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The Journal Gazette

Sunday, August 13, 2017 1:00 am

Briefs

Red Wings denounce logo's use at racist rally

Staff, news services

The Detroit Red Wings are considering legal action to stop white nationalists from using their logo as part of a “disturbing” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

The team said in a statement Saturday it “vehemently” disagrees with the rally and is in no way associated with it. The logo of the NHL club could be seen on items held by people at the rally.

The Red Wings say they are “exploring every possible legal action as it pertains to the misuse of our logo in this disturbing demonstration.”

The team adds that it believes hockey is for everyone and celebrates the diversity of its fan base and the country.

The Red Wings said their statement would be their only comment on the matter.

There is a white nationalist group in Michigan called the Detroit Right Wings that uses the Red Wings' logo.

The group posted on its Twitter account that members had arrived in Charlottesville, the home of the University of Virginia.

AUTO RACING

Go Fas Cup team re-signs driver

Matt DiBenedetto agreed to a contract extension to stay with Go Fas Racing's No. 32 team in 2018. Go Fas said crew chief Gene Nead is staying with the team as well. DiBenedetto is in his third season on the NASCAR Cup Series. He has three top-10 finishes, including two this year.

BASKETBALL

Team USA beats Canada in OT

Team USA outscored Team Canada 7-0 in the final 1:34 of regulation to force overtime, then outscored the Canadians 20-8 in overtime to sweep a two-game exhibition series, 103-91, in Lafayette. Team USA won 94-86 on Friday in Carmel as it prepares for the World University Games in Taipei.

Purdue, representing Team USA, will leave for Taipei late tonight, and open World University Games pool play against Team Argentina on Aug. 20. Vincent Edwards led Team USA with 25 points and eight rebounds, while Isaac Haas added 17 points and nine rebounds.

Fever fall in game delayed by water

Krystal Thomas had 20 points and 14 rebounds, and the Washington Mystics beat the Indiana Fever 100-80 in a game that was delayed 48 minutes to start the second half because of water on the court. Candice Dupree led Indiana (9-19) with 26 points.

HIGH SCHOOLS

Concordia ranked No. 1 in 3A poll

The reigning Class 3A state champion Concordia Cadets are ranked No.1 in the Indiana Football Coaches Association preseason poll. Other ranked area teams include: Snider (No. 8 in 6A), Bishop Dwenger (No. 5 in 4A), East Noble (No. 8 in 4A), New Haven (No. 9 in 4A), Garrett (No. 9 in 3A), Woodlan (No. 3 in 2A), and Adams Central (No. 3 in Class A).

HORSE RACING

Beach Patrol wins Arlington Million

In Arlington Heights, Illinois, Beach Patrol snapped a six-race skid by winning the Arlington Million and earning a berth in the $4 million Breeders' Cup Turf this fall.

TENNIS

City doubles champs crowned

The No. 1 doubles team of Justin Parker and Gonzalo Vivas defeated No. 2 Derek Romer and Nick Barger 6-1, 6-3 to claim the city doubles championship.

Federer reaches Montreal final

In Montreal, Roger Federer advanced to the Rogers Cup final with a 6-3, 7-6 (5) victory over unseeded Robin Haase of the Netherlands.

Wozniacki tops American

In Toronto, Caroline Wozniacki advanced to the Rogers Cup final with a 6-2, 6-3 victory over American Sloane Stephens. Wozniacki will play Elina Svitolina of Ukraine, a 6-1, 6-1 winner over defending champ Simona Halep of Romania, in today's final.