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The Journal Gazette

Thursday, June 14, 2018 1:00 am

Briefs

K's ship defenseman to complete '17 trade

Staff, news services

The Komets traded defenseman Kevin McKernan to the South Carolina Stingrays to complete the deal of last September that brought them Mitch Nylen.

McKernan, a rookie out of Quinnipiac, joined the Komets on March 17 and played in nine regular-season games. He was scoreless in those games.

In the playoffs, McKernan had one assist in eight games, helping the Komets reach overtime of Game 7 of the Western Conference finals before losing to the eventual-champion Colorado Eagles.

Nylen was cut by the Komets before the regular season began and wound up with the Cincinnati Cyclones, accruing one goal and eight points in 42 games. The Komets ousted the Cyclones from the first round of the playoffs.

Baseball

Mastodon gets academic honor

IPFW's Brandon Phelps, a Snider product, was named to the 2018 Summit League Academic All-League team. Phelps graduated with a degree in elementary education in May.

Basketball

Purdue, Marian set exhibition

Purdue will take on Marian at Mackey Arena in an exhibition game Nov. 1. It will be Purdue's only exhibition game before opening its season against Fairfield on Nov. 6 at Mackey Arena. Time and television information for the Marian game will be announced at a later date.

FOOTBALL

Tight end added to Irish 2020 class

Notre Dame added a player to its 2020 recruiting class when Kevin Bauman verbally committed. The 6-foot-5, 232-pound tight end is preparing for his junior season at Red Bank Catholic High School in New Jersey after catching 19 passes for 380 yards and five touchdowns as a sophomore. He is the No. 2 tight end in the class per 247sports.com and the No. 142 player overall. Bauman is the second player from the 2020 class to choose Notre Dame after four-star quarterback Drew Pyne committed in April.

Cowboys' Martin finalizes deal

The deal making Zack Martin of the Dallas Cowboys the highest-paid guard in the NFL is finally done. The Cowboys and Martin, an ex-Notre Dame standout, agreed to terms on an $84 million, six-year contract extension, a person with direct knowledge of the deal said. The contract includes $40 million guaranteed money, the source told the Associated Press.

49er receives Halas award

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Marquise Goodwin has won the 2018 George Halas Award from the Professional Football Writers of America. The Halas Award is given to a NFL player, coach or staff member who overcomes the most adversity to succeed. His wife, Morgan, lost a premature baby boy in November, then Goodwin's biological father died in December.

Golf

PGA executive accused of DUI

PGA of America President Paul Levy is facing a misdemeanor DUI charge after veering off a road in California and hitting a sign last week. The PGA of America says it will support Levy as he seeks counseling and deals with the consequences of his arrest.

Hockey

Capitals, coach discuss contract

Barry Trotz and the Washington Capitals have begun discussing a contract extension that would keep the pending free agent coach around for next season and beyond after winning the Stanley Cup.

Tennis

Federer returns with victory

Roger Federer rallied to beat home favorite Mischa Zverev 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 at the Stuttgart Open on Wednesday in his first match in nearly three months. The Swiss great converted four of his 10 break points to end a two-match losing streak and start his grass-court season with a win.

Nadal skipping Queen's tourney

French Open champion Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from next week's Queen's Club tournament in an attempt to be ready for Wimbledon. The top-ranked Nadal won his 11th title at Roland Garros on Sunday. But after playing 27 matches on clay the past two months, the 32-year-old Spaniard feels he needs time to recover.