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Phantoms to host Fan Appreciation Night
The 2017-18 United States Hockey League regular season comes to an end this weekend. The Phantoms have already clinched a playoff spot as well as a first-round bye. The Phantoms’ last game of the regular season is set for Saturday night, when the team hosts the Muskegon Lumberjacks on Fan Appreciation Night at Covelli Centre.
The first 1,000 fans will receive a free t-shirt courtesy of Ohio Utilities Protective Service. Throughout the night fans will be treated to other giveaways. Fans may also participate in the team’s annual game-worn jersey auction, which will take place immediately following the game.
Tickets to Fan Appreciation Night start as low as $10 when purchased in advance.
For more information on the Phantoms, or to purchase Fan Appreciation Night tickets, call 330-747-PUCK, or visit YoungstownPhantoms.com.
YSU’s Zallow earns Horizon League honors
Youngstown State and former Warren JFK sprinter Chad Zallow was named that Horizon League’s Runner of the Week
Zallow won the 150m dash and the 110m high hurdles at the Northeast Ohio Quad hosted by Akron on Saturday. In the 150m, Zallow posted a winning time of 15.89 seconds taking first by 0.12 seconds. In the 110m high hurdles, he had a time of 13.77 seconds taking first by 0.58 seconds.
The Penguins will participate in the Bucknell Bison Open and the Westminster (Pa.) Invitational on Saturday. Select members will compete at the Slippery Rock Open on Thursday which has been added to the schedule.
Slated to compete at the Westminster Invitational are the sprinters, pole vaulters and jumpers. Headed to Lewisburg, Pa., to participate in the Bucknell Open are YSU’s throwers and distance runners.
Dodgers to host 2020 MLB All-Star Game
A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that Dodger Stadium will host the 2020 All-Star Game.
A news conference with Commissioner Rob Manfred is set for the ballpark on Wednesday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the official announcement was upcoming.
Dodger Stadium lasted held the All-Star Game in 1980.
Kansas, N.C. State tied to FBI corruption case
Kansas and North Carolina State are the latest schools to be swept up in a bribery scandal involving college basketball.
A rewritten federal indictment released Tuesday in New York alleges that an Adidas officials paid parents of athletes willing to commit to the schools.
Prosecutors say an Adidas representative agreed to pay $90,000 to the family of a Kansas recruit and $40,000 to a recruit at North Carolina State.
Prosecutors say money helped secure the players’ commitments to play college basketball at the schools and ensured the North Carolina State recruit signed an Adidas sponsorship deal when he entered the NBA. He entered the draft last June.
In the Kansas case, the student-athlete made a surprise announcement last August to attend the school.
Bills guard Incognito announces retirement
Buffalo Bills offensive lineman Richie Incognito texts The Associated Press he’s “done,” amid reports he is considering retirement after 11 NFL seasons.
The text came shortly after SportsIllustrated.com reported Incognito was “strongly considering retiring,” but would consider returning for one more season at the right price.
The Buffalo News quoted Incognito as saying, “I’m done. That’s it.” Incognito added he is experiencing liver and kidney problems and is being affected by stress.
The Bills did not immediately respond to a request seeking comment.