Dec. 7 Sports Briefs


Miles City Outlaws schedule baseball skills camp

The Miles City Outlaws Baseball Skills Camp for ages 6-14 is scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 27 at the 406 Baseball Academy.

Cost is $30 for players and includes a T-shirt if registered by Dec. 20. The afternoon camp goes from 1-4:30 p.m.

The camp is headed by Outlaws coach Monty Frare and features instruction from two former Outlaws — Caleb Frare and Brac Warren, who are in professional baseball organizations. Frare is in the New York Yankees chain and Warren was drafted this year by the San Francisco Giants.

Call Monty Frare at 406-853-0041 for more information or register at

The 406 Baseball Academy is located five miles south of Miles City on Highway 59. Take the first right after mile marker 6 and go one mile to the big red building.

— by Star Staff

Montana coach’s contract has incentives for wins, grades

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Montana football coach Bobby Hauck’s contract has a base salary of $185,000, with incentives for student-athlete grades, graduation rates and wins.

Hauck, who began his second stint as Montana coach last week, also would receive $20,000 for attending university and Grizzly Scholarship Association functions, $6,000 a year for a car and unlisted compensation for participating in a weekly coach’s radio or television show.

The Missoulian obtained the three-year contract through a public records request. It also offers $25,000 if Montana beats an FBS team and $42,500 if the Griz win a national championship.

The contract also includes incentives for maintaining or increasing attendance, winning the Big Sky Conference, being named league coach of the year and winning 10 or more games.

If Hauck’s teams meet the highest standards for grades, graduation rates and on-the-field success, his total compensation would be $323,000, plus benefits, money from camps and endorsements.

UCLA cancels game with
Montana due to wildfires

LOS ANGELES (AP) — UCLA canceled Wednesday night’s basketball game with Montana because of wildfires in the area.

The school said all other team workouts and practices scheduled for Wednesday had also been canceled.

Several wildfires are burning throughout Southern California, including near the UCLA campus.

The athletic department said refunds will be provided to fans who bought single-game tickets. Season-ticket holders will automatically receive a credit for the cost of the canceled game on their UCLA ticket account.

NFL: Roger Goodell signs five-year contract extension

NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Goodell has signed a five-year contract extension to remain commissioner of the NFL through 2024.

A memo from the NFL’s compensation committee to team owners and obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press confirms that Goodell and committee chairman Arthur Blank, owner of the Atlanta Falcons, have signed the extension.

That extension has been a source of controversy because Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones objected to the process.

All 32 owners approved in May the compensation committee’s power to negotiate and sign a deal with Goodell, who replaced Paul Tagliabue in 2006.

Since then, the league’s total revenues have more than doubled to $14 billion.

A person familiar with the contract told The Associated Press it is worth almost $200 million, with a base of $40 million. But the deal is incentive-laden, the person added, speaking on condition of anonymity because the contract numbers are not made public.