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The Journal Gazette

Monday, July 17, 2017 1:00 am


Former Mad Ants done in tournament

Staff, news services

The Fort Wayne Champs, a collection of former Mad Ants basketball players, got 23 points from Stephan Hicks but lost in the second round of the single-elimination, 64-team The Basketball Tournament on Sunday.

Always a Brave, a team of Bradley alumni, won 92-81 on its home court in Peoria, Illinois, despite getting outscored 46-41 by the Champs in the second half.

Formerly known as Ants Alumni, the Champs made it to the TBT semifinals in 2015 and lost in the first round last year.

With several players from the Mad Ants' 2014 D-League championship team, the Champs were after the $2-million winner-take-all prize.

Walter Lemon Jr., a former Mad Ants guard, had 19 points for Always a Brave.

The Champs got 19 points from Matt Bouldin, who led them with 25 points in Saturday's first-round 93-86 victory over the Peoria AllStars.

Anthony Harris had 15 points on Sunday and Will Frisby added 10 points for the Champs.

Auto Racing

F1 race tightens

In Silverstone, England, Lewis Hamilton slashed Sebastian Vettel's Formula One championship lead to one point by winning a record-equaling fifth British Grand Prix as his title rival was left reeling by a late puncture. Vettel was in third heading into the penultimate lap at Silverstone only to see his front left tire shred. Raikkonen still made the podium by replacing Vettel in third, but the championship leader fell back to seventh as the 25-point lead he held over Hamilton was all but wiped out.


North wins All-Star finale

The North All-Stars beat the South All-Stars 11-6 in the finale of a three-game series at Ball State. The South swept a doubleheader Saturday. Eastside's Jackson White went six innings and gave up four runs, while New Haven's Sean Ferguson threw three innings and surrendered two runs. Bishop Dwenger's Jimmy Shea had two RBI.


Cougars guard picks Ball State

Central Noble junior Sydney Freeman announced her commitment to Ball State on Twitter. Freeman led the Cougars to the Class 2A semistate last season.

IU lands recruit

According to media reports, Race Thompson from Plymouth, Minnesota has committed to Indiana University and new coach Archie Miller. The 6-foot-7, 220-pound power forward picked the Hoosiers over Iowa State and other schools. Reports are Thompson will reclassify and enroll at IU this fall.


IU player arrested

According to media reports, Indiana receiver Simmie Cobbs was booked on charges of refusal to identify and resisting law enforcement, per the Hamilton County jail. According to the Indianapolis Star, Cobbs was arrested during a Jason Aldean concert at Klipsch Music Center in Noblesville and booked into the Hamilton County Jail over the weekend. Cobbs, 21, faces misdemeanor charges of refusal to identify and resisting law enforcement. The Hamilton County Sheriff's office said in a release that Klipsch security brought Cobbs, a redshirt junior wide receiver, to the security office in the music center Saturday night for “not complying with security personnel attempting to clear aisles during the concert.” Officers said he was confrontational, and refused to take a breathalyzer test for alcohol or provide identification, which resulted in his arrest.


US team changes

Forward Clint Dempsey, midfielder Michael Bradley and goalkeeper Tim Howard are among six additions to the U.S. roster for the knockout phase of the CONCACAF Gold Cup. U.S. coach Bruce Arena also added forward Jozy Altidore, midfielder Darlington Nagbe and goalkeeper Jesse Gonzalez, the U.S. Soccer Federation said Sunday. Gonzalez's application to change affiliation from Mexico to the U.S. was approved by FIFA last month, after the deadline for setting the 23-man roster for the group phase. Goalkeepers Brad Guzan and Sean Johnson were dropped along with midfielders Alejandro Bedoya, Cristian Roldan and Kelyn Rowe, and forward Dom Dwyer. Arena had planned in advance to replace Guzan, Johnson and Bedoya.


Ex-partners battle at World Series

April Ross topped former partner Kerri Walsh Jennings in their first matchup since winning the beach volleyball bronze medal at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Ross and new teammate Lauren Fendrick took silver at the World Series of Beach Volleyball, losing in the final to Brazil's Larissa and Talita. Walsh Jennings, a three-time Olympic gold medalist, and Nicole Branagh were eliminated in pool play,