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Sport Shorts for Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018

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BOYS BASKETBALL

Erie edges Mustangs at home

Josh Hammer’s 27 points helped Erie pull out a narrow home win over Morrison on Monday, 45-44.

In a back-and-forth game, the Mustangs led 15-12 after one quarter before the Cardinals jumped ahead 24-22 at halftime. Morrison again led 34-30 after three quarters, but Erie closed the game with a 15-10 run.

Kyle Stover added 11 points for Erie. Ben Brackemyer had 15 for the Mustangs with Britt Ottens adding 14 and Ethan Medenblik scoring 10.

Cougars cruise past West Carroll

Eastland ran out to a 61-31 win over West Carroll on Monday in Lanark.

Ethan Christians had 19 points and Reid Janssen added 13 in a balanced Cougars attack with 10 different players scoring.

Dawson Wurster led the Thunder with eight points.

NHL

Crawford returns to practice

Corey Crawford remains hopeful he will play this season. The injured Blackhawks goalie just isn’t sure when that might be.

“It takes some time, I guess, to see shots and stuff,” Crawford said Monday after participating in the team’s morning skate for the first time since he was put on injured reserve Dec. 27 with an upper-body injury. “It’s a process right now to go through everything and get to a point where I can get into a game. It’s still looking good. … I want to get back playing.”

GOLF

St. Andrews to host Open in 2021

St Andrews will host the 150th Open Championship in 2021, organisers have announced. It will be the 30th time the Scottish course has staged the tournament, extending its own record.

It was last held at St Andrews in 2015, when American Zach Johnson won his second major title in a play-off.

This year’s Open will be held at Carnoustie, in Scotland, followed by Northern Ireland’s Royal Portrush in 2019 and Royal St George’s in England in 2020.

NFL

Manzielhoping for return to NFL

Former quarterback Johnny Manziel said he hopes to return to the National Football League following what he calls his “huge downfall,” and opened up about how he has turned his life around since the Cleveland Browns cut him for off-the-field controversy.

“I had a sense of entitlement about what I had accomplished at the age,” Manziel said in an exclusive interview with ABC News’ T.J. Holmes.

“For a while I got so ingrained, caring only about what Johnny wanted, only caring what mattered to me, what made me happy,” he added. “When I look back at it now, even when I thought I was doing what I wanted, I was miserable.”

The first freshman to ever win a Heisman Trophy, Manziel added that he saw how his lifestyle of partying and drinking was affecting those close to him.

He said his mother “just broke down” when she confronted him, saying, “You don’t understand when people come up to us and say: ‘What the hell is your son doing?’”