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).
During Friday’s press conference Turner revealed his mother, Mary, is from Fort Wayne.
Four-time World Cup participant and Fort Wayne native DaMarcus Beasley wasn’t able to come back for his annual Beasley National Soccer Camp in the Summit City, but he did the next best thing.
After being drafted by the Nets Connaughton was traded along with Mason Plumlee (a Warsaw, Ind. native) to Portland for Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, who was picked 23rd overall, and veteran point guard Steve Blake.
Grant was selected with the 19th pick in the NBA draft on Thursday night, in a spot the Washington Wizards traded to the Hawks along with two future second-round picks to move up four slots for rights to Kansas guard Kelly Oubre.
Myles Turner, at 6-foot-11 and 240 pounds, averaged 10.8 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 2.6 blocks as a freshman last season.
“My fastball command wasn’t as sharp as it needed to be,” the Bryan, Ohio native said. “Balls were staying up.”
Vonleh played in 25 games last season, most of those late in the season. He averaged 3.3 points and 3.4 rebounds per game.
Bishop Luers High School graduate Kristi O’Brien will be on the biggest stage for women’s golf yet again this weekend.