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DETROIT (AP) — After two sacrifice flies earlier in the game, Josh Reddick came up in the eighth inning with men on first and second and the Astros down by two. “I told him, ‘Go get another RBI,’” Houston manager A.J. Hinch said. “He said, ‘How about three?’” Reddick hit a ...

Beltre’s Ejection

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By now you have probably seen one of the funniest moments in baseball history. The Texas Rangers third baseman. Adrian Beltre, was tossed out of a game in the 8th inning of a 22-10 Miami Marlins victory. Beltre was on deck, but not in the on deck circle when second base umpire Gerry Davis ...

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Heidelberg defensive lineman Austin Crow (left) shares a laugh with coach Scott Donaldson (center) and wide receiver Demetrius Magee during the Ohio Athletic Conference's football media day at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton Thursday.

’Berg football picked to finish 3rd, 4th in OAC

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If there’s one eternal truth about preseason polls, it’s that no one seems to care about them. Actually, that’s probably not right. Everyone says they don’t care. For Heidelberg coach Scott Donaldson, about to enter his second season, the results of the media and coaches’ ...

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PARENT MEETING: Hopewell-Loudon will hold its fall mandatory OHSAA parent meeting Monday at 6 p.m. in the school audeteria. All fall sports athletes and their parents must attend. GOLF: Dan Coppes and Bob Reinhart are in first in the Amvets League at Seneca Hills on Wednesday nights with 24 ...

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GOLF: In the Tuesday Ladies' Recreation League at Clinton Height, Sandy Benner leads with 27 points. Jane Birch is second with 26 1/2. The long putt on 10 was by Tammy Seasly, while Kathy McCool was closest to the pin on No. 11. n Barb Kuhn made the long putt at No. 1 and ended closest in ...

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 Dale Edwards and Abequa (left) and Carl Easterday Jr. and Bustle-N-Betty race around the track during harness racing at Seneca County Fair Tuesday afternoon.

Another year of harness racing in the books

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Harness racing at the 175th Seneca County Fair came to a close Tuesday as nine races took place in the afternoon. It was another beautiful day for racing, and driver Cameron McCown drove like it as he walked away with four wins Tuesday. McCown won the 2-year-old filly trot, steering Here's ...

Headworth comes away with two wins

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With the smell of corn dogs and funnel cakes lingering in the air, it was Mark Headworth who was doing work on the track as he was the only multi-winner in the first night of harness racing at the 175th Seneca County Fair Monday. About 100 people enjoyed the racing Monday as most of the races ...

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HORSESHOE TOURNAMENT: Tuesday will be the beginning of the horseshoe pitching contest at the Seneca County Fair. The first day is to be the Senior Citizen Horseshoe Pitching Contest beginning at 10:30 a.m. July 29 at 10 a.m. is to be the Singles Horseshoe Pitching Contest for class C and D. The ...

The Cavs’ offseason drama continues

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One of my friends called it the “NBApocalypse.” Kyrie Irving, who made the biggest shot in Cavaliers’ franchise history, the idol of boys and girls all over Ohio, wants out of Cleveland. The superstar point guard requested a trade from the Cavaliers last week, and Cleveland‘s front ...

WE HAD A TOTAL BLAST – ALMOST

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My wife, son and I went up to Progressive Field last night to catch a game between the Indians and Toronto Blue Jays. The main attraction - other than watching a major league baseball game - was the Jason Kipnis bobble head promotion. Kip is a favorite of ours and we hadn't been to a game in ...

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GOLF: Mark Smith and Paul Van Horn lead the North Division with 6 1/2 points and Mark Griffin and Mike Griffin lead the South Division with 7 1/2 points in the Clinton Heights Baumann Two-Man Scramble Late League. Prizes went to Larry Kisabeth (closest to pin No. 11), Denny Lofay (long putt No. ...

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GOLF: After the ninth week of the Baumann Old Fort Ex-Hi League, Bret Liski and Mike Harr lead with 49 points. Prizes were won by Jake Molyet (closest in two on No. 11), Jeff Miller (closest to pin on No. 12), Ron Bowlin (long putt on No. 13), Larry Miller (closest to pin on No. 4), David Welly ...

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3-ON-3 TOURNAMENT: The second Bascom Shootout 3-on-3 basketball tournament will be July 23. The tournament is to be at Meadowbrook Park starting at noon. Registration starts at 10 a.m. The cost is to be $32 per team and there can be up to four players on a team. There will be a T-shirt and ...

Cheering in a foreign land

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PHOENIX — It was all going smoothly until the seventh inning. It’s not that I was hiding my allegiance. The Cincinnati Reds’ T-shirt I was sporting all but gave that away. Still, this was Arizona. And the thousands in attendance probably wouldn’t care that I had flown in from Ohio. ...

MAYBE SOONER THAN LATER

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When baseball trades are made, most people think it cannot be judged for several years. Usually that is the case, but one deal made at the trading deadline last season is coming closer to clarification. The Cleveland Indians felt like they needed left handed bullpen help it they were going to ...

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5K RUN/WALK: The Tiffin XC Run for Your Stripes 5K run/walk is Tuesday at Columbian High. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. The race begins at 9 a.m. Cost is $15. For more information, call (440) 823-8484. BASEBALL: The Robert Bo Reid Memorial Tournament is July 22-23 in Tiffin. There will be ...

Looking at proposed USGA rule changes in the great game of golf

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The United States Golf Association has proposed a number of rules changes which, if approved, will take place beginning in 2019. According to the ruling body, the purpose of these changes is to modernize the game. The changes also should help speed up play. Now some people likely will ...