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Cincinnati bear moves eastward

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The 2-year-old male black bear that toured suburban Cincinnati in recent weeks to the delight of local residents and reporters continues to move east along the Ohio River, according to state wildlife officials.Todd Haines, southwest district manager for the Ohio DNR Division of Wildlife, said on July 23 the bear was last sighted in eastern Clermont County, after spending a few days camped at East Fork State Park.Haines believes the bear is likely headed for its “old Kentucky home” where it’s more likely to find female companionship.“We feel like it’s getting ready to cross the river,” he said.Black bear sightings are rare, but not unheard of in southwest Ohio.

 

Johnny Be Good: Browns expect Manziel to behave

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Johnny will be good.That’s what the Browns expect from Johnny Manziel now that training camp is about to start.Cleveland coach Mike Pettine said he’s not worried about the popular rookie’s wild off-field behavior carrying into the season, and he’s determined not to let any outside influences affect his decision in picking either Manziel or veteran Brian Hoyer to be his starting quarterback.Pettine, who will open...

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ShockBox helmet sensors in at Madison-Plains

The quarterback shouts signals to his teammates so they know the play called. There’s another signal which will come from the heads of the Madison-Plains football players this season, and it will be sent to the sidelines.Sending that signal will be the ShockBox impact indicator, a high-tech device which fits neatly into the helmet’s crown. Held there by fabric fastener, the device sends a signal to the team’s training staff if a player sustains a sharp enough blow...

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Counting down to football

Front from left, senior Seth Jones and junior Hayden Thompson; at back, junior Zane Foucht and senior Ben Martin take time out from the London Football Summer Camp to point out the countdown time until the London vs. Urbana home opener for the Red Raiders. Head Coach Kyle Cutler says that London has used seven of its 10 allotted summer camp days to prep for the start of two-a-day practices on Friday, Aug. 1. The Red Raiders open with the Hillclimbers on Friday, Aug. 29.

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Old-fashioned baseball

The first baseman of the Plain City Dutchmans awaits the ball at first base during an old-fashioned game of baseball against the Ohio Village Muffins, held Friday in Plain City in conjunction with the Miami Valley Steam Threshers Show.Contributed photo/Jay Gehres/Gehres Photography

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Bon Jovi part of group eyeing Bills

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Rocker Jon Bon Jovi is part of a Toronto group that has retained a banking firm and submitted paperwork expressing interest in buying the Buffalo Bills, three people who have reviewed documents regarding the sale process told The Associated Press on Friday.It is unclear if the group would eventually want to move the NFL team to Toronto. The club is on the market after Hall of Fame owner Ralph Wilson died in March.The three people spoke to The Associ...

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Pinson could bolster Tar Heels’ perimeter defense

CHAPEL HILL, N.C.— Theo Pinson knows how to guarantee himself a significant role as a freshman at North Carolina — play defense.The 6-foot-6 swingman arrived this summer to help fill the Tar Heels’ need for backcourt depth and bolster UNC’s defense on the perimeter, where opponents blistered the Tar Heels in last season’s final two games.“You just have to worry about making the right play and playing defense at all times,” Pinson...

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NFL preseason watch: New coaches, star rookies

NEW YORK — It’s time to climb out of the pool, put down that frosty drink, discard the shades and fire up the high-definition TV.The NFL is back.Some training camps open this weekend, and the first preseason game is Aug. 3, at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. If it seems like the Texans just ended the draft by taking Mr. Irrelevant (defensive back Lonnie Ballentine of Memphis), well, it was only two months ago.Players, coaches and front office staffs...

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McIlroy fires another 6-under round at British Open

HOYLAKE, England — Rory McIlroy cast aside any talk of those second-round doldrums with a performance at Royal Liverpool that threatened to turn this into another major championship runaway.As for Tiger Woods, he was fortunate just to make the cut at the British Open.Any hopes of a duel between the guy who once ruled golf and the player most likely to take his place as the face of the game quickly faded Friday as McIlroy romped to a 6-under 66 that gave him a comma...

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PC Pioneers 12U squad wins

The 12u Plain City Pioneers baseball team won the 12U COYBL Ohio Division championship with a 13-0 win against the Hilliard Panthers. This year’s team finished with an 28-9 record. The members of the team are front row from left: Luke Malone, Preston Gower, Gavin Frick, John Pastirzyk and Jackson Izzard; second row: Hayden Hoover, Tyler Hilbert, Michael Gray, Connor Morgan, Seth Kimberly, Alex Jones and Crew Wheeler.

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Golden Eagles looking for support in Mount Sterling

When Madison-Plains football coach Jason Hunt took the Golden Eagles’ coaching job over a year ago he talked about the importance of changing the attitude around the football program.His squad won three games last fall which was viewed as a step in the right direction. He’s since continued to keep the buzz surrounding the program a positive one. In the last couple months the program went in a new direction in terms of look by purchasing new, stylish Nike uniforms.

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Woods fires 69 at British Open, trails leader McIlroy by 3

HOYLAKE, England — Tiger Woods is back at the majors.Seems like he was never away.After a shaky start to the British Open, Woods ripped through Royal Liverpool on Thursday much as he did eight years ago when he won the claret jug for the third time. A 30-foot birdie from the fringe of the 11th green got him going. Four more birdies in the next five holes carried Woods to a 3-under 69, leaving him three shots behind leader Rory McIlroy.Not bad for a guy p...

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