Sidney outlasts Troy

By Josh Brownjbrown@civitasmedia.comSIDNEY — Against Butler one week ago, falling behind by a goal woke the Troy Trojans up.At Sidney on Wednesday, though, the Trojans never got anything going.The Yellowjackets (7-3-4, 4-0 Greater Western Ohio Conference North Division), however, were able to get a score midway through the first half and then capitalize in the second half when Troy was forced to take more risks to even things up, winning 3-0 i...

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Devils girls headed back to state

By Josh Brownjbrown@civitasmedia.comDAYTON — Last year, the Tippecanoe girls golf team rode a top-five finish by their No. 1 golfer to a second-place finish at the Division II district tournament.On Wednesday, without that 73 score from graduate Lindsey Murray, the Red Devils played a solid round as a team — and earned the same result.Tippecanoe was the runner-up at the D-II district tournament Wednesday at Pipestone Golf Course, shootin...

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Commentary: Great game, but baseball in need of a fix

By TIM DAHLBERGAP Sports ColumnistOpening night of the baseball playoffs provided some great theater, assuming you could stay awake long enough to watch.That the 12th-inning win by Kansas City over Oakland took nearly five hours to play highlights a problem baseball still has to address. Still, the return to small ball in a sport plagued by steroids should be celebrated just as much as the first postseason win by the Royals in 29 years.

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With Jones on way back, Bengals improving

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals are in position to get a lot better in the one area where they’re lacking on offense.Receiver Marvin Jones is close to rejoining the Bengals (3-0) as they get ready to play at New England (2-2) on Sunday night. Jones is one of Cincinnati’s best options close to the goal line, one that they’ve missed a lot.Even though they’re one of only two unbeaten teams left in the NFL, they’re not without blemishes. The...

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OSU’s Elliott different from Hyde, but that’s OK

By Jim Naveaujnaveau@civitasmedia.comCOLUMBUS – Comparisons are inevitable at Ohio State.From the day he was recruited out of St. Louis in a spirited battle with Missouri, the alma mater of both his parents, Ezekiel Elliott was supposed to be the next Carlos Hyde, the next Beanie Wells, the next big thing at running back.While Elliott is a different type running back than Hyde who does different things, he appeared to send a message last Satur...

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Blue Jackets’ bright future dimmed during camp

COLUMBUS (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets’ bright future has dimmed rather quickly.Coming off their best season ever, the Blue Jackets were young, loaded and excited heading into camp. But then leading-scorer Ryan Johansen held out; he and management are at loggerheads. Then it was revealed that Nathan Horton, a prized free agent a year ago who missed most of the season, has a back issue and isn’t able to even skate.On top of that, last year’s sta...

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Browns not looking past Titans

BEREA (AP) — The Browns’ upcoming schedule looks pillowy soft, comfortable. It’s appealing for sure, loaded with games they can — and maybe should — win.Beginning with Sunday’s game at Tennessee, Cleveland’s next five opponents have a combined 4-16 record, and two of those teams, Oakland and Jacksonville, are winless.The future can be enticing. Or deceivingly deadly.Browns coach Mike Pettine has warned his team there a...

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Trojan pride

By Josh BrownSports EditorTROY — With Butler in charge of the division, Troy’s matchup against Sidney may not have had the stakes it would have had.But that didn’t stop the Trojans from turning in arguably their most complete performance of the season. After all, they still have pride motivating them.Goalkeeper Alex Williams shut the Yellowjackets out — including stuffing a penalty kick in the game’s first 10 minutes th...

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OHSAA high school football computer rankings, Sept. 30

OHSAA Football Computer Ratings – Sept. 30, 2014Division I (top 16 from both regions will qualify for the playoffs)Region 1 - 1. Hudson (5-0) 14.45, 2. Westerville Central (5-0) 12.75, 3. Solon (5-0) 11.8, 4. Findlay (5-0) 11.0, 5. Powell Olentangy Liberty (4-1) 10.4, 6. Stow-Munroe Falls (5-0) 9.85, 7. Mentor (5-0) 9.7, 8. Massillon Jackson (4-1) 9.3, 9. Strongsville (4-1) 9.2, 10. Berea-Midpark (4-1) 9.1, 11. Brunswick (4-1) 9.0,...

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Michigan apologizes for mistakes with QB injury

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan announced changes to its injury protocol Tuesday, admitting it made a mistake in handling quarterback Shane Morris following a suspected concussion because of a “serious lack of communication” and “confusion” among the coaching staff.Athletic director Dave Brandon said Michigan plans to have a medical professional in the press box or video booth at future football games after what happened over the weekend.

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Government: NFL TV ‘blackout’ rule unsportsmanlike

WASHINGTON (AP) — For years, football fans have bemoaned the rule barring NFL home games that haven’t sold out from being televised in the local market.Well, you can’t blame the government anymore.The Federal Communications Commission voted Tuesday to end the 1975 rule with a push from its chairman.“We at the FCC shouldn’t be complicit in preventing sports fans from watching their favorite teams on TV,” said Chairman Tom Whe...

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