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Leetonia hall of fame
The Leetonia High School hall of fame will put on an induction breakfast and ceremony at the K-12 campus on Dec. 15 at 9 a.m.
Tickets are available in the athletic office or by calling 330-427-2115 ext. 2424 or 330-853-2863.
Tony Spano, Executive Director of the Hope Foundation, will be the guest speaker at the Curbstone Coaches meeting.
The group will meet at the Blue Wolfe Catering Hall Monday at noon.
Beckham wins second MLS title with Galaxy
Landon Donovan scored the tiebreaking goal on a penalty kick in the 65th minute, and David Beckham left MLS as a two-time champion with the Los Angeles Galaxy’s 3-1 victory over the Houston Dynamo in the MLS Cup on Saturday.
Omar Gonzalez tied it in the 61st minute with a long header for the Galaxy, who defended their title in a rematch of last season’s championship game.
With a stirring second-half surge capped by Robbie Keane’s goal on another penalty kick in injury time, Los Angeles won its fourth MLS Cup, tying D.C. United for the MLS record.
Rick Majerus, college basketball coach, dies
Rick Majerus, the jovial college basketball coach who led Utah to the 1998 NCAA final and had only one losing season in 25 years with four schools, died Saturday. He was 64.
Utah industrialist Jon Huntsman, the coach’s longtime friend, confirmed in a statement released through The Salt Lake Tribune that Majerus died of heart failure in a Los Angeles hospital.
Majerus said Nov. 19 that he wouldn’t return to Saint Louis because of the heart condition. He ended the school’s 12-year NCAA tournament drought last season with a 26-win team that won its opening game and took top regional seed Michigan State to the wire. The Billikens were ranked for the first time since 1994-95.
IOC ready to take away Armstrong’s bronze
His seven Tour de France titles erased from cycling’s record books, Lance Armstrong still holds claim to one piece of sports silverware: an Olympic medal.
But for how much longer?
Twelve years after Armstrong won bronze in the road time trial at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, the IOC wants the medal back because of his involvement in a wide-reaching doping scandal.
The fate of Armstrong’s medal will be addressed when the International Olympic Committee executive board meets next week in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Hutchinson out as skipper of Swedish AC
America’s Cup challenger Artemis Racing of Sweden has released skipper Terry Hutchinson.
The syndicate provided no further information about the upheaval in the afterguard, the brain trust at the back of the boat.
In a statement, Artemis says its new afterguard features Iain Percy of Britain, Nathan Outteridge of Australia and Santiago Lange of Argentina, all Olympic medalists, as well as Loick Peyron, one of the world’s most experienced multihull helmsmen.
Lamy Chappuis wins, leads Nordic Combined
Jason Lamy Chappuis of France took the lead in the Nordic Combined World Cup by winning the 10-kilometer skiing race on Saturday, ahead of Magnus Krog of Norway and Sebastian Lacroix of France. The defending overall champion’s winning time was 26 minutes, 49.5 seconds. Krog was 13 seconds behind and Lacroix trailed by 13.2.
Vindicator staff/wire reports