The Journal Gazette
 
 
Saturday, August 01, 2020 1:00 am

Briefs

Late 3 falls short as Fever loses to Wings

Staff, news services

BRADENTON, Fla. – Satou Sabally had season highs of 23 points and 17 rebounds and made critical plays down the stretch as the Dallas Wings overcame a 14-point, third-quarter deficit to beat the Indiana Fever 76-73 on Friday night.

Arike Ogunbowale scored 15 points and Kayla Thornton added 11 for the Wings (2-1).

Candice Dupree and Tiffany Mitchell led Indiana (1-2) with 11 points apiece.

Sabally scored seven points in a 14-3 run that trimmed Dallas' deficit to 64-62 when she converted a three-point play early in the fourth quarter.

Tiffany Mitchell missed a potential tying 3-pointer that was tightly contested by Sabally at the buzzer.

Auto racing

Force team out for rest of 2020

Drag racing great John Force and his four-car NHRA team are remaining parked for the rest of the 2020 season, citing sponsorship issues and making a financial decision to “live to fight another day.”

Baseball

Cubs sign Allen

The Chicago Cubs signed former Cleveland Indians closer Cody Allen to a minor league deal on Friday. Allen was assigned to the team's training site in South Bend.

Football

Irish add TE

Notre Dame added a commitment to its 2021 recruiting class when three-star Wadsworth, Ohio, tight end Mitchell Evans chose the Irish over offers from Florida State, Boston College and West Virginia, among others. The 6-foot-7, 240-pound Evans is the No. 20 tight end per 247sports.com. He is the 15th commitment in the 2021 class and the second tight end, following four-star Cane Berrong. The class ranks No. 13 nationally.

Monday Night booth revealed

Steve Levy, Brian Griese and Louis Riddick will be the new announce team for ESPN's “Monday Night Football” according to a person familiar with the decision.

Kearse facing suspension

Detroit's Jayron Kearse was suspended for the first three games of the 2020 regular season for violating league policy on substance abuse.

Golf

Champions Tour back, pair tied

In Grand Blanc, Michigan, Tommy Armour III and Billy Andrade each opened with a 6-under 66 at Warwick Hills to share the lead by one shot over Bernhard Langer as the PGA Tour Champions returned for the first time since March.

Hero results

In Birmingham, England, overnight leader Sebastian Garcia Rodriguez held off a spirited challenge from Sam Horsfield to retain a share of the lead at the Hero Open.

Kang leads Drive On Championship

In Toledo, Danielle Kang shot a bogey-free round at Inverness Club for a 6-under 66 and a one-shot lead in the LPGA Drive On Championship.

High Schools

Patterson gets offer from UConn

Rising Homestead junior Ayanna Patterson received an offer from basketball power UConn, according to Prep Girls Hoops Indiana. This week, the 6-foot-2 forward received an offer from Maryland, adding to recent offers from Arkansas, Texas and Syracuse.


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