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Manziel, Browns agree he's not ready to start
Written by Associated Press   
Thursday, August 21, 2014 8:06 PM

Associated Press


BEREA — On one knee and far from the action, quarterback Johnny Manziel leaned on his orange helmet and watched.

This is his new position.

As Browns starter Brian Hoyer worked with Cleveland's first-team offense during 11-on-11 drills Thursday, Manziel, for now relegated to the second string, observed from the side. He took mental notes as he waited for his turn.

Keselowski gets 1st NASCAR Truck Series win
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Thursday, August 21, 2014 8:00 PM

Associated Press


BRISTOL, Tenn. — Brad Keselowski earned his first NASCAR Truck Series victory on Thursday, becoming the first father-son duo to do so.

Keselowski passed defending champion Kyle Busch with 75 laps to go and held off Busch's teammate Darrell Wallace Jr. in the UNOH 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Bob Keselowski won a Truck Series race at Richmond, Virginia, in 1997 after joining the series three years earlier during its inaugural season.

Jays fall to Celina in final gridiron tuneup
Written by Larry Heiing   
Thursday, August 21, 2014 8:00 PM
St. John’s receiver Aaron Reindel comes down with a pass reception from quarterback Nick Martz for a first down during Thursday scrimmage action at Celina. (DHI Media/Larry Heiing)


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CELINA — It was time for the dress rehearsal for the St. John’s football as they traveled to Celina for their final scrimmage of the pre-season Thursday evening.

Gone was the 10 plays-and-out format of their previous two scrimmages against Bath and Van Buren. Instead, the game clock was turned on, the yard markers moved up and down the sidelines and punts were live for the first time.

Unfortunately for St. John’s, lots of punts were launched by the Blue Jays as the offense continued to sputter. The offense handled the ball for a total of six series during the scrimmage and were forced to punt on all six.

The Bulldogs opened the contest and used its spread offense headed by quarterback Caleb Hoying to score on a 20-yard run by Garrett Windget.

Defense for the Blue Jays continued to shine under Defensive Coordinator Steve Recker as St. John’s stopped Celina on fourth-and-5 on the Bulldogs; second drive on the contest.

The first quarter ended with the Blue Jays trailing 7-0.

Lady ‘Cats goose-egg Big Green in soccer
Written by Jim Metcalfe   
Thursday, August 21, 2014 8:00 PM
Jefferson sophomore Abby Parkins and Ottoville senior Haley Landwehr battle for ball possession during a girls soccer match Thursday night at Ottoville. (DHI Media/Jim Metcalfe)


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OTTOVILLE — The Jefferson girls soccer program is seeking to take its place amongst the elite in the Tri-County area.

Based on the Lady Wildcats’ 4-0 victory over long-time power Ottoville Thursday night on a wet Ottoville Soccer Stadium pitch, they are on their way.

“We possessed the ball probably 75 percent of the time. That was due to paying attention to details, especially passing, communicating, moving, everything that we have worked on in the off-season and pre-season,” Jefferson head coach Josiah Stober said. “I didn’t have to do a lot of yelling because the girls were talking so well; that is so much better. We had two great days of practice the last two days to prepare for this match and you could see it tonight. Ottoville is a good program and I think this was one of the better matches I’ve seen in a long time, especially by us. It was a nice team win. We had several girls that if they didn’t play the entire way, played 95 percent; we’ve focused on the mental part of playing through the tiredness.”

The Red and White did all their damage in a 10-minute span.

Ottoville head man Tim Kimmett gave all the credit to the foe.

McIlroy stumbles to 74, worst start in 2 months
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Thursday, August 21, 2014 8:00 PM

Associated Press


PARAMUS, N.J. — Rory McIlroy took a week to celebrate his blockbuster summer and paid for it in The Barclays with his worst start in two months.

He could afford a day off.

That wasn't the case for players like Bo Van Pelt and Paul Casey and they picked a good time to produce good scores.