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Sports People: Former Sidewinder to hold baseball clinic

NHL linesman Brad Lazarowich goes over the boards into Minnesota bench to avoid the Coyotes' Todd Fedoruk (left) and the Wild's Owen Nolan on Thursday.

NHL linesman Brad Lazarowich goes over the boards into Minnesota bench to avoid the Coyotes' Todd Fedoruk (left) and the Wild's Owen Nolan on Thursday.

Former Tucson Sidewinders outfielder Dee Brown will hold a baseball camp Saturday at Stefan Gollob Park, located at 401 S. Prudence.

The camp, for ages 8-14, costs $100 and will start at 9 a.m. Players may register at www.dbrownbaseball.webs.com.

Players may also register on the day of the camp.

Brown, who played for the Sidewinders in 2007 before being traded to Sacramento, lives in Tucson. He finished this past season with Salt Lake batting .264 with 12 home runs and 74 RBIs.

He has spent time in the majors with Kansas City and Oakland.

Joining Brown will be former Sidewinders third baseman Brian Barden and former Colorado Rockies outfielder Chee Freeman. Barden and Freeman also make their offseason homes in Tucson.

“I called both of those guys and they were willing to help me out,” Brown said. “Brian and I thought we could do a few camps since we are going to be here this winter. I got a few friends that were willing to do it with me.

Barden has spent the last two seasons with Memphis, the AAA affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals. He played on this year’s Olympic squad. Barden has been to the big leagues with Arizona and St. Louis.

Freeman was taken in the first round by Colorado out of high school. He was out of baseball this past season because of a hip injury but is hoping to be back this year.

“This gives the kids a chance to learn something from guys who’ve been in the big leagues,” Brown said.

Rothschild gets bowling honor

Tucson attorney Lowell Rothschild has been named to the United States Bowling Congress Hall of Fame, the USBC announced Thursday.

Rothschild, 81, was selected in the Meritorious Service category. The induction ceremony will be in April in Reno, Nev.

“I’m just thrilled,” he said. “It’s a great honor.”

Rothschild has been active on the national level for more than 40 years. He joined the American Bowling Congress (now the USBC) Board of Directors in the early 1960s. He was legislative chairman for 11 years and was president of the ABC in 1977.

Following his presidency, he joined the Bowling Hall of Fame and Museum Committee, assisted in site selection, and chaired an group that raised more than $1 million in corporate sponsorships to build the St. Louis facility.

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Coyotes shut out on road

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Niklas Backstrom stopped 24 shots for his second shutout of the season, and Minnesota scored four power-play goals to beat Phoenix 4-0.

Marek Zidlicky scored twice and had an assist for Minnesota, which defeated the Coyotes for the ninth straight time.

Eric Belanger and Andrew Brunette also scored, and Marc-Andre Bergeron had two assists.

Backstrom, who beat Tampa Bay 1-0 on Oct. 18, is 8-0 against the Coyotes with a 1.13 goals-against average and three shutouts.

Phoenix had won three straight.

• In other NHL games Thursday, Pittsburgh beat Philadelphia 5-4, Detroit topped Tampa Bay 4-3, the New York Islanders defeated Ottawa 3-1, Boston topped Montreal 6-1, Los Angeles defeated Dallas 3-2, Toronto beat Edmonton 5-2 and San Jose beat Calgary 6-1.

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