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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.

 

Colts’ defense leads to role reversal vs. Bengals

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Bengals coach Marvin Lewis understands what it takes to build a stingy defense.The right scheme, the right players and the right mindset. So when Lewis put in the tape of Indianapolis this week, he was impressed.“I think they’ve morphed,” he said. “(Defensive coordinator) Greg (Manusky) has them doing some different things on defense and that has really stepped up with the loss of (Robert) Mathis. I think guys are really ...

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Wild World Series: Perfect Royals vs tested Giants

By Ben WalkerAP Baseball WriterLorenzo Cain gearing up to run on Buster Posey. Pablo Sandoval trying to launch long balls, Alex Gordon banging into walls chasing them. Madison Bumgarner and James Shields starting big games, with lights-out bullpens poised to close ‘em.The playoff-perfect Kansas City Royals. The tried-and-tested San Francisco Giants.A pair of wild cards, set to begin the World Series on Tuesday night at Kauffman Stadium in a ma...

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Special teams play aids in Warriors’ relevance

FAIRBORN — When Shawn Lamb’s Lebanon Warriors had lost three of four games, the veteran coach began preaching about relevance. He knew that his team may have taken a few lumps on its non-division portion of the schedule, but he also knew they still could make some noise in the Greater Western Ohio Conference’s South Division.After spoiling Fairborn’s Senior Night festivities and recording the team’s second consecutive shutout of a GWOC South opponent, ...

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Bellbrook cruises past Polar Bears

BELLBROOK — The Golden Eagles won easily for their homecoming crowd, scoring 22 points in the first quarter of a 31-0 route of Dayton Northridge.Bellbrook’s initial drive started on its own 49-yard line and they got into the red zone on a 28-yard pass from Alex Fryman to Sam Martin. Caleb Shroyer ran the ball into the end zone on the ensuing play and Bellbrook converted a two-point conversion to go up 8-0.After a series of turnovers from both teams, Bellbrook...

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TRACK & FIELDSchul gold medal run 50th anniversary todayFAIRBORN — Today marks the 50th anniversary of Bob Schul’s gold medal winning run in the 5,000-meter run at the 1964 Olympic Games. Schul, a West Milton native and 1955 graduate of Milton-Union High who now calls Fairborn home, is still the only American to win the 5,000 at the Games. The Olympics were held in Tokyo that year.For a complete story commemorating...

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Physical Elks dominate Beavers

By Scott Halaszshalasz@civitasmedia.comBEAVERCREEK - Centerville’s defense turned Beavercreek’s senior night into a complete nightmare on Friday.The big and burly Elks shoved the Beavercreek offense around Frank Zink Field in a surprisingly easy 48-14 Greater Western Ohio Conference win.The Beavers, who usually play great teams well at home, managed just 33 yards of offense in the first half and could not dig out of an early 17-0 hole. A...

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Golden Eagles get win on homecoming night

BELLBROOK — Some nights are just easier than others.The Golden Eagles coasted to victory for their homecoming crowd, scoring 22 points in the first quarter of a 31-0 route of Dayton Northridge (2-6).Even though the game was pretty much over in the first half, Bellbrook coach Kevin Basinger said there were some things he would like to improve based on the performance.

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XTown Performance to host Dyno Day & Cruise In, Saturday

XENIA — XTown Performance, located at 1790 West Park Square just north of Kroger off Progress Drive, will be hosting its second annual “XTP Dyno Day & Cruise In,” from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18 in the shopping center parking lot.Cash prizes will be awarded for the truck that registers the highest amount of horsepower on the dynomometer. Cash prizes will also be available to the Show & Shine winner.A total of 18 raffle drawings will take place ...

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TONIGHT’S FOOTBALL GAMES

Here’s a listing of where the Greene County area high school football teams will be playing for Friday, Oct. 17, 2014:(Team records in parentheses.)Carroll (2-5) at Cincinnati Purcell Marian (2-5)Cedarville (3-4) at W. Liberty-Salem (6-1)Centerville (7-0) at Beavercreek (3-4)Greeneview (7-0) at Springfield Northeastern (3-4)Lebanon (3-4) at Fairborn (1-6)Northridge (2-5) at Bellbrook (5-2)Xenia (5-2)...

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Barrett enjoying banner year

By Rusty MillerAP Sports WriterCOLUMBUS — It didn’t take long for J.T. Barrett to realize that things would never be the same for him.“Life has definitely changed,” said the redshirt freshman thrust into Ohio State’s starting quarterback job before the season when Braxton Miller underwent shoulder surgery. “The first day of classes, the teacher calls your name to see if you’re here and everybody turns and looks back, l...

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Bulldog seniors enjoy home playoff win

By John Bombatchjbombatch@civitasmedia.comYELLOW SPRINGS — As Fielding Lewis raced with the ball to the right sideline, his Xenia Christian counterpart was just trying to keep up. Then, when it appeared Lewis would head out of bounds, he simply stopped, did a nifty back-kick dribble and continued on his way, as the Ambassadors defender flew by him and out ran off the pitch.It was that kind of day for Xenia Christian.A veteran bunch of Yellow S...

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