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Mad Ants acquire rights to Omari Johnson

The Fort Wayne Mad Ants, presented by Lutheran Health Network, the NBA G League affiliate of the Indiana Pacers, announced today they have acquired the player rights to forward Omari Johnson from the Memphis Hustle in exchange for the returning player rights to forward Jarrod Uthoff and guard ...

North and South Korea say they plan bid for 2032 Olympics

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in said in a statement Wednesday that the countries planned to jointly bid for the 2032 Summer Olympics. At a major summit, the two leaders gave no details of which cities might host certain ...

Easier gambling has sports worried about fighting the fix

OCEANPORT, N.J. — It's early in a college basketball game and Team A, playing methodically and using up most of the 30-second shot clock, falls behind 10-6. Scattered around the bleachers, several fans staring at their smartphones celebrate silently: they have bet on Team B to be the first to ...

Sapporo expected to drop out of 2026 Winter Olympic bid race

TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese city of Sapporo is expected to stop pursuing the 2026 Winter Olympics, leaving four possible candidates as the IOC struggles to find hosts — particularly for the Winter Games. A city official said Deputy Mayor Takatohsi Machida and Japanese Olympic Committee ...

Nike’s Colin Kaepernick campaign signals change in shoe politics

A pair of shoes are set aflame with a cigarette lighter, captured on video and shared widely online to protest a political statement made by the manufacturer. The New Balance shoes were burned by their owners two years ago after a spokeswoman indicated the company's support for President ...

Football helmet manufacturers work on safer youth equipment

As the NFL seeks remedies for injuries caused by helmets by spending millions of dollars and hour upon hour on research into safer equipment, the same search goes on at other levels of football. VICIS, which has the top-rated helmets for the pros, according to an NFL survey, is getting into ...

Mad Ants to play one regular season game at Trine

The Fort Wayne Mad Ants will play one regular season home game at the MTI Center, home of the Trine University men’s and women’s basketball programs, during the 2018-19 season. Fort Wayne will host the Greensboro Swarm, the Charlotte Hornets’ NBA G League affiliate, on Sunday, December ...

Players face angst-filled weekend as NFL rosters get trimmed

INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis Colts center Deyshawn Bond remembers camping out inside a cramped hotel room late last summer, reveling in the sound of silence. For the undrafted rookie who attended high school on Indy's east side before heading to Cincinnati, cutdown weekend seemed like the ...

No. 14 Michigan won’t have Tarik Black at No. 12 Notre Dame

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh says receiver Tarik Black will be out for weeks with a broken right foot. Harbaugh told reporters Monday it has not been determined whether Black needs surgery. The 14th-ranked Wolverines open the season at No. 12 Notre Dame on Saturday. Black ...

Mad Ants to host open tryouts

August 20, 2018 – The Fort Wayne Mad Ants, presented by Lutheran Health Network, the NBA G League affiliate of the Indiana Pacers, announced today the team will host open tryouts on Saturday, September 29 at the Plassman Athletic Center at Turnstone in Fort Wayne. Registration will begin at ...

Notre Dame defense stronger, deeper in Clark Lea’s second season

SOUTH BEND — Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly thinks his players' familiarity with new coordinator Clark Lea's defense will breed contempt for the opposition this fall. The 4-2-5 defense that former coordinator Mike Elko and Lea brought with them from Wake Forest helped Notre Dame rebound from a ...

PREP FOOTBALL: SAC Preview

There are more question marks than usual surrounding the Summit Athletic Conference's perennial top teams. Both Snider and Bishop Dwenger have a lot of players to replace and the still-new kids on the block Homestead and Carroll are knocking on the door. Snider or Bishop Dwenger have at ...

PREP FOOTBALL: Ten impact players’ names to know for 2018

With the high school football season just three days away, it’s time to learn the names of new or less-familiar players who will be making impacts this fall. Here are 10 players to put on your radar, if you don’t have them there already: Jon Barnes and Antoine Taylor QBs, Snider The ...

PREP FOOTBALL: NE8 Preview

You could put the names East Noble, Leo and New Haven in a hat, draw one and have about the same chance of successfully picking the Northeast 8 Conference champion as someone carefully studying the rosters. It looks that close between those three frontrunners. Perhaps a more intriguing ...

Prep football preseason countdown: #1 SNIDER PANTHERS

OUTLOOK Nearly everyone takes for granted Snider High School’s football team will reload every fall. One person who doesn’t is coach Kurt Tippmann. He takes nothing for granted, even with a 97-21 record in nine years as the Panthers’ leader. “As much as you coach them in the ...

PREP FOOTBALL: ACAC Preview

Though the Allen County Athletic Conference may be the state's top small-school conference for football, it might have the area's top all-around player this season. Adams Central's Logan Macklin can dominate a game offensively, defensively and on special teams, and he's good enough he could ...

News-Sentinel.com names 2018 Prep Football Preseason All-Area team

As the season kicks off this Friday, the prep football experts at News-Sentinel.com have put their heads together and come up with a Preseason All-Area team. These players represent the best, as we see them, at each individual position. Listed next to each player are relevant stats from the ...

Prep football preseason countdown: #3 HOMESTEAD SPARTANS

OUTLOOK Coming to the Summit Athletic Conference three years ago was supposed to make things much tougher for the Homestead football team, but the Spartans have responded with continued excellence and seasons of eight, nine and eight wins. Can they take a jump and challenge for a ...

Prep football preseason countdown: #4 LEO LIONS

OUTLOOK Leo’s youth the last few years has been one of the factors that have slowed the Lions down in the postseason. They appear to have come of age now. Leo lost some big names to graduation but returns playmakers on both sides of the ball, experience and a sense that it’s time to turn ...