The Journal Gazette
Sunday, October 20, 2019 1:00 am


Sophomores shine in Purdue's scrimmage

Staff, news services

WEST LAFAYETTE – Sophomores Eric Hunter Jr. and Aaron Wheeler posted 3-0 records in Purdue's first significant action of the season in front of about 3,000 fans at Mackey Arena on Saturday.

Purdue's sophomores shone brightest in the scrimmage combining for 46 points, 15 rebounds and 11 assists while shooting 18 of 33 from the field and 9 of 17 on 3-pointers. Sasha Stefanovic led the Boilermakers with 16 points while making 4 of 7 from long range.

As a team, the Boilermakers shot 43 of 90 from the field (.478) and 18 of 36 (.500) from 3-point range. The Boilermakers had 31 assists against 17 turnovers for the day.

Wheeler tallied 15 points with five rebounds and two assists. Hunter Jr. tallied 13 points with five assists and four rebounds, while Jahaad Proctor scored 12 points with three rebounds and two assists. Evan Boudreaux netted 11 points with five rebounds and three assists and Matt Haarms scored 10 points with six rebounds, three assists and two blocked shots.

Auto racing

Jones earns 1st Xfinity victory

Brandon Jones raced to his first career Xfinity Series victory at Kansas Speedway after a lapped car wrecked what was shaping up to be an entertaining duel between playoff contenders Chase Briscoe and Christopher Bell. It wasn't the end of the drama, either. Fellow playoff contenders Cole Custer and Tyler Reddick got into a pit-road melee after getting out of their cars. Custer was upset at the way Reddick raced him in the closing laps of the first race.


On the court

Indiana waived Stephan Hicks. The Pacers roster now stands at 17. …

Pascal Siakam and Toronto have agreed on a four-year maximum extension that will be worth $130 million, a deal that kicks in to start next season. …

Atlanta exercised the 2020-21 contract options on three of the team's top young players: forward John Collins and guards Trae Young and Kevin Huerter.


Jets fine Osemele

A person with knowledge of the situation says Jets guard Kelechi Osemele has been fined for conduct detrimental to the team after he did not practice. The left guard says he needs a season-ending shoulder operation and is waiting for the Jets to authorize the procedure. The team, however, wants him on the field.

Titans moves

Tennessee activated first-​round draft pick Jeffery Simmons, giving him a chance to make his NFL debut today against the Los Angeles Chargers. The Titans also promoted outside linebacker Derick Roberson to the active roster from the practice squad. To clear space, they waived defensive linemen Brent Urban and Matt Dickerson.


On the course

In Jeju Island, South Korea, Justin Thomas and Danny Lee are tied with a three-round total of 15-under 201 at the Nine Bridges course. …

In Shanghai, Jessica Korda shot a 6-under 66 in the third round, with eight birdies and two bogeys, to take a one-shot lead at the Buick LPGA Shanghai. …

In Richmond, Virginia, Scott Parel shot his second straight 6-under 66 for a share of the lead with Tommy Tolles in the Dominion Energy Charity Classic, the first of three tournaments in the PGA Tour Champions' Charles Schwab Cup playoffs.


Murray in finals

In Antwerp, Belgium, Andy Murray is back in an ATP tour final for the first time since March 2017 after beating Ugo Humbert 3-6, 7-5, 6-2 in the European Open semifinals. Murray will face Stan Wawrinka, who beat Italian 18-year-old Janik Sinner 6-3, 6-2.

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