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October 6, 2012
The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

Staff and wire reports

WVU's Bussie out for season

MORGANTOWN- West Virginia women's basketball senior center Asya Bussie will be out for the 2012-13 season after suffering a season-ending knee injury at practice on Thursday.

''Knowing the type of person Asya is, there is no doubt in my mind, she will turn this into a positive and come back from this bigger and stronger,'' coach Mike Carey said.

Attendance boost eyed for Pro Bowl

HONOLULU - Hawaii's state tourism agency and the NFL are creating a committee to boost attendance at the Pro Bowl and for events leading up to the game.

The Hawaii Tourism Authority says Friday the committee will engage the community, get more servicemen involved, and create business partnerships.

Honolulu business leader and Cincinnati Bengals limited partner Dr. Edison Miyawaki will chair the committee.

The committee has 49 professionals from the worlds of business, sports, government, unions, media and other fields.

More than 48,000 people attended the Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium in January. The stadium can seat 50,000.

Next year's Pro Bowl will be the 33rd held in Hawaii. The state pays the league $4.2 million to host the game.

Brick wall will move at Wrigley

CHICAGO - The Chicago Cubs have received permission to add seats at Wrigley Field.

Just days after the Cubs completed one of the worst seasons in team history, the Commission on Chicago Landmarks gave the team permission Thursday to add more seats. The commission said Cubs officials can move a brick wall at Wrigley Field three feet closer to home plate so 56 more seats can be installed.

By shrinking foul territory by three feet, fans will have a better chance of catching foul balls behind the plate.

The approval means the team will move the wall behind the plate at the 98-year-old ballpark for the second time in recent years. Seven years ago three rows of seats were installed, a move that trimmed foul territory by 10 feet.

 
 

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