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July 20, 2013

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Miller goes 2-2 in Day 2 of USAW Nationals

FARGO, N.D. — Kokomo senior Fletcher Miller went 2-2 Friday in his four matches during Day 2 of the USA Wrestling Junior Freestyle Nationals.

After winning all four of his 220-pound class Pool B matches Thursday, Fletcher fell in his first match Friday, a 12-7 decision to Ohio’s Parker Knapp.

He battled back to pick up a 6-1 decision over Connecticut’s Andy Cavanna, then picked up a pin over Illinois’ Edgar Ruano in 5:59, to secure the No. 2 seed in his pool.

Miller was pinned by Utah’s Roy Nash at the 1:04 mark to open his round robin matches, falling to 6-2 overall for the tournament.

Wrestling continues today. But, with his success already in the first two days of the tournament, Miller has ensured himself a top-8 finish in his weight class, giving him All-American honors.

Miller will face North Carolina’s Kacee Hutchinson today in a third-place match.

Fever win for fifth time in six tries

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Shavonte Zellous had 16 points to lead the Indiana Fever to a 77-70 victory over the Washington Mystics on Friday night.

Briann January had 12 points and Erlana Larkins had 10 points and nine rebounds for the Fever (6-8), who have won five of the last six games.

Ivory Latta had 16 points and Matee Ajavon and Kia Vaughn each had 10 points for the Mystics (8-8), who lost for the first time in three games.

The Fever went on a 8-O run late in the game and went ahead when Larkins made two free throws with 3:03 to play for a 68-66 lead. The Mystics tied the game again before January hit a 3-pointer. Indiana never looked back.

NASCAR suspends use of aerial cameras

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR suspended the use of aerial camera systems Friday, nearly two months after a Fox Sports cable snapped and injured fans and damaged some cars at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

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