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CMS football practices scheduled Connersville Middle School football practice starts Monday, according to Macaully Vessels, coach. Football camp was July 9-13 and equipment handout was July 16 and 18. Practice will be 8-10 a.m. weekdays until Friday, Au

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Future Lady Quaker

Cambridge City Lincoln senior Hannah Hall signs her letter-of-intent to play softball for Wilmington College in Ohio. Joining her for the event is father Jason and mother Pam. Hall helped lead the Lady Golden Eagles to No. 6 in the Class 1A final rankings in 2018.

By GRADY TATE - gtate@newsexaminer.com Hannah Hall and the Cambridge City Lincoln High School softball team closed out an extremely successful season. During the 2018 campaign, the Lady Golden Eagles spent time in the No. 1 spot in the Class A rankings, and wound u

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Baseball analytics make it a whole new game

Minnesota Twins manager Paul Molitor ponders his lineup in the fifth inning against the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday, July 10, at Target Field in Minneapolis.

By CHIP SCOGGINS and JOE CHRISTENSEN - Star Tribune (Minneapolis)   The game was grinding. Paul Molitor’s wheels were turning. Two outs, top of seventh, runners on second and third. One of baseball’s best hitters, J.D. Martinez, staring down Twins

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Greens keepers

Connersville senior Cade Kelley follows through with a tee shot at Greensburg in this photo from April 13. The Spartans finished 11-3 in dual play through the spring of 2018.

By GRADY TATE - gtate@newsexaminer.com Numbers were high at the start of the 2018 Connersville High School boys golf season, as third-year coach J.J. Huber found himself with 15 names on his roster. In that crowd, the level of experience was mixed. The list fe

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By GRADY TATE - gtate@newsexaminer.com Connersville Youth Football taking registrations Registrations are now being taken at www.connersvillefootball.com for anyone interested in playing for the Connersville Youth Football League. The fee for th

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Intriguing prospect

The Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout watches the flight of his solo home run against the San Francisco Giants at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Calif., on April 21.

By BILL SHAIKIN - Los Angeles Times WASHINGTON -- In Mike Trout, the Angels have the best player in baseball. In Shohei Ohtani, they have the most intriguing player in baseball. And, in Jo Adell, they just might have the most dynamic prospect in baseball. That coul

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Jabari Parker's arrival presents both known and unknown

Chicago Bulls guard E’Twaun Moore (55) and Milwaukee Bucks forward Jabari Parker battle for the ball on March 7, 2016, at the United Center in Chicago.

By K.C. JOHNSON - Chicago Tribune The jersey number, according to a picture posted on the Bulls’ social media accounts, will be No. 2. The position, at least in the starting lineup, will be small forward. Time will tell whether public address announcer Tommy

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Home stretch in sight

Eight-year-old Adrianna Marcum approaches the finish line in a 200 meter dash, Thursday at the Connersville High School track. Marcum finished first in her age group at the fourth week of the Fayette County Youth running series. Heading into the final week of the competition, Marcum leads the girls division for 7-8 year olds with 40 points.

By GRADY TATE - gtate@newsexaminer.com Following a one-week layoff, the Fayette County Youth running series once again took center stage for Week 4 of the series, held at the Connersville High School track on Thursday evening. For some of the competitors,

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Underdog status suits Croatia perfectly for World Cup final

By JAMES ELLINGWORTH - AP Sports Writer MOSCOW — A billion-dollar assembly of stars makes France the favorite for the World Cup final, a scenario that Dejan Lovren is pitching as perfect for Croatia’s biggest ever game. “We love to be the underdog

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All-Star Game a celebration of baseball in Washington

WASHINGTON — Mark Lerner’s first letter to then-commissioner Bud Selig after his family bought the Nationals asked to host the All-Star Game. “It’s something I’ve wanted from the moment we got the team,” Lerner said. Thirteen yea

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CYFL practices for all age groups will begin on July 23 at 6 p.m. at Spartan Field. Connersville Parks Department fall soccer The Connersville Parks Department is now accepting registrations for its fall soccer program. Those wishing to sign up may do so through Fr

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Spiking temperatures

Cambridge City Lincoln’s Laynie Russell collects a kill against Seton Catholic, Wednesday night at the Eagles Nest. Russell and the Lady Golden Eagles defeated the Lady Cardinals, then added a win over Northeastern, before falling to Connersville.

By GRADY TATE - gtate@newsexaminer.com CAMBRIDGE CITY — Two weeks ago, the Connersville High School girls team ripped through nine sets of volleyball, winning all of them, in summer league action inside the Eagle's Nest at Cambridge City Lincoln High Sch

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WCup final: Youthful, energetic French vs experienced Croats

France’s Antoine Griezmann celebrates victory in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Semi-final match between France and Belgium at Saint Petersburg Stadium onTuesday in St. Petersburgh, Russia. France will face Croatia in the World Cup championship game on Sunday.

By ROB HARRIS - AP Sports Writer MOSCOW — A World Cup of surprises concludes with a final of contrasts. Powered by the dynamism of Kylian Mbappe, France has youthful exuberance in a side packed with some of soccer’s highest-value talent. It also has ped

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Aguilar, Segura win online vote for All-Star spots

ASSOCIATED PRESS Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Jesus Aguilar and Seattle Mariners shortstop Jean Segura won the final two roster spots for next week’s All-Star Game in Washington. Major League Baseball released the results of online balloting for the last s

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9-hole ladies golf league results The Tuesday night 9-hole ladies golf league was in action on Tuesday night, with the following results: Two person low net score — Penny Kindred and Reita Brunsman Low gross — Brunsman Low net — Kin

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Federer stunned in QF; Nadal, Djokovic, Isner win

By HOWARD FENDRICH - AP Sports Writer LONDON — Roger Federer was a point away from a rather tidy, straight-set victory in the Wimbledon quarterfinals. One lousy point. And then, slowly, over the next two-plus hours, all the way until the fifth set reached its

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