Time set for Rebels opener

WICHITA — The Newton Rebels open play in the 75th National Baseball Congress World Series at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium against the Sedalia, Mo., Bombers.
The Rebels are making their sixth straight appearance in the tournament. The Bombers are a first-year team and a member of the MINK League.
The Rebels are the North Division champions of the Walter Johnson League, finishing second in the WJL post-season tournament and dropping the WJL championship series 2-1. Valley Center won both the league championship series and league tournament.
The Rebels are 28-23.
The Bombers won the South Division of the MINK, falling 2-0 in the championship series to Chillicothe. Sedalia was 24-12.

Kelly named IFL player of the week

PARK CITY — Wichita Wild defensive back and kick returner Randy Kelly was named the Indoor Football League defensive player of the week for last week’s 39-34 win over the Omaha Beef in the division finals of the IFL playoffs.
Kelly had nine solo tackles, four assisted tackles and an interception returned for a touchdown.
Wichita hosts the River City Rage at 7:05 p.m. Saturday at Hartman Arena in the United Conference championships. The winner advances to the league championship game.

Junior college bowl set for Hutchinson

HUTCHINSON — Gowans Stadium in Hutchinson will serve as host of the first Salt City Bowl junior college game.
Central Bank and Trust will serve as title sponsor.
The game is the second set for Kansas this season. Another junior college bowl will be Dec. 6 at Pittsburg State.
Bids for the bowl will be released in mid-November.

IOC opens bidding for 2018 Games

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The International Olympic Committee launched the search to find a host for the 2018 Winter Olympics.
The winning city will be chosen on July 6, 2011, by IOC members meeting in Durban, South Africa, according to a timetable published by the IOC today.
Potential candidates include Annecy, France; Munich, Germany; and Pyeongchang, South Korea, which is entering for a third straight time. It lost out to Vancouver, British Columbia, for 2010 and to Sochi, Russia, for 2014.
The IOC said Olympic committees must propose a candidate by Oct. 15.
Bid teams must attend the Vancouver games in February as observers, then formally apply two weeks later.
The IOC executive board will publish a short list in June 2010.