Thursday, December 12, 2013
YORK: The deadline to buy tickets for the York High Athletic Hall of Fame induction banquet is Friday. Tickets are $35 per person. The banquet is Sunday, Nov. 25 at the American Legion Hall, Hannaford Drive in York.
The banquet begins at 1 p.m. For more information, go to www.yorkschools.org and click on the athletics link. The class of 2012 inductees are Tony Anni, Lani Boardman, Brian Carl, Bill Fisher, Donald Hansen, Shelby Marshall, Todd Spelman, Hal Stanwood, Becky Wacker and John Welch.
Federer passes Lendl in most ATP finals wins
Roger Federer opened his quest for a seventh season-ending tour title, looking like the man to beat again at the ATP finals in London.
The 17-time Grand Slam champion won his record 40th match at the tournament, defeating Janko Tipsarevic 6-3, 6-1 on Tuesday in his opening Group B match. The victory moved him past Ivan Lendl for the most wins at the tourney.
In the other Group B match, Ferrer beat Juan Martin del Potro, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4.
AP GLOBAL 10: Inter Milan moved to the top of the Global 10 soccer rankings by The Associated Press, replacing Barcelona after ending Juventus' 49-match unbeaten run.
Argentine striker Diego Milito was voted player of the week by a panel of 20 international soccer writers, ousting Lionel Messi from the top spot by scoring two goals in Inter's 3-1 victory over Juventus.
Barcelona was second in the poll, closely followed by Bayern Munich and Manchester United, who are at the top of their respective leagues in Germany and England.
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Manchester City dodged elimination from the Champions League, overcoming an early two-goal deficit for a 2-2 tie at home against Ajax.
The most compelling group delivered more drama as Real Madrid also rallied for a 2-2 tie at home to leader Borussia Dortmund on Mesut Oezil's 89th-minute goal.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic led Paris Saint-Germain, creating all the goals in a 4-0 victory over Dinamo Zagreb.
Arsenal wasted a two-goal lead in the first half on the road to draw 2-2 with group leader Schalke. Olympiakos beat last-place Montpellier 3-1.
Malaga moves to the next round despite giving up its first goal, with Milan needing Alexandre Pato's 73rd-minute goal for a 1-1 draw.
DOPING ADMISSION: South African cyclist David George, a former teammate of Lance Armstrong, admitted using the blood-boosting drug EPO after failing a doping test. George, who cycled on Armstrong's U.S. Postal Service team in 1999 and 2000, has been provisionally suspended and faces a two-year ban.
MAJOR LEAGUES: Pirates owner Bob Nutting is angry about the way his team finished the season but insists the franchise is heading in the right direction.
Nutting told reporters there are a "number" of things that have gone right over the last two years. The Pirates had the worst record in baseball in 2010 but were in the playoff chase until mid-September, when the team collapsed and finished with a losing record for the 20th straight season.
• The New York Yankees claimed off waivers right-hander David Herndon from the Toronto Blue Jays and lefty Josh Spence from the San Diego Padres.
Herndon, 27, made five appearances for the Phillies this season before having elbow ligament-replacement surgery in June.
Spence, 24, made 11 relief appearances over two stints with San Diego this year.
• New York Mets outfielder Lucas Duda had surgery after breaking his right wrist while moving furniture last month at his apartment in Southern California.
• Texas pitcher Yu Darvish decided that he won't pitch for his native Japan in the World Baseball Classic next spring, and will instead focus on preparing for his second season in the major leagues.
The Rangers' right-hander issued a statement that he made the decision after much deliberation, including consultation with his coaches and trainers.
-- From news service reports