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Thursday, April 02, 2020 1:00 am

Briefs

Warriors' ex-baseball coach will be honored

Staff, news services

Indiana Tech baseball will retire the number of former coach Lance Hershberger, who restarted the program in 1991, during the team's Alumni Game on Oct. 3, the Warriors announced Wednesday.

Hershberger won 390 games in 12 years with the Warriors and led the team to five consecutive NAIA World Series appearances from 1998 to 2002, including a runner-up finish in 1998. He held the program record for victories until 2018, when he was surpassed by current coach Kip McWilliams. The 56 wins the Warriors compiled in 1999 are still a team record.

Tech won three Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference titles and two WHAC Tournament championships during his tenure. Hershberger's Ivy Tech team will play the Warriors the day his number is retired.

Baseball

Cubs-Cards game in London nixed

Major League Baseball has canceled a two-game series in London between the Cubs and the Cardinals because of the coronavirus pandemic. The teams had been scheduled to play at Olympic Stadium on June 13-14.

Choo donates to minor leaguers

Rangers veteran Shin-Soo Choo is helping out financially strapped minor league players with the season on hold, giving $1,000 each to 191 of them who are in the Texas organization.

Basketball

Wooden finalists announced

Udoka Azubuike of Kansas, Luka Garza of Iowa, Markus Howard of Marquette, Myles Powell of Seton Hall and Obi Toppin of Dayton are finalists for the John R. Wooden Award as the nation's top college basketball player. The award will be presented Tuesday.

Chance Durant could still play

Nets general manager Sean Marks is no longer ruling out Kevin Durant for the season. Durant wasn't expected to play this season while recovering from Achilles tendon surgery, but Marks said Wednesday that everything is unknown now that the season is suspended.

Football

NFL moves

The Bears finalized a one-year contract with former Seahawks offensive lineman Germain Ifedi on Wednesday. ... The Patriots released quarterback Cody Kessler, who spent time on the team's practice squad last season.

Miscellaneous

Olympic flame to burn all month

The Olympic flame will be on display until the end of April in Japan's northeastern prefecture of Fukushima.

Aston Martin returning to F1

Aston Martin will return to Formula One next year following a takeover worth nearly $1 billion. The Racing Point team, which is owned by Lawrence Stroll, will be rebranded in 2021 after the Canadian billionaire completed a takeover of the British-based car manufacturer.


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