Table tennis tourney Saturday
TRAVERSE CITY — The inaugural T.C.Pong Cherry Tournament will be held Saturday, starting at 10 a.m.
The table tennis tournament will be played at T.C. Pong in the Horizon Outlet Mall.
Brackets will range from 13-under to 60-over. Doors will open at 9 a.m. The cost is $10, $15 in the open division.
For more information visit northernmichigantabletennisclub.com. For an entry form contact Mike Dean at 231 421-1155 or visit the web site. Entrants can register the day of the tournament.
Hounds acquire forward Nelson
TRAVERSE CITY — The Traverse City Hounds acquired forward Nate Nelson from the Western States Hockey League’s Tulsa Jr. Oilers for future considerations.
Nelson, who turns 20 next month, is a White Lake native who finished sixth in scoring for Tulsa in 2012-13 with six goals and 14 points with 61 penalty minutes in 42 games.
Prior to last season with the Jr. Oilers, the 6-foot-6, 205-pound Nelson skated for the WSHL’s Boulder Bison.
Oregon gets 3 years probation
EUGENE, Ore. — The NCAA stripped Oregon of a scholarship in each of the next three seasons and placed the program on probation for three years, opting against stiffer penalties like a bowl ban despite issuing a show-cause order against former coach Chip Kelly, who apologized to the school, its fans and it players.
The NCAA’s Division I Committee on Infractions released a report on Wednesday that said Kelly failed to monitor the program for its improper involvement with Willie Lyles and his Houston-based recruiting service.
Kelly was hit with an 18-month show-cause order, a sanction that likely will have limited impact now that he’s coaching the Philadelphia Eagles.
Lions sign ex-Bear Idonije
ALLEN PARK — The Detroit Lions say they’ve signed ex-Chicago Bears agent defensive end Israel Idonije to a 1-year contract and have released defensive end Freddie Bishop.
The team said Wednesday it isn’t releasing terms of its contract with Idonije, a free agent.
Idonije has spent nine seasons with the Bears. He started 11-of-16 games last season and finished second on the team in sacks (7.5) behind Julius Peppers (11.5).
Idonije made 48 tackles (29 solo), had 7.5 sacks (68 yards) and one forced fumble last season.