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Lear’s Martial Arts hosts Buckeye Karate Bash
Written by Staff Reports   
Sunday, July 13, 2014 8:00 PM
Julian Grant and Gregory Rose spar during the Buckeye Karate Bash held at Delphos Jefferson High School on Saturday. The tournament was hosted by Lear’s Martial Arts Academy in Delphos and was a part of the Miami Valley Tournament Association. Students from 21 martial arts schools from as far away as Cleveland participated in weapons, kata and sparring. (DHI Media Staff photos)
 
Futures Game: Gallo gives US 3-2 win over World
Written by Associated Press   
Sunday, July 13, 2014 8:00 PM

Associated Press

 

MINNEAPOLIS — Texas Rangers prospect Joey Gallo showed off his power with a soaring 2-run homer in the sixth inning to give the U.S. team the lead for good in a 3-2 victory over the World squad Sunday at the All-Star Futures Game for baseball's best minor-leaguers.

Gallo's 1-out drive to right field off Houston Astros right-hander Michael Feliz was estimated at 419 feet. The 20-year-old third baseman for Double-A Frisco hit several other balls farther than that during a head-turning batting practice display at Target Field.

The assumed successor for 4-time All-Star Adrian Beltre with the Rangers, Gallo has 31 homers and 73 RBIs this season in 85 games. He followed a 2-run homer in the top of the sixth by Javier Baez against Washington Nationals right-hander Lucas Giolito.

 
A look at who in NBA is staying and going
Written by Associated Press   
Sunday, July 13, 2014 8:00 PM

Associated Press

A look at the biggest moves made so far during the NBA's free agency period:

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LEBRON JAMES

Leaves Miami for Cleveland. Best player in the world changes teams and goes home and the balance of power in the East has now shifted out of Miami.

CHRIS BOSH

Staying in Miami, will be signing 5-year deal worth $118 million. Keeping Bosh helped Heat avoid what would have been offseason disaster.

CARMELO ANTHONY

Staying with New York Knicks and gave them a little discount as well. Knicks would have been in worlds of trouble without him this season.

 
The brave and courageous?
Written by Jim Metcalfe   
Saturday, July 12, 2014 8:00 PM

Metcalfe's Musings

By JIM METCALFE

DHI Media Sports Editor

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This always leaves a bad taste in my mouth.

I refer to this item around the Net where a soccer referee from Westland, Michigan, 44-year-old John Bieniewicz, was attacked during an “adult”-league (for men 30 and older) match in Livonia by being punched in the head and later was declared dead.

I won’t tell you the accused’s name — you can look it up if you wish but he has already been arraigned; I will leave it to the prosecutor, judge and jury to sort through the facts — but if he is guilty, he was so brave and courageous, he punched the man in the back of the head; by all accounts, the deceased didn’t see it coming!

According to witnesses and players, the accused was going to be red-carded and “took matters into his own hands” in “voicing” his displeasure with his “5 reasons to agree with me!”

Yes, sir, brave and courageous, indeed!

By all accounts, this is a pretty intense league — the Michigan United Soccer League — and play can get heated but before this, the “heat” had never turned deadly.

 
LeBron James returns to Cavaliers: ‘I’m coming home’
Written by Associated Press   
Friday, July 11, 2014 8:00 PM

By TOM WITHERS

AP Sports Writer

CLEVELAND (AP) — If LeBron James was going to win another NBA title, heal broken hearts and continue building his legacy, he knew there was only one place to go.

To Ohio. Home.

Four years after he left for Miami, a widely criticized departure that damaged his image and crushed a long-suffering city’s championship hopes, James is coming back to play for the Cavaliers to try and end Cleveland’s half-century title drought. He’s returning to his basketball roots, to the people who know him best to make good on a promise.

James made the announcement Friday with a powerful essay written for Sports Illustrated. His decision ended two weeks of speculation with the entire league waiting on his move.

When he finally made it, Cleveland was his choice over re-signing with the Heat.

“I looked at other teams, but I wasn’t going to leave Miami for anywhere except Cleveland,” he said to SI. “The more time passed, the more it felt right. This is what makes me happy.”

 
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