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Thursday, May 21, 2020 1:00 am

Briefs

Indiana football adds grad transfer

Staff, news services

BLOOMINGTON – The Indiana Hoosiers added graduate transfer Khameron Taylor to their football roster, they announced Wednesday.

The 6-foot-4, 270-pound tight end from South Alabama provides experience behind starter Peyton Hendershot. Taylor will be eligible to play immediately after graduating this month.

Taylor started nine games last season and caught two passes for 18 yards and one touchdown. In 2018, he had five catches for 67 yards.

Baseball

A's haven't paid rent for Coliseum

The head of the agency that oversees the Oakland Coliseum says the A's have informed him they had “no ability to pay” the annual $1.2 million rent.

Basketball

Orlando top pick to host NBA games

Orlando has emerged as the favorite to host NBA games without fans whenever play resumes, according to multiple reports.

Colleges

Academic honors

Indiana Tech baseball had eight players named to the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference All-Academic Team, the Warriors announced. The team is reserved for juniors and seniors who have a 3.25 GPA or higher. Landon Bloir, Alex Coan, Christian De Los Santos, Martin Eckard, Andrew Hammond, Ben Lambert, Billy Lanman and Reese Olden were honored. Coan was the program's WHAC Champions of Character Team representative. The Tech softball team had seven players – Ashley Alvey, Karsyn Kitchen, Ali LeNoue, Emily Martin, Paige Miller, Amanda Shonka and Nicolle Sierra – on the All-Academic Team, while Kitchen, a Bishop Dwenger graduate, was the Champions of Character honoree. ...

Purdue Fort Wayne men's golfer Parker Deakyne was named to the Summit League's Academic All-League team, the conference announced. Deakyne, a business management major, has a 3.89 cumulative GPA following his junior year.

Football

NFL reinstates Aldon Smith

Cowboys defensive end Aldon Smith has been conditionally reinstated by the NFL, sources told the Star-Telegram on Wednesday. Smith has been out of the league since 2015.

Golf

LPGA won't have qualifying events

The LPGA Tour will not have its qualifying events at the end of the year, deciding Wednesday to keep the same roster of players it has on all of its tours.

Miscellaneous

Ex-WWE wrestler's body discovered

The body of former World Wrestling Entertainment pro Shad Gaspard was found Wednesday on Los Angeles' Venice Beach, after he was caught in a rip current, police said. Gaspard went missing Sunday after he went swimming with his 10-year-old son, Aryeh, who was rescued.


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