MWJHL adds new Grand Rapids team
TRAVERSE CITY — The Midwest Junior Hockey League has accepted the membership application of the West Michigan Freeze for the 2013-14 season.
The Freeze will play out of the Walker Ice & Fitness Center in Walker, a suburb of Grand Rapids.
The team has hired longtime local youth coach Keith Holmes as the t head coach.
Jaguars sign former U-M QB Robinson
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed fifth-round draft pick Denard Robinson to a contract.
According the league’s rookie slotting system, Robinson gets a signing bonus around $210,000 and counts about $450,000 against the salary cap.
A college quarterback at Michigan who is learning how to play running back in Jacksonville, Robinson is expected to see playing time as a rookie. The Jaguars list him as an “offensive weapon.”
Robinson finished his college career with the most rushing yards by a quarterback in NCAA history (4,495). He ran for 1,266 yards and seven touchdowns as a senior. He also threw for 1,319 yards and nine scores.
Boy beats cancer he named ‘Michigan’
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State football fans always want to defeat what they call “That school up North.”
So when a 12-year-old Buckeyes fan was diagnosed with cancer 14 months ago, he chose to name his disease Michigan.
He wanted to beat it — and he has.
The young fan, Grant Reed, was released from Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus Friday after receiving a final chemotherapy session.
“Our prognosis is very good,” Grant’s father, Troy Reed, said. “It shows that he has indeed beat Michigan.”
Cardinals trade Boggs to Rockies
ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis Cardinals have traded struggling reliever Mitchell Boggs to Colorado for the Rockies’ international signing bonus slot No. 4.
Boggs was 0-3 with an 11.05 ERA in 18 games for the Cardinals this season. He was demoted to Triple-A Memphis, where he went 0-2 with a 5.70 ERA in 18 games.