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Scripted: Jeter wins it for Yanks in home farewell

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By Mike FitzpatrickAP Sports WriterNEW YORK (AP) — The perfect script.Derek Jeter capped his Yankee Stadium farewell with a game-winning single in the bottom of the ninth inning, the latest — and perhaps last — storybook moment in his charmed and illustrious career, to give New York a 6-5 victory Thursday night over the Baltimore Orioles.Serenaded with adoring chants that echoed through the Bronx night, Jeter tipped his cap several times at shortstop and drove in three runs. He launched an early double off the left-center wall and saved the best for last, a sharp, opposite-field single to right that knocked in the winning run.

 

Rams’ biggest test up next

They’ve defeated their Greene County rival and the Ohio Heritage Conference defending champions in back-to-back weeks to establish themselves as the area’s top high school football team, but Friday’s game with West Liberty-Salem might be the Greeneview Rams’ biggest test of the season.Greeneview (5-0) defeated North Lewisburg Triad last week, behind Chance Frye’s athleticism, strong running and a solid Rams defense.West Libe...

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Miscues malign Skyhawks

FAIRBORN — The Piqua Indians took advantage of a Fairborn fumble and a slew of Skyhawk penalties to break open a 14-14 halftime tie for Friday’s win at Fairborn Memorial Stadium.Piqua senior linebacker Ben Sowrey fell on the fumble with 37 seconds left in the third quarter and the ball on Fairborn’s 35-yard line.On Piqua’s first play of the drive, Indians quarterback Rupert Delacruz hit Trent Yeomans on a dead run to the left, and the speedy runni...

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Big plays from Beavers leads to win

BEAVERCREEK — Big plays took center stage in Beavercreek’s 44-27 non-league win over Dayton Dunbar (2-3).Both teams chewed up huge chunks of yards at a time in scoring touchdown after touchdown in the second half, after a relatively quiet first half.Seven touchdowns were scored on plays of 30 yards or longer while the teams had several other long plays not resulting in touchdowns.Stone Kincer led Beavercreek (2-3) with 160 yards and one TD, while T...

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Local Sports Briefs

H.S. SOCCERMiami Valley Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association (MVSSCA) voting for Dayton/Miami Valley-area high school soccer teams, through Friday, Sept. 26.BOYSDivision I — 1. Beavercreek 40; 2. Springboro 33; 3.(tie) Lebanon, Vandalia Butler 31; 5. Centerville 24; 6. Troy 16; 7. New Carlisle Tecumseh 14; 8. Clayton Northmont 8; 9. Miamisburg 7; 10. Kettering Fairmont 6;...

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Bengals solid at bye week, could emerge better

CINCINNATI (AP) — The previous time the Bengals opened a season 3-0 was 2006. They were a young team coming off a first-round playoff loss.They got off to a very impressive start, determined to go deeper into the postseason this time around.And then, they crashed.Those ‘06 Bengals finished 8-8, one of the great disappointments in coach Marvin Lewis’ 12 seasons. What’s to think the same thing won’t happen this time around, too?...

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Depleted Steelers sign linebacker James Harrison

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin called the decision to sign James Harrison “simple and easy.”Figuring out how — and just as important when — to use the five-time Pro Bowl linebacker, well, that part is a little trickier.The Steelers brought the 36-year-old Harrison out of retirement on Tuesday to give an injury depleted group some needed depth and a locker room in need of some intensity an added jolt.Harris...

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What if? Cincinnati fans would be dancing vs OSU

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — No one associated with Ohio State — players, coaches or fans — wants to think what the fallout would be if an in-state opponent were to finally upset the Buckeyes.With the Cincinnati Bearcats playing the 22nd-ranked Buckeyes on Saturday, Ohio State defensive tackle Adolphus Washington has an idea.“They would probably party all week in Cincinnati,” he said.Washington ought to know. He’s from Cincinnati a...

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Europe leads 5-3 after Day 1 of Ryder Cup

GLENEAGLES, Scotland (AP) — For the first time in eight years, Europe is ahead after the first full day of play at the Ryder Cup.Europe grabbed a 5-3 lead after Friday’s two sessions at Gleneagles — even though big guns Rory McIlroy, Sergio Garcia and Ian Poulter contributed only half a point.But it was an improbable half point that felt like a win, gave the home side a momentum boost and could prove decisive in the final outcome as Europe bids for its ...

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Patti Lynn Whitt

XENIA — Patti Lynn Whitt age 60, of Xenia, passed away Thursday, September 25, 2014 at her residence. She was born January 1, 1954 in Grayson, Kentucky to Boyd and Sarah (Simmons) Whitt.She had worked as an editor with various newspapers, including San Diego Tribune, Dayton Daily News and most recently the Xenia Gazette. She was an avid reader, and Scrabble player. She enjoyed spending time on Facebook. Most importantly, she loved her grandchildren.She was preceded...

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Rams 5-0 for the first time since ‘96

JAMESTOWN — The Greeneview Rams just keep on winning. The Rams (5-0, 2-0 Ohio Heritage Conference) faced a good test in last season’s OHC champion Triad Cardinals (3-2, 1-1 Ohio Heritage Conference) Friday night, but once again the Rams pulled through and came up with a 38-21 win.After trading touchdowns twice in the first half, the Rams defense came up big with a interception with 5:28 left in the first half. The Rams offense turned the Cardinals turnover into points, ...

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Speedy Bucs slip past Trojans

XENIA —Sometimes the games you’re expected to win can be the most difficult.The Buccaneers liked their chances going into their game against Troy, Friday night at Cox Stadium. Despite their confidence, the Bucs (4-1) struggled on offense, and their defense had to battle to help them defeat the Trojans (0-5), 21-14.“I thought we would do better,” said Xenia coach Bob DeLong. “I didn’t expect 21-14, fighting for your life as the game end...

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