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chicago » Mid­fielder Lind­sey Ho­ran, a Golden High School alumna, will miss the U. S. women’s soc­cer na­tional team’s up­com­ing train­ing camp and matches against Rus­sia be­cause of a strained hip flexor.

Coach Jill El­lis is call­ing up 17- yearold mid­fielder Jaelin How­ell, a ju­nior at Fos­sil Ridge High School in Fort Collins, to re­place Ho­ran, who will re­main with her club, the Port­land Thorns, and re­hab her in­jury.

How­ell was a starter in the cen­ter mid­field for the U. S. at the FIFA U- 17 Women’s World Cup in Jor­dan last fall. She is cur­rently with the U. S. un­der- 23 women’s na­tional team in Port­land, Ore.

The U. S. is also with­out Mor­gan Brian, who is out with a knee in­jury.

Ex- Ram gets PGA start.

For­mer Colorado State and Poudre High School golfer Ri­ley Arp will make his PGA Tour de­but Thurs­day at the Shell Houston Open.

Arp, 29, who played for CSU from 2006- 10, shot a 10- un­der 62 at Cy­press­wood Golf Club in Spring, Texas, on Mon­day to qual­ify.

Trim­ble go­ing to NBAB

col­lege park, md. » Mary­land ju­nior guard Melo Trim­ble will skip his fi­nal year of col­le­giate el­i­gi­bil­ity to en­ter the NBA draft and will sign with an agent.

Trim­ble, who was a three- time all-Big Ten se­lec­tion, led the team with 16.8 points per game. He is also one of four play­ers in Mary­land his­tory to record 1,600 points, 400 as­sists and 150 steals.

• UNLV an­nounced that Tony Bax­ter Jr., Zion Mor­gan and Jalen Poyser will not re­turn next sea­son.

• UMass hired Matt McCall as its next bas­ket­ball coach. The 35-year-old McCall spent the pre­vi­ous two sea­sons in Chat­tanooga, where he led the school to the NCAA Tour­na­ment in 2016.

• Wayne Duke, the for­mer NCAA ex­ec­u­tive who later served as com­mis­sioner of the Big Ten for 18 years, has died. He was 88. He had been liv­ing in Bar­ring­ton, Ill., and had been in de­clin­ing health. Af­ter serv­ing for 11 years as as­sis­tant to Wal­ter By­ers, the first NCAA ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor, Duke be­came com­mis­sioner of the Big Eight con­fer­ence in 1963 at the age of 34. He be­came Big Ten com­mis­sioner in 1971 and re­tired in 1989. Duke guided the Big Ten through the first stages of great growth in tele­vi­sion cov­er­age of col­lege foot­ball. He also served on the NCAA men’s bas­ket­ball com­mit­tee as the tour­na­ment ex­panded from 32 to 40 to 48 teams.

• Ne­braska for­ward Ed Mor­row Jr. an­nounced he in­tends to trans­fer to an­other school af­ter the spring se­mes­ter. Mor­row was rated as high as a four- star prospect com­ing out of Simeon High School in Chicago in 2015. Mor­row av­er­aged 9.4 points and a team- lead­ing 7.5 re­bounds in 24 games as a sopho­more.

• Mi­ami ( Ohio) hired Pur­due as­sis­tant Jack Owens as its coach.


Univer­sity of North Dakota ath­letic de­part­ment of­fi­cials said bud­get cuts of $ 1.3 mil­lion or­dered by the school president have forced them to elim­i­nate three sports, in­clud­ing a women’s hockey pro­gram loaded with Olympians. The school also is drop­ping men’s and women’s swim­ming in or­der to meet UND president Mark Kennedy’s di­rec­tive. … Ken Sparks, a foot­ball coach who won 338 games for Di­vi­sion II Car­son-New­man to rank fifth on the NCAA’s all- time list, died. He was 73. Sparks spent his en­tire 37- year col­lege head coach­ing ca­reer at Car­son-New­man and went 338- 99- 2 be­fore re­tir­ing in Novem­ber. The only coaches with more ca­reer wins than Sparks are John Gagliardi ( 489), Joe Paterno ( 409), Ed­die Robin­son ( 408) and Bobby Bow­den ( 377). … For­mer New York Red Bulls coach Mike Petke was in­tro­duced as the coach for Real Salt Lake. … The Red Bulls signed two- time MLS Golden Boot ( lead­ing scorer) win­ner Bradley Wright- Phillips to a new con­tract. The Lon­don na­tive is the fran­chise’s all- time leader in ca­reer goals in MLS with 70. Den­ver Post staff and wire ser­vices

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