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Beltran hits grand slam, Rogers solid for Yankees
Written by Associated Press   
Friday, August 08, 2014 8:00 PM


Associated Press


NEW YORK — Carlos Beltran hit a grand slam and drove in five runs as the New York Yankees broke out to support improbable fill-in starter Esmil Rogers and beat the sloppy Cleveland Indians 10-6 on Friday night for their sixth win in seven games.

Derek Jeter tied Honus Wagner with his 3,430th hit in a 5-run first inning against Trevor Bauer (4-7) and Beltran's 11th career slam highlighted a 5-run sixth. The Indians, who have the majors' worst fielding percentage, prolonged both innings with errors in their fourth straight loss overall and seventh in a row in the Bronx.

The Yankees walked seven times in moving seven games above .500 (61-54) for the first time this season.

How will college football panel pick top teams?
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Friday, August 08, 2014 8:00 PM


Associated Press


Might as well call it Mission: Impossible.

Starting in mid-October, a panel of 13 football experts will begin meeting once a week to determine the four teams who will compete for the national championship in the very first College Football Playoff. Their goal is to choose the four best teams in the nation at the end of the regular season.

But how does someone answer a question for which there will almost always will be more-than-one correct answer?

Wildcat golfers win over Ottoville
Written by Jim Metcalfe   
Thursday, August 07, 2014 8:46 PM
Jefferson senior Nick Fitch tees off on No. 3 during the Wildcats’ 186-197 non-league victory over host Ottoville Thursday morning on the par-35 front 9 of the Delphos Country Club. Fitch shot a 49 for the Red and White (2-0), while Carter Mox was the low man with a 41, Zack Wannemacher 46, Jacob Hamilton 63, Andrew Foust 50 and Tristan Moore 54. Ottoville (0-2) senior Wesley Markward was the medalist with a 38, followed by Brendon Schnipke at 49, Andy Schimmoeller 52 and Kaleb Hanicq 58. (DHI Media/Jim Metcalfe)
It’s clobberin’ time!
Written by Jim Metcalfe   
Thursday, August 07, 2014 8:42 PM

With Thursday being the first day of full-scale hitting of the 2014 football pre-season, both St. John’s (top), during the morning session, and Jefferson (bottom), later in the afternoon, took advantage of it as preparations continue toward the scrimmages next week. (DHI Media/Jim Metcalfe)

High School Golf Previews
Written by Jim Metcalfe   
Thursday, August 07, 2014 8:42 PM


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ST. JOHN’S — St. John’s head golf coach John Klausing had an extremely young team last fall — one senior and one junior — and paid for it with a 1-14 mark.

That crew finished eighth out of nine Midwest Athletic Conference units and ninth at the Division III Sectional at Auglaize Country Club.

With four starters back and a few more younger options — the Blue Jays don’t have a single senior and only one junior — Klausing hopes for a much-improved Blue Jay crew for 2014.

“We improved by 10 strokes per player by the end of last season,” Klausing said. “We knew it was going to be tough for us last year, having three freshmen play varsity, but the kids stayed positive and improved throughout the year.