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July 30, 2004 - 9:41pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
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
6 years 17 weeks ago
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
6 years 17 weeks ago
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...
July 28, 2004 - 11:42pm
6 years 17 weeks ago
Sheridan-grad Nicole Gramlich was a softball prospect that not many knew about... but with a number of things falling into place, that soon changed. Click on the video button for more on the Otterbein-bound player of the week.
July 28, 2004 - 12:00am
6 years 17 weeks ago
Standing on the sideline at the 'Shoe.

Seriously competing for a spot on a D-I football team.

Playing for a Zanesville icon.

Jordan Lear will give all of that up for love.

WHIZ has learned Lear, the 6-7 academic sophomore, will transfer from the University of Cincinnati, where he was on a football scholarship, to play basketball at D-II Tusculum College in Tennessee.

"I watched Cincinnati (basketball) games and I played open gyms with them...
July 26, 2004 - 11:37pm
6 years 17 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
6 years 17 weeks ago
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
6 years 17 weeks ago

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
6 years 17 weeks ago
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
6 years 17 weeks ago
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...
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