The Journal Gazette
 
 
Thursday, July 16, 2020 1:00 am

Briefs

All FWCS athletes to be allowed to play

Staff, news services

Fort Wayne Community Schools superintendent Mark Daniel announced FWCS students will be allowed to participate in athletic activities this fall as part of the district's “Return to Learn” plan. This applies both to students who choose to attend class in person part-time and those who choose to take all of their classes online.

School-based athletic activities resumed on July 6, based on the “Return to Play” guidelines released by the state department of education and the IHSAA. Girls golf contests are scheduled to begin Aug. 3, followed by most other sports on Aug. 15 and football on Aug. 21.

Baseball

Rizzo's back hurt

An MRI of the Chicago Cubs' Anthony Rizzo showed rib-head inflammation on his left side that is causing back spasms – a condition he has dealt with before in his career. “Frustrating, just because how physically in shape I felt like I was coming in,” Rizzo said.

DeGrom uninjured

Jacob deGrom and the New York Mets averted a serious scare Wednesday when an MRI showed nothing to be concerned about, according to a person familiar with the situation. The two-time Cy Young Award winner was sent for tests after exiting an intrasquad game early with tightness in his back.

Basketball

Delle Donne upset by decision

WNBA MVP Elena Delle Donne was shocked and hurt when her request to be medically excused for Lyme disease for the season was denied by an independent medical panel. The panel of independent doctors the league and union agreed upon to make that decision ruled that she was not in a “high risk” category.

Football

IU's Scott on list for Walker Award

Indiana junior running back Stevie Scott III has been named to the Doak Walker Award watch list for the second straight year, PwC SMU Athletic Forum announced. The award is given annually to college football's best running back.

'Gameday' a go if college games are

The COVID-19 pandemic has put this season in peril, but if it can be salvaged, so too will the sport's most popular pregame show. “If there is college football there will be 'College GameDay.' Period,” said ESPN's Lee Fitting, who oversees all the network's college studio shows and remote programs. It just won't look like the traveling circus fans have grown accustomed to .

Golf

Indiana Open

Westfield's Eric Steger won the 105th Indiana Open Championship, finishing the 54-hole event at 13 under, including a final-round 5-under 67 at Rock Hollow in Peru. Fort Wayne's Scott Pieri tied for seventh at 6 under. He came into the day in second place but shot a 74. Wyatt Larkin of Fort Wayne's Apex Golf Lab tied for 15th at 3 under. Fort Wayne's Patrick Allgeier tied for 26th at 1 over.


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