Brown, Tippie to play volleyball at YSU
Sam Brown and Morgan Tippie will continue their volleyball careers at Youngstown State.
Brown is an outside hitter from Chicago and Tippie is a middle hitter from Willoughby, Ohio.
Brown registered 430 kills, 233 digs, 44 aces and 25 blocks as a senior at Nazareth Academy in LaGrange Park, Ill. She was named to multiple all-tournament teams, was selected to be on the Sun-Times All-Area Team, and earned all-conference honors.
Tippie earned Honorable Mention All-Ohio honors at Willoughby South while registering school-record totals of 364 kills and 97 blocks.
US women’s soccer opens 2014 vs Canada
The U.S. women’s national team will open its 2014 schedule with a match against Canada.
The game on Jan. 31 will be held at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas, home to FC Dallas of the MLS.
The exhibition will feature two prolific goal scorers — Abby Wambach has a record 163 international goals, while Christine Sinclair of Canada has 146.
This year, the U.S. beat Canada 3-0 at BMO Field in Toronto. The Americans won 4-3 in overtime in the semifinal of the 2012 London Olympics.
The January match will be broadcast on FOX Sports 1.
Armstrong settles $3M insurance lawsuit
Lance Armstrong has reached a settlement with an insurance company that sought more than $3 million for bonuses it paid him for winning the Tour de France from 1999 to 2001.
Nebraska-based Acceptance Insurance sued Armstrong earlier this year after he admitted using performance-enhancing drugs during his career.
Attorneys for both sides would not disclose details of the settlement other than to say the case has been “resolved to the mutual satisfaction of the parties.”
Armstrong still faces a similar $12 million lawsuit from a Dallas-based promotions company that is in arbitration.
What the Frost wins Big A feature race
What the Frost won $69,000 allowance feature at Aqueduct on Thursday by 11/4 lengths.
The 3-year-old chestnut, ridden by Cornelio Velasquez and trained by Rudy Rodriguez, won for the third time in nine starts. The time was 1:37.71 for the mile.
What the Frost returned $6.70, $3 and $3.10 in the race for New York-bred fillies and mares. Royal Suspicion paid $2.80 and $3 and Motion Lounge $3.10 and $3.50 after finishing in a dead-heat for second.
Top Canadian squash player killed cycling
One of Canada’s top squash players has died after he was hit by a car while cycling in Toronto.
Squash Canada says Adrian Dudzicki died from injuries after a vehicle struck him Wednesday as he rode to the National Squash Academy. He was 23.
Dudzicki was born in Latina, Italy and raised in the Ottawa area. He reached a career-high ranking of No. 9 in Canada and No. 136 in the world in 2012.
Squash Canada executive director Danny Da Costa calls him “a great young man with a bright future in the game of squash.”
Toronto police have charged Aleksey Aleksev, 20, of Toronto with dangerous driving causing death and criminal negligence causing death stemming from a fatal collision.
Key Vista takes Hollywood feature
Key Vista led all the way to win the $48,000 feature by 21/4 lengths at Betfair Hollywood Park on Thursday.
Ridden by Martin Garcia, Key Vista ran six furlongs on Cushion Track in 1:10.50 and paid $3, $2.80 and $2.10 as the 1-2 favorite for Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert.
J and S Express returned $6.80 and $2.80, while Oscillator was another half-length back in third and paid $2.10 to show.
Vindicator staff/wire reports