(Undated) — Here is the latest sports news: Colts clip Bengals. Lakers fined for Paul George tampering. Ohio State clobbers Hoosiers. Indians rip Bats.
>>Colts Clip Bengals
(Indianapolis, IN) — Phillip Walker connected with Justice Liggins for the game-winning score in the fourth quarter as the Colts topped the Bengals 7-6 in their preseason finale at Lucas Oil Stadium. The Indy quarterbacks were just 8-of-19 as a group for 92 yards as the team still awaits the return of Andrew Luck from the PUP list. The Colts must trim their roster from 90 players to 53 by tomorrow afternoon. They open the regular season a week from Sunday with the Rams in Los Angeles.
>>NBA Fines Lakers $500,000 For Tampering
(New York, NY) — The NBA is fining the Los Angeles Lakers 500-thousand-dollars for tampering. The fine stems from communication between the Lakers and representatives for Paul George, who was under contract with the Indiana Pacers at the time. The Pacers filed tampering charges after Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka made contact with George’s agent. That came after the league warned the team about tampering following team president Magic Johnson’s comments about George in April. The four-time All-Star was traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder earlier this offseason after he told the Pacers he intended to opt out of his contract in 2018 and sign with the Lakers. The 27-year-old averaged 23.7 points, 6.6 rebounds and 3.3 assists in 75 games last season.
>>Hoosiers Clobbered By #2 Ohio State
(Bloomington, IN) — The Hoosiers led in the third quarter but could not hang on as they dropped their opener 49-21 to second-ranked Ohio State in Bloomington. Indiana held a 21-20 lead with less than five minutes left in the third but was outscored 29-0 the rest of the way as the upset bid was denied. IU quarterback Richard Lagow completed 40 passes for 410 yards and three scores, but also threw two interceptions in defeat.
>>Two More Local Schools Kick Off This Weekend
(Undated) — Two other local schools are set to kick off their 2017 campaigns on Saturday. Notre Dame looks to bounce back from a disappointing 4-and-8 finish in 2016 and hosts Temple in South Bend. Purdue faces number-17 Louisville and reigning Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson at Lucas Oil Stadium.
>>Indians Top Bats
(Louisville, KY) — The Indians scored seven runs in the first inning and held on to top the Bats 8-6 in Louisville. Erich Weiss had two hits, two RBI and two runs scored in the winning effort. Nick Kingham tossed five frames of four-run ball to earn the win with Montana DuRapau notching the save. Indy took three-of-five in Louisville and opens a four-game set at Toledo tonight. 7:05 p.m. first pitch.