Rushville Republican

August 6, 2013

Sports Briefs


Rushville Republican

---- — RCHS tickets

RCHS all-sports and Golden Lion tickets are on sale in the Athletic Office. Office hours are 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 4 p.m. Ticket prices are $50 for adult all-sports, $40 for student all-sports, $60 for Golden Lion and $180 for family plan.

Magic City Orioles

Try-outs for the 2014 13U season for the Magic City Orioles will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday at the New Castle varsity high school field. For more information, call 765-465-0780.

DHB’s knee injury not serious

ANDERSON (AP) — Colts receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey watched Monday’s afternoon practice from the side of the field.

The team says they don’t believe his sprained left knee will keep him out long, though they have not put a time on his return.

Heyward-Bey was not on crutches and did not need help getting around. Afterward, team spokesman Avis Roper said the knee injury was “not serious,” reiterating a point made earlier by coaches and teammates.

The former first-round draft pick was injured during Sunday’s workout. He went to the training tent for treatment and watched the end of practice with ice on the knee. Heyward-Bey signed as a free agent in April, hoping he could be one of Indy’s top three receivers.

Alex Rodriguez, others suspended

NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Rodriguez was suspended through 2014 and All-Stars Nelson Cruz, Jhonny Peralta and Everth Cabrera were banned 50 games apiece Monday when Major League Baseball disciplined 13 players in a drug case — the most sweeping punishment since the Black Sox scandal nearly a century ago.

Ryan Braun’s 65-game suspension last month and previous penalties bring to 18 the total number of players sanctioned for their relationship to Biogenesis of America, a closed anti-aging clinic in Florida accused of distributing banned performing-enhancing drugs.

The harshest penalty was reserved for Rodriguez, the New York Yankees slugger, a three-time Most Valuable Player and baseball’s highest-paid star. He said he would appeal his suspension, which covers 211 games, by Thursday’s deadline. And since arbitrator Fredric Horowitz isn’t expected to rule until November or December, Rodriguez is free to play the rest of this season.

The other 12 players have already agreed to their 50-game penalties.

MLB said A-Rod’s drug penalty was for “his use and possession of numerous forms of prohibited performance-enhancing substances, including testosterone and human growth hormone over the course of multiple years.”

His punishment under the labor contract was “for attempting to cover up his violations of the program by engaging in a course of conduct intended to obstruct and frustrate the office of the commissioner’s investigation.”