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Former playoff MVP officially returns to K’s

On Friday, the Komets finalized the signing of forward Matt Syroczynski, 29, who retired after being selected as the IHL’s playoff MVP with Fort Wayne in 2010.

He has played only one game since – with Florida of the ECHL this month – and it’s expected to be a couple of weeks before he gets in the lineup.

This will be his third stint with the Komets (22-19-2), who play tonight at Evansville (16-23-4).


Former Tech star to play in Australia

Former Indiana Tech star James Hicks signed to play in Australia for the Warrandyte Venom. The 6-foot-8 forward previously played for the Lima Explosion of the ABA.

Ex-IU starter faces charges in shooting

Former Indiana starter Devan Dumes has been accused of opening fire at an Indianapolis home while his brother and 1-year-old nephew were inside. Dumes, 26, appeared in Marion County Court on charges of criminal recklessness and carrying a handgun without a license. A police affidavit said Dumes allegedly fired a handgun at a house after arguing with his brother, who was inside with his son visiting the child’s mother. His trial is set for March 27.

Former Mavs guard sent to D-League

Delonte West was acquired by the D-league affiliate for Dallas, and Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said West would not play with the Mavs again.


Amnesty offered for confessions

The UCI agreed to introduce a “truth and reconciliation” commission with the World Anti-Doping Agency to offer cyclists a chance to confess to past doping offenses without fear of retribution. Tim Herman, Lance Armstrong’s attorney, said the cyclist intends to appear before the commission instead of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency.


Michigan State parts with DL coach

Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio said defensive line coach Ted Gill’s contract has not been renewed.


Former Komets player, 79, dies

Bobby McNeil, who played with the Komets in 1954-55, died after a battle with cancer. He was 79. For funeral information, call 905-642-2855 or go to

‘Miracle On Ice’ jersey to be sold

Mike Eruzione, the “Miracle On Ice” captain, will auction off his No. 21 USA jersey, hockey stick and other Olympic paraphernalia next month for the team that defeated the Soviets at the 1980 Winter Olympics.


4 Murray State athletes injured

Four members of the Murray State women’s team were injured when their bus rolled over on icy Interstate 69 in southwest Indiana on its way to a meet in Bloomington. police said.