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ELO’s Funk gets 33rd

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AKRON — Amateur Robert Funk of East Liverpool held his own at the 35th Ohio Senior Open on Thursday. Funk tied for 33rd overall and tied for ninth among amateurs in the 36-hole event for players ages 50-and-over at Firestone Country Club’s West Course. He finished with a 9-over-par 149, ...

Game at Field of Dreams, but will they come?

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DYERSVILLE, Iowa — Spurred by a voice telling him, “If you build it, he will come,” the Iowa farmer played by Kevin Costner dutifully carved a baseball field out of his cornfield and then watched as Shoeless Joe Jackson and his Chicago White Sox teammates strode out of the stalks and onto ...

SPORTSBRIEFING

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NASCAR’s next step DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Reese Witherspoon tweeted a high-five emoji for her A-list stamp of approval that NASCAR banned the Confederate flag. NASCAR’s decision to ban the Confederate flag from its races and venues grabbed headlines and stars like ...

Colonial passes 1st test

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FORT WORTH, Texas — The PGA Tour is not simply picking up where it left off. Very little about the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial resembles the opening round of The Players Championship on March 12, the last professional golf played before the COVID-19 pandemic shut down golf and most ...

Truex wins at Martinsville

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MARTINSVILLE, Va. — Martin Truex Jr. used a trip to NASCAR’s shortest track to end a lengthy losing streak on the day the stock car series at long last banned the Confederate flag. Truex cruised down the stretch and won his first NASCAR Cup race of the season on Wednesday night in the ...

Rach leaves Reserve

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BERLIN CENTER — New Western Reserve head coach David Rach started working out with his football players last week. He met with the team Tuesday morning to let the Blue Devils know he was resigning due to health concerns. “I wanted to take a little bit off my plate,” Rach ...

Pro Football Hall of Fame so glad to see you again

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CANTON — The Pro Football Hall of Fame will reopen today after nearly a three-month closure caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The hall closed on March 16, but permission has been granted by Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine for museums, science centers and zoos to open. “Since its grand opening ...

Get in line for tickets

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Athletic administrators at schools with high ticket demand for college football are making plans to determine who gets a seat if stadium capacities are reduced because of concerns about the coronavirus. This is a particularly painful task for athletic director Bill Moos of Nebraska, which has ...

Cautious first steps toward college football season

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College football is scheduled to kick off in less than three months and there are plenty of reasons to be hopeful that games will be played Labor Day weekend. Universities across the country are taking the first cautious, detailed steps toward playing football in a pandemic, attempting to ...

SPORTSBRIEFING

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Super Mario highlights PITTSBURGH — AT&T SportsNet is continuing to show classic Pittsburgh Pirates and Penguins games. This week’s schedule includes: • Tuesday, 7 p.m., Josh Harrison breaks up Rich Hill’s perfect game in the 10th inning, Los Angeles Dodgers at Pittsburgh ...