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Jul 24, 2017 11:06 AM

Sources: Derek Simmons to be named assistant baseball coach at Kent State

Sources close to the Kent State baseball program have confirmed that Derek Simmons has agreed to join the staff as an assistant coach. A formal announcement by the university is expected later today.

By Allen Moff | Staff Writer
Jordan Spieth takes wild journey to win British Open
Jul 24, 2017 4:00 AM

Jordan Spieth takes wild journey to win British Open

During one of Jordan Spieth's many low points Sunday in the British Open, his caddie reminded him of a photo from a Mexico beach holiday two weeks ago that showed him in All-Star company that included Michael Phelps and Michael Jordan.

By Doug Ferguson | Associated Press
Kluber strikes out season-high 14, Indians top Blue Jays 8-1
Jul 24, 2017 4:00 AM

Kluber strikes out season-high 14, Indians top Blue Jays 8-1

Corey Kluber struck out a season-high 14 in 7 2/3 innings and the Cleveland Indians beat the Toronto Blue Jays 8-1 on Sunday to complete a three-game sweep.

By Steve Herrick | Associated Press
Successful Sunny Hill debut for Kids Amateur
Jul 24, 2017 4:00 AM

Successful Sunny Hill debut for Kids Amateur

As the afternoon turned to early evening, Sunny Hill Golf Course's middle nine was filled with golfers age 12 and under. A total of 30 golfers, ranging from second grade to eighth grade, competed on the Brimfield course that seemed designed for them.

By Susan Jenior | Correspondent
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Jul 24, 2017 4:00 AM

Tee Times for 10th Matt Mishler Junior Portage County Amateur

Here are the tee times for the 10th Matt Mishler Junior Portage County Amateur.

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One last Redbirds rally comes up just shy of a state title
Jul 24, 2017 4:00 AM

One last Redbirds rally comes up just shy of a state title

Homeworth Fab leadoff hitter Hunter Steele reached base in all five of his plate appearances, scoring the game-winning run in the bottom of the ninth to down the Redbirds, 5-4, in the Hot Stove Class E state championship game.

By Jonah Rosenblum | Staff Writer
Ravenna Beasts bash way to GG League state championship
Jul 24, 2017 4:00 AM

Ravenna Beasts bash way to GG League state championship

After their last two state championships went down to the wire, Sunday was a more relaxed affair for the Ravenna Beasts -- with the same result.

By Jonah Rosenblum | Staff Writer
Jul 24, 2017 4:00 AM

G-Men lose game of inches, fall in F League state semifinal

Baseball is a game of inches. That game of inches went against the G-Men Sunday afternoon, as Keystone beat Garfield, 9-5, in a Hot Stove Class F semifinal matchup.

By Jonah Rosenblum | Staff Writer
Redbirds Hot Stove team heading to state title game
Jul 23, 2017 4:00 AM

Redbirds Hot Stove team heading to state title game

The Redbirds rallied for a 7-5 win in Saturday's Hot Stove Class E state semifinal.

By Jonah Rosenblum | Staff Writer
Lindor's home run in 10th inning lifts Tribe past Toronto
Jul 23, 2017 4:00 AM

Lindor's home run in 10th inning lifts Tribe past Toronto

Francisco Lindor hit a leadoff home run in the bottom of the 10th inning and the Cleveland Indians defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 2-1 on Saturday night.

By Steve Herrick | Associated Press
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Jul 23, 2017 4:00 AM

R-C Kids Amateur tourney welcomes young golfers

For the third straight year, youth golfers, eighth grade and below, will compete in their own tournament.

By Susan Jenior | Correspondent
Jul 23, 2017 4:00 AM

Top area golfers set for Matt Mishler tourney

The Matt Mishler Junior Portage County Amateur is 10 years old.

By Susan Jenior | Correspondent
Par for the Course: Kenny Novak wrapping up
Jul 23, 2017 4:00 AM

Par for the Course: Kenny Novak wrapping up

The Northern Ohio PGA's Kenny Novak Championship culminates in qualifiers at Aurora's Club Walden on Wednesday and Thursday.

By Susan Jenior | Correspondent
Jordan Spieth closing in on third leg of Grand Slam at British Open
Jul 23, 2017 4:00 AM

Jordan Spieth closing in on third leg of Grand Slam at British Open

Jordan Spieth is one round away from the third leg of the career Grand Slam, and one year removed from a reminder that it won't be easy.

By Doug Ferguson | Associated Press
Jul 22, 2017 9:02 PM

Coming Sunday in R-C Sports

Sunday's Record-Courier sports section will include the following stories.

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Jul 22, 2017 4:00 AM

Matta's odd exit from Ohio State surprised his former players

As someone who respects Thad Matta as a flat-out winner who ran a college basketball program that never ran afoul of the NCAA, and who seemed to have his values in the right order amid a racket of nefarious street agents, AAU money launderers and cutthroat recruiters, I must say there remains som

By Michael Arace The Columbus Dispatch
Encarnacion homers, drives in four as Indians pound Jays 13-3
Jul 22, 2017 4:00 AM

Encarnacion homers, drives in four as Indians pound Jays 13-3

CLEVELAND -- Edwin Encarnacion homered and drove in four runs against his former team, and the Cleveland Indians broke open a close game with an eight-run seventh inning to rout the Toronto Blue Jays 13-3 on Friday night.

By Steve Herrick Associated Press
Jul 22, 2017 4:00 AM

Report: Cavaliers set to promote Altman to GM

The Cleveland Cavaliers are reportedly close to promoting Koby Altman to general manager. Altman, who has been acting in the role of GM since the departure of David Griffin earlier this off-season, has been working within the Cavs' front office since 2012.

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Jul 22, 2017 4:00 AM

Around the Nation (July 21): Positive drug tests lead to suspensions for three minor leaguers

BASEBALL 3 minor leaguers suspended for positive drug tests Cincinnati pitcher Brian Hunter has been suspended for 80 games under baseball's minor league drug program following a positive test for a banned performance-enhancing substance, and Los Angeles Angels pitcher Greg Belton a

Spieth turns in a beauty on a nasty day at British Open
Jul 22, 2017 4:00 AM

Spieth turns in a beauty on a nasty day at British Open

SOUTHPORT, England -- Jordan Spieth expected a rough time at the British Open before he even got to the golf course.

By Doug Ferguson Ap Golf Writer