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YSU finishes second in Schwartz Invitational


The Youngstown State women’s golf team finished second at the Roseann Schwartz Invitational which concluded on a beautiful Monday at the Avalon Lakes Golf Course.

Akron won the tournament with an impressive two-day total of 600. The Zips carded a 299 on Monday after a 301 on Sunday. The Penguins finished a two-round total of 624 after a 313 on Monday. YSU carded a 311 for the first round.

Saint Francis (Pa.) was third with a 659 (331-328), IPFW finished fourth with a 660 (322-338) and Niagara was fifth at 692 (348-344).

Leading the way for the Penguins was Emily Dixon, who finished fourth with a two-round total of 150. Dixon carded a second-round 77 following an opening round 73.

Finishing in fifth place was Gabby Minor with a 156. Minor had a pair of 78’s for the Invite. In seventh was Courtney Shutt, who fired a 157. Shutt had an 80 on Monday after firing a 77 on Sunday.

Freshman Christina Cooper finished 12th with a 163. Cooper fired a 78 on Monday after an opening round 85. Mia Barchetti placed 20th with a 170 (84-86), Megan Creager was 24th with a 172 (83-89) and Haleigh Guerrero was 26th, carding a 177 (89-88). Emily Rohanna carded a 78 for YSU on Monday.

High school football player dies after game


A Seattle high school football player who was injured during a game last week has died.

Highline Public Schools spokeswoman Catherine Carbone Rogers says Kenney Bui died late Monday morning. Bui was injured during the fourth quarter on Friday. He was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle where he underwent surgery and had been in critical condition over the weekend.

Rogers says students and others at Evergreen High School are grieving and the school district is working to support them. District superintendent Susan Enfield says it’s a devastating loss for everyone.

Bui’s death follows the death of another high school player, 17-year-old Evan Murray, in New Jersey last month. Murray collapsed after taking a hit and later died from massive internal bleeding caused by a lacerated spleen.

Nationals fire Williams after missing playoffs


Manager Matt Williams was fired by the Washington Nationals on Monday after a season in which the team went from World Series favorite to failing to make the playoffs.

The club announced the move a day after finishing the regular season barely above .500 at 83-79, second to the New York Mets in the NL East.

“This entire season was a disappointment,” general manager Mike Rizzo said during a telephone conference call. “It was not our best year. It wasn’t Matt’s best year. It wasn’t my best year. As an organization, it wasn’t our best year. All of us, together, feel the disappointment.”

Williams is gone after only two seasons in his first job as a skipper in the majors. Last year, he was voted NL Manager of the Year after the Nationals finished with the best record in the league. In February, the Nationals exercised his 2016 contract option.

But he presided over a 2015 season filled with defeats, discord and the embarrassing spectacle of a dugout dustup between NL MVP front-runner Bryce Harper and teammate Jonathan Papelbon during a game the day after the team was eliminated from playoff contention.

Dolphins fire Philbin after an ugly 1-3 start


Joe Philbin has been fired four games into his fourth season as coach of the Dolphins, and one day after a flop on an international stage that helped to seal his fate.

Tight ends coach Dan Campbell, who has been with the Dolphins since 2010, was promoted to interim coach Monday.

The Dolphins (1-3) lost their third game in a row and turned in their fourth consecutive lackluster performance when they were beaten Sunday in London by the archrival New York Jets, 27-14.

From staff and wire reports

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