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The Journal Gazette

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 1:00 am

Briefs

IPFW golfer 27th at NCAA regional

Staff, news services

IPFW golf Zach Schroeder is 6-over through 14 holes and tied for 27th at the rain-delayed NCAA golf regional Tuesday in Columbus, Ohio.

Round 2 will resume at 7 a.m. today followed by the third round.

Michigan State's Michael Sharp, an East Noble graduate, is 3-over through 17 holes and is tied for 17th.

Oklahoma State leads with a 559 followed by Illinois (562), UNLV (575), Northwestern (583) and Texas Tech (585). Penn State is sixth at 588.

The regional is being hosted by Ohio State at the par-71, 7,364-yard OSU Golf Club – Scarlet Course.

Auto racing

Helio among fastest at practice

Helio Castroneves wasted no time getting up to speed at his favorite race track. The three-time Indianapolis 500 winner was fastest in the opening practice session at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Castroneves turned a lap at 224.665 mph around the speedway. Penske teammate Simon Pagenaud went 225.787 mph in the morning to earn fastest driver of the day. Danica Patrick was 18th on the afternoon speed chart at 222.728 mph. Also, Dale Coyne Racing announced it will give Zachary Claman De Melo a shot at running his first Indianapolis 500 as the replacement driver for Pietro Fittipaldi.

BASKETBALL

IU, Marquette to play in November

Indiana basketball will play the Marquette Golden Eagles of the Big East on Nov. 14 at Assembly Hall in the Gavitt Tipoff Games. Times are not set, but other games in the series include Michigan at Villanova – a rematch of last season's national title game – Wisconsin at Xavier, and Ohio State at Creighton.

Documentary on Jordan in works

Netflix and ESPN Films are collaborating on “The Last Dance,” a 10-hour documentary on the simultaneous rise of Michael Jordan, the 1990s Bulls and the NBA that's set to debut next year on both outlets.

Cycling

Tour of California

In Salinas, California, Toms Skujins from Trek-Segafredo has won his third career stage in the Tour of California. Sean Bennett of Hagens Berman Axeon finished three seconds back.

Golf

Oldest Masters champ dies at 95

Doug Ford, the oldest surviving Masters champion and a former PGA player of the year, has died at age 95. He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2011. He won the 1955 PGA title, then two years later won the Masters when he shot 66 in the final round to rally from a three-shot deficit to Sam Snead.

Golfer's wife facing charges

The wife of former U.S. Open champion Lucas Glover is facing domestic violence charges stemming from an altercation with Glover and his mother after he missed the 54-hole cut at The Players Championship in Ponte Vedra, Florida. Krista Glover, 36, was arrested Saturday night and taken to the St. Johns County Jail. She was released on $2,500 bond Sunday.

Hockey

US loses at world championships

Finland handed the United States its first defeat at the ice hockey world championship in a 6-2 thumping. Also, defending champion Sweden rallied from a goal down to edge Russia 3-1 in a battle for top spot in Group A in Copenhagen. The Swedes won all seven preliminary-round games and will next play Latvia, which earned the last quarterfinal berth by edging Denmark 1-0. The Finns supplanted the U.S. to top Group B in Herning and will face Switzerland in the quarterfinals Thursday.

LACROSSE

Tech gets awards

Indiana Tech senior Sam Vikstrom and junior Bailey Childs were honored by the NAIA as they were named First-Team All-Americans. The Indiana Tech men's lacrosse team had three players named NAIA All-American – seniors Will McKinney and Jace Childs, and freshman Evan Shuster.running

Registration for Boston Sept. 10

The Boston Athletic Association says registration for next year's Boston Marathon will open Sept. 10. The BAA said it will again use a “rolling” registration to give the fastest qualifiers first dibs on a bib.