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Saturday, August 05, 2017 1:00 am

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Ex-Mastodon Evans to play in Hungary

Staff, news services

Recent IPFW graduate and school record-holder Mo Evans signed a professional basketball contract in Hungary, joining Kaposvári KK in Kaposvár. The team plays in the country's first division, Nemzeti Bajnoksag I/A.

“I am extremely grateful for the opportunity,” Evans wrote in a news release. “This is only the beginning. I plan to make a plethora of memories in Hungary and I can't wait to meet the rest of the team.”

Evans graduated this year and is the program's career leader in 3-pointers with 260. He ranked second in assists (463) and third in points (1,487).

In 2016-17, Evans was named to the NABC All-District and All-Summit League second teams. He also helped the Mastodons to 85 wins and four postseason appearances in his career.

Basketball

Dupree hits mark in Fever loss

In Indianapolis, Courtney Vandersloot had 18 points and 10 assists for her third straight double-double as the Chicago Sky beat the Indiana Fever 81-70. Candice Dupree led the Fever (8-17) with 18 points. Dupree became the ninth WNBA player to reach 2,500 rebounds.

Maxiell signs to retire a Piston

The Detroit Pistons signed Jason Maxiell to a contract, allowing him to retire as a member of the organization. Maxiell spent eight seasons with the Pistons and was part of three runs to the Eastern Conference finals.

Bliss to coach, be AD at high school

Former Baylor coach Dave Bliss has been hired as the boys basketball coach at a small Las Vegas high school. Bliss, who won 525 career college games, also will serve as athletic director at Calvary Chapel Christian School.

Rivers out of dual role with Clippers

Doc Rivers is losing his dual roles with the Los Angeles Clippers, keeping his position as coach while Lawrence Frank takes over Rivers' responsibility for basketball operations.

Football

Notre Dame to honor Parseghian

A memorial service for former Notre Dame football coach Ara Parseghian is set for Sunday on the school's campus. School officials say singer Vince Gill will perform at Sunday afternoon's memorial at the Joyce Center.

Hockey

Wisconsin coach to lead US team

Wisconsin's Tony Granato will coach the U.S. men's hockey team at the 2018 Olympics, the first Winter Games without NHL players since 1994.

Olympics

Russian decision tied to doping

In London, Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee, insisted no decision will be made about Russia's participation in the Winter Games until two committees investigating doping allegations against the country are through with their work.

Tennis

Wawrinka out for US Open, season

Defending champion Stan Wawrinka pulled out of the U.S. Open because of an injured knee. He will have a medical procedure and sit out the rest of 2017.

Heat forces top seed to bow out

In Washington, D.C., top women's seed Simona Halep retired from her quarterfinal match at the Citi Open because of the heat, allowing Russia's Ekaterina Makarova to advance to the semifinals.