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Trojans senior expected to return to track this week

Whitehall senior Hunter Flynn was dealt some good news on Tuesday and is expected to return to practice as early as Friday.

Flynn had been sidelined with pain in his left leg and had grown frustrated because doctors were unable to pinpoint the cause.

Results from an MRI exam taken on Monday revealed that Flynn was having problems with his illiotibal band, which according to is “the ligament that runs down the outside of the thigh from the hip to the shin.”

““It’s the IT band,” Flynn said on Wednesday afternoon. “No surgery will be needed.”

The news comes as a relief for Flynn, who is planning to continue his running career at Dickinson State University.

Flynn had been sidelined intermittently with pain in his left knee which prevented him from running or training regularly.

The Trojans’ track and field team began its season this past Saturday at the Sheridan Invitational but had to do so without Flynn.

Flynn received a steroid injection to control the pain and has been resting the knee this week. He expects to be back to his old self by Friday.

“It’s pretty sore right now because of the injection,” Flynn said, “but running on it shouldn’t damage it any more. It’ll come down to as much pain as I can take but I should be good to go.”

Cavs' Thompson injures thumb, ends NBA streak

 CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers starting center Tristan Thompson sprained his right thumb, will miss Cleveland's first-place showdown with Boston and snap his NBA playing streak.

Thompson got hurt during the third quarter of Tuesday's win over Orlando and didn't travel with the team. The Cavs said an MRI confirmed the sprain and Thompson will miss at least two games, ending his streak of consecutive games played at 447 — the longest in team history and the longest active streak in league.

Thompson will miss Wednesday's game against the Celtics and Friday's game at home against Atlanta to undergo further treatment.

The defending NBA champions have dealt with numerous injuries all season and had only started getting back to full strength.

Thompson is averaging 8.1 points and 9.3 rebounds in 77 games.

Seahawks GM: Sherman trade talks have occurred

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider said Wednesday the team has listened to trade offers regarding cornerback Richard Sherman, but downplayed that a deal may actually happen.

Schneider made his comments in an interview with KIRO-AM . Schneider said, "What you've seen lately in the news is real. That's on both sides," in regard to recent rumblings that teams have inquired about Sherman.

Schneider's comments back those made by Seattle coach Pete Carroll during the NFL owners' meetings last week in Arizona. Carroll said the team always entertains calls about players, but didn't anticipate anything happening with Sherman.

Schneider also gave the impression that a deal was unlikely to happen on Wednesday, but Seattle is sending a message that it is clearly listening when it comes to its former All-Pro cornerback.

"It's just open communication. He knows what's going on. We know what's going on," Schneider said. "I don't know if anything would ever happen, but like I tell people all the time, 98 percent of the deals that we're involved with, we don't follow through with. But at least we've opened that door, gone down the road and seen what's behind Door A or Door B."

Sherman has spent his entire career with the Seahawks. He's coming off his most volatile season that included two sideline blowups during games when he clashed with coaches and had to be pulled aside by teammates. He's also part of a defense that is getting older — Sherman just turned 29 — and the upcoming draft is loaded with talent in the secondary.

Schneider said there has been clear communication with Sherman about what is going on, saying the trade rumors haven't been a secret and they're not going to lie about what is happening.

"It's going to be all laid out, and like I said, that doesn't happen everywhere," Schneider said. "We have open lines of communication between our coaching staff and our player personnel staff. It goes through player development, it goes through our sports science group. There's a lot going on there."


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