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The Journal Gazette

Friday, June 22, 2018 1:00 am

Briefs

Indianapolis assistant to IPFW men's staff

Staff, news services

Paul Corsaro has been named an assistant coach for the men's basketball program at IPFW, which is in the process of transitioning to Purdue Fort Wayne, from the University of Indianapolis, where he was on the Greyhounds' staff for six seasons. He spent the last two as associate head coach for the NCAA Division II Greyhounds.

During Corsaro's time at Indianapolis, the Greyhounds compiled four 20-win seasons and four NCAA Tournament appearances.

“We are excited to have Paul join our coaching staff and believe that he will be a great fit for both our student-athletes and coaching staff,” IPFW coach Jon Coffman said in a team news release. “I believe that he will bring great recruiting experience as well as the versatility to manage whatever task is needed within our program.”

Auto racing

Not ready for Triple Crown yet 

Still glowing from his win at the 24 Hours Le Mans last weekend, Fernando Alonso says he is not sure when he will try to complete motorsport's unofficial Triple Crown with a win at the Indianapolis 500. “I am still digesting a little bit the Le Mans win and not taking too much into account (for) next year's project,” he said. The two-time F1 world champion is one leg short of completing the Triple Crown of wins at Le Mans, Indy 500 and F1's Monaco GP.

NASCAR ends aero package 

NASCAR is shelving the aero package used in the All-Star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway which included aero ducts, a higher spoiler, restrictor plates and an older splitter, for the rest of the season.

Basketball

Violations cost UConn coach

The University of Connecticut says it fired men's basketball coach Kevin Ollie after finding NCAA violations that included improper workouts and improper contact with recruits by Ollie and former UConn star Ray Allen. The violations are laid out in documents released after UConn President Susan Herbst upheld the decision to fire Ollie.

Football

Boilers, Irish add more recuits

Purdue added two more 2019 recruits to its run of recent recruiting successes, as three-star cornerback Cameron Allen and three-star linebacker Khali Saunders announced they'll play for the Boilermakers. Notre Dame also added a running back to its class when three-star running back Kyren Williams chose the Irish.

The pair of commitments gives Purdue 17 players in the 2019 class, including 10 in the last week alone. That flood of commitments in the last seven days has elevated the Boilers' class to No. 18 nationally and No. 3 in the Big Ten, per 247sports.com.

Allen is a 6-foot-1 Bluefield, Va., native who is the No. 88 corner in the country, while Saunders is out of Elmhurst, Ill., and is the No. 55 linebacker in the nation.

Williams is the first skill position player on offense in Notre Dame's 2019 class out of 15 players. The Irish's class is No. 4 nationally.

Tennis

Roundup

Novak Djokovic eased past second-seeded Grigor Dimitrov at Queen's Club with a 6-4, 6-1 win. Nick Kyrgios sent down 32 aces in beating seventh-seeded Kyle Edmund 7-6 (3), 6-7 (5), 6-3. … Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza's preparations for the defense of her title took a blow when she lost in the second round of the Birmingham Classic to Barbora Strycova 6-2, 6-4. Earlier, defending champ Petra Kvitova beat Daria Gavrilova 6-2, 6-2 to reach the quarterfinals. … Roger Federer overcame two match points against Benoit Paire to reach the quarterfinals of the Gerry Weber Open.