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BRIEFS

Ineligible player costs Warsaw soccer wins

The Class 2A No. 3 Warsaw boys soccer team will forfeit between seven to nine matches because the eligibility of a transfer wasn’t officially approved by the IHSAA until later in the season, according to a news release from the school.

The Tigers, now 14-1-2, will look at game film to see how many matches the player was involved in to determine how many wins will be forfeited, according to Warsaw athletic director Dave Anson.

The school’s athletic department discovered the error near the end of the regular season because a transfer request had not been completed in its entirety nor finalized by the IHSAA.

When the error was identified, Warsaw contacted the IHSAA.

Schools affected by the forfeiture of contests will be notified this week.

AUTO RACING

Keselowski pares racing schedule

Brad Keselowski is cutting back on his racing schedule to focus on his bid for the Sprint Cup championship. He said that he has dropped the Nationwide Series race at Kansas from his schedule and Ryan Blaney will drive for Penske Racing in his place. Further reductions to his schedule could be coming.

Quicken doubles Newman’s support

Stewart-Haas Racing announced some much-needed sponsorship when Quicken Loans said it will double its commitment to Ryan Newman. Quicken Loans, a new sponsor in NASCAR this year and the primary backer for nine races with Newman, will return for 18 races next year.

BASKETBALL

Forward commits to Irish’s ’13 class

Austin Torres, a 6-foot-7 forward from Penn, orally committed to Notre Dame, according to reports. Torres, a two-star prospect according to Rivals.com, is joined by New Haven forward V.J. Beachem, Marian guard Demetrius Jackson and guard Steve Vasturia of St. Joseph’s in Philadelphia in the Irish’s class of 2013.

IPFW women have 1st practice of year

IPFW’s women’s basketball team opened practice at the Gates Center, and this is by far the biggest team that coach Chris Paul has had. Sophomore center Hillary Moore is 6-feet-1 and sophomore Rebecca Bruner is 6-0. Also working underneath are 6-4 freshman Danielle Wilmoth, 6-2 freshman Hannah Lee and 6-1 freshman Alexis Richards. IPFW, 9-21 last season and 6-12 in the Summit League, opens its season Nov. 11 against SIU Edwardsville at the Gates Center.

FOOTBALL

Ohio State, TCU line up series

Ohio State and TCU will play a home-and-home series in 2018-19. TCU said that Ohio State will make its first trip to Fort Worth, Texas, on Sept. 15, 2018, with the two-game set shifting to Columbus, Ohio, on Sept 21, 2019.

Ball State receiver on Biletnikoff list

Ball State sophomore receiver Willie Snead has been named to the watch list for the Biletnikoff Award, which goes annually to the nation’s top collegiate wide receiver. Snead, who has 41 catches for 537 yards and four touchdowns this season, is the first Ball State wide receiver to make the Biletnikoff list since Dante Ridgeway was selected one of three award finalists in 2004.

GOLF

Nicklaus, Jordan sought as captains

Fred Couples, captain of the U.S. side in the Presidents Cup in a year at Muirfield Village in Dublin, Ohio, says he has asked Michael Jordan and tournament host Jack Nicklaus to serve as assistant captains. Veteran player Jay Haas has accepted an assistant role.

Till Jr. loses at Senior Amateur

Fort Wayne golfer Sam Till Jr.’s run at the USGA Senior Amateur Championship came to an end. Till lost 1-up to Jim Knoll of Sunnyvale, Calif., in the round of 32 at Mountain Ridge Country Club in West Caldwell, N.J.

HOCKEY

Russian league to air games in US

The Russian-based Kontinental Hockey League says some of its games will be broadcast in the United States on ESPN3 during the NHL lockout. The league announced that it plans to air five games on ESPN’s online streaming service. However, ESPN spokesman Josh Krulewitz said “the agreement is not finalized.”

TENNIS

Nadal to return for exhibition

Rafael Nadal plans to return from a knee injury at an Abu Dhabi exhibition tournament in December. Organizers of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship said that Nadal is set to join a field including Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and David Ferrer.

CORRECTION

Wrong score listed for charity tourney

Due to a reporter’s error, the winning team score at the Friends of Charity Pro-Am held Monday at Fort Wayne Country Club was incorrect on Page 2B Tuesday. The correct score was a 14-under 57.

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