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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.

 

Hamilton Joes vs. Xenia Scouts tonight

XENIA — Thanks to their come-from-behind win earlier today, the Hamilton Joes will face the Xenia Scouts tonight, in the third round of the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League baseball playoffs.In Tuesday’s 2 p.m. game at Grady’s Field, on the Athletes In Action sports complex in Xenia, Hamilton edged the Lake Erie Monarchs by a 5-4 score.The Joes trailed 4-1, but tied the game with three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning on Sean Kennedy’s h...

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Elliott named All-AmericanFAIRBORN — Wright State junior pitcher Andrew Elliott has been named a Third Team All-American by the American Baseball Coaches Association.Elliott was the Horizon League Relief Pitcher of the Year as he led the league and is currently ranked 19th nationally with 13 saves. The 13 saves tied him for the second-most in school history, only trailing the 15 by Mark Squire in 1999. Ten of his 13 saves came during league play, s...

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Scouts begin playoffs today

XENIA — Baseball fans will have the chance to see plenty of Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League action today at Grady’s Field, on the Athlete’s In Action sports complex. Two games are on tap, with the evening contest involving the third-seeded Xenia Scouts.The day’s first game will pit the sixth seeded Hamilton Joes (19-21) against the seventh seeded Lake Erie Monarchs (18-21) for a 2 p.m. game at Grady’s Field.The winner of that contest wo...

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Gordon wins his 5th Brickyard 400

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — With a tinge of gray hair at his temples, his hat on backward and his two young children by his side, Jeff Gordon celebrated as if he was 23 years old again.Gordon won a NASCAR-record fifth Brickyard 400 on Sunday, eight days before his 43rd birthday and on the weekend Indianapolis Motor Speedway celebrated the 20th anniversary of his first Brickyard victory.Gordon’s first win came before the celebratory kissing of the Yard of Bricks was e...

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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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Bengals’ season comes down to winning in playoffs

CINCINNATI (AP) — Training camp will be interesting with a few new faces trying to win starting spots. The regular season will be a challenge with a much tougher schedule.None of it will be remembered if the Bengals don’t do one thing.The whole season comes down to winning in the playoffs. Anything less will be an immense disappointment, one that will bring a call for change to an organization reluctant to do it.“We have to win one in the pla...

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