The USA, looking to earn a second-consecutive world title after winning gold in 2013, will play 5-1 Croatia Sunday at 1:30 p.m. EDT. The USA and Croatia played in a Group A preliminary round play on June 28, and the USA sailed to a 103-81 win. Croatia’s path to the championship game was capped by a 91-56 demolishing of Turkey (5-1) in the night’s other medal round semifinal. The gold medal game will be televised live on ESPNU (1:30 p.m. EDT)
Mad Ants forward C.J. Fair will get his chance to impress Boston’s brass in the near future, as Fair will suit up for the Celtics in summer league play.
Ellis gives the Pacers a better chance of making a smooth transition from the plodding, half-court offense they used to make the Eastern Conference finals in 2013 and 2014 to an up-tempo style that is flourishing around the league.
Rookie and Bryan, Ohio native Matt Wisler allowed one hit in 5 1-3 scoreless innings to make up for a loss to the Nationals in his last start.
The Americans will play in the final in Vancouver against the winner of Wednesday night’s semifinal between England and defending champion Japan.
Two veterans, Solomon Hill and Shayne Whittington, along with the team’s two draft picks, Myles Turner and Joe Young, highlight the Indiana Pacers rookie/free agent camp roster.
op qualifier EJ Tackett of Huntington, Ind., threw a string of seven consecutive strikes to defeated Bill O’Neill of Langhorne, Pa., 256-213, to win the PBA Xtra Frame Lubbock Sports Southwest Open and his first PBA Tour title Sunday at South Plains Lanes.
Leo graduate Andy Bayer competed in the 3000m steeplechase at the 2015 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championship on Sunday
Bishop Luers grad Kristi O’Brien will not be playing in the final round of the Walmart North West Arkansas Championship. The Fort Wayne golfer shot plus five in the second round of the LPGA tournament, to finish with a score of nine over. The score did not make the cut, to end her time in Arkansas
Multiple weather delays did not allow all golfers to complete their first round at the Walmart Northwest Arkansas Championship on Friday, and Bishop Luers grad Kristi O’Brien was among the golfers who headed to the clubhouse without a full first round score.
Bayer registered the third-best time at 8:38.68 to qualify for the finals on Sunday.
Henry spent the last two seasons (2013-15) as head coach of the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA Development League, compiling a regular season record of 62-38 (.620).