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McCann shows off skills at Super Combine
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Tuesday, June 24, 2014 8:02 PM
Jefferson senior-to-be Jordan McCann engages an offensive lineman during 1-on-1 drills at the Blue-Grey Super Combine this weekend on the turf of Hall of Fame Field inside Fawcett Stadium in Canton. (Photos submitted)
Big Ten advocates 4-year scholarships
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Tuesday, June 24, 2014 8:01 PM


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The Big Ten said Tuesday that it supports guaranteed 4-year scholarships and improved medical coverage for its athletes.

The league announced in a statement signed Tuesday by its 14 presidents, including interim Ohio State president Joseph Alutto and outgoing Michigan president Mary Sue Coleman, and chancellors that it proposes working within the NCAA structure to provide greater academic security for its athletes by guaranteeing scholarships for four years, even if an athlete can no longer compete or has left for a professional career.

The statement called for guaranteeing 4-year scholarships for student-athletes and a standing scholarship if a student-athlete turns pro before graduating.

The Big Ten added the NCAA must do “whatever it takes” to compensate athletes for the full cost of their college education as defined by the federal government — rather than just tuition, fees and room and board — plus would like to review the NCAA rules on medical insurance and provide more consistent coverage.

“We have an obligation to protect their health and well-being in return for the physical demands placed upon them,” the league said.

The NCAA has been sued by a number of former athletes over compensation issues challenging the organization’s bedrock of amateurism.

Big Ten commissioner Jim Delaney testified last week at an antitrust trial against the NCAA filed by former UCLA star Ed O’Bannon. That trial is in its 12th day in Oakland, Calif., and seeks to decide whether college athletes should be paid for the use of their likenesses.

Lima Junior Golf Association
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Tuesday, June 24, 2014 8:00 PM

McDonald’s Junior Series

Pepsi Cola Open

Springbrook Golf Club - Par 70 (35-35)

Tuesday’s Results

BOYS 12-13

1. Gavin Harmon 39; 2. Ethan Harmon 40; 3. Ryan Moody 43; 4. Austin Radcliff 45; 5. (tie) Cole Fletcher and Christian Nartker 47; 6. Adam Gerker 48; 7. Eric Warnock 54.

BOYS 14-15

1. Sam Reed 39-38-77; 2. Jacob Good 42-40-82; 3. Jake Smalley 42-42-84; 4. Jared Hernandez 48-37-85; 5. Josh Klausing 45-42-87; 6. (tie) Regan Altenbach 47-41-88 and Jared Miller 47-41-88; 7. Aaron Belcher 43-46-89; 8. Jeffrey Knueve 44-46-90; 9. (tie) Sean Houston 45-46-91 and Hunter Karg 44-47-91; 10. (tie) Ricky Carroll 48-45-93 and Kyle Huffman 46-47-93; 11. Austin Lucas 47-47-94; 12. Drew Ambroza 51-49-100; 13. Marcus McGee 53-61-114; 14. Keaton Mckinley 66-51-117; 15. Andrew Cook 50-69-119; 16. Eli Kuck DQ.

BOYS 16-18

1. Grant Ricketts 35-36-71; 2. Carter Bowman 35-36-71; 3. Evan Hall 36-35-71 (Ricketts wins a playoff to take 1st place; Bowman wins a playoff for 2nd); 4. Rich Streicher 36-37-73; 5. (tie) Parker Frey 37-37-74, Kaleb Kuhn 39-35-74 and Joshah Rager 37-37-74; 6. (tie) Austin Brackman 39-37-76, Zach Erhart 38-38-76 and Xavier Francis 39-37-76; 7. Spencer Stubbs 39-39-78; 8. Britton Hensel 41-38-79; 9. (tie) Wesley Markward 43-37-80 and Michael Omlor 41-39-80; 10. Mitchell Youngpeter 42-39-81; 11. Kayne Richardson 41-41-82; 12. Evan Recker 40-43-83; 13. Zach Zimpfer 44-40-84; 14. (tie) Michael Barber 48-37-85, Chance Campbell 41-44-85, Collin Hennon 42-43-85 and David Jenkins 42-43-85; 15. Alex Britton 43-43-86; 16. Colin Burke 43-44-87; 17. Brandon Hernandez 49-42-91; 18. Gunner Blanke 47-47-94; 19. (tie) Nathan Clark 48-47-95 and Blake Gratz 49-46-95; 20. Brandon Pedersen 49-47-96; 21. Wesley Ruedebusch 50-49-99; 22. Cole Cartwright 57-45-102.

