Kokomo bicycle club to race on new bypass
KOKOMO — Kokomo’s Break Away Bicycle Club, which has held a monthly time trial during the summer months for more than 30 years, is gearing up for a special race on Sunday.
The State Department of Transportation is allowing the club to hold its time trial on the new U.S. 31 bypass before it opens. With help from a professional promoter, the 12-mile race (six miles out, six miles back) will have a starting ramp, electronic timing and other perks. The entry fee is $25.
The race will begin at 9 a.m. Sunday with registration opening at 7:30 a.m. There will be a mandatory meeting 15 minutes before the race at the starthouse to relay course details and other information. Riders will start at 30-second intervals to give everyone proper spacing.
Parking and registration will take place at at the Kokomo Howard County Public Library’s south branch, 1755 E. Center Rd. Online registration is available at Gtraces.com for no additional fee.
There are prizes and awards, with a cash price of $1,000 to the fastest overall rider. There are also door prizes planned. See www.midwesttimetrial.com for more details, or contact Francis Manfred at 765-860-6989.
Logan football holding camps this week
Logansport football coach Brad Urban is holding junior high and youth camps this week on the Berries’ practice field.
The junior high camp is at 4:30 p.m. each day through Friday. The youth camp is at 6:30 p.m. today, Wednesday and Thursday and at 5:30 p.m. Friday.
Fan requests Browns players as pallbearers
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns are giving a jersey to the family of a fan who asked for six players to serve as pallbearers at his funeral.
Scott E. Entsminger, 55, of Mansfield, Ohio, died on July 4 at his home. In his obituary in the Columbus Dispatch, Entsminger, a lifelong fan, requested “six Cleveland Browns pallbearers so the Browns can let him down one last time.”
O’s Davis highlights Home Run Derby field
NEW YORK (AP) — Baltimore Orioles slugger Chris Davis, who leads the majors with 33 homers, will be one of eight participants in the Home Run Derby next Monday night during All-Star festivities at Citi Field.
Davis was chosen by American League captain Robinson Cano of the New York Yankees. They will be joined on the AL squad by Detroit Tigers bopper Prince Fielder, who won the event last year and in 2009, and a player yet to be announced.
New York Mets star David Wright, the National League captain, selected 20-year-old Washington phenom Bryce Harper along with Colorado outfielders Carlos Gonzalez and Michael Cuddyer.
Major League Baseball announced the field Monday — or at least most of it.
Venus Williams hopeful for return before Open
WASHINGTON (AP) — Don’t count out Venus Williams for a U.S. Open appearance.
That is, if her recovery from a lower back injury that forced the former world No. 1 to skip Wimbledon allows her to play in a tune-up event before the next grand slam.
The 33-year-old missed the grass-court major after 16 consecutive appearances. Williams last played in May when she lost in the first round of the French Open.