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Reynolds hits hole-in-one

CALCUTTA — Kade Reynolds of East Liverpool hit his first hole-in-one Monday at Turkana Golf Course.

He used a 9-iron to ace the 167-yard 17th hole.

Playing in his group were Anthony Vantilburg and Jeff Allmon of East Liverpool.

Lisbon golf team on the road

LISBON — The Lisbon golf team will be playing all of its matches on the road this season, which opens Wednesday.

The Blue Devils planned on playing at the new Twin Springs Golf Course at Guilford Lake, but school officials recently decided against it because the course has only seven holes.

The course plans on expanding to nine holes in the future and Lisbon hopes to be playing matches there next season.

Els will play in Akron

AKRON – World Golf Hall of Famer Ernie Els is the latest to commit to the 2020 Bridgestone Senior Players Championship at Firestone Country Club on Aug. 12-16.

The 50-year-old Els headlines a group of 81 of the top PGA Tour Champions players in the field.

Els won 19 PGA Tour events, including the U.S. Open in 1994 and 1997 and the British Open in 2002 and 2012.

This will be Els’ 20th visit to Firestone Country Club, having made 19 starts at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and the NEC World Series of Golf.

Penguins even series

TORONTO (AP) — Any remnants of the Montreal Canadiens’ feel-good glow from their series-opening overtime win over Pittsburgh were quickly dashed Monday night.

The fifth-seeded Penguins took advantage of a flat offensive effort from the Canadiens for a 3-1 victory that tied the best-of-five series at one game apiece.

Sidney Crosby and Jason Zucker beat Montreal goalie Carey Price and Jake Guentzel added an empty-net goal. Montreal’s Jesperi Kotkaniemi ended Matt Murray’s shutout bid with 2:09 left to play.

The Canadiens went 0 for 3 on the power play, managing only one shot with the man advantage.

“Our best players have to be our best players,” Montreal head coach Claude Julien said. “Tonight we had some guys that really struggled and a lot of those guys happened to be on the power play.”

The 12th-seeded Canadiens delivered a 3-2 upset win on Saturday, but were listless from the start in Game 2.

Crosby gave Pittsburgh an early lead and Price — by far Montreal’s best player — did well to keep it a one-goal game until Zucker tallied with 5:19 left in the third. Price was pulled after Kotkaniemi’s goal for the extra attacker, but Guentzel sealed the win with 9.1 seconds left. Game 3 is scheduled for Wednesday night.

OBJ taking part in Browns camp

CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns star wide receiver Odell Beckham has fully participated in the early stages of training camp after expressing reservations whether the NFL should forge ahead and have a season with the coronavirus still spreading.

Beckham reported to Cleveland’s camp last week, passed the COVID-19 testing and has taken part in all team activities.

On Monday, the flashy receiver was quoted in a Wall Street Journal story as saying he wondered why the league was putting players’ health at risk.

“Obviously with everything that’s going on, it doesn’t make sense why we’re trying to do this,” Beckham told the publication, which noted the interview was done two weeks before the NFL and NFLPA agreed on safety guidelines. “I can understand basketball was already in the playoffs. Five-on-five basketball in an arena is going to be more intense than regular-season games. Hooping is different than playing an 11-on-11 contact sport where there’s 80 people in a locker room.”

Browns backup QB tests positive

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Browns have placed third-string quarterback Garrett Gilbert on the reserve/COVID list and activated punter Jamie Gillan. He had tested positive for coronavirus.

The Browns also placed safety Karl Joseph on the active/physically unable to perform list with a foot injury. He was signed during the offseason and is expected to start.

Indiana State suspends football workouts

TERRA HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Indiana State has suspended football workouts for 14 days after six players tested positive for COVID-19.

Coach Curt Mallory told players, coaches and support staff everyone must quarantine for 14 days. The athletic department issued a news release, saying none of the six players participated in Sunday’s March for Justice because they — and those in close contact with them — had already been isolated.

The Sycamores also say the players do not live on campus.

Indiana State is at least the third team from the Missouri Valley Football Conference, a traditionally strong Football Championship Subdivision league, to pause workouts.

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