The Sideline – August 2

Royals golf fundraiser later this month

The Eastern Hancock baseball and softball golf outing will be Aug. 26 at Hawk’s Tail of Greenfield.

The Florida Scramble event will begin with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Registration is at 7 a.m. The cost is $60 per person and $240 per team (four players per team).

Prizes will be awarded to the first- and last-place teams along with other prizes. A portion of the proceeds will support the Eastern Hancock baseball and softball programs.

The deadline to register is Aug. 18.

Information: Royals athletics website; 260-410-2604.


Fever to host Breast Health Awareness Night

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Fever will conduct their annual Breast Health Awareness Night on Friday when the Fever host the Chicago Sky at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Highlighting an online auction and a week of events, Fever players will wear special pink uniforms and the Bankers Life Fieldhouse court will have pinked-out logos — all in an effort to raise support and awareness for breast health.

This season, the Fever’s annual Breast Health Awareness auction has gone online at Bidders do not have to be present at the game to win.

On Friday, tipoff is 7 p.m. Indiana’s annual BHA Night is highlighted by the team’s pink uniforms, which will be auctioned for charity as part of the auction. The evening features a parade of breast cancer survivors during halftime.


Cubs issue World Series ring to Bartman

CHICAGO — The Chicago Cubs want their most notorious fan to share in their 2016 World Series championship.

The Cubs announced Monday they were giving a World Series ring to Steve Bartman, who deflected a foul ball that might have landed in left fielder Moises Alou’s glove with Chicago five outs from the World Series in 2003.

Bartman was harassed after the incident and has avoided the spotlight since. The Cubs say they “hope this provides closure on an unfortunate chapter” and Bartman “continues to be fully embraced by this organization.”

Bartman released a statement saying he is “deeply moved and sincerely grateful.” He praised team owners and called the ring a reminder of “how we should treat each other in today’s society.”


Prep calendar

Girls golf


Mt. Vernon at Shelbyville (Bear Chase), 5:30 p.m.


Greenfield-Central, Whiteland at Columbus East (Otter Creek), 5 p.m.

Southport at New Palestine (Hawk’s Tail), 4 p.m.

Wapahani vs. Eastern Hancock (Royal Hylands), 4:30 p.m.


New Palestine at State Preview (Prairie View), 1 p.m.

Mt. Vernon at Whiteland (The Legends), 1 p.m.

Greenfield-Central at Greensburg (Greensburg), 9 a.m.