Canfield grad Story GMAC’s top defender

Canfield grad Story GMAC’s top defender


Canfield High School graduate Cheyenne Story, a sophomore soccer player at Ohio Dominican, was named Defensive Player of the Week by the Great Midwest Athletic Conference on Tuesday.

The Panthers went 2-1 last week with some help from Story. She opened the week helping her defense to a 1-0 shutout of conference rival Findlay. The Oilers were held to just one shot on goal for the entire contest.

Story also played a large role in a 4-2 win on the road against Northwood later in the week. She started off the scoring in the game with her first collegiate goal at the 18:28 mark to give Ohio Dominican a lead.

Story also answered a Northwood goal with an assist at 42:05 as well, giving her three points in the contest.

Story also led a strong defensive charge that allowed only three shots on goal on the game.

Story started all 19 games as a freshman for Ohio Dominican.

Oakley sues Knicks owners for defamation


Former New York Knicks star Charles Oakley has sued the team’s owners, saying he was defamed when they claimed he committed assault and was an alcoholic.

The lawsuit details how Oakley was treated before and after he was forcefully removed from Madison Square Garden during a Feb. 8 game.

The lawsuit filed Tuesday seeks unspecified damages. A Knicks spokesman did not immediately comment.

The lawsuit says Knicks owner James Dolan “constantly disrespected” Oakley, refusing to make eye contact or shake his hand during meetings and making him pay for his own tickets to games.

Oakley was a Knicks fan favorite from 1988 to 1998. He was accused of striking a security guard during the February fracas.

Last month, prosecutors agreed to dismiss charges after six months of good behavior.

Augustus, Lynx bury Mystics in Game 1


Seimone Augustus scored 24 points and Sylvia Fowles added 18 to help the Minnesota Lynx roll to a 101-81 victory over the Washington Mystics in Game 1 of the WNBA semifinals on Tuesday night.

Augustus made 11 of 17 shots and the Lynx looked plenty sharp after a week off and playing in an unfamiliar arena. The Lynx will play all of their playoff games at the University of Minnesota’s Williams Arena after playing the regular season at Xcel Energy Center, home of the Minnesota Wild.

Elena Delle Donne had 17 points for the Mystics, who had a quick turnaround after beating the Liberty in New York on Sunday. After setting a playoff record with nine 3-pointers in the victory over New York on Sunday, Mystics guard Kristi Toliver scored just three points on 1-for-7 shooting.

Muhammad returning to Timberwolves


A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that Shabazz Muhammad has agreed to return to the Minnesota Timberwolves on a one-year deal.

The Wolves and Muhammad agreed to terms on the veteran minimum deal on Tuesday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the contract has not been signed.

Muhammad has spent all four of his NBA seasons with the Timberwolves. He averaged 9.9 points last season and was a restricted free agent when the summer began. The Wolves eventually rescinded their rights to him to make him an unrestricted free agent. He never got the long-term offer for which he was hoping.

It was an important move the Wolves, who were thin on the wing behind starters Andrew Wiggins and Jimmy Butler.

ESPN first reported the agreement.

Staff and wire reports

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