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Gossen is club champ at Prairie View Golf Club

First-place finishers, by division, at the Prairie View Community Golf Course club championships on Sunday in Brooten:

Club Champion — Rick Gossen

President’s Flight — Jackson Gregory

1st Flight — Jeremy Weller

2nd Flight — Steve Hensted

Women’s — Peyton Miller

Too hot to trot — XC postponed at Morris

With the heat in the 90s Monday, the big Morris Area Cross Country Invite was postponed until Sept. 17, a Tuesday, with a 4:30 p.m. start. reported a 95-degree mercury reading that “feels like” 101 at 4 p.m. Monday.

Seventeen boys and girls teams were scheduled for 5:30 p.m. start.

The runner’s web site  also announced that Monday’s Milaca Early Bird Invite was called off, posting, “CANCELLED: TOO HOT”.

McGrady announces retirement from NBA

Those sleepy eyes always betrayed Tracy McGrady.

Whether he was pouring in 13 points in 35 seconds for Houston in 2004 or sitting on the bench and watching the San Antonio Spurs win another playoff game in June without needing him, that cool expression rarely changed. It all looked almost too easy for McGrady, even if it rarely was.

McGrady announced his retirement from the NBA on Monday, ending a 16-year career that included two scoring titles, seven All-Star appearances, injuries to his knee and back and zero playoff series wins while he was leading the way. The straight-from-high school project who blossomed into a dominant, two-way superstar will always be remembered, too, as a player who struggled with injuries.

“Thank all of you who have supported me over 16 NBA seasons, 7 All-Stars, and countless exciting moments,” McGrady tweeted on Monday morning. “Retiring from NBA. Stay tuned.”

McGrady didn’t rule out continuing his career overseas, perhaps in China where he played last season.

“Officially retired from the NBA,” he said on ESPN. “Door’s still open.”

McGrady was drafted by Toronto out of high school in 1997 and was outshined early in his career by Raptors star Vince Carter, McGrady’s distant cousin. He became a star in Orlando, was traded to Houston in 2004 and also played for the Knicks, Pistons and Hawks before finishing up his career with the Spurs last season.

He averaged 19.6 points, 5.6 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game in his career and at one point was considered one of the best perimeter players of his generation, a talent that rivaled Kobe Bryant and any other player in the league.