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Michael Jordan’s son transferring from Illinois

compiled from staff and wire reports

Jeff Jordan’s up-and-down, on-again, off-again basketball career at Illinois ended Friday when the school granted him a release which gives clearance to transfer to another school.

It isn’t totally clear if Jordan intends to play during his senior season at another school, but being release from Illinois is required by the NCAA if a student wants to leave to play at another school. A player could transfer without the release if he didn’t want to play.

Jeff Jordan (llinois photo)

Jordan, a defensive reserve, left the Illini program last June but changed his mind in October and rejoined the team for his junior season. He averaged 13.8 minutes and 1.6 points a game last season for Illinois which ended up in the NIT with a record of 21-15. Jordan played in 92 career games for the Illini.

His younger brother, Marcus, plays for Central Florida.

Brian Vickers will miss the rest of NASCAR season

compiled from staff, wire and NASCAR reports

Brian Vickers will miss the remainder of the NASCAR season schedule because of blood clots in his lungs and left leg.

Vickers was hospitalized two nights last week after feeling chest pains during a visit to Washington, D.C.  Testing revealed the clots, and Vickers missed last weekend’s race in Dover.

Vickers returned to North Carolina following his release from the hospital on Friday, but said a recurrence of chest pains sent him back to the hospital the next day. He spent another two nights hospitalized, and the decision to sit out the remainder of the season to receive treatment was made shortly after.

Brian Vickers (NASCAR)

The 26-year-old Vickers is being treated for a pulmonary embolism with the blood thinner Coumadin, and his physician couldn’t clear him to race because of the dangers of the driver being injured in a crash.

Dr. Steven Limentani of Carolina Hematology Oncology, who treated NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick when he battled leukemia, said the clots in Vickers’ lungs were “relatively small,” but gave the driver pains similar to being punched in the ribs every time he took a breath.

Reds bounce back against Indians; Nix, Gomes and Arroyo lead 7-4 win

compiled from staff and wire reports

Staff writer Steve Basford contributed to this story

Reds manager Dusty Baker knew the only way to get over and get past Thursday 10-9 loss to Atlanta was to come back and beat Cleveland.

After all, the Reds have been bouncing back well since April 25, going 17-7.

Laynce Nix (mlb)

Laynce Nix had three hits, including a tiebreaking double in the sixth inning, sending the slumping Indians to their fifth straight loss, despite a big night from Shin-Soo Choo. Moved from third to second in the batting order, Choo homered twice, had three hits and three RBI’s, but Cleveland fell to 10 games below .500, a season worst.

Jonny Gomes and Brandon Phillips also homered for the Reds.

Jonny Gomes' homer in the 4th (Steve Basford photo)

Bronson Arroyo (4-2) allowed four runs in 6 2-3 innings and won his third straight start. Francisco Cordero pitched the ninth inning for his 14th save in 17 chances.


* The Ohio Cup series is tied 32-32, but the Reds are 10-3 against Cleveland since 2008.

* Jonny Gomes is hitting .343 (12-for-35) with four homers and eight RBI’s as the DH in interleague games.

Cincinnati seniors lead baseball team to 10-0 win over Georgetown

Info Courtesy of Cincinnati Bearcats

Playing for the final time in front of their home crowd, the University of  Cincinnati seniors carried the Bearcats to a 10-0 victory in its final regular-season game over Georgetown University Friday evening at Marge Schott Stadium. All four senior position players recorded a hit in their final game at home, while all senior pitchers saw action in the last two days as Cincinnati completed the three-game sweep over the Hoyas to improve to 29-27 overall and 13-14 in the Big East Conference.

Andrew Strenge (UC)

The 10-0 victory marked UC’s first shutout of the season and freshman Andrew Strenge picked up the win, moving his record to 7-1 on the season Strenge finished conference play with a 0.62 ERA in 29.0 innings of work and struck out 29 while yielding just one walk.

The Bearcats head to Clearwater, Florida, for the 2010 Big East Baseball Championships, which will be held at Bright House Networks Fields May 26-30. Cincinnati will be the number 7 seed and its  opponent has yet to be determined. UC will play the number 2 seed at 1 p.m. on Wednesday May 26.

Ohio State Softball, Baseball games suspended; will resume today

Info Courtesy of Ohio State


The Ohio State softball team will pick up its NCAA regional game with Kentucky at 10 a.m. Saturday morning after lightning and rain halted play at 7:29 p.m. Friday evening.

Linda Kalafatis Ohio State coach (osu)

The Wildcats held a 3-0 lead through the three innings before the game was called in the top of the fourth.

The Friday night baseball game between Ohio State and Minnesota at Bill Davis Stadium has been suspended until 1:05 p.m. Saturday. The game will pickup with Minnesota batting  and one out in the bottom of the second inning. Approximately 30 minutes following the end of  game 2, the third and final game of the series will begin. Senior Day ceremonies and a salute to retiring baseball coach Bob Todd will precede the start of Game 3.

Coach Todd won his 900th game at Ohio State on Sunday at Iowa 11-6.

The Friday game was suspended at 7:29 p.m. because of lightning in the area. The Buckeyes were leading, 1-0, in the bottom of the second inning.

Bob Todd Ohio State coach (OSU)

Ryan Dew hit a bases loaded single that scored Cory Kovanda with the first run of the game. Alex Wimmers was on the mound for the Buckeyes. In his first action in four weeks,  Wimmers struck out three batters, walked one and allowed a single in his first 1.1 innings of work.

SOUNDS FROM THE LOCKER ROOM (To listen to an audio file, click on the link)

44 970 Ryan Dew OSU baseball His reaction to coach Bob Todd retiring (

44 974 Ryan Dew OSU baseball His general thoughts on the season (

44 978 Ryan Dew OSU baseball What has Bob Todd meant to him (

44 979 Ryan Dew OSU baseball Any indication that he would resign (

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