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January 14, 2004 - 1:35am
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Zanesville native and former Colorado Rockie Jay Payton, signs a multi-year contract with the San Diego Padres Tuesday afternoon. According to the San Diego Union Tribune Payton is expected to make a reported 1.5 million this season, the 3.5 million in 2005. The Padres will have a club option for a fourth year worth four-million dollars.
January 13, 2004 - 3:36am
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It's hard to deny perfection.

The OAC named Muskingum's Errol Robinson its conference wrestler of the week Monday. Robinson went 4-0 last week and owns a team-best 20-4 mark this season.

Robinson won the Most Outstanding wrestler during the Muskingum invitational earlier this season.
January 13, 2004 - 3:34am
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Cleveland signs pitcher David Riske to a one-year contract Monday. Riske became the Tribe's closer at the end of last season, but should start the year as a set-up man with closer Bob Wickman returning from injury.


Cincinnati signs pinch hitter John Vander Wal to a one-year, $700,000 deal. Vander Wal led the majors in grand slams last year with three.
January 11, 2004 - 3:34pm
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That was quick.

Kevin Martin, held to a season-low 10 points in the Catamounts' previous game, scored 42 in WCU's 81-72 win against Elon Saturday.

Martin no longer leads the nation in scoring following his 2-of-11 outing against the College of Charleston. The Zanesville native now trails Keydren Clark (St. Peter's) and Bryant Matthews (Virginia Tech) on the nation's points per game list.

But Martin rebounded nicely against the Phoenix (4-10, 1-2). The 6-7...
January 11, 2004 - 1:08am
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Girls varsity Head Coach Ray Lynn resigned early Friday before the team practiced. WHIZ has learned that assistant Doug Whiteman will take over the head coaching reins for the rest of the year. As of now, all of the coaches on staff will do their best to help each other out. No word yet if the school's looking for another head coach or another assistant coach.
January 11, 2004 - 1:06am
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Maurice Clarett's lawyers are looking to settle the misdemeanor case regarding an exaggerated police report... Clarett had pled innocent originally, but willing to plead guilty to a lesser charge that wouldn't appear on his criminal record
January 9, 2004 - 1:34am
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As if Winston to Nextel wasn't enough.

Major changes may be on the way for NASCAR this year. The sport is considering a proposal where only the top 10 drivers after 26 races would be eligible to win the championship. Those 10 would compete over the final 10 races of the season.

The discussions come after Matt Kenseth won the 2003 Winston Cup Championship despite only winning one race during the year. Ryan Newman won eight races but finished sixth in the final standings.
January 9, 2004 - 1:31am
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Ohio State wide receiver Santonio Holmes pleaded not guilty in Franklin County Municipal Court Thursday to charges of disorderly conduct. Holmes, backup OSU quarterback Troy Smith, and five women were charged following a fight outside a dorm in November. It was the night after Ohio State defeated Purdue. Smith's due in court next month.
January 5, 2004 - 11:15pm
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Cleveland acquired one reliever while watching another leave Monday.

The Indians traded two minor-league players to Montreal for left-handed reliever Scott Stewart Monday. Stewart saved 17 games for the Expos in 2002.

On the same day, former Tribe closer Danys Baez signed a deal with Tampa Bay.

Baez lost his job as Cleveland's closer during 2003. He still saved 25 games while posting a 3.81 ERA.

Stewart went 3-1 with a 3.98 ERA in 51 relief...
January 5, 2004 - 11:06pm
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What were the odds on this?

Pete Rose reversed his stance Monday. After denying that he bet on baseball for 15 years, Rose told ABC news that he did gamble on the sport while managing the Cincinnati Reds.

Rose also makes a confession in his new autobiography, "My Prison Without Bars," which is set for release this Thursday.

"I've consistently heard the statement: 'If Pete Rose came clean, all would be forgiven,' " he writes. "Well, I've done what you've asked....
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