Pyrenees please Nibali, Rogers in Tour Stage 16

BAGNERES-DE-LUCHON, France (AP) — The Pyrenees on Tuesday lived up to their reputation for causing ups and downs at the Tour de France: A French rider climbed in the standings, an American went down, and an Australian rebounding from an ordeal of doping suspicions won Stage 16 in a downhill breakaway.Riding in his 10th Tour, three-time world champion Michael Rogers of Australia won his first Tour stage behind savvy racing, well-paced riding and the absence of his Tinkoff-Saxo...

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McIlroy is poised to be golf’s next big thing

HOYLAKE, England (AP) — Golf has been looking for the next big star the last five years, and Rory McIlroy is the most obvious candidate.With his name on the claret jug and his Irish eyes now focused on a green jacket, McIlroy took a big step toward the career Grand Slam with four dominant days at Royal Liverpool. He looks unbeatable at times like this. Boy Wonder has it all — skill, strength, shot-making. Throw in a great week with the putter and it̵...

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Let them play

By David FongRegional Sports Content ManagerTROY — At a time when most summer baseball teams are packing up the gear and the players are turning their attention toward fall sports, the Troy Post 43 legion baseball team is kicking into high gear.By virtue of its Region 2 Legion Tournament win this past weekend, Troy Post 43 has seen its season extended by two more weeks. This week, Troy will head to Youngstown for the NABF World Series, then follow that u...

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Troy’s 1,000-yard club exclusive, prestigious

By David FongRegional Sports Content ManagerTROY — Not only is it one of the most exclusive clubs in Troy history — only 30 different members have been inducted since 1897 — it is one of the most prestigious, as well.“I think 1,000 is the number every running back who has come through Troy has tried to get to,” said former Troy High School football coach Steve Nolan, who produced bumper crops of 1,000-yard rushers the way Fulton F...

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It’s Mack-ademic

By David FongRegional Sports Content ManagerCASSTOWN — In a day and age in which the term “student-athlete” is quickly becoming something of an oxymoron, Angie Mack is living proof is is possible to strike a balance between the classroom and the athletic fields.

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Hall of Fame bound

By David FongRegional Sports Content ManagerTROY — One year after inducting the inaugural class into the Trojan Athletics Hall of Fame, the second class has been announced.The Trojan Athletics Hall of Fame Committee and Troy High School Athletic Department has announced the 2014 class will include: Carlton Kazmaier (football, basketball, golf and track coach), Leslie Wells (football and baseball player), Mike Lyons (gymnastics and track), Heath Murray (b...

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Abreu hits 29th HR, leads White Sox past Indians

Editor’s note: The game between the Cincinnati Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates was not complete at time of press.CLEVELAND (AP) — Jose Abreu hit his major league-leading 29th homer, a two-run shot that sent the Chicago White Sox over the Cleveland Indians 6-2 on Saturday. The White Sox ended a three-game losing streak.Abreu, picked for the AL All-Star team in his rookie season, broke a scoreless tie in the fourth inning with his drive off...

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Keselowski wins Nationwide race at New Hampshire

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — Brad Keselowski had a couple of impressive performances at New Hampshire. It’s the victory celebration that again gave him fits. Keselowski topped all the fields Saturday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, including a dominant run in his Nationwide Series victory. Keselowski also led the speed charts during both Sprint Cup practices. Throw in the pole for the Nationwide race and that made the Team Penske driver a neat 4 for 4.Simply per...

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Park has 1-shot lead at Women’s British Open

SOUTHPORT, England (AP) — One year later, Inbee Park is still chasing history at the Women’s British Open.Instead of trying to win an unprecedented fourth straight major, Park has a chance to become only the seventh woman to win four of the LPGA’s majors. Instead of photographers capturing her every move at St. Andrews, the 26-year-old South Korean has gone about her work without fanfare at Royal Birkdale.That changed Saturday with a remarkable sta...

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Netherlands beats host Brazil 3-0 to finish 3rd

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Robin van Persie and Daley Blind scored early goals to help give the Netherlands a 3-0 win over host Brazil in the third-place match at the World Cup on Saturday. With the result, the Netherlands finishes a World Cup unbeaten in regular play for the first time, having lost to Argentina on penalties in the semifinals. After finishing runner-up in 2010, the third place is the best position for the Dutch squad since it lost the final in 1974 and 1978...

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Kadri wins 8th Tour stage in entree to Vosges

GERARDMER, France (AP) — In a solo breakaway, Blel Kadri gave France its first stage winner at the Tour de France in the entree to the Vosges mountains on Saturday. Meanwhile, Vincent Nibali extended his lead over his biggest rivals except an important one: Two-time champion Alberto Contador, who sped ahead thinking he might win the stage and trying to test the response of the Italian in the yellow jersey.Contador dueled with Nibali to capture second place at ...

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TMCS seeks participants, board member

TIPP CITY — Tipp Monroe Community Services (TMCS)...

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