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D’backs hold on to beat Reds 5-4
Written by Associated Press   
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 8:00 PM


Associated Press


CINCINNATI — Left-hander Wade Miley didn’t feel all that great. Against the Reds, it didn’t matter.

Miley blanked Cincinnati into the seventh inning, Paul Goldschmidt hit a 2-run homer and the Arizona Diamondbacks held on for a 5-4 victory on Wednesday, taking a series between two teams with struggling offenses.

Goldschmidt’s 19th homer off Alfred Simon (12-6) gave the Diamondbacks 2-of-3 in the series. Simon has gone 0-3 since his first All-Star selection. Didi Gregorius added a 2-run homer in the ninth.

Two homers in one game?

“That’s something we haven’t been doing a lot lately,” manager Kirk Gibson replied.

Neither team had been doing much of anything.

The Reds fell to 2-10 since the All-Star break. Devin Mesoraco’s 3-run homer in the ninth off Addison Reed ended a streak of 11 straight games with three runs or fewer, Cincinnati’s longest such stretch of futility since 1967.

Kluber outpitches Hernandez in 2-0 win
Written by Associated Press   
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 8:00 PM

CLEVELAND (AP) — Corey Kluber pitched his first career shutout to outduel Felix Hernandez, Yan Gomes had a 2-run double and the Cleveland Indians beat the Seattle Mariners 2-0 on Wednesday night.

The matchup between two of the top pitchers in the American League lived up to its billing. Kluber (11-6) held the Mariners to three singles and no walks while striking out eight. Hernandez struck out five and walked two.

Hernandez (11-3) didn’t allow a base-runner until Carlos Santana drew a leadoff walk in the fifth. Gomes capped the rally with a bases-loaded double.

Stern sees Sterling saga ending well, lauds Silver
Written by Associated Press   
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 8:00 PM

Associated Press


NEW YORK — Former Commissioner David Stern praised the NBA's handling of the Donald Sterling controversy and predicts it will "end well" for the league.

Stern said his successor, Adam Silver, has been "forceful" but also "demonstrated a compassionate side" in his reaction to the racist remarks that were made by the Los Angeles Clippers' owner.

"He's done great. He has been forceful, he has been reflective, he has been buttoned-down and I think he has also demonstrated a compassionate side as well," Stern told The Associated Press on Wednesday during a phone interview. "So I think it's going to end well."

Austin eager for fresh start with Browns
Written by Associated Press   
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 8:00 PM

Associated Press


BEREA — Not too long ago, Miles Austin was on his way to becoming one of the elite wide receivers in the NFL.

But nagging hamstring injuries got in the way and the 2-time Pro Bowler was released by the Dallas Cowboys after last season.

He has a fresh start with the Browns, though. And through the first four days of camp, he's making the most of it.

Lima Junior Golf Association
Written by Jim Metcalfe   
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 8:00 PM
The Lima Junior Golf Association held its annual season-ending banquet Monday night at the Shawnee Country Club, site of the Tournament of Champions event held earlier. Special award-winners were Emily Knopf, center, girls Player of the Year for the second straight year — sweeping all 13 individual events on the tour for 2014 — and Grant Ricketts, second from right, the Oscar Scheufler Sportsmanship Award recipient as voted on by the players. Also in the picture — from left — is LJGA Tournament Director Mike Harmon, former association golfer and banquet speaker Michael Schmitmeyer and Scheufler, a long-time former tournament director. (DHI Media/Jim Metcalfe)

McDonald’s Junior Series

The Elks Invitational - Tournament of Champions - Shawneee Country Club (Par 36-36-72 - white)

Monday’s Results

BOYS 12-13

1. Austin

1 Radcliff 40; 2. (tie) Christian Nartker 41 and Ryan Moody 41 (Nartker defeats Moody in a playoff for 2nd); 3. Ethan Harmon 47; 4. Gavin Harmon 48; 5. Cole Fletcher 49; 6. Adam Gerker 51.

BOYS 14-15

1. Jeffrey Knueve 41-42-83; 2. Collin Nartker 42-43-85; 3. Sam Reed 47-39-86; 4. Jake Smalley 44-49-93; 5. Jared Miller 54-44-98; 6. Austin Lucas 49-51-100; 7. Jared Hernandez 46-55-101.

BOYS 16-18

1. (tie) Joshah Rager 38-40-78 and Spencer Stubbs 37-41-78 (Rager defeats Stubbs in a playoff for 1st); 3. Grant Ricketts 41-38-79; 4. (tie) Brady Garver 41-40-81 and Kaleb Kuhn 41-40-81; 5. Xavier Francis 39-43-82; 6. Britton Hensel 43-40-83; 7. Wesley Markward 40-49-89.