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January 29, 2014

Sports Briefs for Wed., Jan. 29.

Wrestling, hoops scheduled for tonight

Three separate wrestling conference tournaments and a boys basketball game are on tap for tonight, weather permitting of course.

The North Central Conference, Mid-Indiana Conference and Midwest Conference have all scheduled their wrestling tournaments for tonight.

Also, Logansport is set to travel to Lewis Cass for a boys basketball game tonight.

The Logan boys are set to host South Bend Career Academy at 6 p.m. Friday, which will be followed by the Logan girls’ senior night game against Twin Lakes at approximately 7:30 p.m.

Cass youth leagueresets registration

GALVESTON — Lewis Cass Youth League has rescheduled the Galveston area registration to Feb. 15.

Registration will be at the Galveston Community Center from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Bring payment and birth certificate to registration. Registration is open for any child from any area ages 4-12. For more information call 765-438-4596.

MLB OKs protectivecaps for pitchers

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball has approved a protective cap for pitchers to reduce the effects of being hit in the head by line drives.

The new hat will be available for pitchers to test during spring training on a voluntary basis. Major leaguers and minor leaguers won’t be required to wear it in games this year.

The safety plates are sewn into the hat and custom fitted. They weigh an extra six to seven ounces and offer increased protection to the forehead, temples and sides of the head.

Chapman, Reds agreeon 1-year, $5M deal

CINCINNATI (AP) — Closer Aroldis Chapman agreed to a $5 million, one-year contract Tuesday, leaving the Cincinnati Reds with only starting pitcher Homer Bailey left in arbitration.

Chapman and the Reds split the difference on their arbitration figures. The club had offered $4.6 million while Chapman asked for $5.4 million.

Chapman went 4-5 with 38 saves and a 2.54 ERA in 68 appearances with 112 strikeouts in 63 2/3 innings.

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