Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Salem man competes in Senior Olympics
Randy Strader of Salem took second place in the shot put and third place in the discus in his age category (70-75) on June 24 at the Ohio State Senior Olympics at Otterbein University.
Strader has been a member of the United States Masters Track and Field Team since 1984 and was inducted into the Ohio Senior Olympics Hall of Fame in 2013.
Elliott signs extension with Hendrick
Chase Elliott has signed a four-year contract extension to drive for Hendrick Motorsports through 2022.
The current contract ran through 2018 for Elliott, driver of the iconic No. 24 Chevrolet.
Elliott originally signed with Hendrick Motorsports as a development driver in February 2011 as a 15-year-old high school freshman. He replaced Jeff Gordon last year in the Cup Series and was the top rookie. Elliott qualified for the playoffs and had 10 top-five finishes and 17 top-10s. He also won two poles, including the season-opening Daytona 500.
He is currently sixth in the Cup standings, but still seeking his first series victory.
Elliott is the son of NASCAR Hall of Famer Bill Elliott.
New Indiana coach to make $24M
New Indiana coach Archie Miller will make $24 million under his seven-year deal — and potentially even more in bonuses.
Miller accepted the job in March, but the athletic department didn’t announce details of the contract until Tuesday.
He will receive a base salary of $550,000 per year and $1 million in deferred income each season. Miller also will receive an additional $1.85 million in outside marketing and promotional income — and will get a $50,000 per year raise each year through March 2024.
Miller can earn a $250,000 bonus for winning a national championship. He can earn an additional $125,000 for a Big Ten regular-season title, reaching the Final Four and producing multiyear Academic Progress Rate scores over 950.
Cubs making informal visit to White House
Manager Joe Maddon and some of the Chicago Cubs will visit the White House on Wednesday, though it’s not an official visit with President Donald Trump.
Maddon said Tuesday that he was going out of respect for the Ricketts family, which owns the Cubs and donated to Trump’s campaign. Maddon said it was voluntary for players and not an official trip.
The Cubs are in Washington to play the Nationals.
The White House visit is so unofficial that Maddon said it’s only “a possibility” that he and the Cubs will see Trump. The team visited President Barack Obama at the White House as World Series champions in January before the end of his term.
Amid questions about whether the NBA champion Golden State Warriors will visit Trump, Maddon said he isn’t making a political statement by going.
World Cup report says no major corruption
FIFA has published investigator Michael Garcia’s report into bidding for the soccer World Cups of 2018 and 2022 won by Russia and Qatar, ending 2-1/2 years of speculation about its contents.
FIFA released the 430-page dossier which confirms that several countries bidding to host the tournament tested the rules with vote-trading talks, but no major corruption was proven.
Publication followed less than 24 hours after Germany’s biggest-selling daily Bild began reporting extracts of the report.
World football’s governing body says “for the sake of transparency” it welcomes the report being published.
Garcia’s team found “no evidence” Russia’s bid team or Vladimir Putin, then prime minister, unduly influenced FIFA voters.