Two Penguins play for Canadian teams

Two Penguins play for Canadian teams

Former Youngstown State softball player Vicky Rumph has been named to the 2013 Canadian Senior Women’s National Team, and rising sophomore Miranda Castiglione has been selected to the Junior National Team, Softball Canada announced.

The Senior Women’s National Team will play at the US World Cup of Softball VIII, July 11-14, in Oklahoma City, and at the Canadian Open Fastpitch International Championship, July 16-22, in Surrey, British Columbia.

The Junior National Team will play in the 2013 ISF X Junior Women’s World Championship, July 1-7, in Brampton, Ont.

Rumph, a two-time All-Horizon League Second-Team selection, finished her career at Youngstown State as the school’s career runs batted in leader with 123. Castiglione, an infielder, batted .283 with three home runs, three doubles, a triple, 18 runs batted in and 19 runs scored as a freshman in 2013.

Local judge Miller works another title bout

Tom Miller of Mineral Ridge was a judge on Saturday for the WBA welterweight championship of the world at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn , N.Y. In a controversial split decision, challenger Adrien Broner (27-0, 22 KO’s) of Cincinnati defeated defending champion Paulie Malignaggi (32-5, 7 KO’s) of Brooklyn.

It was Miller’s 80th world title bout and 104th title fight judged overall. His next assignment is Aug. 1 in Cebu City, Phillipines, for the WBO bantemweight championship of the world.

Tour bus available for YSU at Spartans

Traveline Tours is offering Youngstown State football fans a same-day motorcoach trip to watch the Penguins take on Michigan State on Sept. 14 in East Lansing, Mich.

The cost of the transportation is $100 per person and does not include a game ticket. For more information or to make a reservation contact Traveline at 330-941-2391 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

The contest at Spartan Stadium is scheduled to kickoff at 2 p.m. The motorcoach will leave campus at 7 a.m. and will return immediately following the game. A meal will be provided on the bus following the game.

For ticket information contact the YSU Athletic Ticket Office at 330-941-1978.

NCAA puts 10-second rule in for women


An NCAA panel voted Monday to expand the use of replay review in college basketball, and instituted the 10-second backcourt rule for the women’s game.

The Playing Rules Oversight Panel also approved a tweak to the charging-blocking foul in the men’s game and gave referees leeway when it comes to penalties for accidentally elbowing an opponent above the shoulders.

The approved changes are effective immediately.

The women’s game will be played with a 10-second rule next season, meaning the team with possession must advance the ball past midcourt within 10 seconds or it’s a turnover. Before the change was approved, teams could use as much of the 30-second shot clock as they wanted to move the ball past half-court.

Malibu fight involving Pippen investigated

MALIBU, Calif.

Former Chicago Bulls star Scottie Pippen was questioned Monday about his weekend fight with an autograph-seeker that left the man hospitalized with a head injury.

Pippen came in voluntarily to a Los Angeles County sheriff’s substation after he was named as a suspect in the altercation outside Nobu restaurant, a celebrity hangout on the beach in Malibu. He spoke to police for about an hour and was released pending further investigation.

The unidentified victim was inside the restaurant taking photos as Pippen dined with his family Sunday evening, sheriff’s Capt. Patrick Davoren said. When Pippen went outside to the parking lot, the man continued taking pictures and sought the Hall of Famer’s autograph, Davoren said.

An argument ensued that led to the violence, investigators said.

Vindicator staff/wire reports

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