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October 2, 2012

RAMBLIN’ RECK: Major League baseball’s final playoff spots will soon be settled

TERRE HAUTE — The final regular games will be played this week in major league baseball with postseason slots still be filled.

Everything is pretty well set in the National League with Cincinnati clinching homefield advantage and Atlanta and St. Louis all but set as the two wild-card teams.

Detroit now is the most certain thing in the American League, holding a three-game lead over Chicago in the AL Central at the start of play Monday.

Texas still was in first in the AL West but Oakland was gaining on the Rangers and the teams close the season with a series in Oakland. And the New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles were still battling it out in the Al East.

New York closes the season against Boston and Baltimore winds up against Tampa Bay.

At one time, my Pittsburgh Pirates were looking good — they were 16 games over .500 in August — but the Bucs did another dive in the past month or so and will have a 20th straight losing season.

They’re still my team but it would be nice if they won again.

At least they will finish fourth in the NL Central while Houston has lost 100 games and Chicago was at 99 going into the final series after beating Arizona on Sunday.

• Leaders in state — Players from the area were among the state leaders in Indiana high school football going into last week’s games.

Austin Karazsia of Linton was sixth in passing, completing 110 of 151 passes for 1,514 yards. Payne Fortner of Sullivan should be in the top 10 after his game last week.

Chase VanSchoyck of North Central ranked seventh in rushing with 109 carries for 1,005 yards. He definitely will move up this week after toppling the old state rushing mark last week.

Grant Stamm of Linton was eighth in receiving with 33 catches for 618 yards.

Dante Rehmel of North Central was ninth in solo tackles with 56 and tied for fifth in tackles for losses with 14.

Carmel moved into the top 25 in the USA Today prep football poll last week at No. 22 and could move up more following its 10-7 overtime victory over Warren Central last week.

Ben Davis also received votes in the poll.

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Tribune-Star/Jim Avelis Team effort: The North Terre Haute Little League All-Starts won the District 4 championship by beating Clinton 4-0 Friday evening.

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    Jordan Bradley didn’t walk a batter until the sixth inning, scattering three hits in a shutout pitching performance to lead Terre Haute North to the District 4 championship with a 4-0 victory over a tough Clinton team.

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  • Andy Amey: Just a small trip to talk about this time

    To paraphrase Carl Spackler, the heavy stuff’s not going to come for quite awhile. So while it’s true that I’m back from a week’s vacation, it’s not time — yet — for the big vacation column. Trips to Noblesville, Brunswick and Reelsville, while providing some nice family time, don’t really have the cachet to fill newspaper space.

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  • Pacers sign three free agents

    The Pacers couldn’t keep waiting around for Lance Stephenson to make up his mind. So on Friday, they went to work. The two-time Eastern Conference runner-ups announced they had signed three free agents — backup big man Lavoy Allen, swingman C.J. Miles and Damjan Rudez, a sharp-shooting forward from Europe.

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  • Odum heads for Vegas with Kings summer team

    Terre Haute native Jake Odum scored three points in the Indiana Pacers’ 84-74 victory on Thursday over the Miami Heat in the Orlando Summer League.

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  • Metro sports: Rosselli, Biechler capture Prospect League honors

    The Terre Haute Rex swept the Prospect League Player of the Week honors this week.

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  • Thoroughbreds complete race card at Martinsville

    Thoroughbred races were on Friday’s card to wind up four days of Illinois racing at the Martinsville Agricultural Fair. Horses owned by Bart Baird and Lance and Stacey Holsapple won all six of the thoroughbred races on the card with two other features run for ponies and mules.

    July 11, 2014

  • LeBron James says he’s returning to Cavaliers

    LeBron James is going back to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
    James told Sports Illustrated Friday that he’s decided to go home. It’s a move that would have seemed unfathomable four years ago, after the venomous fallout that followed his decision to leave Cleveland for the Miami Heat.

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  • SPT 071014 RAMER TROPHY.jpg Ramer, Kuppler claim junior city golf titles

    Megan Ramer and Colton Kuppler were two winners in the junior city golf tournament concluded Thursday in sunny, warm conditions at Rea Park.
    Both golfers claimed titles in the 15-17 age division for the first time while Ramer and Andrew Granda were two of the winners in the 2013 tournament.

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  • Rex return from All-Star break with a win at Danville

    The Terre Haute Rex returned to action on Thursday in winning fashion as they defeated Danville 4-1.

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