Tim Tebow signs with Eagles


First Posted: 4/20/2015

PHILADELPHIA — It’s Tebow Time in the City of Brotherly Love.

The Philadelphia Eagles have signed quarterback Tim Tebow to a one-year contract, giving the 2007 Heisman Trophy winner his first shot in the NFL since the Patriots cut him before the 2013 season.

The team announced the deal Monday but did not disclose financial terms.

Tebow hasn’t played in the NFL since 2012 with the New York Jets. He worked as a television analyst last year with the SEC Network and ESPN.

The 27-year-old Tebow joins quarterbacks Sam Bradford, Mark Sanchez, Matt Barkley and G.J. Kinne on Philadelphia’s roster. The addition of Tebow would be the latest move in a stunning offseason for coach Chip Kelly. He traded Nick Foles, LeSean McCoy and allowed Jeremy Maclin to leave in free agency.

Tebow had some success in Denver, but his inaccurate passing and lack of pocket presence was an issue. His strength has been running the ball or improvising.

Tebow has completed just 47.9 percent of his passes for 2,422 yards, 17 touchdowns and nine interceptions. He has 989 yards rushing, a 5.0 average yards per carry and 12 TDs.

Schlegel named YSU MVP,

Benjamin top newcomer

YOUNGTOWNS — Heidi Schlegel (Wapakoneta) was named Youngstown State’s women’s basketball most valuable player at the team’s annual postseason banquet on Sunday.

Schlegel helped lead the Penguins to a 21-win season, their second berth in the Women’s NIT in the last three seasons and their third straight trip to the semifinals of the Horizon League tournament.

She was named first-team all-Horizon League for the second straight season and finished her career as the program’s all-time leader in free throws and ranking fourth in points with 1,729. Schlegel is one of five players in school history to be named first-team all-conference twice.

Youngstown State guard Indiya Benjamin (Lima Senior) was named the Newcomer of the Year.

Benjamin was voted to the Horizon League all-freshman team. She led YSU with 115 assists and ranked third in scoring at 9.0 points per game.

No. 23 ONU to play at Progressive Field

CLEVELAND — Ohio Northern’s baseball team, ranked No. 22 in Division III, will play Case Western Reserve at 2 p.m. on Tuesday at the Cleveland Indians’ Progressive Field in Cleveland.

In the event of a rain out, the makeup date is Wednesday.

The Polar Bears are 24-7.

There is no charge for admission, but all spectators are required to have a game ticket.

All fans must enter through Gate D and are subject to Progressive Field security inspection. No alcoholic beverages, containers, bottles, cans or thermoses will be permitted.

Elida’s Brett Pauff to sign with Lake Erie

ELIDA — Elida’s Brett Pauff will sign a letter-of-intent on Thursday to play soccer at Division II Lake Erie College. Lake Erie College is a member of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

Delphos St. John’s seeks JV volleyball coach

DELPHOS — Delphos St. John’s is looking for a head junior varsity volleyball coach.

If interested please contact Todd Schulte at schulte@delphosstjohns.org

Raptors’ Williams wins NBA Sixth Man Award

NEW YORK — Toronto Raptors guard Lou Williams has won the NBA’s Sixth Man Award.

He was honored as the league’s best reserve Monday after averaging a career-high 15.5 points in his 10th season and helping Toronto win a franchise-record 49 games.

Williams received 78 first-place votes and 502 total points from a panel of 130 sports writers and broadcasters throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Isaiah Thomas of the Boston Celtics finished second with 324 points (33 first-place votes).

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