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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.

 

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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Gordon nabs NASCAR Dover win

DOVER, Del. — At 43, Jeff Gordon entered the season answering questions about retirement.After wins at Kansas, Indianapolis, Michigan and Dover for his first four-win season since he had six in 2007, the four-time NASCAR champion is answering questions about winning a fifth and hitting the 100-victory mark.“I don’t think we’re going to get to 100 this year,” Gordon said, “but I hope we get past 93. That would be pretty awesome to get a...

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Rams’ biggest test up next

They’ve defeated their Greene County rival and the Ohio Heritage Conference defending champions in back-to-back weeks to establish themselves as the area’s top high school football team, but Friday’s game with West Liberty-Salem might be the Greeneview Rams’ biggest test of the season.Greeneview (5-0) defeated North Lewisburg Triad last week, behind Chance Frye’s athleticism, strong running and a solid Rams defense.West Libe...

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Miscues malign Skyhawks

FAIRBORN — The Piqua Indians took advantage of a Fairborn fumble and a slew of Skyhawk penalties to break open a 14-14 halftime tie for Friday’s win at Fairborn Memorial Stadium.Piqua senior linebacker Ben Sowrey fell on the fumble with 37 seconds left in the third quarter and the ball on Fairborn’s 35-yard line.On Piqua’s first play of the drive, Indians quarterback Rupert Delacruz hit Trent Yeomans on a dead run to the left, and the speedy runni...

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Big plays from Beavers leads to win

BEAVERCREEK — Big plays took center stage in Beavercreek’s 44-27 non-league win over Dayton Dunbar (2-3).Both teams chewed up huge chunks of yards at a time in scoring touchdown after touchdown in the second half, after a relatively quiet first half.Seven touchdowns were scored on plays of 30 yards or longer while the teams had several other long plays not resulting in touchdowns.Stone Kincer led Beavercreek (2-3) with 160 yards and one TD, while T...

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Local Sports Briefs

H.S. SOCCERMiami Valley Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association (MVSSCA) voting for Dayton/Miami Valley-area high school soccer teams, through Friday, Sept. 26.BOYSDivision I — 1. Beavercreek 40; 2. Springboro 33; 3.(tie) Lebanon, Vandalia Butler 31; 5. Centerville 24; 6. Troy 16; 7. New Carlisle Tecumseh 14; 8. Clayton Northmont 8; 9. Miamisburg 7; 10. Kettering Fairmont 6;...

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