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Bailey takes no-hit bid into 7th, Reds beat Giants
Written by Associated Press   
Sunday, June 29, 2014 8:00 PM

By RICK EYMER

Associated Press

 

SAN FRANCISCO — Homer Bailey heard frequent reminders that he had a no-hit bid in progress. Not anyone on the Cincinnati bench mentioned it, however.

"I wasn't really thinking about it, other than the fan just above our dugout who kept yelling at me about it," Bailey said. "That was nice of him."

Bailey made a strong bid for yet another no-hitter, shutting down San Francisco until Buster Posey's 2-out single in the seventh inning and pitching the Reds past the Giants 4-0 Sunday.

 
Keselowski hungry for another NASCAR championship
Written by Associated Press   
Sunday, June 29, 2014 8:00 PM

Associated Press

 

SPARTA, Ky. — Brad Keselowski will have to fine-tune his victory celebrations after a shattered champagne bottle left him with a bloodied and bandaged right hand.

The upside is he might get more chances to polish his post-race revelry as he pursues his second Sprint Cup Series championship in three years.

Already locked into the Chase with a Las Vegas victory and a solid string of top-5s, Keselowski delivered his most dominant run at Kentucky Speedway. He started from the pole and led 199 of the 267 laps en route to his second win this season.

The Penske Racing driver heads to Daytona International Speedway fourth in points and showing the form that carried him to the 2012 championship. Missing last year's Chase also seems to have made Keselowski wiser — Saturday night notwithstanding.

 
Rose overcomes late mistake at Congressional
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Sunday, June 29, 2014 7:59 PM

Associated Press

 

BETHESDA, Md. — Justin Rose has won enough times on the strongest golf courses to appreciate how one mistake can make a difference.

He got away with one Sunday at Congressional to win the Quicken Loans National.

Shawn Stefani did not.

With the poise and the putting touch of a U.S. Open champion, Rose atoned for a 4-iron he hit into the water on the 18th hole to make a 15-foot bogey putt that got him into a playoff and gave him new life. On the 18th hole in the playoff, Stefani hit the same type of shot that rolled into the same pond left of the green.

There are no second chances in a sudden-death playoff.

 
My (World) Cup runneth over …
Written by Jim Metcalfe   
Saturday, June 28, 2014 8:10 PM

By JIM METCALFE

Sports Editor

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Oh so close — and yet so far away.

I refer to the United States of America World Cup team being ever-so-close to beating Portugal and clinching the quarterfinals.

I watched most of the match Sunday and wonder about Portugal’s first goal.

With more than a few off-sides calls during the preliminary round — in my most humble but correct opinion (along with those of the ESPN analysts!), non-existent infractions, to say the least — nullifying goals, should it have counted because it seemed that a couple of their guys were off-sides, numbers 23 and 17 in particular?

That is one of the rules of soccer — futbol to the rest of the world — that is hard to understand for most of us laymen/women, so I guess I will give the men in black — or blue as the case may be in this situation — the benefit of the doubt.

As well the commentators on ESPN did not say anything about that and instead put the blame squarely on the shoulders of the American defenders, so I will agree with that.

They know the game a lot better than I do, which never stopped me from giving an opinion before …

Other than that, it was a great — shall I write beautiful? — game.

 
Crestview wins 1, loses 1 in ACME tourney
Written by Jim Metcalfe   
Saturday, June 28, 2014 8:00 PM

By JIM METCALFE

DHIMedia Sports Editor

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CONVOY — Crestview won one game Saturday but lost a second in the District 5 ACME summer baseball tournament at sometimes soggy, sometimes sunny Crestview Athletic Complex.

 
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