Yellow Brick Place fundraiser is July 10
The Yellow Brick Place fundraiser will take place during a Mahoning Valley Scrappers home game on July 10.
The program is to aid a cancer wellness center that will help not only cancer survivors, but their caregivers as well, free of charge.
Box seats for the Scrappers vs. Tri City Valley Cats will sell for $6 instead of $9 with $3 of each ticket purchase in support of the cancer center to be donated to the Yellow Brick Place.
For details call Matt Giambattista at 330-793-5605.
Strader to be inducted
Randy P. Strader of Salem will be inducted into the Ohio Senior Olympics hall of fame on June 30 at the Lake Cable Club House.
He holds the Ohio Masters record in the shot put.
He has been a member of the United States Masters track & field team for two decades.
Campbell’s Brantley picks Westminster
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa.
The Westminster College football team has received a commitment from Campbell Memorial’s Alphonso Brantley to continue his football career.
Brantley, a 5-6 wide receiver/running back, will join the Titans in August and intends to study business administration.
Brantley is the son of Delisa Seals.
NHL conference finals’ viewership doubles
The NHL conference finals’ television viewership more than doubled from last year.
With three large-market teams and three clubs with recent histories of luring audiences, the Blackhawks-Kings and Bruins-Penguins series averaged 2.65 million viewers on NBC and NBC Sports Network despite lasting only a combined nine games.
Kings-Coyotes and Devils-Rangers averaged 1.25 million viewers last year over 11 games.
Helped by two double-overtime games, this year’s series drew the most viewers for a conference finals in 17 years, when games on Fox and ESPN averaged 2.86 million viewers; the population was smaller then, but that was for 13 games.
ESPN scores with US-Panama soccer
The United States’ 2-0 soccer victory over Panama on Tuesday night was ESPN’s second most-watched and second highest-rated World Cup qualifying or international friendly game telecast.
ESPN said Wednesday that the game in Seattle was seen by an average 1,436,000 viewers and 888,000 households based on an 0.8 U.S. household rating, according to Nielsen Media.
The game trailed only the U.S.-Mexico game March 26, a telecast that delivered 2,385,000 viewers and 1,644,000 households, based on a 1.4 household U.S. rating.
Kristoff captures stage 5, Frank leads tour
Alexander Kristoff of Norway won a cycling sprint finish and Mathias Frank of Switzerland kept the yellow jersey after the fifth stage of the Tour de Suisse on Wednesday.
Kristoff, riding for Katusha, outpaced rivals Peter Sagan, Arnaud Demare and Matti Breschel at the end of the 110.8 mile trek from Buochs to Leuggern.
BMC Racing’s Frank holds a 23-second lead over Roman Kreuziger (Saxo-Tinkoff) in the overall standings.
Rui Costa is in third.
Divadora wins Belmont Park feature race
Divadora pulled a 12-1 upset, winning by 61/4 lengths Wednesday in the $57,000 allowance feature for New York bred fillies and mares at Belmont Park.
The 4-year-old chestnut took charge entering the turn and steadily widened her advantage. Jose Lezcano was aboard for trainer James Lawrence II as the Divadora easily captured her season debut, improving to 2 for 8. The time was 1:09.41 for six furlongs on the fast track.
Vindicator staff/wire reports