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SportShorts for Friday, November 15, 2019

BOWLING

Warriors roll past Rochelle

Sterling beat Rochelle 2,837-2,798 on Thursday at Rochelle.

Carter Schlegel had games of 205, 133 and 193 to lead the Warriors with a 531 series. Ethan Melcher had a 208 game as part of a 415 series. Sterling also had a 491 series from both Andrew Doughty and Adan Ramirez, a 480 series from Jordan Glazier, and a 429 series from Cabot McLaughlin.

Mendota rallies to beat Dixon

The Dixon Dukes fell 3,407-3,324 at Mendota despite outscoring the Trojans in the first and second games.

Dixon led 1,082-1,042 after the first game on the strength of a 265 from Trevor White and a 234 from Tyler Yocum. White added a 254 in the second game as Yocum rolled a 247, and the Dukes outscored Mendota 1,159-1,143 in the second.

But Mendota rolled a 1,222 in the third game.

White finished with a 718 series. Yocum added a 667. Dixon got a 609 from Jacob Wickert, a 487 from Austin Portner, a 473 from Brennan Erb, and a 370 from Cody Gray.

VOLLEYBALL

Sterling ceremony will honor Warriors

Sterling High School will hold a welcome back ceremony for the volleyball team at 4 p.m. Sunday at Centennial Auditorium.

The Golden Warriors will play Nazareth in today’s semifinal, and either Joliet Catholic or Normal University on Saturday as they hope to win the Class 3A state title for a second year in a row.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Taylor suspended for hit on NIU QB

Toledo head coach Jason Candle suspended Terrance Taylor for a game for a nasty hit Wednesday in the Rockets’ 31-28 loss to NIU.

Taylor came in flying with a head shot from behind NIU QB Ross Bowers well after the end of a play that saw Bowers lose his footing and go to the ground.

MEN’S BASKETBALL

Memphis star drops fight with NCAA

James Wiseman and his advisers have decided a legal battle with the NCAA is not the best way to keep him on the basketball court.

The 7-foot-1 center withdrew his lawsuit, and the dramatic turn of events means Wiseman now will sit on Memphis’ bench until the NCAA rules otherwise.

Wiseman successfully won the opening round against the NCAA and the university, obtaining a restraining order to continue playing after being ruled likely ineligible for receiving improper benefits from Penny Hardaway. But Thursday morning Wiseman’s attorneys announced he withdrew his lawsuit, saying the legal action was not helping resolve the issue.

NFL

Callaway out as suspension looms

The Browns gave up on Antonio Callaway. The NFL is going to come down hard on him again.

A person familiar with the situation said Callaway, who was released Thursday by Cleveland hours before the team played the Pittsburgh Steelers, is facing a possible 10-game league suspension for another drug violation.

Callaway, who served a four-game suspension for violating the league’s substance abuse program earlier this season, failed another drug test, said the person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the punishment has not been announced.

Callaway’s release by the Browns came after he was benched by first-year coach Freddie Kitchens for Sunday’s game against Buffalo because he didn’t get to FirstEnergy Stadium on time. Earlier this week, Kitchens said he didn’t know if Callaway got the message with the discipline.

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