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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.

 

OSU won’t look past Penn State

Rusty MillerAP Sports WriterCOLUMBUS — There’s always the danger of a powerhouse looking past a couple of struggling teams to the marquee game on its schedule.But Urban Meyer says that won’t be the case for No. 13 Ohio State at Penn State on Saturday.“I think if you play a really bad team, that happens,” Meyer said on Monday. “Going on the road in front of 110,000 people, knowing we didn’t play great on Satu...

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Keselowski doing things his way

Jenna FryerAP Auto Racing WriterTALLADEGA, Ala. — It didn’t take long for Brad Keselowski to earn an unpleasant reputation in NASCAR. He was aggressive on the track, brash and arrogant off of it, and rubbed most of his competitors the wrong way.Denny Hamlin famously feuded with him through the 2009 season, calling him “a complete moron” while alleging “every driver in the garage that comes up to me says, ‘That guy is a compl...

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Area runners advance to regionals

By John Bombatchjbombatch@civitasmedia.comCLAYTON — Sarah Hites just wanted to go into Saturday’s district cross country championships with tunnel vision, focusing on doing her very best.As a result, when she was in the cool-down area afterward the junior Xenia High runner had no idea she’d finished 16th and qualified for next week’s regional championships.“Oh! Okay!” she said with an excited gasp. She was soon mo...

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Rested or rusty, World Series begins today

Ben WalkerAP Baseball WriterKANSAS CITY, Mo. — Alex Gordon took a big rip at a batting-practice fastball, fouled it off badly into the cage, and ducked when the carom nearly hit him in the head.Gordon let out a huge laugh, and so did a bunch of his Kansas City Royals teammates watching Monday’s workout.“I can’t believe that just happened, dude,” pitcher James Shields razzed.It’ll be more frustrating tha...

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Knights knock off Falcons

By Zach Gregoryzgregory@civitasmedia.comENON — Greenon started off slow in its first postseason game of the year against Graham, Saturday at Greenon High School. But the Lady Knights kicked it into high gear in the second half, blowing out the Falcons, 5-0, to advance.“I would say that we started off slow to begin with,” said Greenon coach Ray Raines. “We came out strong in the second half and we started to dominate. Being first to the ...

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Bellbrook advances past Valley View

By Zach Gregoryzgregory@civitasmedia.comBELLBROOK — It’s always difficult playing a familiar team in the postseason, especially if you’ve already faced them two times in the regular season. The Bellbrook girls’ soccer squad did just that when they defeated Southwestern Buckeye League rival Germantown Valley View, 2-0, Saturday at Bellbrook High School.“Tough game to try and beat a team three times,” said Bellbrook coach Doug...

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Colts’ defense leads to role reversal vs. Bengals

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Bengals coach Marvin Lewis understands what it takes to build a stingy defense.The right scheme, the right players and the right mindset. So when Lewis put in the tape of Indianapolis this week, he was impressed.“I think they’ve morphed,” he said. “(Defensive coordinator) Greg (Manusky) has them doing some different things on defense and that has really stepped up with the loss of (Robert) Mathis. I think guys are really ...

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Wild World Series: Perfect Royals vs tested Giants

By Ben WalkerAP Baseball WriterLorenzo Cain gearing up to run on Buster Posey. Pablo Sandoval trying to launch long balls, Alex Gordon banging into walls chasing them. Madison Bumgarner and James Shields starting big games, with lights-out bullpens poised to close ‘em.The playoff-perfect Kansas City Royals. The tried-and-tested San Francisco Giants.A pair of wild cards, set to begin the World Series on Tuesday night at Kauffman Stadium in a ma...

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Special teams play aids in Warriors’ relevance

FAIRBORN — When Shawn Lamb’s Lebanon Warriors had lost three of four games, the veteran coach began preaching about relevance. He knew that his team may have taken a few lumps on its non-division portion of the schedule, but he also knew they still could make some noise in the Greater Western Ohio Conference’s South Division.After spoiling Fairborn’s Senior Night festivities and recording the team’s second consecutive shutout of a GWOC South opponent, ...

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Bellbrook cruises past Polar Bears

BELLBROOK — The Golden Eagles won easily for their homecoming crowd, scoring 22 points in the first quarter of a 31-0 route of Dayton Northridge.Bellbrook’s initial drive started on its own 49-yard line and they got into the red zone on a 28-yard pass from Alex Fryman to Sam Martin. Caleb Shroyer ran the ball into the end zone on the ensuing play and Bellbrook converted a two-point conversion to go up 8-0.After a series of turnovers from both teams, Bellbrook...

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Local Sports Briefs

TRACK & FIELDSchul gold medal run 50th anniversary todayFAIRBORN — Today marks the 50th anniversary of Bob Schul’s gold medal winning run in the 5,000-meter run at the 1964 Olympic Games. Schul, a West Milton native and 1955 graduate of Milton-Union High who now calls Fairborn home, is still the only American to win the 5,000 at the Games. The Olympics were held in Tokyo that year.For a complete story commemorating...

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