Other UK Sports

Sports briefs: First-half flurry sends U of L past UK 2-0 in men's soccer

UK Sports

Tate Schmitt, a freshman from Phoenix, Ariz., scored his third goal of the season and assisted on a goal by Daniel Johnson barely a minute later in the first half to lead No. 9 Louisville past No. 11 Kentucky 2-0 in college soccer Tuesday in Louisville.

Schmitt scored from 12 yards out 25 minutes into the game. Johnson scored from 22 yards away on a crossing pass from Schmitt.

Louisville had five shots on goal while the Wildcats got none.

■ Kentucky midfielder Katy Keen was named the Southeastern Conference's player of the week for women's soccer. She scored the Cats' game-winning goal against Louisville.

Other collegesTransy freshman HCAC's top golfer of week

Transylvania's Blake Young, a Lexington Christian graduate, was named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference's player of the week for men's golf. The freshman shot rounds of 68, 69 and 74 and finished second in the Transy Fall Invitational title, his second collegiate tournament. The Pioneers won the event.

Transylvania's Erin Romito, who starred in high school at Scott, was the conference's offensive player of the week for volleyball. The senior outside hitter had 98 kills, averaging an HCAC-best 5.16 kills per set, as the Pioneers defeated Berea once, and Spalding and Southern Virginia twice.

■ Eastern Kentucky freshman Erick Rotich was named the Ohio Valley Conference's male cross country runner of the week. In his collegiate debut, the Kenyan led the 23rd-ranked EKU men team to victory over Kentucky at the Kentucky Twilight Dual Meet. He won the 21-man race with a 4K time of 11:47.05.

■ Lindsey Wilson's Aleksi Pahkasalo was named the NAIA's national player of the week for men's soccer. Pahkasalo had back-to-back hat tricks in a pair of wins last week.

Soccer

Brazil routs U.S. in exhibition

Neymar scored twice after entering at the start of the second half, Rafinha got his first international goal and Brazil routed the United States 4-1 Tuesday night in an exhibition game in Foxborough, Mass. It was the Americans' last game before meeting Mexico next month in a playoff for a 2017 Confederations Cup berth.

Hulk scored in the ninth minute for Brazil, which opened a 4-0 lead before Danny Williams scored from about 30 yards in injury time. Brazil is 17-1 against the U.S., winning 10 in a row.

With Fabian Johnson and Damarcus Beasley sidelined by injuries, the American defense was overmatched.

Horse racing

Ellis Park betting, starters increase

Ellis Park concluded its 93rd race meet Monday with healthy signs as live on-track handle increased 17.4 percent from $4.3 million last year to $5 million this season and the average number of starters per race grew 13.7 percent from 7.3 in 2014 to 8.2 in 2015.

Contributing to the higher average field size was increased purses thanks in part to the success of Instant Racing. Handle on Instant Racing grew 33.6 percent from $5.7 million in 2014 to $7.6 million this year. All-source handle also increased over last year. Total all source handle was $33 million up 8,2 percent from $30.5 million in 2014.

Minor-league baseballLegends' Kidd named female exec of year

The Lexington Legends' Shannon Kidd was named the South Atlantic League's female executive of the year for 2015.Kidd joined the team as director of operations in March 2001, about a month before the Legends played their first game. She now serves as director of human resources, director of stadium operations and manager of the Legends Locker merchandise store. On home game days, she oversees as many as 170 full- and part-time employees.

FootballFormer Iowa, Giants safety dies at 27

Tyler Sash, a standout safety at Iowa who later won a Super Bowl with the New York Giants, has died, the Iowa medical examiner's office said Tuesday. He was 27. No cause of death has been determined and an autopsy was scheduled for Wednesday.

Sash started 37 games for the Hawkeyes from 2007-10, earning first-team All-Big Ten honors as a senior. He was fourth all-time in interception return yardage in the Big Ten when he graduated, and his 13 picks were fifth-best in school history.

Sash played two seasons with the New York Giants, winning a Super Bowl ring in 2011. He was suspended for four games in 2012 for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing substances policy.

Sash was arrested in May 2014 in Oskaloosa after police said he led officers on a four-block chase with a motorized scooter before running into a wooded area. Sash later pleaded guilty to public intoxication and was fined $65.

The city prosecutor's office in Berea, Ohio, is reviewing an assault allegation involving Browns offensive line coach Andy Moeller, who was suspended indefinitely by the team Monday.

According to an incident report, police were called to a local residence Saturday night to investigate a woman's claim she had been assaulted. Police spoke to both parties and got "conflicting stories." Later, the woman contacted police to say she was injured and wanted to press charges. She signed an assault complaint before changing her mind. Moeller was not arrested and his name was redacted from the report.

GolfMickelson picked for Presidents Cup team

Phil Mickelson was selected to the Presidents Cup as a captain's pick even though he was 30th in the standings and hasn't won in two years. Mickelson has been on the team for 21 straight years, but this time he was the lowest ranked player ever picked. U.S. captain Jay Haas described Mickelson as a team leader.

Haas also picked his son, Bill Haas, though that was expected. Bill Haas played on the last two teams and was 11th in the standings. The top 10 made the team automatically and the elder Haas said he intended to take No. 11 regardless of who it was.

The Presidents Cup is Oct. 8-11 in South Korea. Sangmoon Bae is facing his mandatory military service after the matches.

The last words

President Obama greeted the Duke basketball team at the White House on Tuesday, honoring the Blue Devils for their 2015 NCAA championship. He said:

"I can relate to this program. Does well in the classroom, won twice in the past four years." (Technically five years, but who's counting). "Know what it's like for people to oppose you no matter what you try to do. When I flip on ESPN and see a documentary about how people still hate Christian Laettner, a guy who played for Duke 23 years ago, I realize that maybe I don't have it so bad. Or I think that this is going to be a long 23 years."

And when Duke Coach Mike Krzyzewski gave the president a scholarship to attend a fantasy basketball camp for players 35-and-older, the president said:

"I'll dominate."

  Comments