MLB: Indians asking for fans’ opinion
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians are asking some fans for their opinions on the team’s “Chief Wahoo” logo.
As part of their annual postseason survey to gauge fan satisfaction, the team is asking fans for feedback on a variety of topics including in-game experience, uniforms and Cleveland’s smiling Indians logo, a caricature some of have labeled offensive.
In the survey, fans are asked to give their stance on five statements regarding the logo.
The survey asks for similar responses — on a standard, five-choice scale — on the team’s “Block C” and “Script Indians logo.”
The Indians have no immediate plans to change any of their logos.
Female refs will work DII game
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Four female officials will work a game between Division II Miles and Lane in what appears to be a first for a college football game.
The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, an Atlanta-based league comprised of historically black schools, said tonight’s game at Miles will mark the first time a mostly female officiating crew has worked any NCAA football game.
The league said the NFL‘s director of football officials David Coleman and director of recruiting Ron Baynes will attend the game to evaluate the officials’ performance.
Borel hurt after being thrown
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Hall of Fame jockey Calvin Borel broke his left leg when he was thrown from his mount after it broke down Wednesday at Keeneland.
Borel was taken to the University of Kentucky Medical Center for evaluation after the fall from Sonic Dancer shortly after the start of the sixth race.
His wife, Lisa, said Wednesday night on his Twitter and Facebook accounts that he broke his fibula
“Miraculously unscathed otherwise — no concussion or scull fracture considering how hard he fell,” she tweeted. “That’s a gift from God.”
Ealier, Keeneland medical director Barry Schumer said the 46-year-old Borel was “stable, somewhat alert” and suffering concussion-like effects.
Borel’s mount, a 3-year-old Kentucky-bred colt, was euthanized.
Azarenka ousted at WTA tourney
ISTANBUL (AP) — Jelena Jankovic topped second-ranked Victoria Azarenka 6-4, 6-3 in her first match at the WTA Championships on Wednesday.
Earlier, fifth-ranked Li Na edged Sara Errani 6-3, 7-6 (5). Errani also lost her opening group match on Tuesday to Azarenka and likely will be eliminated from the round-robin event featuring the top eight players in the world.
• BASEL, Switzerland (AP) — Roger Federer rallied past Denis Istomin 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 in the second round of the Swiss Indoors.
Federer conceded a set for the first time in five matches against the 48th-ranked Istomin, and rallied from 0-40 down in his first service game in the third.
• VALENCIA, Spain (AP) — John Isner of the United States edged Ernests Gulbis of Latvia 7-6 (4), 7-6 (2) at the Valencia Open.
Top-seeded David Ferrer eased into the second round by stopping Gael Monfils of France 6-3, 6-2.
Monfils appeared to be in pain during the second set, but kept playing.