The Sideline – July 5

Junior golf league available at Hawk’s Tail

Hawk’s Tail of Greenfield is now accepting registrations for its Junior Golf League.

The league is available to youth golfers between the ages of 6 and 12. A parent or guardian must be present during the clinic and every child must have their own golf equipment.

The league is conducted on Tuesdays from 5 to 7 p.m. through July. The two-hour clinic includes 45 minutes of professional lessons and more than an hour of competitive golf.

The fee is $125 per month for the league or $150 per month for the league and unlimited range golf balls and all golf access.

For more information, contact Mike Farrer or Brandon Morton at 317-462-2706.

Knox Indy Pro Am suspends basketball operations

INDIANAPOLIS — Carlos Knox, founder and director of the Knox Indy Pro Am, announced that Indiana’s premier men’s summer basketball league would suspend operations.

Created in 2009 for Indiana’s elite athletes to train, condition and sharpen their basketball skills, Knox built the league into one of the top summer basketball pro ams in the country, attracting over 200 professional and collegiate players in its nine-year history.

The Knox Indy Pro Am set a precedent by becoming the only summer league sanctioned by both the NBA and NCAA. For nearly a decade, many of the areas most well known NBA, D-League, FIBA, minor league and Indiana college standouts took part in the six- to eight-team league.

Pacers name Buchanan general manager, promote Dinwiddie

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Pacers President of Basketball Operations Kevin Pritchard announced he has named Chad Buchanan as General Manager. Buchanan replaces Pritchard, who in May assumed his current role.

Pritchard also announced that Vice President of Basketball Operations Peter Dinwiddie has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Basketball Operations.

Buchanan, 44, joins the Pacers after spending the last three seasons as assistant general manager for the Charlotte Hornets. Prior to that, Buchanan was with the Portland Trail Blazers for 10 years, serving as a scout, acting General Manager in 2011-12 and director of college scouting.

Fevers Mitchell, Dupree among All-Star voting recipients

Indiana Fever guard Tiffany Mitchell is the second-leading vote-getter among Eastern Conference guards. Mitchell, the WNBA’s second-leading free throw shooter, seeks her first All-Star appearance. She recently set a franchise record with a streak of 43 consecutive made free throws.

Fever forward Candice Dupree, already a five-time All-Star, is the fourth-leading vote getter among East frontcourt players. Dupree leads the Fever with 14.9 points and 5.6 rebounds per game.

WNBA All-Star voting concludes Thursday at 9 p.m. Starters to be revealed by ESPN on Tuesday. The All-Star game is set for Saturday, July 22 in Seattle.