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July 12, 2004 - 12:14am
5 years 47 weeks ago
Just when it looked like Ken Griffey, Jr. had turned the corner on his recent injury-riddled past, it came back to re-visit him.

Griffey pulled up as he was chasing a fly ball on Saturday night. Sunday MRI results showed a partial tear in his right hamstring. Cincinnati placed the 12-time All-Star outfielder on the 15-day DL, retroactive to July 10.

Griffey's currently tied for 9th in the NL in home runs with 20 on the season. His spot in Tuesday's All-Star Game will be...
July 11, 2004 - 12:11am
5 years 47 weeks ago
Cleveland's hopes for a 5th all-star seemed dashed when Travis Hafner failed to win the online poll for the final AL All-Star spot.

Then destiny struck.

Boston's Curt Schilling needs to rest his sore ankle. Next on the list chosen by players, coaches and managers? Cleveland's Jake Westbrook.

The pitcher has the 4th-best ERA in the league. He'll join C.C. Sabathia as Indian starters in the game. Other members of the Cleveland tribe and the All-Star tribe...
July 11, 2004 - 12:00am
5 years 47 weeks ago
For some odd reason, $10,000 seems to bring drivers from all around the country.

Earl Pearson, Jr. was one of them.

Coming all the way from Jacksonville, Fla. to Midway Speedway, Pearson made the trip worth it by winning the featured Late Model event. D. J. Cline held the lead for 8 of the first 9 laps, but then, it was Pearson's time. He would not let go of the lead the rest of the way through. Incredibly, the 75 laps did not feature any accidents.

July 10, 2004 - 11:21am
5 years 47 weeks ago
Macker Mania bounced back into the area, this time in Cambridge.

Gus Registration Supervisor Chris Wagner says the Cambridge community is such a great host to the Macker Tournaments.

“Having it in the downtown area and park area makes everything just wonderful.” Says Wagner.
July 8, 2004 - 11:43pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
The Cavs wanted to do Carlos Boozer a favor; they figured he deserved it.

Now, Cleveland may lose one of its Olympians.

Boozer agreed to a deal with the Utah Jazz Thursday. ESPN.com reports it's worth $68 million over six years.

The Cavs declined to pick up a one-year, $700,000 team option on Boozer, which allowed the power forward to become a restricted free agent. Both Cleveland and Boozer indicated that the U.S. Olympic team member would re-sign with the...
July 8, 2004 - 9:12am
5 years 47 weeks ago
With one stroke of a pen, Kevin Martin became a millionaire.

And the Zanesville native adds to his rapidly growing local legacy.

Martin, drafted 26th overall in 2004 by the Sacramento Kings, signed his first NBA contract Wednesday, according to the Kings' team website.

The Kings did not announce the financial terms of Martin's contract, but the 6-7 shooting guard should make about $726,700 in his first season, according to reports detailing the NBA's rookie pay...
July 8, 2004 - 12:04am
5 years 47 weeks ago
On the day Ohio State found its new men's basketball coach, another Buckeyes' coach landed in a new place.

The Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame.

Ty Tucker, a Zanesville native and men's head tennis coach at OSU, received the news Wednesday at a ceremony honoring the 2004 inductees.

Tucker led Ohio State to its best year ever last season: 26-5 and a birth in the NCAA quarterfinals, eventually losing to the national champion Baylor Bears.

But the fifth...
July 7, 2004 - 11:42pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
Final votes for the final all-stars on the American and National League rosters came out... and Cleveland's Travis Hafner will not be joining 4 of his fellow Indians in Houston for the All-Star break.

Hafner was 1 of 5 candidates in the American League, but Hideki Matsui received the most online votes. Meanwhile, Bobby Abreu grabbed the final spot in the NL. Pittsburgh's Jason Kendall was a candidate.

Texas (47-35) 9
Cleveland (40-43) 8
July 7, 2004 - 7:01pm
5 years 47 weeks ago
Kevin Martin's NBA playing career officially began on Wednesday.

The Zanesville native was scheduled to participate in the Sacramento Kings' three-day mini-camp in preparation for the team's Summer League schedule, which starts on Saturday.

The Kings drafted Martin, a 6-7 shooting guard from Western Carolina, with the 26th pick in the 2004 NBA draft.

Martin has yet to sign his first pro contract. Under the league's rookie pay scale, the ZHS grad reportedly will...
July 7, 2004 - 6:44pm
5 years 47 weeks ago


Thad Matta becomes the new men's basketball coach at Ohio State.

In a capricious move, Xavier basketball coach Thad Matta accepted Ohio State's offer to become the Buckeyes' next head coach, Xavier athletic director Dawn Rogers said Wednesday night.

The Buckeyes reportedly offered the job to Matta after he visited with OSU athletic director Andy Geiger and University President Karen Holbrook...
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