Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

October 4, 2013

Sports briefs, Oct. 4


Kokomo Tribune

---- — Titans for Change host cookoff today

Titans for Change will host a chili cookoff today at the Taylor homecoming football game against Lewis Cass. The entry fee is $20. Or, for those not cooking, the cost is $5 to sample as much chili as you can eat. All proceeds go to the Titans for Change upcoming mission trip to Guatemala.

For more information email Jeremy Luna at jluna@taylor.k12.in.us or Amy Roe at aroe@taylor.k12.in.us.

Carver taking youth signups, hosting clinic

Signups are under way for the Carver Community Center’s youth basketball league. The league is seeking more kids for the 6-10-year-old age groups.

Carver is also conducting a free coaches clinic on Oct. 12 at 10:30 a.m. Anyone interested in learning how to teach the fundamentals of youth basketball is welcome to attend. Contact the Carver Center at 765-457-9318 for more information, or call Butch Grimes at 765-432-0977.

Patriots add Collie to wide receiver corps

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots have signed four-year veteran Austin Collie to add experience to their young wide receiver corps.

They also placed defensive tackle Vince Wilfork on injured reserve on Thursday and released tight end Zach Sudfeld, a rookie free agent who struggled after an impressive preseason.

Collie spent his first four seasons with the Indianapolis Colts before signing as a free agent with San Francisco last Aug. 2. He had been a free agent since the 49ers released him Aug. 31.

He was a productive wide receiver out of the slot in his first three seasons but had at least three concussions since November 2010 and left another game with concussion-like symptoms. He missed three games early last season because of a concussion and played in just one game before rupturing the patellar tendon in his right knee.

Collie started 16 of his 42 games with the Colts, making 173 catches for 1,845 yards and 16 touchdowns. He had at least 54 receptions in each of his first three seasons but just one last year.

Americans take lead in Presidents Cup

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — The Americans survived a late rally Thursday and put the International team in a familiar hole at the Presidents Cup.

Steve Stricker blasted out of a plugged lie in the face of a bunker to 3 feet to save par as he and 20-year-old Jordan Spieth hung on for a 1-up win in the final match on the course at Muirfield Village. That win gave the Americans a 3½-2½ lead, the fourth straight time they have led after the opening session in the Presidents Cup.

The Presidents Cup at least was close for one day, and it was entertaining beyond the golf.

Former president George W. Bush was on the first tee — not the greatest omen because he also met with the Americans at Medinah before they coughed up the Ryder Cup — and Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel made light of their bad haircuts by wearing wigs onto the tee.

Assistant captain Davis Love III found a pet squirrel small enough to fit into his pocket, and Olympic ski champion Lindsey Vonn gave Tiger Woods a brief scare when she put the squirrel on his back.

After all that, the Internationals have never been so happy to be trailing.

The Americans led in every match early in the session and were ahead in five of them when thunderstorms and a few bursts of rain stopped play for 1½ hours. None of the matches had gone more than 10 holes, though the delay at least gave the International team a sense of starting over.