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Toyota manufacturer looking for horsepower in NASCAR engines
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Wednesday, August 20, 2014 8:31 PM


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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Denny Hamlin was clearly frustrated a week ago at Michigan, when some jockeying for position led to a confrontation with Dale Earnhardt Jr. after the race.

His Toyota engine is at the root of Hamlin’s displeasure and the manufacturer doesn’t disagree. Hamlin said after Sunday’s race that he’s doing everything he can to keep up with the Hendrick Motorsports engines.

“We need to be better,” said David Wilson, president of Toyota Racing Development. “The folks over at the Hendrick shop have done a great job this year and they’ve got an edge, not just on us but the others as well.”

AP source: Bengals’ LB Burfict gets 3-year deal
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Wednesday, August 20, 2014 8:29 PM

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CINCINNATI — The Bengals and Vontaze Burfict agreed to a 3-year contract extension that will pay the Pro Bowl linebacker a maximum of $20.05 million through 2017, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press.

Burfict is making $570,000 in the final year of his original deal with Cincinnati, which took a minimal risk when it signed him as an undrafted free agent from Arizona State in 2012.

Under his extension, he’ll make $10 million through next summer, said the person speaking on condition of anonymity because the deal hasn’t been announced by the team or signed by the linebacker.

Lady 'Dawgs open soccer campaign with 5-0 whitewash
Written by Jim Metcalfe   
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 8:00 PM
Elida sophomore Hope Carter uses her head to advance the ball down the pitch in the first half Wednesday evening at the Elida Soccer Complex, beating a Maumee player. (DHI Media/Jim Metcalfe)


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ELIDA — Elida is used to having a tough time against Maumee in girls soccer action.

The Lady Bulldogs didn’t have as difficult a time as they have had in the past Wednesday evening, posting a dominant 5-0 shutout of the Lady Panthers at the Elida Soccer Complex.

Local Golf Roundup
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Wednesday, August 20, 2014 8:00 PM


Blue Jays best Panthers in MAC golf

The St. John’s boys golfers bested hosted Parkway 187-198 Wednesday in Midwest Athletic Conference action at Deerfeld.

The Blue Jays (3-2 MAC) were guided by low man Austin Lucas and his 36, along with Derek Klausing’s 41, Brandon Slate 44, Robbie Buescher 50, Elliott Courtney 52, Steve Leathers 53, Robbie Buescher 54, Matt Dickrede 58 and Ryan Dickman 61.

Golf Glance
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Wednesday, August 20, 2014 8:00 PM

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Site: Paramus, New Jersey.

Schedule: Today-Sunday.

Course: Ridgewood Country Club (7,319 yards, par 71).

Purse: $8 million. Winner’s share: $1.44 million.

Television: Golf Channel (Today, 2-6 p.m., 9 p.m.-1 a.m.; Friday, 2-6 p.m., 10:30 p.m.-2:30 a.m.; Saturday, 1-2:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m.; Sunday, noon-1:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m.) and CBS (Saturday, 3-6 p.m.; Sunday, 2-6 p.m.).

Last year: Adam Scott won the playoff opener at Liberty National in Jersey City, topping Tiger Woods, Gary Woodland, Justin Rose and Graham DeLaet by a stroke.

Last week: Camilo Villegas won the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, North Carolina, closing with a 7-under 63 for a 1-stroke victory.

Notes: The top 125 in the regular-season standings qualified for the tournament. The top 100 after the event will be eligible for the Deutsche Bank next week at TPC Boston in Massachusetts. The field will be cut to 70 for the BMW Championship at Cherry Hills in Colorado and to 30 for the Tour Championship at East Lake in Atlanta. … Points leader Rory McIlroy is coming off consecutive victories in the British Open, Bridgestone Invitational and PGA Championship. … The FedEx Cup winner will receive $10 million. Henrik Stenson won last year and also took the European Tour’s Race to Dubai. He won the Deutsche Bank and Tour Championship. … Vijay Singh won in 2008 at Ridgewood and Matt Kuchar took the 2010 title on the A.W. Tillinghast-designed course. … The 2015 tournament will be played at Plainfield in Edison, New Jersey, and the 2016 event is set for Bethpage Black in Farmingdale, New York.