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Beaver gridders earn pre-season nods
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Tuesday, August 12, 2014 8:19 PM

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BLUFFTON — A trio of Bluffton University football players were recently named pre-season All-Ohio by OhioCollegeFootball.com.

Senior Donovan Brown (Cincinnati/Purcell Marian) and juniors Ryan Aelker (Holgate/New Bavaria) and Austin Speice (Paulding/Wayne Trace) all garnered Second-Team All-Ohio honors when the pre-season selections were announced. All three were Second-Team All-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference honorees following the 2013 campaign.

Brown had a breakout junior campaign at wide receiver, establishing a new single-season mark with 10 touchdown grabs (2nd in the HCAC). His 676 receiving yards are seventh all-time at Bluffton and his 44 catches are sixth for a season. Brown finished fourth in the HCAC with 15.4 yards per catch and he was fifth in the HCAC with 60 points. His game-winning touchdown catch against ninth-ranked Franklin College was selected as the D3Football.com National Play of the Week and it also was one of three Heartland Conference plays of the week. Brown hauled in three touchdowns of at least 49 yards in Bluffton’s narrow loss to Rose-Hulman.

 
Ward crafted reputation as wheelman before death
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Monday, August 11, 2014 8:00 PM

By DAN GELSTON and DAVID KLEPPER

Associated Press

 

PORT LEYDEN, N.Y. — Kevin Ward Jr. was crafting a reputation as a wheelman, the kind of driver who could race vehicles on any track without fear.

He'd sit up on his seat, floor it and zip his way through a maze of cars straight toward the front of the pack.

For points. For fun. Often for little money.

 
For all his talent, McIlroy wins a major with grit
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Monday, August 11, 2014 8:00 PM

By DOUG FERGUSON

Associated Press

 

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Anyone could see Rory McIlroy had the gifts to be the next big thing in golf.

His victory in the PGA Championship was more about grit.

That might be more impressive than some of the numbers associated with his latest major. McIlroy has won his four majors at a combined 62-under par. The only other players in the last century to win four majors 25 or younger were Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus and Bobby Jones. It had been six years since anyone won two straight majors (Padraig Harrington) or three straight tournaments (Woods).

 
Pettine plans to name Browns starter later in week
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Monday, August 11, 2014 8:00 PM

BEREA (AP) — Brian Hoyer knows Johnny Manziel is gunning for his job but the Browns' incumbent starting quarterback wants to make one thing clear.

It's his job to lose.

"To me, this is my team until someone else tells me otherwise," Hoyer said.

 
Wiggins deflects questions about trade to Wolves
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Monday, August 11, 2014 8:00 PM

By IAN HARRISON

Associated Press

 

TORONTO — When training camp begins in October, he'll be trying to block and deflect shots in the NBA. On Monday, No.1 overall draft pick Andrew Wiggins was deflecting questions about precisely where he'll be playing.

Last week, Cleveland reportedly reached an agreement in principle to send Wiggins, Anthony Bennett and a first-round pick to Minnesota for All-Star forward Kevin Love, who will join LeBron James and Kyrie Irving to form a new "Big 3" with the Cavaliers.

That deal, which cannot be officially completed until Aug. 23, when Wiggins becomes eligible to be traded, would leave the rookie swingman playing for a rebuilding squad in the Western Conference, rather than alongside LeBron on a presumed title contender in Cleveland.

 
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