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Auto Racing Glance
Written by Associated Press   
Thursday, August 14, 2014 8:08 PM

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Site: Brooklyn, Michigan.

Schedule: Today, practice (Fox Sports 1, noon-1:30 p.m.), qualifying (Fox Sports 1, 4:30-6 p.m.); Saturday, practice (ESPN2, 11 a.m.-noon); Sunday, race, 1 p.m. (ESPN, noon-4:30 p.m.).

Track: Michigan International Speedway (oval, 2.0 miles).

Race distance: 400 miles, 200 laps.

Last year: AJ Allmendinger won on the road course at Watkins Glen for his first career Sprint Car victory. He drives for JTG Daugherty Racing.

Last year: Joey Logano won on fuel mileage. Kevin Harvick was second.

Fast facts: Tony Stewart sat out at Watkins Glen, a day after the 3-time Cup champion struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr. under caution in a sprint car race in Canandaigua, New York. Stewart hasn’t announced whether he’ll drive this weekend. … Race winners get first priority for the 16-driver Chase as long as they are in the top 30 in the standings and attempted to qualify for every race. With four regular-season races left, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jimmie Johnson and Brad Keselowski top the series with three victories. Harvick, Logano, Jeff Gordon and Carl Edwards each have two wins; Allmendinger, Kyle Busch, Aric Almirola, Denny Hamlin and Kurt Busch also have won. Earnhardt leads the standings, four points ahead of Gordon. … Johnson won at the track in June. … Keselowski is from Rochester Hills, Michigan.

Next week: Irwin Tools Night Race, Aug. 23, Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, Tennessee.


UNOH unveils new synthetic baseball infield
Written by Jim Metcalfe   
Thursday, August 14, 2014 8:04 PM | Updated ( Thursday, August 14, 2014 8:48 PM )
The University of Northwestern Ohio unveiled its brand-new “Replicated Grass” baseball infield during a press conference Thursday afternoon at Racer Field. (DHI Media/Jim Metcalfe)


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LIMA — The University of Northwestern Ohio has a new look for its baseball field.

Instead of a dirt infield at the St. Rita’s Health Partners Complex on its western campus, the Racers — under the guidance of President Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis, the university board and Athletic Director Chris Adams — will have a brand-new “Replicated Grass” synthetic surface for the 2015 season.

“We are very excited about this project,” Adams remarked. “The new infield will greatly enhance our recruiting efforts, along with allowing us to complete more of our regular-season baseball games this spring.”


Sterling loses appeal to block LA Clippers sale
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Wednesday, August 13, 2014 8:26 PM


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LOS ANGELES — Donald Sterling's latest effort to block the $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer was rejected Wednesday by a California appeals court.

The 2nd District Court of Appeal issued a brief order Wednesday ruling it couldn't halt a sale that had been completed.

"The evidence before this court indicates the sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to Steven Ballmer has closed," the court wrote. "Thus, there is nothing for this court to stay."

Indians split with Diamondbacks
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Wednesday, August 13, 2014 8:18 PM

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CLEVELAND — The Arizona Diamondbacks experienced another tough loss Wednesday in what has been a difficult season.

Randall Delgado (1-3) gave up Zach Walters' 1-out homer in the ninth inning, sending Arizona to a 3-2 loss to the Cleveland Indians in the first game of a doubleheader.

In the nightcap, the D'backs beat the Indians 1-0 in 12 innings.

Bath takes 18-team Kalida Invite, Kalida 4th to top local units
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Wednesday, August 13, 2014 8:00 PM



KALIDA —Led by the 75s of Evan Hall, Brady Garver and Adam Vieira, Bath’s boys golfers took the 18-team Kalida Wildcat Invitational Wednesday at Country Acres Golf Course.

Ottawa Hills, led by the 75 of Matt Abendroth and the 77 of Michael Denner, was second at 319.

Wauseon — with medalist Trevor Dominique shooting a 72 and David Williams a 76 — was third at 324.

Host Kalida was fourth at 327 behind Evan Recker’s 79 and Zach Erhart and Trent Siebeneck 81s.

Van Wert — at 371 — was 11th, with Brandon and Jared Hernandez carding an 88 and 91, respectively.

Elida was 13th (387) with Drew Sarno shooting an 85 and Jimmie Ebling an 87.

Ottoville — with Wesley Markward registering a 77 and Brandon Schnipke an 89 — was 14th at 391.

St. John’s was tied with Paulding for 15th at 393: Austin Lucas carded am 89 and Derek Klausing 97.

Fort Jennings finished last at 413, with Sam Vetter shooting 95 and Nick Von Sossan 98.