Tuesday, February 13, 2018 1:00 am
Mad Ants trade Fair to Windy City Bulls
Staff, news services
C.J. Fair's disappointing return to the Mad Ants is over. He was traded Monday to the Windy City Bulls for Duje Dukan and the rights to Henry Sims, who has 135 games of NBA experience.
Dukan, a forward, averaged 3.8 points and 1.4 rebounds in 15 games for Windy City this season. He played at Wisconsin from 2010 to 2015, finishing his college career with five points in the NCAA championship game loss to Duke. His one game of NBA experience came the next season with the Sacramento Kings. He has three years of G League experience.
Sims, a center, has four years of experience, his most recent coming last season with the Salt Lake City Stars, with whom he averaged 17.2 points and 9.4 rebounds. He has spent this season in Italy. In the NBA, he has played for New Orleans, Philadelphia, Cleveland and Brooklyn, averaging 7.6 points and 5 rebounds.
While Fair was highly productive for the Mad Ants from 2014 to 2016, he had averaged only 9.8 points and 3.6 rebounds over 23.1 minutes this season, well below the 16 points and 6.9 rebounds he averaged in 2015-16. He didn't play at all in the last four games.
UConn downs No. 4 Louisville
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Women's Hall unveils class
Katie Smith, Tina Thompson and Chamique Holdsclaw headline the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame class for 2018. The three former WNBA stars lead the seven-member class, which will be enshrined June 9 in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Scholarship to honor Colt
Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay is donating $25,000 to establish the Edwin Jackson Memorial Scholarship in memory of the former linebacker who was killed in a traffic crash Feb. 4. Irsay says he wants to honor Jackson's memory, determination, work ethic and character and that he will work with Jackson's family to establish guidelines for a scholarship that will be awarded annually.
150th Open set for St. Andrews
The 150th British Open will be played at St. Andrews in 2021, the R&A announced. It will be the 30th time the world's oldest major is played over the Old Course at the home of golf.
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Northeastern wins Beanpot
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