Volleyball teamfalls to RMC
YOUNGSTOWN -- Senior Rebecca Sylak and sophomore Colleen Royer each had 20 kills but Youngstown State fell to Robert Morris 35-37 (25-5), 30-28, 30-22, 25-30, 15-17 Wednesday in a volleyball match at Beeghly Center.
Royer and Sylak added 15 and 10 digs, respectively, while senior Kristen Meech, who recorded her 1,000th career kill, finished with 14 kills, 12 digs and eight blocks. Junior Cameran Drake added 10 kills and 19 digs while senior Melissa Lyczkowski had 73 assists and 28 digs, both career highs.
Sophomore Annie Buschur added 13 kills, while freshman Lori Lyman and sophomore Beth Boscarelli had 13 and 10 digs, respectively.
YSU (10-12) visits Wisconsin-Green Bay Friday at 8 p.m.
Tickets for Lowellville High's football playoff game at Mogadore are on sale today and Friday at the high school. All tickets are $5.
Two from MUCmake all-conference
ALLIANCE -- Mount Union College's Scott Gill and Matt Bednar were named to the All-Ohio Athletic Conference soccer team.
Gill, a sophomore forward from Canton Central Catholic, was named first team Academic All-OAC. He was the team's second-leading scorer with 12 points and a business major with a 3.97 grade point average.
Bednar, a sophomore midfielder from Minerva, was named to the All-OAC second team. He led the team in scoring with 23 points.
PGA's growthexpected to slow
HOUSTON -- The growth rate of PGA Tour prize money likely will slow during the next four-year television contract because of the recession, although commissioner Tim Finchem said he still expects an increase of at least $100 million.
"We don't see significant impacts," Finchem said during his annual state of the tour news conference.
He also said he is working on restructuring the Senior PGA Tour, although lowering the age requirement is not "part of that equation."
Art Wall Jr., dies
SCRANTON, Pa. -- Art Wall Jr., the 1959 Masters champion who had more than 40 aces during his career, died, the PGA Tour said. He was 77.
NEW YORK -- The third fight between WBA heavyweight champion John Ruiz and former champion Evander Holyfield, once set for China, now will be held Dec. 15 in Connecticut.
Ruiz, who hails from Chelsea, Mass., has agreed to fight for $3.2 million instead of $3.6 million.
100 days to go
SALT LAKE CITY -- With 100 days to go, the IOC ended its final inspection of Salt Lake's preparations for the Winter Games with praise for security arrangements.
Davenport stillplaying for No. 1
MUNICH, Germany -- Lindsay Davenport remained in contention for the No. 1 ranking, beating Amanda Coetzer 6-3, 6-3 at the Sanex Championships to extend her winning streak to 13 matches.
Davenport has won titles the last three weeks and could pass Jennifer Capriati for the top spot at this year-end $3 million tournament. Davenport will have to win the tournament if Capriati reaches the semifinals.
Davenport next faces Jelena Dokic, a 7-6 (4), 6-2 winner over Meghann Shaughnessy.
Kim Clijsters, seeded fifth, downed Russia's Elena Dementieva 6-3, 7-6 (4). Justine Henin ousted Anke Huber 6-1, 6-2, ending the German's 13-year career. Henin next faces Serena Williams.
Kafelnikov gainsMasters' 7th spot
PARIS -- Yevgeny Kafelnikov gained the seventh spot in the Masters Cup, beating Mark Philippoussis 7-6 (2), 6-4 in the second round of the Paris Masters.
Defending champion Marat Safin launched his bid for the remaining spot in the elite eight-man event in Australia, eliminating Slovakia's Karol Kucera, 7-6 (2), 5-7, 6-4.
American teen-ager Andy Roddick, seeded 13th, served 15 aces as he lost 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 to Sjeng Schalken of the Netherlands.
Kafelnikov assured himself a place in the season-ending Nov. 12-18 tournament, after Tim Henman lost 6-4, 6-3 to Frenchman Julien Boutter.
The only way Henman can qualify for the Masters Cup is if one of the eight players pulls out, the ATP said. The alternate will be selected after the Paris tournament.
Safin must reach the final to have a chance at Sydney.
Tommy Haas kept alive his hopes for a Masters Cup spot by defeating Ivan Ljubicic of Croatia 6-3, 6-4 in the second round. The German was set to take seventh place in the ATP Champion's Race -- the slot previously held by Henman.
In other matches, Hicham Arazi eliminated 16th-seeded Fabrice Santoro; Roger Federer, the No. 10 seed, fell to Jiri Novak; Albert Costa eliminated 14th-seeded Guillermo Canas; and Arnaud Clement lost to Xavier Malisse.
Vindicator staff/wire reports