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Wednesday, March 25, 2020 1:00 am

Briefs

Statewide accolade for Braves' boys coach

Staff, news services

Blackhawk Christian's Marc Davidson is one of six boys basketball coaches to receive the 2020 Bob King Coach of the Year award, the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association announced Tuesday.

The Braves went 23-3, winning the Noblesville Holiday Tournament and the Class 2A Manchester Sectional. They were set to play Churubusco in the North Judson-San Pierre regional semifinal before the tournament was canceled due to the coronavirus. 

The other coaches to be named coaches of the year are Marc Urban of Chesterton, Al Gooden of Lawrence Central, David McCollough of Shenandoah, Nate Hawkins of Heritage Hills and Kendall Wildey of South Decatur. 

Baseball

Syndergaard out for season

Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard has a torn elbow ligament and needs Tommy John surgery that will keep him out of action this year.

Basketball

COVID-19 cited in ex-player's death

Lee Green, a defensive standout who played for St.  John's from 1991 to 1994, has died. He was 49. The New York Post quoted former teammate and friend Lamont Middleton in reporting Green's death was related to the coronavirus.

Ballmer set to purchase Forum

Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer is buying the Forum for $400 million, clearing the way for the billionaire to build a new arena down the street in Inglewood, California.

Coronavirus

NASCAR imposes staff pay cuts

NASCAR told its staff Tuesday that pay cuts will be imposed across the company until the series returns to racing. A memo said series executives, including the presidents of NASCAR-owned tracks, will see a 25% reduction in salary, while all other employees will have salary reduced 20%.

Devils, 76ers won't cut pay

A day after posting the temporary 20% pay cuts for employees making over $100,000 because of the economic effects of the coronavirus, the co-owners of the New Jersey Devils and Philadelphia 76ers announced Tuesday they were rescinding them, saying that it was a mistake.

NHL extends self-isolation

The NHL is extending its recommendation for players and staff to self-isolate and stay away from team facilities beyond the original March 27 timeline to April 6.

Football

Tagovailoa posts workout clips

Tua Tagovailoa, the Alabama standout quarterback who's been healing from hip surgery ahead of next month's NFL draft posted several clips of him performing football drills on social media late Monday – much to the excitement of quarantined football fans and NFL scouts.


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