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District 8 All-Stars named
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Wednesday, March 19, 2014 8:13 PM

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The District 8 basketball all-star games will be held on Monday and Tuesday at Elida High School.

Girls all-star games will be Monday, with the Division I-II-III all-stars playing at 6:30 p.m. and the Division IV game to follow.

Boys all-star games will take place Tuesday at the same times.

Those playing in the game include:


Division I-II-III West Roster - Kourtney Fark (Celina), Joelle Hemmelgarn (Celina), Sammi Stechschulte (Columbus Grove), Kristin Miller (Ottawa Glandorf), Sierra Fent (Parkway), Cami Hellwarth (Parkway), Claire Dahlke (Shawnee), Cheyenne Handy (Van Wert), Sara Warner (Wapakoneta) and Michelle Maag (Ottawa-Glandorf).

‘Top 5’ label sure to follow Patrick Reed
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Wednesday, March 19, 2014 8:12 PM


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ORLANDO, Fla. — To listen to Patrick Reed after he won at Doral is to be reminded of the famous exchange at the 1989 Ryder Cup.

U.S. captain Raymond Floyd borrowed a line from Ben Hogan two decades earlier when he introduced his team as the “best 12 players in the world.” That worked in 1967 when Hogan’s team produced what remains the biggest blowout in history. On this occasion, it prompted a memorable reply from European captain Tony Jacklin.

“Does that make Seve Ballesteros the 13th best?”

Some versions of the story have a European player whispering to Nick Faldo, “That makes you No. 14.” Faldo had won the Masters earlier that year. Ballesteros was 14 months removed from his third British Open and fifth major championship.

They were bold words, indeed, especially when the Americans left England without the Ryder Cup.

NFL to discuss expanded playoffs
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Wednesday, March 19, 2014 8:11 PM

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NEW YORK — NFL owners likely will consider expanding the playoffs by two teams, beginning in 2015, when they hold their spring meetings in Orlando next week but a vote on the subject is uncertain.

A groundswell for raising the number of playoff qualifiers to seven in each conference figures to get plenty of support from the 32 owners. Most notably, Arizona’s Bill Bidwill, who saw his Cardinals go 10-6 and not get in, while Green Bay (8-7-1) qualified by winning the NFC North.

The current format of four division winners and two wild-card teams has existed since 2002, when Houston joined the league as an expansion team, bringing the membership to 32.

NCAA Men's Tournament Glance
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Wednesday, March 19, 2014 8:10 PM

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NCAA Men’s Tournament Glance


At UD Arena

Dayton, Ohio

Wednesday’s Results

Cal Poly 81, Texas Southern 69

Iowa (20-12) vs. Tennessee (21-12), (n)

Vols rally to beat Iowa 78-65 in OT at First Four
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Wednesday, March 19, 2014 8:00 PM | Updated ( Wednesday, March 19, 2014 8:09 PM )


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DAYTON — Jarnell Stokes dominated inside as Tennessee finally caught up in the closing minutes of regulation and then opened overtime with a 3-point play that got the Volunteers headed to a 78-65 victory over Iowa on Wednesday night in the NCAA's First Four.

The Volunteers' late comeback sent them Raleigh, N.C., where they'll play sixth-seeded Massachusetts on Friday in the Midwest Regional.