Warren’s Hall defeats Fullers
Warren Harding High graduate Marco Hall stayed unbeaten with a unanimous decision victory in a four-round lightweight bout against Cody Fuller Friday night at Buffalo Run Casino.
Hall (3-0-1, 2 KOs) knocked Fuller down in the second and third rounds.
“The promoters told me I had the fight of the night,” he said on his Facebook page. “Shout out to my whole cities, Warren and Youngstown, for showing mad love and support.”
Andrea Morrison and Vince Carter rolled a 1,501 to place first in the Mar-Hill Mixed Doubles bowling tournament, held at the Boardman Lanes.
Ashley Lombardozzi and Sam Carissimi had 1,492 to place second and defending champions Morgan Alden and Matt Clemens had 1,480.
Low to cash was 1,401. Prize checks will be handed out Monday at Boardman Lanes between 7-8 p.m.
Ryan Hunter-Reay ready to go for broke
Ryan Hunter-Reay knows what it’s like to work on IndyCar’s fringe, a harrowing place that can rob drivers of the instincts that make them want to race in the first place.
Rather than focusing on passing the car in front of you, you worry about getting around the track in one piece. You wonder where the next sponsorship deal is going to come from. You fear it’s all going to evaporate with a wrong turn of the wheel.
“I remember, back in 2009, it felt like I was living from race to race,” Hunter-Reay said Saturday morning as he prepared to qualify for today’s stop at Mid-Ohio.
So forgive the defending IndyCar champion if he’s not too concerned about chasing down points leader Helio Castroneves over the final six races starting today at the tricky 13-turn track in hilly central Ohio.
Dempsey set to leave England, move to MLS
Tottenham says United States forward Clint Dempsey is returning to Major League Soccer, ending his six-year spell in English soccer.
The 30-year-old Dempsey played for the New England Revolution from 2004-06 before joining Fulham in 2007. He moved to Tottenham last summer and scored 12 goals in 43 games, but wasn’t a regular.
Tottenham says in a statement Saturday “we have reached agreement with Major League Soccer for the transfer of Clint Dempsey,” adding “we wish Clint every success for the future.”
Hail Cesar! Cielo gets 3rd straight 50 free
Hail Cesar! Hail the next big thing in the swimming sprints. And hail that veteran swimmer from Trinidad who finally got a medal in the one-lap splash and dash.
There was plenty to celebrate after the foam-filled 50-meter freestyle at the world championships Saturday.
Cesar Cielo extended his reign with a third consecutive world title, 21-year-old Vladimir Morozov took silver to confirm his status as a sprinter to watch, and four-time Olympian George Bovell grabbed bronze for his first medal at a long-course worlds after a decade of fruitless attempts.
Cross Traffic wins Whitney Invitational
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y.
Cross Traffic repelled favored Fort Larned, then held Successful Dan to win the $750,000 Whitney Invitational Handicap by three-quarters of a length Saturday at Saratoga Race Course.
John Velazquez rode the lightly raced 4-year-old, who took the lead in the run to the first turn and responded when challenged near the three-eighths pole by Fort Larned.
The win was Cross Traffic’s third in five career starts.
The Todd Pletcher-trained Cross Traffic set an extremely fast pace, remained strong in the stretch at ran 11/8 miles in 1:47.64. He paid $9.10, $5.40 and $4.40.
Vindicator staff/wire reports