Raul Vijil, the Spokane Shock’s all-time leader in receiving yards, receptions and touchdowns, has been added to the Arena Football League team’s roster, the Shock announced Tuesday.
Vijil suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament last year that forced him to miss the last five games of the regular season and the postseason.
Vijil has 421 career receptions for 4,952 yards and 131 TDs.
The Shock also added wide receiver Adron Tennell and released wide receiver Lonnell DeWalt and quarterback Andy Collins.
Tennell (6-foot-4, 199 pounds) had 40 receptions for 505 yards and five TDs with the University of Oklahoma.
Spokane opens the season March 11 at San Jose, Calif.
Closed highway postpones games
Boys basketball: Two Idaho regional boys basketball championship games were postponed Tuesday because of poor road conditions.
Idaho State Police closed a section of U.S. Highway 95 between Potlatch and Moscow because of multiple car accidents and slide-offs, causing the postponement of the 5A Region I final, featuring Lewiston at Coeur d’Alene, and the 4A Region I title game, featuring Sandpoint at Moscow.
The games will be played tonight. Tipoff in both games is at 7. The winners advance to state, the losers will have a second chance in elimination games Friday.
For Tuesday’s 5A Region action, see Page B5.
DeRozan stands up for true dunks
Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan vows he’s finished competing in the NBA’s slam dunk contest unless the myriad props that dominated Saturday’s event are eliminated.
Asked Tuesday if he thinks he was robbed when he didn’t reach the final of the competition, DeRozan replied, “I think so.” Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers won by leaping over a car to edge Washington’s JaVale McGee in the last round.
“I’m a dunker. Dunk contests, you go out there and dunk. I’m not into all the props and everything,” DeRozan said. “I try to come out with a creative dunk and do it and go from there. … If there’s a dunk contest next year I’ll do it.”