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The Journal Gazette

Friday, August 10, 2018 1:00 am

Briefs

Wake coach charged in death of NYC tourist

Staff, news services

NEW YORK – Police say a college basketball coach threw a punch that killed a New York City tourist who knocked on his car window thinking it was his Uber ride.

Wake Forest assistant coach Jamill Jones was arrested Thursday and charged with assault.

A spokesman says Wake Forest has no immediate comment on the arrest of the 35-year-old Jones.

Police say Jones confronted Sandor Szabo on a Queens street around 1:15 a.m. Sunday. They say the punch caused Szabo to fall and hit his head on a sidewalk.

Szabo, also 35, was taken off life support Tuesday. His family says he was visiting New York from Boca Raton, Florida, for a wedding.

Jones, a Philadelphia native, previously coached at Central Florida, Virginia Commonwealth and Florida Gulf Coast.

FOOTBALL

Teen arrested in Frost burglary

Police in Lincoln, Nebraska, arrested a 17-year-old girl who had a pair of shoes believed to have been stolen from the home of Nebraska coach Scott Frost. Investigators are searching for others who might have been involved. Frost reported July 29 that burglars entered an unlocked garage door at the house, which is unoccupied while being renovated.

GOLF

Curry fires 71 at Web.com event

In Hayward, California, Stephen Curry rallied with three birdies to shoot a 1-over 71 in the first round of the Web.com Tour's Ellie Mae Classic. Playing as an amateur, Curry was eight shots behind leaders Adam Long and Seth Reeves with the afternoon wave still on the course.

HOCKEY

US Hockey names Hall class

Nashville Predators general manager David Poile headlines the class of the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame. Former University of Michigan coach Red Berenson, star forward Natalie Darwitz, retired NHL referee Paul Stewart, and the late Leland “Hago” Harrington will be inducted Dec. 12 at a ceremony in Nashville, Tennessee. Poile and Berenson were each born in Canada and went on to make significant contribution to hockey in the U.S.

RUNNING

Pufferbelly 5K to benefit trail

The Pufferbelly 5K will be run Saturday at Maple Creek Middle School. The 1-mile kids fun run will begin at 8 a.m., and the 5K run/walk will follow at 8:30 a.m. Proceeds will be used to fund development of the Pufferbelly Trail, which will link downtown Fort Wayne with Pokagon State Park in Angola and Ouabache State Park in Bluffton. Registration is available online at www.fwtrails.org/event/pufferbelly-5k/ or at the race site at packet pick-up from 5 to 7 p.m. today or before the race from 7 to 8 a.m. Saturday.

TENNIS

Roundup

In Montreal, U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens advanced to the Rogers Cup quarterfinals, beating Carla Suarez Navarro 6-2, 7-5 in the hard-court event. ...

In Toronto, Greek teen Stefanos Tsitsipas upset Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-3 on Thursday in the Rogers Cup.

CLARIFICATION

Banned item taken in January

A story on Page 5B on Wednesday on Seth Coate's two-game suspension in the Canadian Football League included a quote, attributed to the Ottawa Sun, that he'd taken a banned supplement when “he had no idea” he'd “be playing football again.” Coate has said he took the supplement in January, though the Sun reported otherwise. Coate is a former Saint Francis and Homestead player.