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Handel’s has vouchers for Phantoms games


Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream stores are offering customers $7 vouchers for tickets for this weekend’s Youngstown Phantoms playoff games at the Covelli Centre.

Friday and Saturday at 7:05 p.m., the Phantoms will host the Fargo Force in Games 3 and 4 of the USHL’s Clark Cup Final. The best-of-five series is tied 1-1.

The $7 vouchers must be redeemed by Thursday at 4 p.m. at the Covelli Centre box office.

Other ticket promotions are available. For more information, call 330-747-7825.

PGA pro’s wife arrested for domestic violence


The wife of former U.S. Open champion Lucas Glover is facing a domestic violence charge stemming from an altercation with Glover and his mother after he missed the 54-hole cut at The Players Championship.

Krista Glover was arrested Saturday night and taken to the St. John’s County Jail. She was released the next day after posting $2,500 in bonds.

She faces a May 31 court date on misdemeanor charges of domestic violence battery and resisting arrest without violence.

According to the offense report, Glover and his wife were having an altercation after the third round of The Players Championship, where Glover shot 78. The report said that when his mother, Hershey Glover, tried to intervene, Krista Glover began attacking her.

The arresting officer noticed cuts and blood on the arms and clothing of Glover’s mother. Hershey Glover also told the deputy she had been hit in the chest.

The sheriff’s report said Glover’s mother declined to pursue charges.

Blandino named director of replay


The NCAA says former NFL vice president of officiating Dean Blandino will be college football’s director of instant replay.

The NCAA made the announcement Monday. Blandino will continue to serve as a rules analyst for Fox’s NFL and college football coverage. He held numerous roles with the NFL in officiating from 1994 to 2017, when he left the NFL to join Fox.

Blandino has worked with the NCAA and its College Football Officiating, LLC, at national replay clinics used to train and educate officials over the past few years.

The director of instant replay will focus on development and education during college football’s offseason.

Sporting Lisbon attacked at practice


Portuguese football was rocked on Tuesday when a large group of fans forced their way into Sporting Lisbon’s training center and assaulted its players and staff.

Public television RTP reported that around 50 intruders, who had covered their faces to not be identified, interrupted practice at Sporting’s training center in Alcochete, about 20 kilometers south of Lisbon.

RTP showed images of bloody wounds to the head of Sporting’s Dutch striker Bas Dost and of a changing room that had been trashed.

Police detained 21 suspects in the hours following the incident, according to assistant Secretary of State for the Interior Isabel Oneto.

This type of “hooligan” violence that has plagued football in other European countries is unprecedented in Portugal.

Castroneves paces Indy 500 practice


Helio Castroneves wasted no time getting up to speed at his favorite race track. The three-time Indianapolis 500 winner was fastest in Tuesday afternoon’s opening practice session at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Castroneves turned a lap at 224.665 mph around the speedway. The Brazilian was moved by team owner Roger Penske to sports cars this season, but returned to IndyCar last week for the road course race at Indy to prepare for a run at a record-tying fourth 500 victory later this month.

Staff/wire report

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