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SPORTSBRIEFING

Golf results

Hoge’s Ladies League

at Beaver Creek Meadows

Event: Mary Lou Allison.

Low Gross: Mary Lou Allison.

Low Net: Vicki Patrick, Polly Linger.

Birdies: Joyce Weekley.

Chip-in: Joyce Weekley.

Low Putts: Mary Lou Allison, Bonnie Diamond, Vicki Patrick, Joyce Weekley.

Indians’ staff will sit out

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Indians president Chris Antonetti said a “couple” of staff members have chosen not to take part in the resumption of training camp due to COVID-19 concerns.

Speaking on a Zoom call Friday, Antonetti did not identify the staffers who have opted out or specify their roles in the organization. He added that he’s unaware of any players declining to participate because of health reasons. Antonetti said the club has spoken to “every high-risk individual” about the risks of returning.

The Indians are scheduled to re-open camp on July 1 in Cleveland.

“We would be fully supportive if anyone felt this wasn’t the right environment for them to participate,” he said.

Antonetti added that the club has “had a few isolated cases” of players testing positive for the coronavirus. He said there were cases in the Dominican Republic as well as at the team’s training facility in Goodyear, Arizona. He said all of the infected individuals have recovered or are only showing mild symptoms.

Mount’s title run

ALLIANCE — Mount Union’s 1993 NCAA Division III second-round playoff game against Albion (Mich.) will be broadcast by WIVM at 7 p.m. today.

Jim Gresko ran for 175 yards and three touchdowns on 24 carries in leading Mount Union past Albion 30-16 in front of 4,888 fans at Mount Union Stadium.

Gresko, who led McDonald High School to the state championship game in 1989, scored on runs of 53 and 49 yards in the opening eight minutes.

Ed Bubonics hauled in a 52-yard touchdown pass from Jim Ballard with 12 seconds left in the third quarter to give Mount Union a 22-16 lead.

The win was a key one as the Purple Raiders went on to capture the first of their 13 NCAA national titles.

The game is on Channel 39 over the air, Spectrum Channel 989 in Canton and online at WIVMTV.com.

Venus ready to play

(AP) — Venus Williams has signed up to play World TeamTennis for the 15th time, the league announced.

She will be a member of the Washington Kastles, one of nine teams that will gather at a resort in West Virginia for a three-week season starting July 12. Matches normally are played at various sites around the country, but WTT decided to bring everyone to one location because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Williams, who turned 40 last week, announced in 2011 that she had been diagnosed with Sjogren’s syndrome, a condition that can cause exhaustion and joint pain. Williams has since spoken about how she turned to a plant-based diet and learned other ways to get by.

The American is a seven-time Grand Slam singles champion, with five titles at Wimbledon and two at the U.S. Open. She also has paired up with her younger sister Serena to win 14 Grand Slam trophies in doubles.

Up to 500 spectators will be allowed to attend each match at a 2,500-seat outdoor court at The Greenbrier. A maximum of 250 people — 200 fans and 50 staffers — can be at any matches that will be moved to an indoor court if it rains. All fans will be required to wear face masks and pass a temperature check.

Other players who have committed to participating include 2020 Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin, 2017 U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens and twins Mike and Bob Bryan, who have won 16 Grand Slam doubles titles together.

WTT is increasing total prize money to $5 million this year, $1.5 million more than for its 2019 season.

All tennis events sanctioned by the ATP, WTA and International Tennis Federation have been suspended since March because of the COVID-19 pandemic and are on hold until a planned return in August.

But WTT is not affiliated with those tours — no ATP or WTA ranking points are awarded for matches — and does not need to abide by their decisions about when it is OK to compete.

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