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SPORTS BRIEFING

NASCAR in Atlanta

HAMPTON, Ga. — NASCAR is racing to Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend with three races in two days.

Chase Elliott is on the pole for Sunday’s Cup Series. The 325-lap event will start at 3 p.m. (FOX). Interestingly, Elliott has never led a lap in four Cup starts at the track.

On Saturday, the Truck Series will race 130 laps beginning at 1 p.m. (FS1) and the Xfinity Series will race 163 laps at 4:30 p.m. (FOX).

Memorial to have fans

COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine approved a plan for Muirfield Village Golf Club to have at least some fans for the Memorial in July, which would make it the first PGA Tour event with a crowd since the tour was shut down March 13 by the coronavirus.

DeWine announced the decision Friday. He said on Twitter that casinos, racinos, amusement parks and water parks will be able to open on June 19.

“In addition, we received safety plans for the Memorial Golf Tournament to be held July 13-19,” he wrote. “We are approving that plan.”

FCA golf outing slated

YOUNGSTOWN — The Fellowship of Christian Athletes Steel Valley Golf Outing will be held June 15 at the Youngstown Country Club.

Cost is $500 per foursome. Deadline to register is Tuesday.

Register online at conta.cc/3cSEnfc or call area representative Bob Kimpel at (330) 565-9274.

New era at Mount Union

ALLIANCE — Vince Kehres’ first game as Mount Union’s head coach will be broadcast by WIVM on Saturday.

At 8 p.m., the Franklin (Ind.) at Mount Union 2013 football season opener will be shown.

Franklin scored 21 unanswered points to take a 27-23 lead with seven minutes to play. Junior quarterback Kevin Burke then engineered a seven-play, 79-yard drive that included a 31-yard scamper and a 22-yard completion to Sherman Wilkinson to get the ball to the Franklin 1-yard line. Mason Minnich scored the game-winning touchdown with 4:17 to play to give the Purple Raiders a 30-27 victory in front of 4,326 fans.

Burke had 266 yards passing and ran for 72 yards on nine carries.

The game is on Channel 29 over the air, Spectrum Channel 989 in Canton and online at WIVMTV.com.

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