SPORTS digest

Cavs hire Cal women’s coach as assistant


The Cavaliers have hired California coach Lindsay Gottlieb as an assistant on John Beilein’s staff.

Gottlieb spent the past eight years coaching the Golden Bears, leading them to seven NCAA Tournament appearances. While she’s not the first female assistant coach in the NBA, she is the first to go from being a head college coach to the pro league.

Gottlieb went 179-89 at Cal and led the school to its first Final Four in 2013.

Cavaliers general manager Koby Altman says Gottlieb will “be a great addition” for Beilein, who is taking over a young Cleveland team after a 12-year stint at Michigan. Altman says Gottlieb “brings a depth of basketball knowledge, leadership, perspective and approach to her craft that will fit very well with our team and staff alike.”

‘Roll Red Roll’ airs on June 22


PBA station WNEAO will broadcast the 2019 documentary “Roll Red Roll” on June 22 at 10:30 p.m.

Nancy Schwartzman’s movie recounts what happened in Steubenville in 2012 when a 16-year-old girl from nearby Weirton, W. Va., was sexually assaulted by two members of the Steubenville High School football team on a night where several homes played host to teen drinking parties.

The film chronicles the efforts of crime blogger Alexandria Goddard plus the Steubenville Police Department who used social media posts by teens to piece together what happened.

Two players — Trent Mays and Ma’Lik Richmond — were convicted of the sexual assault.

In 2017, Richmond, a defensive end, joined the Youngstown State University football team as a walk-on player.

Lisbon’s Logan Bell to play in All-Ohio Series


Lisbon pitcher and shortstop Logan Bell will play for the Navy team during the All-Ohio Series.

Bell is on the only local to play in the senior-only tournament. The series will be today and Friday at Ohio State University’s Bill Davis Stadium.

Tony Stewart’s All-Star Circuit to run at Sharon


The Hovis Auto & Truck Supply “410” Sprint Cars will make their third appearance of the season at Sharon Speedway on Tuesday when Tony Stewart’s Ollie’s Bargain All Star Circuit of Champions come to town for the 37th annual Cometic Gaskets Ohio Sprint Speedweek. The non-wing RUSH Sprint Cars will in action on Colella and Humphries CPA and Tom’s Sewer & Septic Night. Warm-ups for the All Star Sprints are scheduled for 6:15 p.m. followed by qualifying and racing. Reserved and advanced tickets are on sale at

The 2019 Ohio Sprint Speedweek will feature nine straight nights of racing at eight different speedways with the Sharon event being the fifth stop of the popular summer tradition.

Gobezie wins event at Windmill Lakes GC


Greta Gobezie shot a 1-over 71 to win the girls 11-15 division at a Northern Ohio PGA Junior Golf at Windmill Lakes Golf Club Ravenna on Wednesday.

Nolan Haynes and Connor Malicki tied for first in the boys 11-15 division. Both golfers shot a 4-over 74. Jami Morris took first in the girls 16-19 division with a 3-over 73.

Titans retiring George, late McNair’s numbers


Controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk says nobody with the Titans will ever wear Eddie George’s No. 27 nor the No. 9 of the late Steve McNair again, players who helped the franchise through its difficult relocation from Houston to Tennessee to its lone Super Bowl berth.

Strunk announced Wednesday that the franchise will retire both numbers Sept. 15 at their home opener against Indianapolis.

The Titans said this will be the first time an NFL team has retired either a No. 9 or 27.

Staff/wire report

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