Sports Shorts: July 25
JHS fall sports meeting
Jamestown High School will be holding its annual fall sports player/parent meeting Tuesday, July 31, beginning at 6 p.m. at the JHS theater.
Any questions can be answered by calling the JHS activities office at 952-4006.
JHS varsity football camp
Jamestown High School will be conducting its Blue Jay varsity football camp July 29-31.
The camp for grades 9-12 will begin Sunday with registration and equipment checkout at 5 p.m. The camp goes from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. this Sunday and Monday, and will begin at 3 p.m. Tuesday to accommodate the JHS fall sports meeting at 6 p.m. that evening at the JHS theater.
Camp questions can be directed to Blue Jay head coach Bill Nelson via email at William.Nelson1@k12.nd.us.
Cavs, Love agree to four-year, $120M extension
Kevin Love is the new centerpiece of the Cleveland Cavaliers.
General manager Koby Altman announced at Quicken Loans Arena on Tuesday that Love signed a four-year, $120 million extension with the Cavaliers for a contract that now equals $145 million over five seasons.
"When I got traded here a few years back, I was committed to the long-term," Love said. "I was committed to the culture."
Love, who joined Altman in an impromptu setting inside the arena surrounded by an audience of construction workers and team employees, asked those gathered for patience as the team takes on a new look next season.
"I'm very excited. I hope that you guys are too," he said. "I know we've been to four straight Finals and been a little bit spoiled. I'm hoping that you guys will grow with us through the years."
Love had two seasons remaining on his deal with the Cavaliers—including a now moot player option—totaling $49.7 million. He will be paid $24.1 million in 2018-19.
Bud Grant's son, a former Minn.-Duluth QB, dies
DULUTH—Former Minnesota Duluth standout quarterback Bruce Grant, the son of legendary Minnesota Vikings coach Bud Grant, has died at the age of 57 after a battle with brain cancer.
Bruce Grant, a native of Bloomington, started three years under center for the Bulldogs from 1981-83 and was named to the All-NSIC first team his senior season. He was the program's all-time leader with 3,690 passing yards and 3,887 total offensive yards when he graduated.
"Bruce was a proud Bulldog and started what turned out to be a strong tradition of the Grant family at UMD," said Rick Fritz, Bruce's nephew, in a statement issued by UMD. "Among Bruce's fondest memories were the times he played football for UMD head coach Jim Malosky."
Rick Fritz also played quarterback at UMD, from 1998-2000. Another nephew of Bruce's, Taylor Grant, played tight end at UMD from 2013-14 and a niece, Kelly Fritz, played soccer in the mid 1990s.
A memorial service for Bruce Grant will be held at 11 a.m. on July 31 at the Westwood Community Church in Excelsior with a visitation one hour prior to the service.