JCP League conducting online signups

CUMBERLAND — The JCP Soccer League will be conducting online registration for the upcoming fall season.

To register a player through June 22, Google search for JCP Soccer and click on the Registration tab. Teams with full rosters will not register players after June 22. Contact information is located on the web site.

The Varsity Division consists of boys and girls in grades 7-8 as of Sept. 1. The JV Division is for boys and girls in grades 5-6 as of Sept. 1. The Minor Division is for boys and girls in grades 3-4 as of Sept. 1, and the Pee Wee Division is for boys and girls in kindergarten through grade 2 as of Sept. 1.

Areas included are Bedford, Bishop Walsh, Braddock. Calvary, Chaneysville, Chestnut Ridge, Ellerslie, Flintstone, Frankfort, Frostburg, Georges Creek, Hyndman, Mount Savage, Northern, PVAA, Southern and Washington.

Burke gets ace at Lodestone

MCHENRY — Mike Burke scored a hole-in-one Friday at the Lodestone Golf Course, acing the 169-yard No. 15 with a seven-iron. The shot was witnessed by Mike Thom, Phil Thom, Josh Thom and caddy Denny Burke.

Former NASAR CEO pleads guilty to DWI

SAG HARBOR, N.Y. — Former NASCAR CEO Brian France has pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated in New York’s Hamptons last year.

Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy Sini said the 56-year-old France pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor Friday and was ordered to complete 100 hours of community service and undergo alcohol counseling.

The charge will be reduced to a traffic violation if he meets the requirements.

France, of Ormond Beach, Florida, was arrested in Sag Harbor on Aug. 5, 2018, after running a stop sign. Police say his blood alcohol level was 0.18%, more than double the legal limit.

France says in an email from his attorney that he will be “a better person” because of the incident.

France took a leave of absence from NASCAR after his arrest. He had led the auto racing company since 2003. 

Rams sign all 8 draft picks to contracts

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — The Los Angeles Rams’ eight draft picks have signed their rookie contracts.

The Rams announced the deals Friday.

The NFC champions didn’t make a first-round selection for the third straight year. Their second-round pick, Washington safety Taylor Rapp, was the Rams’ highest draft choice.

Running back Darrell Henderson, cornerback David Long, offensive lineman Bobby Evans, defensive lineman Greg Gaines, offensive lineman David Edwards, safety Nick Scott and linebacker Dakota Allen also signed their contracts.

The Rams completed their offseason organized team activities Thursday. They will hold a one-day official minicamp Tuesday.

United Airlines, USC reach naming deal

LOS ANGELES (AP) — United Airlines and the University of Southern California have reached a new naming rights agreement for Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum to resolve criticism that placing a corporate name on the stadium would disrespect its history as a monument to troops who fought and died in World War I, the parties announced Friday.

The new 10-year deal names the field rather than the whole stadium, satisfying a key elected official who joined with veterans in opposing the original plan to rename the nearly century-old landmark United Airlines Memorial Coliseum.

Starting in August, the playing field will be referred to as United Airlines Field at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, a name that was suggested as an alternative when the controversy boiled up last March, shortly after the centennial of the war’s end.

Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn, the current president of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission, said in a statement that the agreement ensures United remains a sponsor of a $315 million renovation and the stadium’s legacy.

“I am pleased that USC and United have come together in a way that will honor the memories of veterans who served in World War I and our broader community of veterans,” Hahn said.

The commission is a joint city-state-county authority that gave USC control of the stadium in 2012 under a long-term lease that called for massive improvements. The Coliseum is the home field for the USC Trojans football team.

The original deal was reportedly valued at $69 million and would have run 16 years. Terms of the new agreement were not released.

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