 1st Place Sports News Story, 2nd Place Sports Feature Story and 3rd Place Sports Page Layout. During the summer after his sophomore year, Gavin had an internship with the Chicago Sun-Times, covering teams such as the Chicago Cubs, White Sox, Bears, Blackhawks and Fire. Following graduation, he intends to pursue a PhD in Clinical Psychology.

Tags:  49ers Brian Urlacher Chicago Bears Cleveland Cavaliers Dan Patrick Show Draft Lottery Fuzzy Zoeller josh hamilton Mike Trout players championship Ryder Cup Sergio Garcia Super Bowl L Tiger Woods US Open

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