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The Journal Gazette

October 19, 2016 1:00 AM

Briefs

5 to be inducted into World Golf Hall

Staff, news services

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – Ian Woosnam, Davis Love III, Meg Mallon and Lorena Ochoa have been selected for the World Golf Hall of Fame.

Also selected Tuesday for induction was Henry Longhurst, a London Sunday Times columnist who later became a golf commentator for the BBC.

The induction will be Sept. 26 in New York.

The five inductees were chosen by a 16-member “selection commission” led by Jack Nicklaus, Nancy Lopez, Gary Player and Annika Sorenstam, along with nine golf administrators and three journalists.

Woosnam is a former world No. 1 who won the Masters in 1991. Love is a former PGA champion with 20 career PGA Tour victories. Mallon won 18 times on the LPGA Tour, including four majors. Ochoa won 27 times and two majors when she retired at No. 1 in the world.

Basketball

Silver hopes NC can host All-Stars

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says returning the All-Star game to Charlotte in 2019 is “a high priority,” providing there’s a resolution to a North Carolina law that restricts the rights of LGBT people. The NBA moved the 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte because it felt the law known as House Bill 2 was discriminatory.

Cycling

Mountains added to Tour de France

For the first time in 25 years, the 2017 Tour de France will scale all five mountain ranges of continental France, a bumpy 3,516-kilometer (2,185-mile), three-week slog that should suit the climbing strengths of defending champion Chris Froome and rival Nairo Quintana. In their quest to keep the 113-year-old race young, organizers have again unearthed fresh racing challenges from the geography of France with new climbs and, on stage 18, an unprecedented mountain-top finish on the punishing Col d’Izoard high in the Alps – a rocky and lunar terrain that could be the final leg for the winner.

Football

Stanford’s star nears return

Stanford coach David Shaw said running back Christian McCaffrey is feeling better and is hopeful that the 2015 Heisman Trophy finalist will be back in the lineup against Colorado on Saturday. McCaffrey has been sidelined since suffering an undisclosed injury in the first half against Washington State on Oct. 8. He did not play in last week’s win against Notre Dame.

High schools

Huntington North senior to sign

Huntington North senior Aubrie Eckert is signing with Indiana Wesleyan for softball Thursday.

Hockey

Single-A team adds local player

Ian Harris, a native of Fort Wayne who was cut last week by Brampton of the ECHL, has been signed by Peoria of the Single-A Southern Professional Hockey League. Harris is a rookie who played junior hockey last season for the Kingston Voyageurs.

Olympics

Russian’s silver medal stripped

Russian weightlifter Apti Aukhadov has been stripped of his silver medal from the 2012 London Olympics after testing positive for steroids in a reanalysis of his doping samples. The IOC says Aukhadov tested positive for turinabol and drostanolone and has been retroactively disqualified from the London Games. 

TENNIS

4 from Grace to be honored

Four members of Grace’s tennis squads were named to the Crossroads League All-League Team. On the women’s side, Scott Moore was named the Co-Coach of the Year, and senior Natalia Kurkova was named All-League. On the men’s side, Danila Kurkulin and Uros Pajic were both All-League honorees.

Player suspended for match-fixing

Mexican tennis player Daniel Garza has been suspended six months and fined $5,000 after being found guilty of a match-fixing offense. The Tennis Integrity Unit says Garza “attempted to influence the outcome of a match” at a low-level Futures tournament in Calabasas, California, in March 2015. The 31-year-old Garza is currently ranked No. 1,064 in singles. He reached a career-high ranking of No. 294 in 2012.

CORRECTION

Terrell’s statistics incorrect

Because of a reporting error, an Associated Press story on Page 6B Sunday was incorrect regarding the passing statistics of Western Michigan quarterback Zach Terrell, who completed 21 of 31 pases for 207 yards and two touchdowns.