Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Sports Briefs: Ellis Cleared for Big 12 Tournament

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Sports Briefs: Ellis Cleared for Big 12 Tournament

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ELLIS CLEARED FOR BIG 12 TOURNAMENT: Perry Ellis was cleared to practice in preparation for this weekend's Big 12 Tournament, Kansas coach Bill Self announced Tuesday.

Ellis -- he suffered a sprained right knee last week -- had his injury evaluated Tuesday, with Self reporting that the junior is "right on schedule" according to team doctors.

The 6-foot-8 forward went through a limited practice with the team Tuesday.

SELDEN, GREENE EXPECTED TO PLAY IN TOURNEY: Guard Wayne Selden, who played just 18 minutes in Saturday's loss to Oklahoma because of a sprained ankle, says his injury is improving.

Bill Self believed the sophomore would be 100 percent for Thursday's Big 12 Tournament opener against Kansas State or TCU.

Guard Brannen Greene, who served a one-game suspension against Oklahoma for "being irresponsible," should be available for Thursday's game.

EMPORIA STATE'S STOCKMAN NAMED MIAA SOFTBALL PITCHER OF THE WEEK: The Hornets' Eryn Stockman went 3-1 with a 0.27 ERA in her last four games to earn MIAA Softball Pitcher of the Week honors on Tuesday. She has thrown two straight shutouts and has a streak of 18 scoreless innings.

Stockman also recorded a near-perfect game against Lincoln, where she retired 17 straight batters before giving up a single in the seventh inning. She threw a five-hit shutout the next day against Lindenwood.

FORMER WASHBURN STANDOUT WILLIAMS TO SIGN WITH SEAHAWKS: The Seattle Seahawks are trying to bolster their beat-up secondary. Former Washburn cornerback Cary Williams has agree to a 3-year, $18- million deal with Seahawks, a league source confirmed. Williams played in all 16 games last season for the Philadelphia Eagles, tallying two interceptions and 60 tackles.

For more NFL free agency coverage see Page 5D.

K-STATE TAKES DOWN CREIGHTON 10-5 IN FIRST GAME OF SERIES: Kansas State continued its hot streak on the diamond on Tuesday, topping Creighton, 10-5 to win its fourth straight game. …

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