VALPARAISO'S JACOBS SECOND AT INDIANA AMATEUR: Valparaiso High grad and Bradley recruit Bobby Jacobs placed second in the Indiana Amateur Championship on Thursday at South Bend Country Club.
Jacobs totaled 286, seven shots behind champion Adam Schenk.
Kyle Grassel (Chesterton) and Nick Grubnich (Crown Point) tied for 25th at 296; Rich Butler (Michigan City) was tied for 28th at 297, and Dave Vlasic (Valparaiso) was tied for 42nd at 302.
CHIEFS WIN IN KENTUCKY: Frank Podkul drove in Jaime Johnson with a third-inning single to give the Indiana Chiefs a 1-0 win over the Columbus (Ohio) Cobras at the Past Time Tournament on Thursday in Lexington, Ky.
Jimmy Skiff threw a three-hit complete game, striking out nine. The Chiefs play Kentucky baseball and Yeti baseball today.
College cross country
VALPO ADDS 13 RUNNERS TO PROGRAM: Dan Walters (Crown Point) is one of the 13 recruits added to Valparaiso's cross country program.
Also joining the men's team are Conner Ennis (Acworth, Ga.) -- who attended Chesterton High School for two years -- Adam Bruno (Bloomington, Ill.), Devin Clark (Monmouth, Ill.), Bryce Domjan (Jackson, Mo.), Max Morello (Plano, Ill.), Collin Warke (Romeoville, Ill.) and Reid Zimmerman (Goshen).
Women's recruits include Liz Bloy (Freedom, Wis.), Kelli Cook (Angola), Grace Nelson (Oregon. Ill.), Liesel Schalk (Morton Grove, Ill.) and Tori Tamburrino (West Dundee, Ill.).
HIGH SCHOOL OFFICIAL TRAINING SESSIONS START JULY 8: The Lake County Athletic Officials Association will hold training classes for interested high school volleyball referees beginning July 8.
Sessions take place at Diggz Volleyball Center, 4590 W. 61st Ave., in Hobart. For details, call Steve Kline at (219) 730-1663, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
WAMBACH BREAKS HAMM'S CAREER GOALS MARK: Abby Wambach broke Mia Hamm's record for international career goals by a soccer player Thursday night.
Wambach scored three times in the first 29 minutes against South Korea to break Hamm's mark of 158 international goals.
Wambach got her 159th in the 29th minute on a line-drive header that ripped into the twine in the back of the net off a corner kick by Megan Rapinoe.
In first-half injury time, Wambach added a fourth for the night.
LAWSUIT CLAIMS PATRIOTS' HERNANDEZ SHOT MAN IN FACE: New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, already connected to a homicide victim in Massachusetts, is being sued in South Florida by a man claiming Hernandez shot him in the face after they argued at a strip club.
The lawsuit filed late Wednesday by 30-year-old Alexander Bradley comes as police in New England investigate the death of 27-year-old semi-pro player Odin Lloyd. Lloyd's body was found in an industrial park near Hernandez's home in North Attleborough, Mass. Lloyd's family has said he had some connection to Hernandez but would not elaborate.
In his federal lawsuit seeking at least $100,000 in damages, Bradley claims he and Hernandez were with a group in February at Tootsie's club in Miami when the two got into an argument. Later, as they were driving to Palm Beach County, Bradley claims Hernandez shot him with a handgun, causing him to lose his right eye.
TULSA TOPS SKY: Riquana Williams came off the bench to score a team-high 21 points, and Glory Johnson added 14 points and 10 rebounds as the Tulsa Shock snapped a three-game losing streak with an 83-74 decision over the Sky on Thursday.
Tulsa (2-7) gained a split in the regular-season series with Chicago (4-3).
Chicago was paced by Sylvia Fowles, who had 17 points and 12 rebounds.
HOFFMAN SHOOTS 61 FOR LEAD AT TRAVELERS: Charley Hoffman missed the course record by a stroke, but shot 61 Thursday to take the lead after the first round of the Travelers Championship, a year after he blew a two-stroke advantage on the tournament's final two holes.
In his latest round, Hoffman hit a 126-yard approach shot within 3-feet of the pin to help him birdie 18 and separate himself by a stroke from Hunter Mahan, who posted an early 62. Bubba Watson was two strokes back.
Around the horn
Times sports medicine columnist John Doherty is the guest on "Purdue Calumet Sports Insight" at 5:30 p.m. today on WJOB-AM (1230).