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UFC’s Brown fighting his way out of trouble

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XENIA — Things in Jamestown native Matt Brown’s life are going pretty well these days.He’s healthy again. He’s won his last six Ultimate Fighting Championship-sanctioned fights. His success has him gaining consideration as a serious UFC welterweight title contender. And he’s recently been selected to fight Brazilian Erick Silva in UFC Fight Night’s main event, May 10 in Cincinnati.The May 10 bout will mark kind of a coming home party for the Greeneview High School graduate (Class of 1999), but while it will be nice to see his family and friends, Brown is mostly focused on winning the fight.


Golden Eagles roll over Eaton

BELLBROOK — The Bellbrook Golden Eagles had a successful day smacking the ball around Friday at Bellbrook High School, leading to a 10-0 run-rule victory over Southwestern Buckeye League rival Eaton.After holding Eaton (3-7, 2-4 SWBL) runless in the top of the first, Bellbrook (1-3, 6-0 SWBL) put three runs on the board on three hits. Casey Demko scored on a single from Cody Clark, Austin Hall scored on a sacrifice fly and Clark scored on a double from Joe Mezzanotte....

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at Bellbrook High SchoolTop-3 finishers from the sixth Bellbrook Golden Eagle Invitational, held Thursday, with athlete’s name, school, and winner’s time/distance.BOYSFINAL TEAM STANDINGS: 1. Germantown Valley View 162; 2. Wilmington 97; 3. Bellbrook 95; 4. Oakwood 92; 5. Monroe 66; 6. Dayton Ponitz 57.50; 7. Carlisle 47.50; 8. Xenia Christian 39.

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Marauders all about fundamentals early on

WILBERFORCE — As the two Central State University linemen came rolling his way, new varsity football coach Cedric Pearl showed he still has the footwork of an offensive lineman as he deftly sidestepped the pair of Marauders who were lumbering his way.Pearl was named the CSU football coach last month. The team was in their sixth Spring practice on Friday on the CSU practice field grounds, and the former Alabama A&M offensive coordinator was busy stressing fundamentals with his...

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Reds beat the reeling Cubs

CHICAGO (AP) — For the Cincinnati Reds, there was no better place to open a 10-game road trip than Wrigley Field.Alfredo Simon lowered his ERA to 0.86, and the Reds beat the Chicago Cubs, 4-1, Friday for their 16th win in their last 17 games at the Friendly Confines.Making his third start, Simon (2-1) allowed an unearned run in six-plus innings and sent the Cubs to their fifth straight loss. Simon, in the rotation while Mat Latos recovers from elbow and knee injuri...

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HIGH SCHOOLRams boys second, girls third at quad meetSPRINGFIELD — The Greeneview High School boys and girls track & field teams finished second and third in their respective classes, at Wednesday’s quad meet at Springfield Northwestern High School.In the girls events, Jessica Folino claimed wins in the 100-meter hurdles (18.64 seconds), 100 dash (14.23), 300 hurdles (54.50) and the 200 (29.60). Rams teammate Cassi...

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Penguins wary of Blue Jackets after Game 1 escape

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sidney Crosby is used to the attention. It comes with the territory when you’re the best hockey player in the world.Still, the Pittsburgh Penguins star knows the spotlight becomes more acute in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Shaded by Columbus forward Brandon Dubinsky for much of his 19 minutes of ice time in Pittsburgh’s 4-3 victory in Game 1, Crosby finished with a secondary assist on Matt Niskanen’s tying power-play goal in the second period,...

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Reds break from slump, start getting players back

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Reds have emerged from their worst start in two decades.A 4-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday gave Cincinnati its first consecutive victories and winning series this season. Johnny Cueto pitched one of the best games of his career, a three-hitter for his third shutout with a career-high 12 strikeouts.And the Reds left town feeling things were finally coming together after two very bad weeks.“Our expectations are n...

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‘Ultimate dream!’ Seattle celebrates Seahawks win

SEATTLE (AP) — After waiting decades for a major...

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