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August 19, 2013

Sports in Brief: 08/19/2013

Hebert aims to defend PGA pro title

ROCHESTER — Defending champion Scott Hebert, the head PGA golf professional at Grand Traverse Resort in Acme, heads the field of 140 member club and teaching professionals playing today through Wednesday on Oakland University’s golf courses.

The $42,000 championship will be decided over 54-holes of competition on the R&S Sharf and Katke-Cousins golf courses for the second consecutive year. The field will split and play a round on each of the two courses today and Tuesday with Wednesday’s closing round on the Katke-Cousins course.

Hebert, a six-time champion, shot a closing 3-under-par 69 to come from behind and win last year’s championship by four shots over Ian Ziska, the head professional at Katke Golf Course at Ferris State University. Hebert also won the 2008 Michigan Pro-Pro Championship at Oakland University with Mick DeKorver of Watermark Country Club in Grand Rapids, and thinks the golf courses fit his game.

Bears add QB Edwards as backup

LAKE FOREST, Ill. — The Bears signed QB Trent Edwards to a one-year contract and waived WR Jerrell Jackson.

Edwards has started 33 games in a five-season career with Buffalo, Jacksonville, Oakland and Philadelphia. The former Stanford quarterback has more than 6,000 yards passing, with 26 TDs and 30 interceptions in his career.

Originally a third-round selection by the Bills, he is 14-19 as a starter.

Dolphins’ Keller out for the season

MIAMI — Dustin Keller will miss the entire season with a knee injury that leaves the Miami Dolphins without much experience at tight end, a position in which they were counting on an upgrade to enliven their offense in 2013.

Keller seriously injured his right knee during Saturday’s preseason game at Houston, two people familiar with the diagnosis said Sunday.

Keller signed a $4.25 million, one-year contract with the Dolphins in March after five seasons with the New York Jets. His injury represents a significant setback for the Dolphins, who acquired Keller to replace tight end Tony Fasano and help second-year quarterback Ryan Tannehill.

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