MLB Scores, Schedule
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Tuesday, June 24, 2014 8:00 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, June 24, 2014 8:15 PM )

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National League



Monday's Results

Miami 4, Philadelphia 0

Pittsburgh 8, Tampa Bay 1

Cincinnati 6, Chicago Cubs 1

Kansas City 5, L.A. Dodgers 3

Washington 3, Milwaukee 0

St. Louis 8, Colorado 0

San Diego 6, San Francisco 0

Tuesday's Results

Philadelphia 7, Miami 4

N.Y. Mets 10, Oakland 1

Pittsburgh 6, Tampa Bay 5

Chicago Cubs 7, Cincinnati 3

Atlanta 3, Houston 2

L.A. Dodgers 2, Kansas City 0

Washington at Milwaukee, 8:10 p.m.

St. Louis at Colorado, 8:40 p.m.

Cleveland at Arizona, 9:40 p.m.

San Diego at San Francisco, 10:15 p.m.

Portugal rescues 2-2 draw with US at World Cup
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Sunday, June 22, 2014 8:08 PM

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MANAUS, Brazil — They were less than 30 seconds away. The Americans were about to romp into the round of 16 at the World Cup, about to walk off with their first come-from-behind win at soccer’s showcase. About to advance with a game to spare. About to win consecutive World Cup games for the first time since 1930.

But they wilted in the Amazon heat and humidity.

Cristiano Ronaldo set up Varela for a late equalizer on a hot and humid night in the jungle Sunday to give Portugal a 2-2 draw with the United States and hope for a spot in the second round of the World Cup.

Ronaldo, who has been playing despite a left knee injury, sent in a cross in the fifth minute of stoppage time and Varela scored with a diving header in the last seconds of the match.

“We had one foot in the door,” goalkeeper Tim Howard said.

Nani had scored first for Portugal, shooting past a sprawling Howard in the fifth minute on Geoff Cameron’s wayward clearance, but the Americans responded in the second half as Portugal seemed to wilt in the stifling heat.

Jermaine Jones made it 1-1 with a curling shot in the 64th minute after a cross from Graham Zusi made its way through the Portugal defense.

Clint Dempsey, playing with a broken nose, then put the Americans ahead in the 81st. The United States captain used his stomach to direct the ball into the net from a cross by Zusi.

A screaming, pro-American majority in the crowd of 40,123 was ready to party late into the steamy night.

Then Varela beat Cameron to the cross, deflating the red, white and blue-clad fans.

The last-second draw denied the Americans a spot in the second round but it kept Portugal alive in the tournament.

“Obviously, we’re disappointed, but at the end of the day you’ve got to look at the positives: We got a point,” American captain Clint Dempsey said. “We put in a good performance. I thought we played better than the last game. I thought we moved the ball better. I thought we created more chances. Just unlucky.

The United States now has four points in Group G, the same as Germany, but the Germans have a better goal difference. Both Portugal and Ghana have one point. The Americans will face Germany on Thursday in Recife, while Portugal takes on Ghana at the same time in Brasilia.

Now the Americans may need at least a point Thursday to advance to the knockout stage. They could advance with a loss, depending on the result of the Portugal-Ghana game that will be played simultaneously.

“Now we have to go out and beat Germany; that’s what we have to do,” U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann said. “We have to play Germany, we have one less day to recover, we played in the Amazon, they played on a place with less travel. We have to do it the tough way.”

It was all Portugal for much of the first half, with Ronaldo in the starting lineup but getting less involved as the match progressed. The Americans, however, started to get more and more chances and even had a shot from Michael Bradley cleared off the line by Ricardo Costa in the 55th.

The heat in the Amazon rainforest, however, seemed to slow the Portuguese as the match wore on.

In the 39th minute, referee Nestor Pitana on Argentina called for a cooling break, the first such decision to be taken at the World Cup.

At the start of the match, FIFA listed the temperature at 30 degrees C (86 degrees F) with 66-percent humidity. FIFA uses the “Wet Bulb Globe Temperature” to determine when official cooling breaks should be added and says the WGBT must be above 32 degrees C (90 degrees F) for them to be considered.

The breaks are supposed to occur in the 30th and 75th minutes.

Dempsey’s goal was his fourth at a World Cup and second at this year’s tournament. Jones scored his third goal for the United States national team and first in almost two years.

Just like four years ago, the Americans relied on a late push. But they couldn’t sustain it.

Now it’s onto Recife. Nothing is decided.

They could move on. Or after all this, they could be sent home.

“It was unfortunate,” Klinsmann added, “An amazing game, amazing performance by our guys. Nothing more that you can ask for.”