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HN tennis downs Adams Central for third win

Huntington North’s girls’ tennis team earned a 3-2 win over Adams Central on Thursday to improve to 3-0 on the season.

Jessica Henline picked up a 6-0, 6-1 win at No. 1 singles while Kassidy Thompson remained unbeaten on the year with a 2-6, 6-2, 6-0 win at No. 2 singles.

The No. 1 doubles team of Macy Wohlford and Jule Nogaj picked up a 7-6, 1-6, 6-1 win to secure the victory.

At No. 3 singles, Tarah Zumbrun fell 2-6, 1-6 while Braxtyn Maroney and Leann Ringenberg lost 3-6, 6-1, 5-7 at No. 2 doubles.

Hughes’ hit delivers Vikings dramatic win

The Viking softball team earned a narrow win over Woodlan at home on Thursday, 3-2.

Bailey Hughes’ two-out, two-RBI single in the bottom of the sixth gave Huntington North the one-run lead that would be enough for the win.

Kendra Arnold earned the win on the mound as the Vikings moved to 2-0 on the season.

Mavericks, Bulls win tiebreakers for draft lottery position

NEW YORK (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks and Chicago Bulls have won tiebreakers to put them in better position ahead of the NBA draft lottery.

The Mavericks won a tiebreaker with the Atlanta Hawks on Friday after they shared the NBA’s third-worst record at 24-58. Dallas gets a 13.8 percent chance to win the lottery and Atlanta at 13.7, and should neither team move up, the Mavericks would pick one spot higher in the draft.

Chicago and Sacramento both finished 27-55. They will have the same odds in the lottery, but the Bulls will be sixth and the Kings seventh if nobody jumps ahead of them and neither moves up in the lottery.

NFL suspends QB Sanchez 4 games for PED violation

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL has suspended free agent quarterback Mark Sanchez for the first four games of next season for violating the league’s policy against performance-enhancing substances.

The league announced the punishment Friday. He is eligible to participate in offseason and preseason practices and games.

Sanchez says on Instagram he was “blind-sided” and has “never cheated or attempted to gain a competitive advantage by using a banned performance enhancing substance.” He says he has been “subject to 73 drug tests” and “all but one have been clean.”

He attributed the result to “unknowing supplement contamination, not the use of performance enhancing substances.”

Sanchez spent last season as Chicago’s third-string quarterback. He has also played for the New York Jets (2009-13), Philadelphia (2014-15) and Dallas (2016).

The 31-year-old quarterback was the No. 5 overall pick in the 2009 NFL draft and helped lead the Jets to the AFC championship game during his first two seasons. He has been mostly a backup since being released by New York after the 2013 season, starting just 10 games over the last four years.

Sanchez has thrown for 15,219 yards and 86 touchdowns with 86 interceptions during his career. He did not play in a game for the Bears last season.

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