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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.

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Kansas, NC State added to NCAA bribery scandal

NEW YORK (AP) — Kansas and North Carolina State are the latest schools to be swept up in a bribery scandal involving college basketball.

A rewritten indictment released Tuesday in New York alleges that an Adidas representative, who no longer works for the company, arranged for payments to parents of athletes willing to commit to the schools.

The refreshed indictment came several months after 10 men were charged in an alleged scheme to bribe assistant coaches in exchange for steering top-flight NBA prospects to a particular agent or financial adviser. Four assistant coaches have been prosecuted and the scandal has led to the end of coach Rick Pitino's career at the University of Louisville. The new indictment expands the scope of the charges, alleging a wire-fraud conspiracy that included alleged payments to families of six student-athletes being recruited by four schools, prosecutors said.

The court papers portrayed the shoe executive and some coaches as bad actors, saying the conspiracy included hiding payments and signing forms falsely asserting that no payments had been made. The indictment paints a picture of transactions that were concealed to allow athletes to make it through eligibility reviews.

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Los Angeles to host 2020 MLB All-Star Game

Dodger Stadium will host the 2020 All-Star Game, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press.

A news conference with Commissioner Rob Manfred is set for the ballpark on Wednesday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the official announcement was upcoming.

Dodger Stadium last held the All-Star Game in 1980. Four players from the Los Angeles Dodgers — Steve Garvey, Davey Lopes, Bill Russell and Reggie Smith — were in the starting lineup for the National League in a 4-2 win.

Los Angeles also hosted the second All-Star Game of 1959 at the Memorial Coliseum, when the Dodgers' Don Drysdale gave up home runs to Frank Malzone and Yogi Berra and took the loss in the NL's 5-3 defeat. Jim Gilliam of Los Angeles homered off Billy O'Dell.

While in Brooklyn, the Dodgers staged the game at Ebbets Field in 1949. Don Newcombe was the loser in the NL's 11-7 defeat.