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    Sports Briefs

    Former Arizona forward Jordan Hill signed with the New York Knicks, according to the Associated Press.

    The eighth player taken in the draft, Hill’s contract is said to be a two-year, $4.3 million dollar deal. He took part in his first NBA game yesterday, scoring 13 points and grabbing eight boards in an 86-90 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies.

    WR Thomas signs with Jags

    Former Arizona receiver Mike Thomas has reached a three-year contract agreement with the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars, the team website said.

    Picked in the 107th overall slot during the fourth round, the DeSoto, Texas native set a new Pacific 10 Conference receptions record with 259 career catches throughout four years as a member of the Wildcat football team.

    During his senior year, Thomas was named to the Pac-10 first-team at both his receiver and punt return positions.

    Akamine has back surgery

    Junior pitcher Sarah Akamine underwent surgery to remove a bone fragment from her lower back Sunday, Arizona Athletics said.

    The leading pitcher for the Wildcats a season ago, Akamine struggled through a shoulder injury during the season but still managed to put up a 22-8 record behind a team-low 2.52 ERA.

    Lute Olson tribute to be held

    Legendary Arizona basketball head coach Lute Olson will be honored during a Saturday, August 8, ceremony at the McKale Memorial Center at 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

    The event is open to the public and free of charge.

    – Arizona Summer Wildcat

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