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Ex-Hoosier Camion Patrick charged with criminal homicide

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ALCOA, Tenn. — Former Indiana football player Camion Patrick is one of four men facing criminal homicide charges in connection with the fatal stabbing of an 18-year-old from Tennessee. Alcoa (Tennessee) police said Thursday that Patrick had been taken into custody by Indiana University ...

Fort Wayne Sports Corp. stopping operations

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After 27 years, the Fort Wayne Sports Corp. decided to go dormant after its last meeting in May. It's still willing to help if a new focus or project can be found, but other local groups — perhaps inspired by the Sports Corp. — have taken over some of its responsibilities. "You have ...

Don’t count TinCaps out after Game 1 loss

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So here we are, facing the last game at Parkview Field this season and the Fort Wayne TinCaps are in a hole. In other words, it's set up perfectly. This isn't a season of front-running for the low Class A franchise. This is a season of defying odds, of coming back, of turning things around, ...

Snider ready to be first to corral Homestead’s Jiya Wright

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Snider's defense has faced four weeks of quarterback quizzes. It's time for the test. Homestead's Jiya Wright can do it all: Run, pass, expose weaknesses in a defense and sound great on the post-game sound bites. He's a big reason the Class 6A No. 10 Spartans have matched No. 3 Snider's 4-0 ...

Saint Francis athlete’s time to ‘break out’ is now

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Perry Poindexter has no one to blame but himself for the high expectations that have followed him throughout his basketball career at Saint Francis. When a player runs so smoothly and leaps so quickly – oh, and scores 18 points and grabs 18 rebounds in just his fourth collegiate game – ...

TinCaps turn hot thanks to Anthony Contreras’ cool

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Fort Wayne TinCaps manager Anthony Contreras knew better than the rest of us. He's also calmer, more patient and farsighted than the rest of us. Contreras has been around some of his players for parts of three years. He went on a short-season playoff run with some of them two years ago, an ...

Homestead tennis trying to reignite dynasty

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Once when Kerry Mumma was a Wayne High School tennis player during the 1980s, he snatched a leftover Homestead tennis T-shirt at Wildwood Racquet Club and shoved it into his workout bag. "Any time I'd go to a tournament or something tennis, I would wear that, just assuming someone would ...

Colts’ QB situation uncertain after mistake-filled opener

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LOS ANGELES — The Indianapolis Colts are Andrew Luck's team. With an uncertain timeline for when their star quarterback might return from shoulder surgery, however, there were signs in a dismal 46-9 season-opening loss to the Los Angeles Rams that job could soon pass to newly acquired ...

Leo volleyball sophomore excited to make college decision

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Over the last year, two of Todd and Melissa Smith's children were trying to decide their college future, Andrew, a senior at Leo, and Brooke, who was a freshman. A freshman deciding her college future — and potentially her life's path — even before taking driver's education classes? How ...

Fort Wayne hoops has ‘fun’ while working hard this off-season

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Fourth-year coach Jon Coffman has to be nervous when he scans the Fort Wayne men's basketball roster entering the 2017-18 season. After all, of the 12 eligible student-athletes that he can utilize this coming season, half of them have never played a minute of college basketball and two more ...

Ball State football is very young, but also very talented

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Cardinal youth making big plays early this season by Tom Davis of The News-Sentinel Monday, September 11, 2017 09:23 pm The Ball State athletic marketing department has never lacked for creativity or effort, but moving forward, that staff may simply want to stick with a ...

TinCaps advance to Midwest League Championship Series

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The Fort Wayne TinCaps advanced to the Midwest League Championship Series with a 3-0 win over the Dayton Dragons on Monday at Fifth Third Field in Dayton. The TinCaps, who are the Eastern Division champs for the third time in their 25-year history, won the best-of-three series 2-1. They will ...

Indiana University cancels football game

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Indiana University announced Monday evening that its football game with Florida International on Saturday in Bloomington would be cancelled due to the effect of Hurricane Irma on the university. Indiana University Vice President and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Fred Glass begin ...