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August 7, 2004 - 11:32pm
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Despite not appearing in court until Tuesday to face a DUI charge, West M football coach Todd Fugate submitted his resignation Friday morning.

WHIZ first reported last month that the school would allow Fugate to remain as head football coach despite the July 2 DUI charge; Fugate has pleaded not guilty.

Fugate says he entered into a written and verbal agreement with West M to keep his job. Fugate admits to violating the verbal portion of the agreement.

"I could...
August 6, 2004 - 11:36pm
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Jamie Farr Classic
-Highland Meadows G.C. (par 71)

1) Two tied at -7

t10) Tammie Green -1 (72)
t24) Michele Redman +1 (74)
August 6, 2004 - 8:47pm
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Zach Apperson joined his national championship doubles partner, Allan Crocket from Alabama, to raise money for the U.S. Junior Olympic Racquetball Team. In the process, Apperson embarrassed Andy Jones, WHIZ's previously credible Sports Director.

Click on the video link to watch.
August 5, 2004 - 12:08am
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Perhaps the first connection of the Jeff Garcia-Kellen Winslow era.

Over the phone.

Garcia indicated Wednesday that he planned to call the Browns first-round draft pick. The subject? Garcia, like many in Cleveland, wants the tight end from Miami to end his holdout.

Winslow has already missed nine practices this preseason. His agent reportedly wants a deal comparable to the one received by WR Charles Rogers, whom the Lions drafted second overall in 2003....
August 3, 2004 - 8:11pm
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Ben Roethlisberger is already a Steelers' record setter.

And he has not thrown one NFL pass.

The Findlay native signed his first NFL contract Tuesday, a six-year deal worth up to $40 million. Roethlisberger also got a $9 million signing bonus, a Pittsburgh team record.

The Steelers drafted the former Miami (OH) quarterback 11th overall. Even with the large contract, Roethlisberger will only make the NFL minimum -- $235,000 -- his rookie season.

August 2, 2004 - 10:32pm
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If Marvin Lewis worked such magic in one year, imagine what he could do with four.

The Bengals plan to find out.

Cincinnati team president Mike Brown revealed Monday that the Begnals re-signed head coach Marvin Lewis at the end of last season: a new 4-year deal that pays Lewis over $2 million a season.

Lewis reshaped the Bengals into a playoff contender -- the team's 8-8 record was only its second non-losing season in 14 years -- in only one year. The 2002...
August 2, 2004 - 10:23pm
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Even though a West Coast team drafted Kevin Martin, the Zanesville native will make stops near the Y-City during his rookie campaign.

The NBA released its league-wide schedule Monday. Martin's Sacramento Kings play at Indiana (Indianapolis, 3.5-4 hours away) on December 11, at Detroit (4.5-5 hours) on March 30 and at Cleveland (2-2.5 hours) on April 1.

Martin's Kings will also appear on national television (ABC, ESPN, TNT) 21 times this year.

The Cavs open the...
July 30, 2004 - 9:41pm
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With the trade deadline looming, one of the more expected trades in all of baseball finally happened.

Pittsburgh ships Kris Benson and minor-league IF Jeff Keppinger to New York for IF Ty Wigginton, minor-league P Matt Peterson and minor-league IF Jose Bautista.

Benson has been injury-riddled ever since being picked first overall by the Pirates in 1996, but he's stayed healty and effective this season. So far, he's 8-8 with a 4.22 ERA.

Wigginton was 4th on the...
July 30, 2004 - 9:28pm
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Once the clock struck past midnight and Thursday night became Friday morning, Carlos Boozer made it official. He'll play next year with the Utah Jazz.

Boozer found time outside of his U.S. Olympic scrimmages to put his name on the dotted line. The power forward finished fifth in the league in rebounding last year with the Cavs.

Cleveland says Boozer reneged on an informal agreement. Boozer says he never went back on his word.
July 30, 2004 - 9:21pm
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Here we go again.

Kellen Winslow II's agents rejected the latest Cleveland contract proposal on Friday.

The Browns actually publicized their offer two hours before training camp began. They said the deal could make Winslow the highest-paid tight end in league history, and that it matched the contract given to former college teammate Sean Taylor, picked one slot earlier by Washington. Teams don't usually publicize the specifics of their contracts, even after a player...
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