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SportShorts for Friday, October 12, 2018

PREP FOOTBALL

Amboy-LaMoille game moved to Saturday

The game between the Amboy-LaMoille Clippers and the Galena Pirates has been moved from Friday night to Saturday afternoon due to wet field conditions in Galena.

The Clippers and Pirates will play at 2 p.m. Saturday at Dubuque Senior High School in Iowa.

NFL

Cook a full practice participant for Vikings

For the first time since Week 2, Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook was full-go at practice on Thursday.

Cook worked solely with the rehad group last week, and was limited on Wednesday as he recovers from a hamstring injury.

Coach Mike Zimmer told the St. Paul Pioneer Press that Cook was “good,” but did not go into any further detail about whether Cook will play Sunday against Arizona.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Cephus pleads not guilty, sues university

Wisconsin receiver Quintez Cephus pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges alleging that he sexually assaulted two drunken women in his apartment earlier this year.

Cephus entered the plea to charges of second- and third-degree sexual assault during a hearing in Madison on Thursday. The proceeding took less than 5 minutes.

Cephus, a 6-foot-1 junior from Macon, Georgia, was suspended from the team in August and is the subject of a university disciplinary investigation that could result in his expulsion. He filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday seeking to block the investigation, saying he can’t participate in it without hurting his ability to defend himself against the criminal charges.

NBA

Butler leads players-
only meeting

After the Minnesota
Timberwolves canceled their previously scheduled practice and media availability set for Thursday, Jimmy Butler reportedly held a players-only meeting.

Butler was said to have aired “his feelings toward [the] situation and management,” per a tweet from The Athletic. The same tweet said Butler “expressed to players he would compete with them, as signs pointing to him staying with the franchise into the regular season.”

After teammates Jeff Teague and Darius Odom-Johnson denied on Twitter that the meeting took place, Butler told ESPN’s Rachel Nichols that it did, in fact, happen.

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