Sports Digest: Baseball coach Woodson steps down at Valpo

2013-07-22T21:15:00Z 2013-09-16T18:41:15Z Sports Digest: Baseball coach Woodson steps down at Valpo nwitimes.com
July 22, 2013 9:15 pm

College baseball

WOODSON TAKES JOB AT RICHMOND: Tracy Woodson has stepped down as baseball coach at Valparaiso to accept the same position at Richmond.

Woodson spent seven seasons as head coach of the Crusaders, recording 187 victories. The 2012 Horizon League Coach of the Year, Woodson guided the Crusaders to the league regular-season crown in 2012 and back-to-back tournament championships in 2012 and 2013. Valpo advanced to the NCAA Tournament in each of the past two seasons, a spot it hadn't reached since 1968, and defeated Florida in this year's NCAA Tournament for the program's first Division I regional victory since 1966.

 

Men's basketball

CROSSROADS CLASSIC WILL CONTINUE THROUGH 2016: Indiana's Crossroads Classic will be played through at least 2016.

The four schools said Monday that Purdue will face Butler on Dec. 19, 2015, with Indiana taking on Notre Dame in the other game. The Boilermakers and Fighting Irish will square off on Dec. 17, 2016, with Butler and Indiana meeting in the other game. All games will again be played at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

The doubleheader has become one of the state's biggest regular-season basketball events with all four power conference schools participating — longtime Big Ten members Indiana and Purdue, new ACC member Notre Dame and new Big East member Butler.

 

Pro baseball

LAKE HITS FIRST HOME RUN IN CUBS WIN: Rookie outfielder Junior Lake hit his first major league home run, part of a four-hit, three-RBI night, as the Cubs defeated Arizona 4-2. Chris Rusin tossed five innings of two-hit ball to pick up the win. He replaced scheduled starter Matt Garza, who was traded to Texas earlier in the day. Dioner Navarro hit a solo home run in the second to give the Cubs the lead for good.

CABRERA INJURED IN WIN OVER WHITE SOX: Max Scherzer outpitched Chris Sale in a marquee matchup of All-Star starters, and the Detroit Tigers overcame Miguel Cabrera's injury to beat the White Sox 7-3.

With one out in the bottom of the fifth inning, Cabrera was replaced at third base by Don Kelly. The 2012 AL MVP, who appeared to be holding his left side as he walked off the field, was removed with a sore hip flexor muscle and will be evaluated Tuesday.

Cabrera, who became baseball's first Triple Crown winner in 45 years last season, has played in 97 of Detroit's 98 games this year.

Conor Gillaspie and Dayan Viciedo homered for the White Sox.

 

Pro football

BRONCOS' MILLER SAYS HE DID NOTHING WRONG: The latest distraction for the Denver Broncos comes from All-Pro linebacker Von Miller, who insisted Monday he did nothing wrong in the face of reports he could miss four games for violating the NFL's drug policy.

"I know I did nothing wrong. I'm sure this'll be resolved fairly," Miller tweeted, acknowledging he had seen the reports and adding he was disappointed the Broncos have to open training camp with this news hanging over them.

 

College football

OSU'S MEYER DISCIPLINES FOUR PLAYERS: Ohio State coach Urban Meyer has disciplined four players for legal problems, including suspending leading-scorer Carlos Hyde from all team activities in the wake of an alleged assault against a female over the weekend in Columbus.

In addition, star cornerback Bradley Roby, who was arrested in Indiana for an altercation with a security guard at a bar this past weekend, will not represent the Buckeyes at this week's Big Ten media days. He was one of the players initially selected to speak to reporters at the annual event.

Freshmen recruits Marcus Baugh, a tight end, and defensive lineman Tim Gardner were also disciplined on Monday.

"I have a clear set of core values in place that members of this football program are constantly reminded of and are expected to honor," Meyer said in a statement issued by Ohio State late on Monday afternoon. "There are also expectations with regard to behavior. I expect our players to conduct themselves responsibly and appropriately and they will be held accountable for their actions."

 

Girls golf

THREE LOCALS COMPETE IN PGA JUNIOR SERIES: Valparaiso's Harley Dubsky fired a 1-over-par 73 at the PGA Junior Series at Purdue University, putting her in a tie for third place overall after one round of play.

Also competing were Crown Point's Tiffany Curtis, who carded a first round of 84. Dubsky's high school teammate, Jennifer Gough, turned in an 87.

 

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