Briefs

Correction

A story that appeared on Page 1B in Wednesday’s edition, “Brawl breaks out at Harrison,” should have indicated that a Harrison Central player was ejected from the game, but no punches were thrown.

Also, Brooke’s Domenic D’Ulisse was taken to a hospital due to a bruised sternum. The injury occurred in the first half, not during a fight. He was unintentionally headbutted in the sternum.

Indian Creek football tix on sale

WINTERSVILLE — The Indian Creek athletic department is selling tickets for the Redskins’ football game at St. Clairsville on Friday.

Tickets are available from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. today and Friday in the ticket booth located in front of the high school gymnasium. Pre-sale tickets are $5 and will be $7 at the gate.

Oak Glen tennis holding car wash

NEW MANCHESTER — The Oak Glen tennis teams will hold a car wash from noon to 3 p.m. on Oct. 1 at Water World Car Wash on Carolina Avenue.

Schultz’s OT goal lifts Penguins

PITTSBURGH — Justin Schultz scored 27 seconds into overtime, sending the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 6-5 preseason win against the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday night.

Adam Johnson scored twice for the two-time defending Stanley Cup champions. Conor Sheary and Jake Guentzel also scored for Pittsburgh.

Tristan Jarry made 13 saves for the win. Starter Matt Murray stopped 19 of 22 shots in two periods.

Gustav Nyquist scored two goals for Detroit. Darren Helm, Ben Street and Matt Lorito also scored for the Red Wings.

Detroit starter Jimmy Howard made 22 saves. Reserve Tom McCollum allowed three goals on 12 shots.

Red Sox clinch playoff spot

BALTIMORE — The Boston Red Sox are going back to the playoffs.

A few hours after beating the Baltimore Orioles 9-0 on Wednesday night, the Red Sox were assured their second consecutive trip to the postseason when the Los Angeles Angels lost 6-5 to Cleveland.

Those two results guaranteed Boston (88-64) at least an AL wild card. Of course, the Red Sox are looking for more than that. They lead the AL East by three games over the rival New York Yankees with 10 to play as Boston pursues its second straight division title and third in five years.

Boston joins AL Central champion Cleveland and AL West champion Houston in the American League playoffs, which begin next month. Two spots are still up for grabs.

Girl injured by foul ball

NEW YORK — A young girl at Yankee Stadium was injured by a foul ball off the bat of Todd Frazier during Wednesday’s game against Minnesota, leading some New York players to call for protective netting to be extended.

The Yankees said the girl was taken to a hospital for treatment, and New York manager Joe Girardi said he had been told by security that she was OK. The game was delayed for about 4 minutes while she was attended to and then carried from the seats in the bottom of the fifth inning.

Major League Baseball issued recommendations for protecting netting in December 2015, encouraging teams to have it between the ends of the dugouts closest to home plate.

The Mets extended netting beyond the outfield ends of the dugouts this summer. The Yankees said in July they “are seriously exploring extending the netting prior to the 2018 season.”

76ers player on hold

PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid has not been cleared for 5-on-5 drills and the team will take a cautious approach in his return from his injured left knee.

Embiid’s career has been riddled with injuries and he missed his first two NBA seasons. Embiid played only 31 games last season and had surgery in March to repair a torn meniscus in his knee.

Team president Bryan Colangelo and coach Brett Brown said Wednesday the team will soon decide how to handle his playing time when training camp opens next week.

Colangelo said he was optimistic the Sixers and Embiid could agree to a contract extension before the Oct. 16 deadline.

Pacific faces NCAA sanctions

STOCKTON, Calif. — The men’s basketball team at Pacific has been punished by the NCAA for academic and recruiting violations under former coach Ron Verlin.

The NCAA said Wednesday that Verlin failed to promote an atmosphere of compliance when he violated academic misconduct and recruiting rules to get prospects eligible. He also failed to monitor his coaches and violated NCAA ethics rules when he encouraged others to give false information during the investigation.

From staff and wire reports

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