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The Journal Gazette

Sunday, April 15, 2018 1:00 am

Briefs

MIVA tourney loss ends IPFW's season

STAFF, NEWS SERVICES

The IPFW men's volleyball team saw its season come to an end Saturday night with a 3-0 loss at Lewis in the first round of the Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association Tournament in Romeoville, Illinois.

The No. 5 Mastodons, who finish the season 18-11, lost 25-22, 25-22, 25-18 to the No. 4 Flyers (19-10).

Pelegrin Vargas led IPFW with 10 kills and three aces and added six digs. Colton Stone added six kills and four blocks, while Michael Keegan had 22 assists.

For Lewis, Ryan Coenen had 17 kills and Mitch Perinar added 15 kills.

The Flyers hit .362 as a team, while the Mastodons were .237. 

Auto racing

On the track

Ryan Preece won the Xfinity Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway and took home the Dash 4 Cash $100,000 bonus prize. The 27-year-old Preece became the seventh different winner this year in the Xfinity Series in as many races, beating Justin Allgaier and Daniel Hemric to the finish line. Elliott Sadler finished fourth and Spencer Gallagher was fifth. Brandon Jones gambled and took only two tires under caution with 10 laps to go and Preece was able to take him on the restart in his No. 18 Toyota. He pulled away for an easy victory. ...

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel claimed pole position for today's Chinese Grand Prix, where the German will be going for his third straight victory to open the Formula One season. Vettel and Ferrari teammate Kimi Raikkonen will start on the first row in Shanghai. Mercedes, which has dominated the last four seasons, will start on the second row with Valtteri Bottas ahead of No. 4 Lewis Hamilton – the defending and four-time series champion. The famous Italian team has not won a season title in 11 years with Kimi Raikkonen champion in 2007. ...

Cadillac retained its spot in victory lane at the Grand Prix at Long Beach but it wasn't the usual winners. Joao Barbosa and Filipe Albuquerque ended Wayne Taylor Racing's three-year winning streak at Long Beach by driving their Cadillac DPi-V.R. to victory for Action Express Racing. It's their second win of the season, but first for both drivers at Long Beach. The victory was the 20th in IMSA sports car competition for Action Express, which took over the Prototype points lead.

Baseball

TinCaps-Hot Rods game postponed

Rain postponed the TinCaps' game Saturday night at Bowling Green, Kentucky, against the Hot Rods because of rain and will be made up as part of a doubleheader today. Both games will be scheduled to go seven innings. After the doubleheader, the TinCaps are off Monday and return home to open a six-game homestand at Parkview Field, starting Tuesday night against the Great Lakes Loons.

Basketball

Wagner to NBA

Moe Wagner has decided to sign with an agent and enter the NBA draft. The Michigan big man announced his plans with an essay written for the Players' Tribune.

HORSE RACING

Photo finish

Tiger Roll won the Grand National Steeplechase in a photo finish over Pleasant Company in one of the closest races in years at Aintree. The 10-1 shot was leading by as much as 10 lengths in the long run to the line but held on by only inches for a first prize of $710,000).