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July 26, 2004 - 11:37pm
5 years 46 weeks ago
Bill Cowher may have had a losing season last year for Pittsburgh, but the Steelers organization seemed to realize that patience is key to their success.

The team signs their head coach to a 2-year contract extension through 2007. Cowher's only had 3 losing years in his 12 head coaching seasons, all with Pittsburgh. Cowher's brought the Steelers to 1 Super Bowl and he's won 7 division titles. He is the longest-tenured active head coach in the NFL.
July 26, 2004 - 11:34pm
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WHIZ has learned that Doug Stevens will take his pitching skills to Otterbein. The Newark Catholic grad and 3-time state baseball champ decided roughly one week ago over schools like Muskingum, Walsh and Ohio Dominican.

Stevens told WHIZ that he fell in love early with Otterbein when he first visited the campus during football season. However, as of now, he will only play baseball with the Cardinals. The Otterbein football program has told Stevens he has a spot on the team...
July 25, 2004 - 9:15pm
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Doug Dodd won his 2nd straight race at Muskingum County Speedway, and his 6th feature of the year, but this time, he had a little more to overcome.

Dodd led from start to finish 2 weeks ago (last week's features were rained out). He had to overcome 3 lead changes to win late Saturday night.

Other winners...

Modified: Larry Bond
Street Stock: Kirk Isner
Pure Stock: Jesse Wisecarver
July 23, 2004 - 9:34pm
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Former Buckeye Eddie George decided he liked Texas enough to make his second career stop there.

The running back signs with Dallas in an incentive-laden one-year deal that could be worth up to $4.5 million dollars. George started his career with the Houston Oilers.

In his 8-year career, George has never missed a game on his way to over 10,000 yards rushing. However, his yards-per-carry average over the last three years dwindled to 3.2 yards a touch... and he couldn't...
July 23, 2004 - 9:31pm
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Todd Fugate's pretrial went through its second day on Friday morning.

The West M football head coach was arrested and charged with driving under the influence three weeks ago, and entered a plea of not guilty at his arraignment.

City Law Dir. Scott Hillis tells WHIZ that attorneys from both sides met with the judge to discuss what penalties would come with which plea.

If Fugate's camp decides not to change their plea, the trial date will be 8/13 at Zanesville...
July 22, 2004 - 12:13am
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The Proclaimers would have to sing their hit song “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” several times to fall down at Eddie George's door.

Unlike in the song, the Titans wouldn't pass every penny on to Eddie.

Tennessee cut the eight-year veteran Wednesday after the two sides failed to renegotiate George's contract.

"I could draft running backs for the next 30 years and not get a guy like Eddie George," said Titans' General Manager Floyd Reese. "Does that mean we can't...
July 20, 2004 - 11:36pm
5 years 46 weeks ago
Snow in Cleveland.

Makes sense, right?

Cleveland traded for Sixers' point guard Eric Snow Tuesday, giving the Cavs much-needed depth at that position.

Snow played six seasons for Philadelphia, averaging just under ten points a game last season. The Cavs sent guards Kevin Ollie and Kendrick Brown to the Sixers.

Many speculate Cleveland would have made the playoffs last season if point guard Jeff McInnis didn't suffer an injury; he missed nine games...
July 19, 2004 - 9:33pm
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One of the featured players in the lawsuit against Ohio State said he wanted to clear his name Monday.

Boban Savovic, a former Buckeyes' basketball player, is at the heart of several NCAA violations alleged by Kathleen Salyers, the woman filing the lawsuit against the Buckeyes.

In the suit, Salyers claims:
-Savovic lived with her while playing for the Buckeyes.
-Savovic received money (more than the NCAA allows) from Salyers.
-Savovic asked professors to...
July 18, 2004 - 11:26pm
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Sad news as one of racing’s most popular figures was involved in a frightening crash today in Northern California.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. was hospitalized with moderate burns after his car crashed and then burst into flames during a practice run in Sonoma.

Doctors at U-C Davis Medical Center say Earnhardt could leave the hospital in a day or so.
July 16, 2004 - 12:00am
5 years 46 weeks ago
Hammertime might not be coming in Athens for Keturah Lofton, but there's Beijing in four years.

The ZHS grad had qualified for the finals of the women's hammer throw (top 12 in the meet) at the U.S. Olympic track-and-field trials, but needed to finish in the top 3 to have any shot of representing America in Greece. She finished 12th.

Lofton's first throw was her best, going for 62.26 m. Meanwhile, the 3rd-place finisher (Amber Campbell) had a top throw of 65.98 m.
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