May 7, 2014

Sports briefs for Wednesday, May 7


---- — Youth players can attend game for free

Logansport Youth League baseball players who wear their uniforms will be admitted free and will be introduced as a team prior to the Logansport vs. Lebanon game at 7 p.m. Friday at Purdue University’s Alexander Stadium.

Purdue’s natural grass field stadium opened last year.

Seals having stroke clinic next 2 weeks

The Cass County Seals will have a spring stroke clinic conducted at the Logansport High School pool from 6-8 p.m. May 12-15 and May 19-22.

The first session will be from 6-6:45 p.m. for new swimmers. The second session from 6:45-7:45 p.m. is for swimmers who are experienced and competitive swimmers. The cost is $40. The requirements are that swimmers must be at least 6 years old and should be able to swim 25 yards unassisted.

Any questions, contact Sally Young at

Balanced Heat take Game 1 vs. Nets

MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James scored 22 points, Ray Allen added 19 and the Miami Heat stayed perfect in this postseason by beating the Brooklyn Nets 107-86 on Tuesday night in Game 1 of an Eastern Conference semifinal series.

Chris Bosh scored 15 points, Dwyane Wade added 14 and Mario Chalmers had 12 for Miami, which was 0-4 against the Nets in the regular season.

A 24-9 run in the third quarter blew things open for the Heat, who hadn’t played in eight days after sweeping Charlotte in the opening round.

Deron Williams and Joe Johnson scored 17 points each for the Nets, who got only eight from Paul Pierce and no points from Kevin Garnett in 16 minutes.

Game 2 of the best-of-seven is Thursday night.

Colts’ Grigson ready for this week’s draft

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Ryan Grigson relishes the challenge of delving deep into the college pool to find some unknown gem.

The Colts general manager doesn’t have much choice this year.

Grigson goes into Thursday with no first-round pick and isn’t scheduled to make a selection until No. 59, five picks from the end of Round 2. And for the first time in Grigson’s three years in Indy, there’s no obvious choice or direction on how to use his top selection.

“It’s different because there’s going to be, I wouldn’t say weaker, but a lesser grouping of top talent available at that spot,” he said. “But you’re still going to hope that one of those guys that you have in that upper group falls to you.”

But just because Grigson doesn’t have a first-round pick now doesn’t mean he won’t have one by the end of Thursday.

He’s made 16 trades since the Colts hired him in January 2012, including the deal that sent this year’s No. 1 pick to Cleveland for running back Trent Richardson, the third overall pick in 2012. It’s no secret Grigson will be working the phone lines this week, too.

One potential problem: The Colts don’t appear to have a lot of trade bait.

Because of Grigson’s previous deals, Indy starts draft weekend with only five picks — none Thursday, one in each of Friday’s two rounds, and three more Saturday when the final four rounds are held. Then again, Grigson hasn’t been afraid to deal future draft picks if he thinks he can find immediate help for a team that has won 21 regular-season games and been to the playoffs each of the past two seasons.