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Scouts win, lose at GLSCL All-Star Game

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XENIA — Three Xenia Scouts came away with a win during Wednesday night’s Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League All-Star Game at Grady’s Field, and two others lost.The South All-Stars — with Xenia Scouts Tad Sobieszczanski, Nick Land and Lucas Hamelink — scored three runs in the second inning, then tagged on insurance runs in the fifth, sixth and eighth innings to claim a 6-1 win over the North All-Stars at Grady’s Field on the Athletes In Action Sports Complex.Scout players Andrew Carrillo and Jordan Stading were on the North squad. As the host team in the nine-team GLSCL, Xenia split its representation among both squads.

 

McIlroy earns Nicklaus’s praise

HOYLAKE, England (AP) — Rory McIlroy clutched the treasured piece of silverware, his reward for winning golf’s oldest major championship.Now he’s got his eyes on a new jacket. Something in green, preferably.With a grind-it-out performance on the final day of the British Open, McIlroy checked off another requirement for joining perhaps the most exclusive club in the game.U.S. Open? He’s won that. PGA Championship? Yep, got one of those t...

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Pacers face uphill battle after signing Stuckey

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Last week, the Indiana Pacers lost Lance Stephenson.On Monday, they replaced one of the NBA’s best young players with shooting guard Rodney Stuckey.It’s a swap that will make it a challenge for Indiana to win a third straight title in a division that might be the toughest in basketball.“We just have to come out and play hard and play with each other,” Stuckey said of the vastly improved Central Division. “...

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Alliance may smooth NASCAR bumps

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — There is no clearer example of the disconnect between NASCAR and its teams then the fight earlier this year over the procedures to cool cars down during qualifying.NASCAR refused to allow the use of cooling boxes, so teams had jerry-rigged a system that created a dangerous on-track situation for the drivers.NASCAR summoned the crew chiefs from every Sprint Cup organization to hash out a solution. The teams were almost unanimously in favor of ...

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Norman wins Canadian ParaTriathlonMAGOG, Canada — Xenia Christian High School student Grace Norman won her division of the International Triathlon Union Canadian ParaTriathlon, on July 19. Norman led the 750-meter swim, then had a solid three laps on the 6.6-kilometer bike stage. She missed one turn and added a minute to her overall time as she made the correction. The Canadian champion said she was surprised when Grace passed her a second time on the bike....

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Rory McIlroy builds a 4-shot lead at British Open

HOYLAKE, England (AP) — Rory McIlroy only saw birdies at Royal Liverpool, mostly on his scorecard, and even one pheasant that trotted across the eighth green as he was lining up a putt. That was but a minor interruption in his command performance Friday in the British Open.Once he made a birdie, and then another, nothing could stop McIlroy.Not another collapse in the second round. Not anyone in the field. And certainly not Tiger Woods.After a bogey on hi...

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In Alps, Nibali again dominates Tour de France

CHAMROUSSE, France (AP) — If Vincenzo Nibali was looking happier Friday after the Tour de France rode into the Alps, here’s why: His top rival fell out of contention, he gained nearly a minute on his next-biggest challenger and oh, he won Stage 13 to boot.On a sunbaked and melting Alpine road, the 29-year-old Italian, cemented his control of cycling’s greatest race with a solo-finish victory that was an afterthought to gaining time on other title contenders....

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Wiggins, Cavs hounded by Love trade rumors

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Andrew Wiggins came to summer league to get an early education on the NBA game, from playing against better competition to learning about what his new coach with the Cleveland Cavaliers will demand of him as a pro.The 19-year-old Canadian is also receiving a crash course in the NBA rumor mill.Since he arrived in Las Vegas and found out LeBron James was coming to Cleveland with him, Wiggins has heard his name brought up in possible trade scenarios a...

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