SPORTS DIGEST || Canfield softball team blanks Kingsville


Canfield softball team blanks Kingsville

WEST PORTSMOUTH

The Canfield 11-12 Little League softball team defeated Kingsville 14-0 on Saturday to remain in the winner’s bracket of the state tournament.

Today, Canfield will play defending state champion Wheelersburg.

Malena Toth tossed a four-inning no-hitter, striking out 11.

Carlie Harmon drove in fours runs with two hits to lead the Canfield attack.

Abby Muckleroy drove in two runs and Haydyn Merritt one. Faith Morell and Muckelroy also had two hits.

Strauss family cooperating with OSU

COLUMBUS

The family of a former Ohio State University team doctor accused by athletes of sexual misconduct says it is “shocked and saddened” by the allegations and is cooperating with the school’s independent investigation.

The Columbus Dispatch in a story published online Saturday said the statement was emailed by Scott Strauss. He’s the son of the late Dr. Richard Strauss, who killed himself in 2005 at age 67. The statement said Strauss’ family learned from news reports about the allegations that athletes were fondled by Strauss during medical examinations. The allegations date to the 1970s.

The statement said “along with the alleged victims, our family seeks the truth.”

Independent investigators are reviewing allegations against Strauss by men from 14 sports and are also looking into his work for student health services and at his off-campus medical clinic.

Ohio State has said more than 150 former athletes and witnesses have been interviewed so far, and the school has urged anyone with information to contact the investigators from the Seattle-based law firm Perkins Coie.

Arizona Cardinals GM apologizes after DUI

CHANDLER, Ariz.

Arizona Cardinals general manager Steve Keim is apologizing for what he calls “incredibly poor judgment and inexcusable actions” that resulted in a Fourth of July DUI arrest in a Phoenix suburb.

The Cardinals said Saturday the team was gathering information and would handle the matter “appropriately and in accordance with all league policies as well as within the legal system.”

Chandler police say Keim was arrested early Wednesday morning after a traffic stop and was released from custody later in the day. They did not release further details.

Keim has been the Cardinals GM since 2013.

Ex-NBA F Honeycutt commits suicide

LOS ANGELES

A former coach and family friend says onetime Sacramento Kings and UCLA basketball player Tyler Honeycutt was found dead after a standoff with Los Angeles police.

Bort Escoto, who coached Honeycutt at Sylmar High School, tells the Los Angeles Times the player’s mother called him early Saturday and said her son took his own life.

The Los Angeles Police Department says it responded Friday afternoon to a report of a man with a gun and during the initial encounter, the suspect fired a shot out of a residence and officers returned fire.

Crisis negotiators were called and a SWAT team finally found an unresponsive man who was pronounced dead by paramedics.

The department, which did not identify the man, says he appears to have died of a self-inflicted gunshot.

Golden Knights sign Miller to extension

LAS VEGAS

The Vegas Golden Knights have signed defenseman Colin Miller to a four-year contract.

The deal announced Saturday runs through the 2021-22 season and pays an average salary of $3.87 million.

The 25-year-old Miller led all defensemen on the Golden Knights with a career-high 41 points (10 goals, 31 assists). He had five goals and 17 points on the power play during the regular season.

Staff/wire report

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