Horizon League selects YSU’s Shar’Rae Davis
Youngstown State freshman point guard Shar’Rae Davis has been named the Horizon League newcomer of the week.
Davis was also the award’s inaugural winner three weeks ago.
Davis averaged 8.5 points, 7.5 assists and 5.0 rebounds this past week as the Penguins went 1-1.
Davis had 11 points and five assists in YSU’s first loss of the season at Northern Kentucky.
She then had a career-high 10 assists, seven rebounds and six points in YSU’s 76-43 bounce-back win over Stony Brook.
The 10 assists were the most by a Penguins freshman since 2001, and the 33-point victory was YSU’s largest since 2006.
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Alex Morgan captures US Soccer award
Forward Alex Morgan has won the U.S. Soccer Federation’s female athlete of the year award.
The national team star won voting that was weighted equally between fans on Facebook, and representatives from U.S. Soccer and the national media, the federation announced Monday.
Morgan led Team USA this year with 28 goals, including the deciding score in the 123rd minute of the United States’ 4-3 win over Canada in the Olympic semifinals. The Americans then won the gold medal.
Morgan is also on the short list for FIFA’s Golden Ball award as top player in the world.
Lolo Jones survives first bobsled crash
Lolo Jones has survived her first bobsled crash.
The Olympic hurdler and first-year bobsled push athlete was in a sled that tipped over during a training run Monday for this weekend’s World Cup stop in Winterberg, Germany. Jones and driver Elana Meyers were not hurt.
Jones said on Twitter that going through the crash made her realize “God is real. I saw him today and he said come back later.”
Bobsled crashes are not unusual, especially in training runs when drivers are trying to master unfamiliar tracks.
Jones handled it with humor. When people at the track asked how she was, Jones said she asked them to bring her a mirror so she could check her face.
Ligety emerges as contender for title
BEAVER CREEK, Colo.
So efficiently, Ted Ligety weaved his way through a giant slalom course filled with deep ruts ready to swallow up his skis.
And so effortlessly, the U.S. skier gained speed with each gate he buzzed by on his way to the finish line at Beaver Creek.
Lately, it’s not a matter of whether he will win a GS race, but by how much. That’s how dominant he’s been in the discipline, winning Sunday by 1.76 seconds.
That’s his second straight lopsided GS victory, too, leaving the field to wonder how to catch him — or if they even can at all.
Wait, there’s more. Ligety has suddenly been swift in speed events, too.
LeMond wants to run UCI after scandal
Greg LeMond says the President of the International Cycling Union can’t remain in his job while a panel examines possible links between the organization and the doping case involving Lance Armstrong.
The three-time Tour de France winner said after Change Cycling Now’s first meeting that he would be willing to run cycling in the interim.
Before the Change Cycling Now meeting in London, the UCI announced Friday that a three-man panel will scrutinize President Pat McQuaid and his predecessor Hein Verbruggen over their relations with Armstrong.
Vindicator staff/wire reports