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Parks & Rec accepting softball sign-ups

The Connersville Parks and Recreation department is accepting spring sign-ups for Machine pitch softball.

Two age groups are being signed — 14U and 10U. Deadline to sign up is Aug. 4. Cost is $25 per player. Other programs available later in the year include Fall Soccer, Girls Basketball, Boys Basketball, Mixed League Volleyball, Mens League Basketball, Church League Basketball and Indoor Youth Soccer.

For more information about any of these programs, call Parks and Rec at 765-825-5244.

Woman accuses ex-Michigan State players of rape

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A woman who attends Michigan State University filed a federal lawsuit against the school alleging that three former men’s basketball players sexually assaulted her at an off-campus apartment in 2015 and that she was discouraged from reporting what happened.

The woman and players are not named in the suit, which was filed in U.S. District Court in Grand Rapids. It seeks compensatory and punitive damages.

Michigan State has been rocked for months by a sexual assault scandal involving a former sports doctor that now includes his ex-boss. Three ex-football players also were charged last year with sexual assault.

Monday’s lawsuit says the female student was 18 on April 12, 2015, when she met the players at an East Lansing bar. She was later taken to an off-campus apartment where she was told a party was going on, according to the lawsuit.

Pistons owner undecided about future of coach

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores says he’s undecided about Stan Van Gundy’s future with the franchise.

Gores met with reporters during halftime of Monday night’s game against the Toronto Raptors.

Van Gundy will finish his fourth season as coach and president of basketball operations on Wednesday night at Chicago. He’s failed to lead Detroit to the playoffs for the third time. Gores says changes need to be made, but insists no decisions will be made until he speaks with Van Gundy. The two are expected to meet next week.

Beckham Jr. attends Giants team activities

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have opened their first organized team activities under new coach Pat Shurmur with star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. in the building.

Speaking on a conference call Monday, Shurmur said he hadn’t yet talked to Beckham, whose name has been mentioned in trade speculation in recent months.