SPORTS DIGEST || YSU women golfers to honor fallen soldier


The women’s golf team at Youngstown State University this fall will participate in the Folds of Honor Foundation which recognizes a member of the U.S Armed Forces who was killed or disabled while on active duty.

The fallen soldier that the Penguins will honor is U.S. Army 1st Lt. Ashley I. White-Stumpf who was killed in Afghanistan in October 2011 at the age of 24.

Head coach Nate Miklos said the Penguins will have a YSU golf bag that has White-Stumpf’s name, rank and branch on it and one golfer will carry the bag in each event. At the end of the year the bag will be auctioned off with the proceeds being donated to the Folds of Honor.

The Folds of Honor Program was founded in 2007 by Major Dan Rooney, a former F-16 pilot who served in three tours in Iraq, to give back to the spouses, children, and loved ones of soldiers killed or disabled while serving our country.

White-Stumpf, a graduate of Marlington High School and Kent State University, left her parents, Robert and Deborah; twin sister Brittany; brother Josh; and husband, Cpt. Jason Stumpf.

Kahne nips Smith at Nationwide finish


Kasey Kahne nipped Regan Smith at the Daytona International Speedway finish line Friday night to win the Subway Firecracker 250, his first Nationwide Series victory since 2007. Kahne weaved his way through traffic during a two-lap overtime sprint to the finish, but didn’t appear to be in the mix for a shot at the win as Smith pulled away from the pack. But as the field hurtled through the final turn, Kyle Larson jumped out of line and made it three-wide behind Smith. Kahne moved into the top lane and, using a push from Ryan Sieg, charged alongside Smith and beat him to the line.

MLB umpire Darling retires after 28 years


Umpire Gary Darling has decided to retire after a 28-year major league career that included two World Series. The 56-year-old Darling has been on the disabled list for the entire season. He officially joined the National League staff in 1988 and became a crew chief before the 2004 season. Darling was a part of the World Series in 2003 and 2010. The San Francisco native also worked All-Star games in 1993 and 2003.

NBA: Hawes to leave Cavaliers for Clippers

Cleveland free agent center Spencer Hawes agreed to a four-year, $23 million deal with the Los Angeles Clippers, Yahoo Sports reported Thursday. Hawes joined the Cavs at the trade deadline last season in exchange for a pair of second-round picks. He averaged 13.5 points and 7.7 rebounds in 27 games.

In other moves, the Atlanta Hawks have reached an agreement with small forward Thabo Sefolosha on a three-year, $12 million contract, a person with knowledge of the deal said Friday. The agreement was first reported by The Oklahoman newspaper.

Also, free agent center Chris Kaman has agreed to a two-year deal with the Portland Trail Blazers.

Staff reports/Associated Press

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