Devils hold off Arrows, 31-14

By Josh Brownjbrown@civitasmedia.comTIPP CITY – Every weekend in the Central Buckeye Conference Kenton Trail Division is a battle this season.Tippecanoe learned that lesson all over again Friday night.But the Red Devils (8-1, 3-1) were able to come up with a game-clinching touchdown run late in the third quarter and a goal-line stand early in the fourth to hold off a stubborn Tecumseh Arrow squad 31-14 Friday at Tipp City Park to put itself on...

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Back to the drawing board

By David Fongdfong@civitasmedia.comVANDALIA — Amazing how quickly a week’s worth of goodwill can be washed away.Just one week after picking up its first win of the season, all of that seemed like a distant memory Friday as Butler blew out Troy, 38-7, at Butler Memorial Stadium. For the fifth time this season, Troy closed the game with a running clock.With the loss, Troy fell to 1-8 (1-3), while Butler improved to 4-5 (3-1). Troy will clo...

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All hail King James: LeBron rules NBA

CLEVELAND (AP) — His shirt soaked with champagne after winning his fourth title in 2007, Tim Duncan had one more move before celebrating further with his Spurs teammates. He pivoted in a hallway inside Quicken Loans Arena, pulled 22-year-old LeBron James close and delivered a message.“The league is going to be yours soon,” Duncan told James.Seven years later, there’s no denying the power and influence James holds over the NBA.It’s...

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No secret when Manning gets mad

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — It’s all fun and games until Peyton Manning gets mad.Twice in a span of five days, Manning’s attention to detail was on full display, from scripting his own celebration of his record-breaking touchdown throw against San Francisco last weekend to calling out an overly exuberant scoreboard operator during Denver’s 35-21 win over San Diego on Thursday night.Manning wasn’t happy that he had to hush the fired-up crowd at S...

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Loud crowd? No. 13 Buckeyes used to it

COLUMBUS (AP) — In order for Penn State to pull an upset against No. 13 Ohio State on Saturday night, coach James Franklin feels the Nittany Lions’ 12th man must get in the game.“We would love to have a huge, home-field advantage,” he said of the annual whiteout game. “I anticipate us having 107,000 Penn State fans wearing white, screaming and going crazy, making it really difficult for (Ohio State) to communicate.”Thing is, the Buckey...

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Edwards, Newman surprises of NASCAR’s Chase

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — NASCAR’s new championship format came with fan-friendly brackets that likely had fans advancing Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. deep into the playoffs.Instead, both drivers were eliminated last week and the third round begins Sunday at Martinsville Speedway with a few surprises.Among them? Carl Edwards and Ryan Newman, two drivers few predicted would still be eligible at this stage of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship....

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College player fights tumor for moment on court

CINCINNATI (AP) — Lauren Hill is the last player to take the court for the 6 a.m. stretch before basketball practice. She’s moving slowly today.The freshman wearing the blue No. 22 Mount St. Joseph jersey has days like this lately. Days when the inoperable tumor squeezing her brain also saps her energy and robs her of coordination. Days when it would be easy just to stay in bed.Not a chance. Since her diagnosis a year ago, she makes sure no opportunity gets w...

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Another big win looks accessible for OSU

By Jim Naveaujnaveau@civitasmedia.comIt’s not easy to get out of Penn State with a victory. Ohio State has won five times and lost five times there since Penn State joined the Big Ten in 1993.It’s also not easy to get into State College, Pa., where Penn State is located.State College is an attractive small city of 41,000 with a downtown that screams college town. It is surrounded by farmland in every direction and mountains that look a l...

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Tippecanoe wins in shootout

By Josh Brownjbrown@civitasmedia.comSIDNEY – For Tippecanoe goalkeeper Dylan Shomper, daydreams became a reality.After 110 minutes of soccer — and even five shooters apiece in a shooutout — couldn’t decide a winner, Shomper scored the sixth shootout goal for the Red Devils then made a save on the ensuing Monroe shot, giving the Red Devils (13-5-1) a thrilling 1-0 victory in the Division II boys soccer district title game Thursday at Sid...

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Troy girls hope to earn state berth

By David Fongdfong@civitasmedia.comTROY — Kevin Alexander has spent so much time going over the numbers this week, he’s no longer sure if he’s crunching them or they are crunching him.“I told my girls not to get too uptight about it,” the Troy girls cross country coach said. “I told them to let me do the worrying and they need to just go out and run. Honestly, I would rather go out and do the running than worry about the num...

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At 1-1, World Series moves to San Fran

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Eric Hosmer is eager to see what makes San Francisco’s waterfront ballpark unique.“I know absolutely nothing,” the Kansas City first baseman said. “I’ve heard nothing but good things about it, the atmosphere and the energy the crowd brings. I’ve always wanted to play there.”“I’m sure going for the first time for a World Series game, it should be fun,” he said.Well, wait unti...

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