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Former Olympian helps inspire local gymnasts

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BEAVERCREEK — Courtney Kupets is an Olympic medalist. But she isn’t perfect.That was just part of the message Kupets, a bronze medalist in the individual uneven bars competition at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece, had hoped to pass along to nearly 50 inspiring young gymnasts Tuesday at the Gymquest Sports Academy.

 

AP source: Gordon to meet with league Aug. 1

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns may soon learn whether they’ll have Josh Gordon this season.The Pro Bowl wide receiver will have an appeal hearing with NFL officials in New York on Aug. 1, a person with knowledge of the meeting told The Associated Press on Thursday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the discussions.The game-breaking playmaker is facing a possible one-year ban for violating the league’s substance a...

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E-Modified race close at Kil-Kare

XENIA — After eight races this season in the E-Modified racing division over at Kil-Kare Raceway, drivers Zach Stacy and Bob Sibila II are separated by just eight points in the points standings.Stacy, of Springfield, leads 478 total points to Sibila’s 471.In his eight starts, Stacy has one feature win, five top-5 finishes, and 6 runs in the top-10. Sibila, who lists his hometown as “Ohio,” also has one feature win in eight starts, with seven top-5...

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Scouts take on Settlers in final game of season

XENIA —The Xenia Scouts’ bats came alive late in Thursday night’s battle with the visiting Licking County Settlers, and the two teams battled well into the night in Xenia’s Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League regular season finale.Xenia plated four runs on four hits in the bottom half of the eighth inning to tie the game at six runs apiece.Licking County’s pitchers retired the Scouts for much of the contest, and the Settlers’ bats ...

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Marauders earn all-SIAC preseason honorsWILBERFORCE — Central State University football players Zach Thomas and Justin Woods-West were both named to the 2014 Pre-Season All-Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football team during the 2014 SIAC Football Media Day and Luncheon held in Atlanta, Ga., recently.Thomas, an accounting major from Columbus, had 28 receptions for 300 yards last season.Woods-West, a criminal justice major f...

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Cavs sign Wiggins, who can’t be traded for 30 days

CLEVELAND (AP) — Andrew Wiggins has an NBA home. Maybe a temporary one.The Cavaliers signed the No. 1 overall draft pick Thursday, a deal that prevents Wiggins from being traded for 30 days.Wiggins has been linked to a possible blockbuster trade with Minnesota for All-Star forward Kevin Love. But any deal now involving Wiggins can’t be finalized for at least 30 days.The Cavs and Timberwolves have had talks about a trade involving Love for months, l...

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Conway preparing for The Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio

The Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course is a twisting winding asphalt serpent that few of the Verizon IndyCar Series’ best drivers have been able to tame. In his three dances with the Lexington, Ohio facility’s 2.4-mile, 15-turn track, Mike Conway is among the elite drivers who are still trying to figure things out.Conway, who makes his home in Sevenoakes, England, was at Mid-Ohio Wednesday and Thursday to test his Fuzzy’s Vodka Chevrolet Dallara Firestone machine. The Hon...

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Xenia Scouts rally past Settlers

XENIA — After trailing 6-2 in the eighth inning, the Xenia Scouts rallied to defeat the visiting Licking County Settlers 7-6 in 11 innings, in their final regular season contest, Thursday night at Grady’s Field on the Athletes In Action sports complex.Clayton Brandt, Andrew Carrillo and Jordan Stading led off the Scouts’ bottom half of the 11th with singles. Then, with one out, Tad Sobieszczanski singled to score Brandt with the walk-off winner.With the...

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Dayton Dragons on TV today through SaturdayDAYTON — Dayton Dragons games today, Friday and Saturday will be televised from Fifth Third Field on WHIO Digital Channel 7.2 (channel 23 and digital channel 372 on most Time Warner Cable systems in the Miami Valley). The Dragons battle the Quad Cities River Bandits at 7 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and take on the Cedar Rapids Kernels at 7 p.m. on Saturday.Guest commentators for the three nights include Mi...

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Brown to battle Lawler on Saturday

When he steps into the octagon for Saturday’s Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight bout against the division’s top contender, Robbie Lawler, Matt Brown will likely be a bit more animated. But during Wednesday’s phone interview, the Jamestown native seemed very subdued and serious.Brown vs. Lawler will be the main event for “UFC on Fox 12,” which will be broadcast starting at 8 p.m. Saturday.“I have no expectations for the fight....

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Reynolds homers twice, Brewers top Reds 5-1

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Mark Reynolds homered twice and the Milwaukee Brewers swept the three-game series from the Cincinnati Reds with a 5-1 win on Wednesday.Kyle Lohse pitched 6 2-3 innings to hand the Reds their sixth straight loss since the All-Star break.Lohse (11-4) walked two, struck out three and allowed four hits, the last to pinch-hitter Donald Lutz who doubled. Reliever Zach Duke retired Billy Hamilton on a chopper back to the mound to end the seventh....

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Marauders receive donation from Alabama churchWILBERFORCE — Troy L. Garner, pastor at Fellowship of Faith Church in Huntsville, Ala. has donated $10,000 to the Central State University football program.“We love and believe in Coach Pearl, and we want to sow into coach Pearl and the Central State University football program, because we want him to be successful. There is an old biblical principle that says, ‘You can’t beat God̵...

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