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Kokomo Pro Soccer Team To Start In 2016

Sep 15, 2015
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Kokomo is set to get its own professional soccer team.

Mayor Greg Goodnight and MKE Sports & Entertainment made the announcement Monday. Goodnight says the games will begin next year.

“Basically the latter part of May through July and I think they play seven or eight home games, seven or eight away games,” Goodnight says.

He says there's no taxpayer investment and the squad will share a home stadium with the Kokomo Jackrabbits summer college league baseball team.

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Purdue's football team put itself in a lot of holes last year -- both on the scoreboard and at the bank -- in part because the offense was rarely flashy or exciting to watch. Saturday offered a glimmer of hope that's changing.

The Boilermakers jumped ahead early with a 75-yard scoring drive in the first two minutes, ending with a 57-yard touchdown pass from Austin Appleby to Cameron Posey. Later, Purdue would drive another quick 70 yards in six plays.

Pacers Buy Fort Wayne Mad Ants Basketball Team

Sep 10, 2015
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Fort Wayne Mad Ants

The Indiana Pacers announced Wednesday the franchise has bought Fort Wayne’s basketball team.

The Fort Wayne Mad Ants will now function as a development team for the Pacers.

The Pacers had assigned players to the Mad Ants before the purchase. But now Pacers’ President Larry Bird says the deal will give the Indianapolis team more of an opportunity to develop young talent.

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With the Brickyard 400 a few days away, state officials are stepping up efforts to target sex trafficking.

Indianapolis Representative Christina Hale says officials have made door-to-door visits to Speedway businesses posting fliers urging victims of sex trafficking to call a state helpline, and urging everyone to call authorities if they see early-teens who seem unusually fearful and under an adult's control.

Colts Staying Mum On 'DeflateGate' Report

May 9, 2015
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The Indianapolis Colts are remaining tightlipped about the NFL report implicating Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in DeflateGate.

The start of the Colts‘ three-day minicamp for its draft picks and undrafted free agents was coach Chuck Pagano‘s first meeting with reporters since the release of the NFL‘s findings that the Patriots deliberately deflated footballs before crushing the Colts in the AFC championship game.

Pagano sidestepped questions about the report Friday, saying only that the team is, in his words, "ready to move on."

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