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Physicals at Akron Children's Hospital


Akron Children's Hospital is offering annual sports physicals, required by the Ohio High School Athletic Association, at four of the hospital's urgent care sites. Physicals cost $30 per student-athlete, with payment by cash or credit card due at the time of service. Insurance will not be billed.

Appointments are available Tuesdays through Fridays from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Montrose location, 4125 Medina Road in Akron, 330-665-8147; and from 3 to 6:30 p.m. at Hudson, 5655 Hudson Drive, 330-342-5437; Mansfield, 371 Cline Ave., 419-521-2950; and Warren, 5000 E. Market St., Suite 29, 330-856-8020.

Appointments can be made online at or by calling the nearest Akron Children's urgent care location. For information about what parents should know before coming to an appointment contact Kathleen Folkerth at 330-543-0569, or Holly Pupino at 330-543-4360.

KeyArena renovation to cost $700 million


The renovation of KeyArena to make it ready for a potential NHL franchise will cost $100 million more than previously expected.

Oak View Group announced Tuesday it had selected Skanska and AECOM Hunt to partner together as general contractor for the $700 million project.

Originally expected to cost $600 million, OVG CEO Tim Leiweke said costs increased for a variety of reasons, including installing permanent locker rooms for the prospective NHL franchise, the WNBA's Seattle Storm and a potential NBA franchise.

Leiweke also said there was an additional 50,000 square feet added for storage and an additional premium club space added at the top of the building with a view of the Space Needle.

The project remains on track for construction to begin this fall.

Australian golfer Lyle quits cancer treatment


Australian golfer Jarrod Lyle has opted not to seek further treatment in his long fight against leukemia and will receive palliative care at home, his family announced late Tuesday.

The 36-year-old Lyle, who won twice on the Nationwide Tour in 2008, was diagnosed with leukemia as a teenager and suffered recurrences in 2012 and 2017.

In a post on Lyle's Facebook page, his wife Briony wrote Lyle had "reached his limit" and he and his doctors had agreed a "positive outcome"was no longer achievable.

Lyle underwent a bone marrow transplant last December after a recurrence of acute myeloid leukemia, which he beat twice - in 1998 and 2012 - to be able to return to professional golf.

He made an emotional comeback during the 2013 Australian Masters in Melbourne before using a medical exemption to play on the U.S. PGA Tour in 2015. He played four seasons on the U.S. tour, earning $1.875 million in 121 tournaments.

Lyle returned to Australia permanently to be with Briony and daughters Lusi and Jemma.

Metal pin injures Cubs fan, saved by bucket


A man, who was wearing a plastic bucket on his head when a large metal pin fell from Wrigley Field's centerfield scoreboard during a Chicago Cubs game, says he feels lucky to be alive.

Twenty-year-old Kyle McAleer was sitting with his family and friends under the manual scoreboard when he was hit by a 6- to 8-inch pin during last week's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

The Iowa man says he began wearing the bucket with his family as a "rally cap" after he saw former Cubs player Starlin Castro wear one a few years ago.

McAleer says he put the bucket on his head about a half-inning before his injury.

Cubs officials say a loose pin rolled out of the scoreboard when a tile was being changed. They say the scoreboard is now secure.

Staff/Wire reports

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