GRUBNICH WIDENS LEAD AT STATE AM: Crown Point's Nick Grubnich shot another 3-under-par 69 during the second round of the 114th Indiana Amateur Championship at Purgatory Golf Club on Wednesday to take a three-shot lead heading into the third day of the four-day event.
Grubnich, a senior at Indiana University, is happy with his play at the state's most prominent amateur golf tournament.
"I hit the ball really nicely again today," Grubnich said. "I am in the best position I could have hoped for."
Patrick Mudd (Crown Point) is tied for 26th at 149. Drave Devereux (Boone Grove) is tied for 48th at 152. Kyle Meihofer (Valparaiso) is tied for 54th at 153.
Bobby Jacobs (Valparaiso) missed the cut with a 155; Jordan Lenard (LaPorte) had a 159; Davd Vlasic (Valparaiso) had a 160; Ryan Brinckman (Michigan City) had a 166, and Derek Gleason (Lowell) had a 167.
ABREU, DANKS and WHITE SOX TOP VERLANDER, TIGERS: Jose Abreu hit an early homer off Justin Verlander, then singled to start a seven-run burst in the sixth inning that sent John Danks and the White Sox over the Detroit Tigers 8-2 Wednesday night.
Abreu went 3 for 4 with a walk and scored twice. The Cuban rookie has 19 home runs and 50 RBIs this season.
Danks (5-5) allowed two runs and six hits in seven innings to continue his recent turnaround. He has permitted just five runs in 29 1/3 innings over his last four starts.
Verlander (6-6) gave up seven runs and eight hits in 5 2/3 innings.
IU QB ROBERSON TO TRANSFER: Tre Roberson announced Wednesday he will transfer to another school. Neither Roberson nor Hoosiers coach Kevin Wilson provided a reason for the decision, the unusual timing or said where Roberson may be headed next.
The 6-foot, 203-pound redshirt junior still has two years of eligibility remaining.
Roberson won the state's Mr. Football Award in 2010 and appeared to be Indiana's quarterback of the future after becoming the first true freshman to ever start for the Hoosiers. But in 2012, the sophomore broke his lower left leg during the second game of the season and wound up splitting the quarterback duties with Nate Sudfeld most of last season. Roberson started four games in 2013.
Wilson was planning to use both Sudfeld, a junior, and Roberson, a redshirt junior, again this season. Now it's Sudfeld's job to lose.
Roberson becomes the second quarterback with starting experience to leave Indiana this offseason. Cam Coffman decided to transfer in January.
COLTS PUT MOALA ON IR: The Colts lost defensive end Fili Moala with a season-ending knee injury Wednesday, then survived another scare with receiver T.Y. Hilton.
It's the third straight year Moala has finished the season on injured reserve. In March, the defensive end re-signed with Indianapolis after posting a career-best 26 tackles. He also had 1 1/2 sacks and fumble recovery in 2013 but landed on IR with a knee injury just before the playoffs started.
The scare came when Hilton fell to the ground during a light workout and came up clutching his right leg. A few minutes later, he got up, stretched out and eventually returned to practice. He told reporters he was OK.
To replace Moala, Indy signed 6-foot-4, 280-pound defensive end Gannon Conway, an undrafted rookie.
LARKINS HELPS FEVER BEAT STORM: Erlana Larkins scored 17 points, and Natasha Howard and Shavonte Zellous each added 13 to help the Fever beat the Seattle Storm 76-68 on Wednesday night.
TRIAL WILL WEIGH IF STERLING WAS PROPERLY OUSTED: A trial will be held next month to determine whether Donald Sterling, who opposes his estranged wife's planned sale of the Los Angeles Clippers, was properly removed as an administrator for the family trust that owns the team.
An attorney for Shelly Sterling went to probate court Wednesday to request a trial to confirm that as sole trustee she can proceed with the $2 billion sale to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.
The development is the latest in a legal tug-of-war that has ensued following the NBA's decision to ban Sterling for life after racist remarks he made emerged in a recording in April. Sterling is fighting the decision and suing the league for $1 billion.
BULLS' BREWER PLEADS NOT GUILTY TO DUI: Bulls forward Ronnie Brewer has pleaded not guilty to a drunken driving charge in Beverly Hills.
The Los Angeles County district attorney's office says Brewer entered pleas through an attorney Wednesday to misdemeanor counts of driving under the influence and driving with a blood-alcohol level of at least 0.08.