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July 10, 2013

Sports in Brief: 07/10/2013

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.

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