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By AARON KENNEDY - akennedy@ftimes.com

CORRECTION

In Sunday Times’ story on the Clinton County Softball Tournament, Rylee Ward was mistakenly given credit for an in-the-park home run that was actually hit by Shalynn Barnett.

Today’s Schedule

Baseball

Lafayette Central Catholic at Clinton Prairie, 5 p.m.

Rossville at Western, 5 p.m.

Softball

Rossville at Lafayette Central Catholic, 5 p.m.

Frankfort at Hamilton Heights, 5:30 p.m.

Boys’ Golf

Lewis Cass at Clinton Prairie (Deer Track GC), 4:30 p.m.

Verstappen fastest on 1st day of mid-season F1 tests

MONTMELO, Spain (AP) — Max Verstappen recorded the fastest time through the first day of mid-season Formula One testing on Tuesday.

Verstappen steered his Red Bull to a lap of 1 minute, 17.538 seconds at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, where he finished Sunday’s Spanish Grand Prix in third place behind winner Lewis Hamilton and runner-up Valtteri Bottas.

Hamilton had the sixth fastest time and put in the most work of any driver with 151 laps in his Mercedes.

Renault’s Carlos Sainz and Sebastian Vettel for Ferrari clocked the second- and third-quickest laps.

Many teams used junior drivers, defined as a driver who has completed two or fewer races, as required by F1 regulations for in-season testing.

Nicholas Latifi, driving for Force India, was the fastest of the inexperienced drivers with the fifth-best time behind Haas’ Romain Grosjean in fourth.

Fans interrupt Sporting practice, assault players

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portuguese media are reporting that a group of fans forced their way into Sporting Lisbon’s training center on Tuesday and assaulted its players and staff.

Sporting has issued a statement condemning what it calls “acts of vandalism and the attacks on (our) athletes, coaches and professional staff.”

Public television RTP says that around 50 intruders, who had covered their faces to not be identified, interrupted practice and assaulted a number players and staff.

They also trashed a changing room.

Sporting is preparing to play the Portuguese Cup final against Aves on Sunday.

Zachary Claman De Melo gets Indy 500 ride on opening day

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Dale Coyne Racing will give Zachary Claman De Melo a shot at running his first Indianapolis 500 as the replacement driver for Pietro Fittipaldi.

The announcement was made Tuesday before Indianapolis Motor Speedway opened for the first day of preparations leading into the May 27 race.

Fittipaldi was supposed to race the No. 19 for Coyne but suffered serious injuries in a crash in Belgium earlier this month and is sidelined at least eight weeks.