Point guard's absences leaves Lance Stephenson to lead Pacers past Cavs
INDIANAPOLIS -- Lance Stephenson tied a career-high with 22 points and made five 3-pointers to help lead the Pacers past Cleveland on Saturday, 89-74. Stephenson's aggressive, consistent game wouldn't have been possible at this time last year when the guard was coming off the bench. Now in his fourth season, Stephenson took over as starter in the seventh game last season and has thrived in the new roll, coming into his own with a complete game against the Cavaliers...
Sinclair to continue basketball career in Hungary
After completing her college career at Indiana University in March, former Eminence standout Aulani Sinclair began searching for ways to continue playing basketball as a professional. Sinclair led the Hoosiers with 15.5 points per game and 58 total assists as a senior and made 38.5 percent of her threes...
Staggs gets win at Slick Griffin Memorial event at Lincoln
Slick Griffin was a well-known part of the Indiana racing family and a fixture at Lincoln Park Speedway nearly every Saturday evening. So it was only fitting that after his untimely loss during the off-season that the Putnamville oval would play host to the "Slick Griffin Memorial" race for UMP Super Stocks...
Cross and McCullough get wins at Lincoln Park Speedway
Chad Boespflug has had quite a summer piloting the famed No. 57 Paul Hazen sprint car and Saturday night's event at Lincoln Park Speedway provided the next chapter. Boespflug blasted to his 21st top-10 finish of 2013 and scored his fourth victory of the season when he made a superb slider stick on the final lap to edge Shane Cottle at Lincoln Park Speedway for the Putnamville Clash victory that garnered the team a $2,000 payday...
Revving It Up
Brian Haga (above) drove his "Cornfield Hustler" to the championship of the 4-Wheel Gas Street Truck Pull competition at the 4-H Fairgrounds on Friday, reaching 319.88 feet. Bainbridge's Denver McMurtry (right) took "The Penetrator" 273.33 feet in the competition and finished sixth. (Banner Graphic/Grant Wieman)
Career at DePauw helped shape Celtics coach Stevens
Brad Stevens didn't come to DePauw so he could become an NBA coach. "Not even close; never crossed my mind," he told the Banner Graphic on Tuesday. It just kind of worked out that way. Stevens, recently hired as head coach of the Boston Celtics, graduated from DePauw University in 1999, but his life in Greencastle didn't stop then, nor did it begin when he was first recruited by men's basketball coach Bill Fenlon...
Cowboys enjoy life on the rodeo trail passing through fair
Thanks to the early morning downpour, the outside arena was caked with mud Saturday night. But that that didn't stop the rodeo, or mud rodeo, as the announcer called it. Everyone who entered the arena got at least a smudge of mud on them. But the mud doesn't stop die-hard cowboys and cowgirls...
Clauson wins Sprint Week race at Lincoln Park Speedway
PUTNAMVILLE -- An overflow crowd was on hand Thursday night at Lincoln Park Speedway to witness the fifth stop on the "Indiana Sprint Week" docket as Noblesville's Bryan Clauson put a halt to the three-race win streak by Kevin Thomas Jr. The victory was Clauson's second of the season in AMSOIL National Sprint Car action and was the 20th of his career in the series...
Bumgardner picks up second modified feature victory
PUTNAMVILLE -- Greencastle's Paul Bumgardner captured his second UMP Modified feature win of the season and Steve Peeden did the same in the UMP Super Stock class. However, for Clinton's Kyle Laughlin, it was win number one on an evening that paid off handsomely in a $1,000-to-win open rules run for the checkered flag in the bomber feature...
Chad Collins shoots 60 in Utah Championship
SANDY, Utah (AP) -- Cloverdale native Chad Collins missed a chance for the fourth 59 in Web.com Tour history, parring the final six holes for an 11-under 60 on Friday in the Utah Championship. The 34-year-old Collins missed a 15-foot uphill birdie putt on the par-4 ninth, his last hole in the second round at Willow Creek Country Club. He had an eagle and nine birdies on the first 12 holes and matched the tour nine- hole record with a 27...
Boespflug, Bumgardner among winners at Lincoln on Thursday
California's Chad Boespflug gave car owner Paul Hazen a special Independence Day gift on Thursday night, capturing the AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car victory over a 42-car field at Lincoln Park Speedway. The victory was Boespflug's first USAC National feature win and added another trophy to Hazen's prestigious resume as a car owner...