YSU softball offers camps
Spots are still available for the Youngstown State softball winter individual camps.
Both winter team camps are sold out. The individual camp on Jan. 18 is for players in grades eight-12. The camp on Feb. 8 is for players in eighth grade and younger.
For more information, email YSU head coach Brian Campbell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Snowmobile races canceled
With the snow melt-off fully under way at Sharon Speedway and above normal temperatures predicted through the weekend, Saturday’s “Circle Track Showdown” Snowmobile Races have been canceled.
“Circle Track Showdown” Snowmobile Races remain scheduled for Jan. 26 at 11 a.m. Tickets cost $5.
Johnson surprises in Jack Frost 150
Brent Johnson was the surprise winner of the Jack Frost 150 held at Mercer Raceway Park recently.
Johnson was several laps down when William Henney pulled into the infield with 13 laps remaining.
In the Mini Stock Snowflake 25, Tim Callahan passed Joel Wisser with five laps to go and then held him off in a one lap dash.
Mercer Raceway Park’s annual awards ceremony and banquet will be Jan. 19 at the Normandy Banquet Center in Hermitage, Pa. Tickets cost $30 and may be purchased by calling 724-699-1260.
Varejao rests after surgery
Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao had surgery to repair a split leg muscle, an injury that could sideline him two more months.
Varejao had the operation on Thursday at The Cleveland Clinic. The team said he is resting comfortably and will be kept overnight. Varejao, the NBA’s leading rebounder, has been sidelined since getting hurt against Toronto on Dec. 18. His injury was initially believed to be just a bad bruise, but further testing revealed that the quadriceps muscle tore near his right knee.
He is expected to miss at least six weeks. Varejao, one of the league’s hardest working and hustling players, has missed more than 100 games over the past three seasons with injuries.
Varejao was averaging 14.1 points and 14.4 rebounds when he got hurt.
Datsyuk staying for KHL All-Star Game
Red Wings star Pavel Datsyuk is expected to play in the KHL All-Star Game in Russia on Sunday.
Datsyuk is one of a number of players who went to the Kontinental Hockey League during the NHL lockout. Now that players and owners have reached a tentative agreement to end the lockout, the KHL has needed to replace several selections to its All-Star Game. But a spokesman for the Russian league says Datsyuk and New Jersey Devils star Ilya Kovalchuk are still expected to participate.
NHL players have until Saturday to vote on the new labor deal that would end the four-month lockout. If a majority of players choose to accept the deal, training camps will open Sunday, and a 48-game regular season will begin Jan. 19.
Vonn’s divorce is official
Skier Lindsey Vonn’s divorce from her husband of more than four years has become official.
Thomas Vonn confirmed the information in an email to The Associated Press on Thursday night. The couple announced their separation more than a year ago.
In the email, he said: “I wish Lindsey all the best in her new life. I hope she finds the happiness that she’s looking for — that’s all I’ve ever wanted for her.”
Lindsey Vonn left the circuit in mid-December for three weeks to fully recover from an intestinal illness, but recently returned to the slopes. The four-time overall World Cup champion plans to ski in downhill and super-G races this weekend in St. Anton, Austria.