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Tuesday's sports briefs: 7/23/13

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MHS to host boys' basketball camp

By The Daily Republic

The Mitchell Kernel boys' basketball head coach Erik Skoglund and staff are hosting a boys' basketball camp July 30-31 at Mitchell High School.

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The camp is open to players in grade nine through 12. The camp is $10 and will run from 8 to 11 a.m. both days.

MHS to host two football camps

By The Daily Republic

The Mitchell High School football program is hosting two camps in the coming weeks at the field south of Joe Quintal Field.

The middle school camp is July 31 through Aug 2. The first two days are 6 to 7:30 p.m., while the final day runs from 9 to 10:30 a.m.

The youth camp, which is for players in grades three through six, is Aug. 5-8. The camp is scheduled for 6 to 7:30 p.m. each night.

There is no preregistration and the camp is free. For more information, contact Kent Van Overschelde at 605-770-7264.

Five appointed for new SD athletic commission

PIERRE (AP) -- South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has appointed five people to serve on a new state athletic commission that will regulate boxing, kickboxing and mixed martial arts.

The Legislature created the commission after supporters said it is needed because unregulated matches often are conducted without proper rules, referees, testing or medical personnel.

The five commissioners appointed by the governor are: Michael Bergeron of Sioux Falls, a professor at the University of South Dakota's Sanford School of Medicine; orthopedic surgeon Richard M. Little of Sturgis; Michael Kilmer of Belle Fourche, a professional boxing coach with years of experience in boxing and martial arts; Margaret Gillespie of Hudson, a lawyer and former state legislator; and Lee Lohoff of Yankton, a lawyer who became a hand-to-hand combat instructor in the National Guard.

Nuggets, Thunder, Grizzlies are frontrunners in Miller signing race

By The Daily Republic

ESPN.com reported Monday, the Denver Nuggets have emerged at the forefront of the pursuit of free-agent Mike Miller, according to sources close to the process.

Sources told ESPN.com that the Nuggets are now getting strong consideration from Mitchell native Miller, along with frontrunners Oklahoma City and Memphis. Sources also said Miller met face-to-face Friday with new Grizzlies owner Robert Pera and CEO Jason Levien and Denver has promised Miller minutes at the wing positions.

Miller has also met with Thunder general manager Sam Presti. The Houston Rockets have also made Miller an offer, sources said.

The 33-year-old was amnestied by Miami July 16 in a move that will save the Heat as much as $17 million on luxury-tax payments next year.

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