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Par for the Course: Deadline nears for Kids Am and Junior PCA tourneys
Jul 16, 2017 4:00 AM

Par for the Course: Deadline nears for Kids Am and Junior PCA tourneys

Time is running out, but not completely gone to register for the 3rd Kids Am and the 10th Matt Mishler Junior Portage County Amateur this week. Deadline for the Kids Am, aimed at youths age 12 and under, is July 21 for the event that takes place on July 23.

By Susan Jenior Correspondent
Mantua's David Hand qualifies for prestigious national motocross event at Loretta Lynn's
Jul 16, 2017 4:00 AM

Mantua's David Hand qualifies for prestigious national motocross event at Loretta Lynn's

Mantua's Hand family, which has a rich and deep history in motocross racing, added another memorable chapter to their edition on Saturday when David Hand qualified for the Loretta Lynn's Amateur National.

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Intense finish puts Ravenna Warriors into regional final
Jul 15, 2017 11:24 PM

Intense finish puts Ravenna Warriors into regional final

ALLIANCE — As Ravenna and Salem Hardy Design battled into the latter innings, a Hot Stove observer happily noted how calm the game had been.

By Jonah Rosenblum | Staff Writer
Mantua's David Hand qualifies for prestigious Loretta Lynn National motocross competition
Jul 15, 2017 4:00 PM

Mantua's David Hand qualifies for prestigious Loretta Lynn National motocross competition

Mantua’s Hand family, which has a rich and deep history in motocross racing, added another memorable chapter to their edition on Saturday when David Hand qualified for the Loretta Lynn’s Amateur National.

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Portage County locals excel at Novak qualifier
Jul 15, 2017 4:00 AM

Portage County locals excel at Novak qualifier

Junior golfers took one final opportunity to qualify for the Northern Ohio PGA Kenny Novak Championship at the final qualifier held at Fox Den Golf Course in Stow on Friday.

By Susan Jenior | Correspondent
Streaking Dodgers on pace to win 100 games
Jul 15, 2017 4:00 AM

Streaking Dodgers on pace to win 100 games

The century mark is in sight for the Los Angeles Dodgers heading into the second half of the season.

By Beth Harris Associated Press
Angels' Mike Trout happy to be back
Jul 15, 2017 4:00 AM

Angels' Mike Trout happy to be back

Mike Trout never got comfortable away from the action while he sat out 39 games with an injured thumb. The two-time AL MVP is grateful to be back in the middle of it with the Los Angeles Angels.

By Greg Beacham | Associated Press
Terry Francona glad to be back in the dugout for Cleveland Indians
Jul 15, 2017 4:00 AM

Terry Francona glad to be back in the dugout for Cleveland Indians

Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona rejoined his team Thursday for an extended stay in Northern California, one week after undergoing a minor procedure for an irregular heartbeat.

By Michael Wagaman | Associated Press
Kirk Cousins enjoys a pleasant bargaining table
Jul 15, 2017 4:00 AM

Kirk Cousins enjoys a pleasant bargaining table

Kirk Cousins could easily feel uncertain about his future with the Washington Redskins.

By Stephen Whyno | Associated Press
Rory McIlroy misses cut at Scottish Open
Jul 15, 2017 4:00 AM

Rory McIlroy misses cut at Scottish Open

It started with a shout of "FORE LEFT!" and ended with a putt from about 7 feet that didn't come close to finding the cup.

By Steve Douglas | Associated Press
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Indians offense still on All-Star break, shut out by Sonny Gray
Jul 15, 2017 2:58 AM

Indians offense still on All-Star break, shut out by Sonny Gray

Sonny Gray, who the Indians could try to bring to Cleveland before the trade deadline, stymied the visiting Indians Friday evening in the Bay Area.

By Michael Wagaman | Associated Press
Jul 14, 2017 11:27 PM

Coming Saturday in R-C Sports

Saturday's Record-Courier sports section will include the following stories.

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Wizards shell out to keep Porter in house
Jul 14, 2017 4:00 AM

Wizards shell out to keep Porter in house

WASHINGTON -- The Washington Wizards matched the Brooklyn Nets' $106 million, four-year offer sheet to keep forward Otto Porter, making him the team's highest paid player. Team president Ernie Grunfeld announced the move Thursday.

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Dewar racing ahead
Jul 14, 2017 4:00 AM

Dewar racing ahead

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- NASCAR has promoted Brent Dewar from chief operating officer to president. Under the move announced Thursday, Dewar becomes the fourth person ever to hold the title of NASCAR president. Dewar joined NASCAR as a chief operating officer in 2014.

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Let the second half begin
Jul 14, 2017 4:00 AM

Let the second half begin

Jul 14, 2017 4:00 AM

Ficociello blast sinks RubberDucks

ERIE, Pa. -- Dominic Ficociello hit a two-run home run and had three hits as the Erie SeaWolves beat the Akron RubberDucks 9-4 on Thursday. Erie started the scoring with a big third inning, when it put up five runs, including a two-run home run by Ficociello.

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Could Darvish leave his only American home?
Jul 14, 2017 4:00 AM

Could Darvish leave his only American home?

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Yu Darvish was unable to pitch two years ago when the Texas Rangers had an even worse record at the All-Star break before going on to win the AL West title.

By Stephen Hawkins Associated Press
Windy City ace gusts over to the North Side
Jul 14, 2017 4:00 AM

Windy City ace gusts over to the North Side

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs found the pitching help they were looking for just a few miles from Wrigley Field. They hope it will give the scuffling team the kick it needs.

By Andrew Seligman Associated Press
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Let the debate begin
Jul 14, 2017 4:00 AM

Let the debate begin

Being a native New Yorker, I used to enjoy getting into little arguments over who had the better rotation -- the Cleveland Indians or the New York Mets. I guess that was pretty funny in retrospect. (Perhaps I'll replace Peyton Manning as host of the ESPYs next year.

By Jonah Rosenblum Staff Writer
A new kind of pulling: Kent State football alum Brian Winters prepares for season by pulling truck
Jul 14, 2017 4:00 AM

A new kind of pulling: Kent State football alum Brian Winters prepares for season by pulling truck

Professional football players build strength, speed and stamina during the offseason in unique ways these days.

By Allen Moff Staff Writer