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AROUND THE HORN

Sturgeon night golf winners

GUILFORD LAKE — Twin Springs held it’s first night golf outing Saturday by the light of the full Sturgeon Moon.

How fitting that the winning team was Ben Sturgeon and Charlie Hildreth.

The next night golf will be during the Corn Moon next month.

Bosa is NFL’s highest-paid defender

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Joey Bosa has become the NFL’s highest-paid defensive player after signing a five-year contract extension with the Los Angeles Chargers on Saturday.

Bosa and the Chargers reached agreement on a new deal Tuesday night.

The five-year extension is worth $135 million, which includes $78 million guaranteed at signing and $102 million overall. The deal eclipses the five-year, $125-million extension that Cleveland’s Myles Garrett signed two weeks ago. That contract included $100 million guaranteed for Garrett, a defensive end who was the top pick in 2017.

The 6-foot-5, 280-pound Bosa is going into his fifth season. He was the third overall pick in the 2016 draft out of Ohio State University and has been selected to two Pro Bowls. He tied for second in the AFC last season with 11 1/2 sacks and has double-digit sacks in three of his four seasons.

Mid-Ohio races off for now

LEXINGTON, Ohio (AP) — The IndyCar doubleheader scheduled for Mid-Ohio next weekend has been postponed because of the spike in coronavirus cases across the nation, which means the series won’t race again until the Indianapolis 500 on Aug. 23.

Mid-Ohio recently joined Madison, Illinois, and the road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in becoming doubleheaders to help fill out the IndyCar schedule after the West Coast swing to Portland and Laguna Seca were canceled. Now, the races scheduled for Aug. 7-9 will run at a date to be determined in September or October.

Meanwhile, restrictions in Connecticut and New York have forced IMSA to cancel is sports car races at Lime Rock Park and Watkins Glen. The round for GT cars at Lime Rock will shift to the roval at Charlotte as part of the NASCAR weekend Oct. 9-10, while the Watkins Glen event Labor Day weekend will head to Road Atlanta.

IMSA also is scheduled to run at Mid-Ohio in late September.

Chester blanks Youngstown

The Chester Old Timers defeated Youngstown, 4-0, Sunday in Youngstown 50-plus baseball league action to go to 5-1 on the season.

Dave Smith scattered two hits over seven innings to pick up the win.

Doug Comm and Marshall Simcox each had two hits. Dave Smith contributed a double. Chester plays Girard at 2 p.m. Sunday at Firestone Park.

Francona sits out

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Cleveland manager Terry Francona left the team before its game at Minnesota on Sunday due to what the Indians said was a minor gastrointestinal condition not related to COVID-19.

Francona conducted his regular pregame media briefing via video conference from Target Field. The club announced his absence about an hour later. The 61-year-old Francona returned to the team hotel, and first base coach Sandy Alomar Jr. took over managing duty for the four-game series finale against the Twins.

Francona, who has experienced some gastrointestinal discomfort since spring training, was sent home with a visit to the Cleveland Clinic for further examination set for Monday morning.

Judge homers twice to lead Yankees

NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge homered twice and drove in five runs, connecting for the fifth straight game and breaking an eighth-inning tie with a tape-measure shot that powered the New York Yankees past the Boston Red Sox 9-7 on Sunday night for their sixth consecutive victory.

“I really think he’s on a mission right now,” Yankees manager Aaron Boone said.

Luke Voit also went deep in a back-and-forth slugfest to help the Yankees (7-1) finish a three-game sweep in the first series this season between the longtime rivals. New York has won six in a row and 11 of 12 against Boston since last July.

Judge becomes the first Yankees player since Alex Rodriguez in September 2007 to homer in five straight games.

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