Sports Shorts

Healing Hands 5K is Saturday

FLINT – The 19th annual Healing Hands 5K Run/Walk will be held Saturday, May 17, at Mott Community College. Registration fees are $20 with a t-shirt and $15 without. Proceeds benefit the Genesee County Free Medical Clinic. Packet pickup and late registration will be held from 8-8:45 a.m., with the races to begin at 9 a.m. Post-race refreshments will be available, and awards will be presented to the overall and masters male and female winners and the top three finishers in each of 15 age groups from 14-under to 80-over. Details: 810-230-6492 or – D.N.

Carr camp coming

FLINT — Dallas Cowboys’ cornerback and former Carman-Ainsworth player Brandon Carr will be running a football camp at CAHS on June 14. Details go to — K.W.

Warriors’ Larkin earns honor

FLINT — Michigan Warriors’ forward Colin Larkin was named to the North American Hockey League North Division’s First Team. Larkin finished the season with 23 goals and 14 assists in 58 games. He scored four power play goals and had one helper with the man advantage. Seven of his goals were game-winners and he finished the year with a plus/minus rating of plus-9. — K.W.

Fun Run on May 17

BURTON — The annual Race2Grace 5K Run/Walk, 1 Mile Run/Walk and Kids’ Fun will take place on Saturday, May 17, at Faithway Christian School, 1225 S. Center Rd. This is a fundraising event to benefit the school. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., with the first race at 9:01a.m. Details: or call 810-743-0055. – D.N.

Saints won’t pick up Ingram option

NEW ORLEANS – The New Orleans Saints have decided not to pick up the $5.2-million option on Mark Ingram’s contract for the 2015 season. The fourth-year running back out of Alabama and former Grand Blanc High and Flint Southwestern player is coming off an injury-plagued year in which he ran for 386 yards in 11 games.

“That’s a financial decision, the amount of the tender vs. what the market for running backs has been,” Saints general manager Mickey Loomis told the New Orleans Times- Picayune. “We like Mark. We told Mark before we made that decision that it wasn’t reflective of what we thought about him, it was just a business decision. … We have high expectations for him and I hope he has a great year.”

Ingram, who has rushed for 1,462 yards in his career, is set to become a free agent after the 2014 season. – D.N.

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