Mooney's Stoopsnamed by SVC
YOUNGSTOWN -- Cardinal Mooney High junior Ron Stoops was named Steel Valley Conference player of the week after leading the Cardinals to their first win.
Stoops (6-foot-2, 190 pounds) completed 50 percent of his passes, threw one touchdown pass and ran for two more in Friday's 26-21 come-from-behind victory over Shaker Heights. He also had 10 tackles and forced a fumble at the goal line from his defensive back position.
Girard's HunkusTAC player of week
GIRARD -- Tealle Hunkus of Girard High was named Trumbull Athletic Conference volleyball player of the week.
The award was voted on by the conference coaches.
In four matches (nine games), Hunkus recorded 63 kills, 14 aces, 17 digs, 12 blocks and was 24-for-24 in serve receiving.
Hunkus is a senior.
North Lima man3rd in cycling event
MEADVILLE, Pa. -- Jim Yankush of North Lima placed third in the open expert division at the Tour De Tamarack 40-mile bike race.
He competes for the Mahoning Valley cycling team. Jim Behrens of Painesville and Jeff Brozier of Mineral Ridge won their age divisions.
AUSTINTOWN -- Tickets for the Austintown Fitch vs. Mansfield football game will be sold at the South Circle ticket window Thursday from 6-7:30 p.m.
NATIONLakers O'Nealschedules surgery
LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles Lakers center Shaquille O'Neal will have surgery on his right foot on Sept. 11, and could miss the start of the season.
Storm coach resigns
SEATTLE -- Lin Dunn resigned as coach and general manager of the Seattle Storm.
Dunn compiled a 33-63 record in the three years that the WNBA team has been in existence. The Storm reached the playoffs for the first time this season.
Sparks have rally
LOS ANGELES -- Cheered by about 400 fans who stood patiently under a blazing hot sun, the Los Angeles Sparks celebrated their second consecutive WNBA championship at a rally.
Rookie Nikki Teasley cradled the silver championship trophy on a stage set up in the courtyard of a shopping center on Hollywood Boulevard near the Kodak Theatre.
Greg Ray hiredto drive in IRL races
DALLAS -- Former IRL champion Greg Ray was hired to drive in the last two races of the season for Sam Schmidt Motorsports.
The 1999 IRL champion will replace injured Richie Hearn in the race Sunday at Chicago Speedway and in the season finale Sept. 15 at Texas Motor Speedway. Hearn was injured in a crash Aug. 11.
Horse retiredwith ankle injury
NEW YORK -- Street Cry, the world's top-rated older horse who was training for the Breeders' Cup Classic next month, was retired because of an ankle injury.
The 4-year-old Street Cry never finished out of the money in 12 career starts and earned $5,150,837 with five victories and six seconds.
Injured jockeysits out rest of year
DEL MAR, Calif. -- Hall of Fame jockey Eddie Delahoussaye, injured in a spill at Del Mar, won't ride for the rest of the meeting, which ends Sept. 11.
Canary Islandsto host Fed Cup
LONDON -- Spain's Canary Islands will play host to the semifinals and final of the Fed Cup beginning Oct. 28.
Austria and Spain will play one best-of-five semifinal, and Italy faces Slovakia in the other.
Blue Jays manager,coaches to return
TORONTO -- Toronto Blue Jays manager Carlos Tosca and his coaching staff received contract extensions through the 2004 season.
Tosca took over the Blue Jays after Buck Martinez was fired on June 3.
Vindicator staff/wire reports