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Scripted: Jeter wins it for Yanks in home farewell

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By Mike FitzpatrickAP Sports WriterNEW YORK (AP) — The perfect script.Derek Jeter capped his Yankee Stadium farewell with a game-winning single in the bottom of the ninth inning, the latest — and perhaps last — storybook moment in his charmed and illustrious career, to give New York a 6-5 victory Thursday night over the Baltimore Orioles.Serenaded with adoring chants that echoed through the Bronx night, Jeter tipped his cap several times at shortstop and drove in three runs. He launched an early double off the left-center wall and saved the best for last, a sharp, opposite-field single to right that knocked in the winning run.

 

Volquez looks to continue revival against Giants

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Edinson Volquez’s renaissance began with a simple game of catch.During his brief session with Pittsburgh Pirates pitching coach Ray Searage on that January day at the team’s training facility in Florida, the talented but erratic right-hander listened as Searage outlined a plan to help the 31-year-old regain the form that once made him an All-Star.“He felt wanted,” Searage said. “That builds trust.”Ten...

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Buccaneers enjoy Senior Night win

XENIA — One heady play, and Xenia’s ability to capitalize on a rare goalie miscue, enabled the Buccaneers to enjoy Senior Night with a 2-0 boys high school soccer win, over Miamisburg, Tuesday at Cox Stadium.After a scoreless first half, Xenia (7-5-0 overall, 2-2-0 Greater Western Ohio Conference, South Division) scored the match’s first goal barely three minutes into the second.Senior co-captain Nathan Beem headed the ball left to sophomore Zack Brunsm...

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Golden Eagles win SWBL title

BELLBROOK – Saying a new mindset and a little hard work helped the Bellbrook girls tennis team find success would be vastly understating things, but the Golden Eagles have had a season that surprised even themselves, thanks in part to a new preseason training regimen and a positive outlook.Bellbrook first-year coach Emily Buerschen took over in the summer and decided that stamina was going to be the focal point going into the season.“We implemented a complete...

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NFL says Abdullah should not have been penalized

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The NFL said Tuesday that Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah should not have been penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct when he dropped to his knees in prayer after an interception.The league’s rule book prohibits players from celebrating while on the ground, but spokesman Michael Signora wrote in an email Tuesday that the “officiating mechanic in this situation is not to flag a player who goes to the ground as part of religious expr...

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Local Sports Briefs

Staff ReportHIGH SCHOOLSOCCERThe Ohio Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association state HS soccer poll(As of Sept. 29)BOYSDIVISION I — 1. Copley (11-0-1) 100; 2. Mason (10-0-3) 74; 3. Beavercreek (9-0-1) 69; 4. Sylvania Northview (10-0-1) 62; 5. Cleveland St. Ignatius (8-2-1) 61; 6. Powell Olentangy Liberty (10-0-2) 60; 7. Dublin Coffma...

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Michigan AD apologizes for mistakes with QB injury

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Roughly 12 hours after embattled Michigan coach Brady Hoke said he’d been given no indication that quarterback Shane Morris had been diagnosed with a concussion, athletic director Dave Brandon revealed in a post-midnight statement that the sophomore did appear to have sustained one.That capped a bizarre day in which Michigan tried to address questions about the coaching staff’s handling of Morris, who took a violent hit in the fourth quarte...

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Government: NFL TV ‘blackout’ rule unsportsmanlike

WASHINGTON (AP) — For years, football fans have bemoaned the rule barring NFL home games that haven’t sold out from being televised in the local market.Well, you can’t blame the government anymore.The Federal Communications Commission voted Tuesday to end the 1975 rule with a push from its chairman.“We at the FCC shouldn’t be complicit in preventing sports fans from watching their favorite teams on TV,” said Chairman Tom Whe...

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Olympian Michael Phelps apologizes for DUI arrest

BALTIMORE (AP) — Olympic champion Michael Phelps apologized Tuesday for his latest brush with the law, saying he was “deeply sorry to everyone I have let down” with an arrest for DUI.Police charged the 18-time gold medalist after officers said he was speeding and failed field sobriety tests when pulled over in his native Baltimore early Tuesday.This is the second time Phelps has been arrested on drunken-driving charges, the first coming in 2004 after he...

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Reds roster could change for 2015

CINCINNATI — After their offense went flat in the closing weeks of the 2013 season that ended with a wild card loss in Pittsburgh, the Reds decided they had to change.No, not the players. The batting coach. And the manager.They fired Dusty Baker after a third playoff appearance in four seasons — their best stretch of success since the days of the Big Red Machine — and figured that Cincinnati could go deep into the postseason with the same group of playe...

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Nats’ Storen, others get second chance

WASHINGTON — Three years ago, Drew Storen was the confident, young closer for the Washington Nationals, a first-round draft pick who saved 43 games.Two years ago, he needed elbow surgery in April, worked his way back into the last-guy-on-the-mound job by the time the playoffs rolled around, then allowed a ninth-inning lead to become a 9-7 loss in Game 5 of the NL division series against St. Louis, ending Washington’s exhilarating season in excruciating fashion....

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Bellbrook falls to Alter

BELLBROOK – Saturday’s girls high school soccer game was a physical matchup between non-league rivals Alter and Bellbrook, at Miami Valley South Stadium. Both sides were scrapping until the final whistle, and in the end it was Alter who came away with the 2-1 win.The Golden Eagles (8-2-2) were down a key player with starter Monica Hennen sitting, and Alter (5-6) employed some strategies that caught Bellbrook off guard.“We struggled in the first half, ob...

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