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Girls golf

Endlsey earns medalist

Marion’s Maddie Endsley shot 58 and won medalist in the Giants dual meet at Southern Wells on Tuesday.

Bayley Grieve added 65 and Savanah Grieve had 67.

The Raiders won the match with 262 to the Giants’ incomplete score.

Eastbrook 204, Bluffton 218

The Panthers proved victorious in their first dual match of the season on Tuesday at Bluffton.

Abbey Cansler shot 48 to lead Eastbrook while Hayley Jarck had 51, Allyssa McKinney added a 52 and Andrea Spurlock finished with 53 to round out the Panthers’ scoring.

Eastbrook travels to Alexandria today for a 4:30 p.m. match. 

Nationals’ Scherzer declares himself ready to return

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer says he is “ready to get in a game” for the Washington Nationals and come off the injured list.

Scherzer played catch at Nationals Park on Wednesday, a day after throwing the equivalent of about two innings in a simulated game. He said he felt able to return to action following a back muscle problem.

Manager Dave Martinez said he still needed to speak to Scherzer and the team’s head trainer before making a decision on his ace’s status. Martinez did not rule out the possibility that the right-hander could pitch this weekend against the Milwaukee Brewers.

The Nationals have not announced who will start for them Saturday or Sunday.

Scherzer has appeared once since July 10, coming off the IL to make one start last month before being sidelined again.

Michigan’s Harbaugh says he wouldn’t lie about transfer

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Jim Harbaugh lashed out Tuesday night at Cincinnati coach Luke Fickell, who said Michigan did not support a transfer’s attempt to immediately play for the Bearcats.

Harbaugh said he told Fickell months ago he wouldn’t lie about what he knew regarding the transfer of James Hudson.

Fickell told The Athletic that Michigan didn’t support Hudson’s waiver request.

“They can say they didn’t undermine it, but they didn’t work to help the kid out,” Fickell said in the story published Tuesday. “All the power is in the hands of the school a player is leaving. If they want to help, they can help them become eligible.”

Harbaugh said that’s simply not true.

“Michigan did not block the waiver,” said Harbaugh, adding it was the NCAA’s decision to deny Hudson’s request.

The NCAA does not comment on specific waiver cases and rarely do schools, even when an athlete waives protection under federal privacy laws.

Sky’s Lavender has surgery to repair fracture in foot

CHICAGO (AP) — Sky center Jantel Lavender underwent surgery on Wednesday to repair a fracture in her left foot.

She suffered the injury last week in Chicago’s game against Las Vegas in the third quarter.

The procedure was performed by Dr. Kelly Hynes at the University of Chicago Medicine and recovery time is expected to be two months.

“Jantel’s leadership and spirit will stay with us as she gets through this injury and as we get through it as a team,” Sky GM and coach James Wade said. “The responsibility Jantel takes and her on-the-floor leadership — it’s a big blow to us. We are sad, but it gives her teammates the opportunity to step up in her absence. We will get through it.”

The nine-year veteran post, who came over to Chicago from Los Angeles this offseason, has started in 22 of the Sky’s 23 games this season and averaged 10 points and 6.9 rebounds.