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.

Ganassi has talked to Busch about Indy

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Chip Ganassi Racing has had a preliminary discussion with Kurt Busch about running the Indianapolis 500.

Ganassi team President Steve Lauletta said Tuesday he has spoken with Busch, but the organization is not sure yet if it has the ability to field a fifth car in the May race.

Busch put his chances Monday at “70 percent” at running the 500 this year. He said his options were Andretti Autosport and one other team he declined to identify. Busch said his first choice would be to partner with Andretti because he tested with the team last season.

Michigan State outlasts Iowa in overtime

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Keith Appling scored 16 points and No. 7 Michigan State outlasted No. 15 Iowa 71-69 in overtime Tuesday night, handing the Hawkeyes their first home loss of the season.

Matt Costello had 11 points and 12 rebounds for the Spartans (19-2, 8-1 Big Ten), who avoided consecutive defeats despite missing injured starters Adreian Payne and Branden Dawson.

Devyn Marble had 21 points for Iowa (16-5, 5-3), which went without a field goal for the final 10 minutes of regulation and until the final seconds of the 5-minute overtime.