Thursday’s Vindicator sports section published an incorrect photo in a story about a Jason Dufner. The published photo was of Dustin Johnson.
Valley’s Greatest Driver contest has openings
Ever wonder how your distance off the tee stacks up against local competition?
The Vindicator is offering you a chance to find out through the inaugural Greatest Driver of the Valley contest.
Several slots are open on a first-come, first-served basis. A total of 30 golfers will compete and both men and women are eligible.
Tippecanoe Country Club will host an elimination round on Aug. 16 starting at 6 p.m.
The top three men’s and women’s hitters will advance to the Greatest Driver finals on Aug. 18 at The Lake Club as part of the Miller Lite Greatest Scramble Championship.
It costs $35 to compete. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register and see if you have what it takes to be named the Greatest Driver of the Valley.
Tournament being held for cancer survivor
The fourth annual This Means War 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament & Chinese Auction will be held on Oct. 18 to raise money for Amy Gardner, 34, of Howland Township who is fighting her second battle with advanced-stage breast cancer. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Southington High School at 2482 State Route 534. Admission is free.
Registration is now open for the 3-on-3 basketball tournament, which features youth and adult divisions as well as 3-point and half-court shootouts. The cost to enter is $50 for youth teams, which includes a tournament T-shirt. It’s $100 for adult teams that want a tournament T-shirt and $75 for the adult teams that do not want a T-shirt. Registration also includes free food, beverages and Chinese auction tickets.
Landon Donovan says he’ll retire after season
Landon Donovan says he will retire from professional soccer at the end of the MLS season.
The LA Galaxy forward is widely considered the best soccer player in American history. The 32-year-old Donovan is the top goal-scorer in MLS history and a five-time league champion.
Donovan was named the most valuable player of his 14th MLS All-Star game on Wednesday night in Portland, scoring a goal in the All-Stars’ 2-1 win over Bayern Munich.
Donovan agreed to a multiyear contract extension with the Galaxy just a year ago, pronouncing himself revitalized after an extended sabbatical. He took several months off after winning the Galaxy’s second straight MLS Cup title alongside now-retired David Beckham in December 2012.
Former top pick Oden released after arrest
Former NBA No.1 draft pick Greg Oden is out of jail following his arrest on battery charges for allegedly punching his ex-girlfriend in the face.
Oden was released from custody Thursday evening. Online Marion County Jail records show Oden was released on a $10,000 bond.
The 26-year-old Oden faces two preliminary misdemeanor battery counts after the incident Thursday morning at his mother’s suburban home in Lawrence.
A police report says officers were called to the home at around 3:30 a.m. and found a 24-year-old woman on a sofa with a swollen, bloody face. A friend of the woman told officers that Oden had “punched her in the face.”
Durant withdraws from US national team
Kevin Durant has withdrawn from the U.S. national team, the biggest loss yet for a weakening American team.
The NBA’s MVP informed USA Basketball on Thursday that he was “physically and mentally drained from the NBA season,” USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo said in a statement.