Ticket notice
NORTH LIMA -- Tickets for the South Range-Warren JFK football playoff game, Friday at Bo Rein Stadium in Niles, will be on sale Tuesday through Friday at South Range High School. Cost of all tickets is $5.
Geneva's Normanqualifies for meet
BEAVER FALLS, Pa. -- Geneva College's men's and women's cross country teams competed in the American Mideast Conference meet Saturday at Rio Grande College.
Truly Norman finished in ninth place in 19 minutes, 24 seconds, becoming the first women's runner in school history to qualify for the NAIA national meet. Geneva finished fourth as a team.
The Geneva men's team finished seventh, with Justin Bail running 27th in 27:24.
Swim recordset at MUC
ALLIANCE -- Sophomore Eddis Singleton set a new Mount Union College record in the 5-yard freestyle, during a recent dual meet at the College of Wooster.
Singleton swam the event in 20.40 seconds, breaking the mark of 20.87 he set in 2000. Singleton also won the 100 backstroke in 57.21.
Singleton was the Ohio Athletic Conference swimmer of the year and earned All-American status as a freshman in the 2000-01 season.
KSU-Salemhas basketball
SALEM -- Larry Jensen, student life coordinator at Kent State Salem, has formed a new team of basketball players known as the New Cougars.
Their first game, with Jensen as manager and Jim Richmond as player/coach, will be held Thursday in the Kent Salem gymnasium at 6 p.m.
The New Cougars will play a team from Kent State Tuscarawas.
Students and the public are invited to attend the game. For more information call Jensen at (330) 337-4224.
Beckman makes upthree shots at end
MADISON, Miss. -- Cameron Beckman made up a three-stroke deficit over the final five holes to win the Southern Farm Bureau Classic for his first PGA Tour victory.
Beckman, who nearly withdrew from the tournament Wednesday because of a stiff neck, birdied three of the final five holes in a 67 that gave him a 19-under 269 total, one stroke ahead of Chad Campbell.
Tszyu champwith knockout
LAS VEGAS -- All Kostya Tszyu needed was one stunning right hand to show he was the best 140-pound fighter in the world.
It came with one second left in the second round, sending Zab Judah to the canvas and making Tszyu the undisputed 140-pound champion when referee Jay Nady stopped the fight seconds later.
Da Matta holds offMax Papis by inches
FONTANA, Calif. -- Cristiano da Matta held off Max Papis by inches Sunday to win one of the most competitive events in auto racing history, taking the season-ending Toyota 500 at California Speedway.
Da Matta, who finished the CART season with consecutive victories, passed Papis seven laps from the end of the darkness-shortened event for the CART-record 73rd lead change.
Da Matta crossed the finish line less than six inches ahead of the Papis.
Course recordsat NYC marathon
NEW YORK -- Tesfaye Jifar of Ethiopia and Margaret Okayo of Kenya pulled away for comfortable victories in a New York City Marathon dedicated to victims of Sept. 11 under the motto "United We Run."
Jifar completed the 26.2 miles in 2 hours, 7 minutes, 43 seconds; Okayo finished in 2:24:21. Both were course records.
Lindsay Davenport pulls out of final
MUNICH, Germany -- A day after clinching the No. 1 ranking, Lindsay Davenport pulled out of the WTA Championships final with a bruised right knee, giving the title to Serena Williams.
Davenport tried to practice hours before the final, but stopped because of the pain. Her withdrawal ended a 15-match winning streak in which she won titles in three straight weeks.
Williams gained her third title of the year and 10th of her career.
Grosjean's winputs him in Masters
PARIS -- Sebastien Grosjean enjoyed the biggest victory of his career, beating Yevgeny Kafelnikov for the Paris Masters title and earning a spot in the season-ending Masters Cup.
Grosjean won 7-6 (3), 6-1, 6-7 (5), 6-4 for his first title in the Masters Series -- second in importance to the Grand Slams -- and his second career title. It also was his first win in four matches with Kafelnikov.
Kenyans sweep race
ATHENS, Greece -- Noah Bor led a 1-2-3 Kenyan sweep in heavy rain at the Athens Marathon, a race that followed the ancient route for which the event is named.
Bor won in 2 hours, 19 minutes, 26 seconds. Six Kenyans finished among the top 10. Germany's Sonja Krolik-Oberem, won the women's competition in 2:36:15.
Engquist admitsfailed drug test
STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- Former Olympic and world hurdles champion Ludmila Engquist said she failed a drug test and will not compete as a bobsledder in the Winter Olympics.
Vindicator staff/wire reports

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