All American Conf. has job vacancy
The All American Conference is accepting applications for a basketball assignor.
The position is for both boys and girls sports and includes all levels of competition.
Applications will be accepted until April 24.
Applications should be sent to Howland Schools, c/o Richard King, 8200 South Street SE, Warren, Ohio 44484.
Women’s City bowling tournament set
The Youngstown-Salem Women’s Bowling Association City Tournament & 9 Pin No Tap Tournament will run from April 18-May 4.
Entries for both tournaments will close today.
Entry fee is $18.00 per event.
For more information call 330-799-7999.
Police, Fire Games to play in Oberlin
The Ohio Police and Fire Games will be held June 9-14.
The purpose of the games is to support the physical and mental fitness of Ohio’s active and retired law enforcement, firefighter and military personnel by offering a variety of events in which these participants can compete in an environment of good sport and camaraderie.
This year’s events will include various shooting events for hand guns and long guns, softball, soccer, basketball, cycling, running events, track and field events, K-9 Competitions, swimming, jiu jitsu and weight lifting.
More information is available at the website: www.TheOhioPoliceandFireGames.org.
Reporting prep results
The Vindicator encourages coaches and statisticians to report spring prep results by email (email@example.com) or fax (330-747-6712).
Phone calls (330-747-1478) are also acceptable but emails and faxes are strongly preferred. Deadline is 10 p.m.
Ganassi signs Briscoe to run Indianapolis 500
Ryan Briscoe will return to the Indianapolis 500 this year in a car fielded by Chip Ganassi Racing.
The long-rumored pairing wasn’t completed until last weekend at Barber Motorsports Park. It will be formally announced today, but Ganassi confirmed the hiring Thursday night to The Associated Press.
Briscoe will drive the No. 8 Honda with sponsorship from IT services and consulting company NTT Data.
Briscoe won the pole for the 500 last season with Penske Racing. He split with the team at the end of the season.
Russian cyclist tests positive for drugs
Russian track cyclist Valery Kaykov has been suspended after testing positive for a black-market drug that the World Anti-Doping Agency issued a health warning about last month.
The International Cycling Union says Kaykov, a European Championships silver medalist last year, tested positive in an out-of-competition sample for the substance WADA called “GW501516.”
The UCI says his sample was given on March 17, four days before WADA urged athletes not to use the endurance-boosting substance that had toxic side effects in pre-clinical studies.
Kaykov is provisionally suspended from competition while the Russian cycling federation prosecutes a disciplinary case.
Chelsea leads quartet into Europa semis
Chelsea stumbled into the Europa League semifinals after losing to Rubin Kazan on Thursday, and Basel beat Tottenham in a penalty shootout to also reach the last four.
Fenerbahce and Benfica also advanced in Europe’s second-tier competition. Fenerbahce tied Lazio 1-1, and Benfica drew 1-1 with Newcastle.
Chelsea, the reigning European champion, lost 3-2 in Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium — the scene of its defeat in the 2008 Champions League final — but progressed 5-4 on aggregate.
Vindicator staff/wire reports