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Sports briefs for Oct. 7, 2013

By BDN Staff and Wire Reports, Special to the BDN

Tickets available for Midcoast Hall banquet

ROCKLAND — Tickets are available for the Midcoast Sports Hall of Fame Induction banquet at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Rockland Elks Lodge.

Jill Young (Booth), Deane Deshone, Gary Heald, Ricky Jones and Tracie Littlefield (Martin) will all be inducted into the Midcoast Sports Hall of Fame as part of the 2013 Class.

The Midcoast Male and Female High School Athletes of the Year will also be named that evening and the Camden High School girls championship high school basketball teams from 1948-49 through 1954-55 seasons will be honored for their unbeaten streak of 88 games during that span.

Tickets are $25 each and must be reserved by Sunday, Oct. 13 by calling either Helen Plourd at 466-1888 or Dave Ames at 789-5118. Ticket will not be available at the door. More details can also be found at the Hall’s Website, www.midcoastsportshalloffame.org

The induction ceremony getting underway at 7 p.m.

Cubs to interview Acta, bid for Girardi

The Chicago Cubs are being proactive in their search for a new manager.

They reportedly will try to outbid the New York Yankees for the services of Joe Girardi, but in the meantime, they plan to interview former Washington Nationals and Cleveland Indians manager Manny Acta, CSNChicago.com reported.

Acta and A.J. Hinch are known candidates to replace Dale Sveum, and CSNChicago.com reports that Padres bench coach Rick Renteria also may be interviewed for the vacancy.

But none is likely to be hired until the Cubs determine whether they can lure Girardi from the Yankees.

The Chicago Tribune reported the Cubs are “willing to top whatever offer” Girardi gets from the Yankees.

Vick likely to miss next game

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick is expected to miss Sunday’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers because of a hamstring injury, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported.

Vick also could miss the following Sunday’s game against the Dallas Cowboys, according to a report by ProFootballTalk.com.

Eagles coach Chip Kelly said after Sunday’s win over the New York Giants that Vick would start if healthy.

Vick was scheduled to have an MRI on Monday.

Vick was injured late in the first half on a run around the left end.

NASCAR driver Stewart has third leg surgery

NASCAR Sprint Cup driver and team co-owner Tony Stewart had a third surgery on his broken right leg Monday, Stewart-Haas Racing announced.

The procedure was considered a “proactive measure” to examine and close a wound on his shin. Stewart is still recovering from a fractured tibia and fibula that he sustained during a sprint car crash in Iowa on Aug. 5.

Stewart will remain in a hospital for observation, SHR said in a statement.

Previous operations stabilized Stewart’s leg with a metal rod. He began rehabbing the injury two weeks ago.

Stewart is expected to return by next season’s Daytona 500 in February.

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