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SportShorts for Monday, December 24, 2018


Sterling’s Sisson to McKendree

Golden Warriors senior Weston Sisson will continue his athletic and academic career at McKendree University, he announced Saturday on Twitter.

The all-conference receiver led Sterling in receptions (24), receiving yards (485) and touchdown catches (6) this fall, as the Warriors advanced to the Class 5A semifinals for the second straight season. He also ran for 59 yards and a TD.

McKendree, a Division II school in Lebanon, Ill., went 6-5 overall and 4-3 in the Great Lakes Valley Conference last season.


Sabathia undergoes heart surgery

Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia had a stent inserted after a blockage was found in an artery from his heart.

“CC was experiencing some chest pain which turned out to be a blockage in one artery to his heart,” Kyle Thousand, Sabathia’s agent, said Friday in a statement. “A procedure was done to insert a stent to clear the blockage on Dec. 11. CC is doing great and will be reporting to spring training on time to get ready to play for his upcoming final season in 2019.”

Sabathia is listed as 6-foot-6 and 300 pounds, and his weight has contributed to a chronic right knee problem that has required several operations.

The 2007 AL Cy Young Award winner with Cleveland, Sabathia agreed in early November to an $8 million, 1-year contract, and said 2019 will be his last season.


LSU player fatally shoots robber

Two LSU football players were trying to sell an electronic item when one of them fatally shot an 18-year-old man trying to rob them, police said Sunday.

A statement released by Baton Rouge police does not identify the players, but a person familiar with the investigation told The Associated Press that the players are running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire and linebacker Jared Small. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because LSU and police have not released the players’ names.

The man killed was identified by police as Kobe Johnson. He was not an LSU student, and died at the scene Saturday.

After Johnson displayed a weapon, one of the players pulled out a handgun and fired multiple times, police said. Authorities have not said whether the player was licensed to carry the firearm he used.

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