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Aldridge to play for Summer Jazz
Former LaBrae and Davidson forward Peyton Aldridge will play for the Utah Jazz to start this week’s NBA’s Summer League.
The Jazz’s first game will be on Monday against the San Antonio Spurs. Utah will play the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday, the Atlanta Hawks on Thursday and the Portland Trailblazers on Saturday. The Summer League will end the following week as the Jazz play the New York Knicks on July 8.
All games are scheduled for 9 p.m. except for Saturday. The game with the Trailblazers is scheduled for 3 p.m. All games can be seen on ESPN 3 and NBA TV.
Austintown baseball to play first ‘Turf War’
18U Colt teams from Austintown Community Baseball will take to the turf on Tuesday for the first “Turf War” at Coppola Baseball Field at Austintown Fitch. Gates will open at 5 p.m.
Austintown Pawn will take on Austintown Superior Auto Body beginning at 6:40 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the 9/11 Memorial, as well as the Fitch Athletic Complex. Admission for this event is free.
Mike Matisi hired as Southeast coach
Mike Matisi, who spent the past two seasons as South Range High School boys junior varsity basketball coach, has been named head boys basketball coach at Ravenna Southeast High School.
He takes over the Pirates’ reins from Todd Taylor.
The son of current South Range girls head coach Tony Matisi, he has also served as head boys junior varsity coach at Lowellville High.
Boardman tops Poland in LL softball
Boardman’s 8-10 year-old softball team topped Poland 7-2 on Thursday in the Little League District Tournament at the Fields of Dreams.
The teams will meet again today at 6 p.m.
Austintown’s 8-10 softball team beat Canfield, 2-1. Austintown will play the Boardman/Poland winner Sunday at 6 p.m.
Canfield’s 10-12 year-old softball team won 11-1 over Poland. Canfield will play Boardman at Fields of Dreams today at 8 p.m.
Brother of Giants CB, victim had dispute
The brother of New York Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins had an alleged altercation in his brother’s New Jersey home that led to the death of a 25-year-old man.
In releasing the complaint and the warrant against 34-year-old William H. Jenkins, of Fair Lawn, the Bergen County prosecutor’s office says Jenkins showed extreme indifference to human life in recklessly causing the death of Roosevelt Rene.
The complaint says William Jenkins got into an altercation with Rene on Monday night that resulted in Rene’s death. Jenkins then fled and was arrested later Monday.
William Jenkins has been charged with one count of aggravated manslaughter.
Ex-Tigers coach Bosio fired for racial slur
Chris Bosio says he was fired as the Detroit Tigers’ pitching coach for using the word “monkey,” but insists he didn’t say it in a racial or demeaning context.
Bosio told USA Today that he used the word while talking about pitcher Daniel Stumpf, who is white. Bosio said Stumpf is nicknamed “Spider Monkey” because of the faces he makes while lifting weights.
Bosio said an African-American clubhouse attendant overheard the conversation.
Tigers general manager Al Avila said Bosio was fired for making insensitive comments to a team employee. Avila declined to offer additional details.
Bosio told USA Today that he was “crushed” about his firing. Bosio said he plans to hire a lawyer while determining whether to sue for wrongful termination.