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Chicago Cubs fall 6-1 to Los Angeles Dodgers, face elimination

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CHICAGO — The Los Angeles Dodgers have a tough lineup, a talented pitching staff and a manager making all the right moves. Yup, it's beginning to look a lot like 1988. Yu Darvish pitched sparkling ball into the seventh inning, Chris Taylor homered again and the Dodgers beat the Chicago ...

Notre Dame report card: Irish defense is good – finally

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Southern Cal was thought to be one of the top college football teams in the nation entering the 2017 season, however the Trojans got off to a shaky start in a harder-than-it-should-have-been win over Western Michigan and has been inconsistent at times ever since. Notre Dame is the hotter team ...

World Baseball Academy baseball complex blooming

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Caleb Kimmel’s dream of fields was years in the making, so for him to be taken aback speaks volumes about the (almost) end result. Kimmel knew what he hoped to see when he began spearheading the World Baseball Academy’s facility transformation at ASH Centre, 1701 Freeman St., in 2013. He ...

Notre Dame Notes: Irish QB healthy and quietly productive

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For the first time since 2009, Notre Dame and USC will meet as ranked teams nationally when they meet Saturday (7:30 p.m., NBC) in South Bend. The 13th-ranked Fighting Irish (5-1) have been dominant throughout most of their season, while the 10th-ranked Trojans (6-1) have been inconsistent ...

REGGIE HAYES: The five hardest parts of being a Colts fan

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After the latest frustrating loss by the 2-4 Indianapolis Colts, it’s time to ask: What is the hardest part about being a Colts fan? Here are five answers, although the possibilities are truly endless: 1. FALSE HOPES Game after game after game, the Colts show flashes of being an average ...

Woodyard’s stop helps Titans end 11-game skid against Colts

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Wesley Woodyard squatted and folded his arms as his Tennessee teammates bowed in front of the veteran linebacker near midfield in celebration, deserving every bit of the attention. Woodyard had just forced Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett out of bounds shy of the first ...

REGGIE HAYES: Thrills (and Luck) missing from Monday Night Football

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With Andrew Luck still sidelined, tonight’s Monday Night Football game between the Indianapolis Colts and Tennessee Titans feels like nothing special. In other words, it’ll be like every Monday night game. NFL players often say how thrilling it is to be playing Monday Night Football, but ...

Friends and faith help Kevan Chandler live life

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Because of spinal muscular atrophy, Fort Wayne's Kevan Chandler may be confined to a wheelchair, but thanks to his friends he is certainly not limited to one. Though the messages from his brain to his spinal cord are garbled and cause his limbs to atrophy, Chandler, 31, has an amazing core of ...

NS VIDEO: Girls prep hoops previews are coming

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With the season just around the corner, The News-Sentinel crew will kick off girls high school basketball coverage with our preview starting on October 23 and running through the naming of the annual Fabulous Five team on November 2, just in time for games to kick off that weekend for most of ...

NS VIDEO: Fort Wayne basketball coach talks defensive potential

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Fourth-year Fort Wayne men's basketball coach Jon Coffman spoke with Tom Davis of News-Sentinel.com Monday regarding the defensive potential of this year's squad. The Mastodons have eight newcomers to the 2017-18 roster and open the season Nov. 10 at former Summit League rival Oakland at 7 p.m.

Saint Francis’ Justin Green earns second-straight honor

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University of Saint Francis running back Justin Green has earned player of the week honors for the second straight week. Green, who rushed for 142 yards (on 21 carries) and three touchdowns in Saint Francis’ 36-9 win last Saturday at Siena Heights, was named Monday as the Mid-States Football ...

Tippecanoe Valley honors legendary, fallen coaches

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MENTONE - Tippecanoe Valley High School is wrapping up its 43rd season of playing football and the threesome of Jeff Shriver, Scott Bibler, and Charlie Smith has each served as the head coach of the Vikings in 86 percent of the program’s 434 games. So it was fitting that last Friday ...