FROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS
---- — TC Central golf outing Aug. 4
TRAVERSE CITY — The annual Trojan Hockey golf outing will be held Aug. 4 at the Grand Traverse Resort Spruce Run Course.
Registration is $80 per person or $300 for a team of four for one of the Traverse City Central hockey boosters’ primary fundraisers for the year. Check-in will begin at 8 a.m. and play begins with a 9 a.m. shotgun start, scramble format. The event includes 18 holes with cart, door prizes and a luncheon following the round.
For more information, contact Bob Adle at 632-4069 or email@example.com.
Kittel wins Tour stage; Froome leads
TOURS, France — Germany’s Marcel Kittel overtook Mark Cavendish at the line Thursday to win the 12th stage of the Tour de France, and Chris Froome avoided a late crash in the main pack to preserve his big lead.
Cavendish moved in front but Kittel gained ground and just beat him to the line to earn his second stage win in three days and third of this race.
German riders have won five stages so far, with Tony Martin capturing Wednesday’s time trial and Andre Greipel also winning a sprint stage.
Froome leads Alejandro Valverde by 3 minutes, 25 seconds and is 3:54 ahead of two-time former champion Alberto Contador. Froome is on track to become the second British rider to win the race — Bradley Wiggins won it last year, with Froome runner-up.
Cubs reach deal with city over Wrigley
CHICAGO — The Chicago Cubs have reached an agreement with the city that would allow the team to build a left-field Jumbotron at historic Wrigley Field while adding another sign in right field, the team announced Thursday.
The city’s landmarks commission, which must sign off on any changes to historic structures, was meeting Thursday afternoon to approve the deal.
If accepted, the Cubs could erect a 5,700-square-foot Jumbotron in left field of the 99-year-old ball park and a 650-square-foot sign in right field.
Freeman, Delabar win All-Star fan vote
NEW YORK — Atlanta first baseman Freddie Freeman and Toronto reliever Steve Delabar have won the fan voting for the last spots in the All-Star game.
Freeman’s victory means Los Angeles Dodgers sensation Yasiel Puig will not get to play in the July 16 game at Citi Field unless he is added as an injury replacement. Puig is off to a terrific start in his first stint in the majors, but he’s only been up for five weeks, leading some to question whether he belongs on the NL team.
Freeman set a record with 19.7 million votes, and Puig was second.
L.A. Lakers waive Metta World Peace
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — It’s Peace out for the Los Angeles Lakers.
They waived Metta World Peace on Thursday under the NBA’s amnesty provision.
He averaged 12.4 points and 5.0 rebounds in 75 games last season, having joined the Lakers in 2009.
The former Ron Artest legally changed his name during his tenure with the team. One of the highlights of his time with the Lakers was his clutch play in Game 7 of the 2010 NBA Finals, which helped them beat Boston for the franchise’s 16th championship.