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Thursday, November 22, 2018 1:00 am

Briefs

Post-football efforts earn 2 Big Ten honors

Staff, news services

Indiana's Antwaan Randle El is this year's recipient of the Big Ten's Ford-Kinnick Leadership Award, and Wisconsin's Jake Wood will receive the Dungy-Thompson Humanitarian Award, the conference announced Wednesday.

Chosen recipients of the award are former Big Ten football students who have achieved success in the areas of leadership and humanitarianism following their careers.

Randle El, a quarterback at Indiana from 1997 to 2001, spent 10 seasons in the NFL. In 2010, he and his brother Curtis Randle El established The EL Foundation, which provides opportunities for underserved children and their families.

Wood maintained a double major in political science and real estate at Wisconsin, while he earned two letters as an offensive lineman in 2001-04. He graduated in 2005 and joined the Marines, where he spent four years with tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.

After an honorable discharge from the Marines in 2009, Wood and fellow Marine William McNulty organized a group of veterans, first responders and medical workers – Team Rubicon – to respond to the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.

Baseball

Reds' reliever lands new deal

Reds closer Raisel Iglesias agreed to a restructured three-year deal through the 2021 season, avoiding arbitration. Iglesias was on a seven-year, $27 million contract through 2020 that allowed him to opt for arbitration. He made $3,214,286 last season.

Basketball

IU women win

Junior guard Brenna Wise recorded her first double-double of the season as Indiana used a big third quarter and five players in double figures to roll past Florida, 83-64. The win improved the Hoosiers to 4-0.

Football

Colts add former Ball State DE

The Indianapolis Colts have signed former Ball State football defensive end Anthony Winbush to the practice squad. He's had one prior stint on the Colts' practice squad this season and participated in the Atlanta Falcons' 2018 offseason program and training camp before being waived.

2 Razorbacks get suspended

Arkansas defensive backs Ryan Pulley and Kamren Curl have been suspended for the season finale against Missouri for socializing with members of Mississippi State's spirit squad. They were seen with the students before Saturday's loss in Starkville. Arkansas coach Chad Morris called the actions “unacceptable.”

Golf

Men, women to play in Australia

Golf Australia says the Vic Open, which features both men and women playing simultaneously, will be co-sanctioned by the LPGA Tour. The men's portion of the tournament has already been announced to be on the European Tour. The Vic Open will be Feb. 7-10.

High schools

New South Side baseball coach

Ryan Dellinger has been hired as the new baseball coach at South Side.

Soccer

FIFA judge faces corruption count

A FIFA ethics committee judge has been arrested in Malaysia on suspicion of corruption in his job as director of an arbitration service. Sundra Rajoo's lawyer said his client was detained by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission late Tuesday after returning from FIFA business in Zurich. FIFA appointed Rajoo last year as a deputy chairman of its ethics panel's adjudicatory chamber.

Tennis

Italian players banned for fixing

Two Italian tennis players have been banned for match-fixing at an ATP event in Barcelona in 2011. Daniele Bracciali, who is still active, was banned for life and fined $250,000. Potito Starace, who has retired, was banned from any future involvement in the sport for 10 years and fined $100,000.


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