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Each week, The Lima News publishes a calendar of events of local interest. Events should be submitted by noon Wednesday of each week to The Lima News Sports Department, 3515 Elida Road, Lima, OH 45807. Events can be faxed to 419-229-2926 or e-mailed to...

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Bears clinch 1st playoff berth since 2010, beat Packers

Bears clinch 1st playoff berth since 2010, beat Packers

CHICAGO (AP) — Mitchell Trubisky threw for two touchdowns, Eddie Jackson ended Aaron Rodgers’ NFL-record streak without an interception and the Chicago Bears clinched the NFC North with a 24-17 victory over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. The Bears (10-4)...

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Simmons, Embiid lead 76ers past Cavs in Butler’s return

Simmons, Embiid lead 76ers past Cavs in Butler’s return

CLEVELAND (AP) — Jimmy Butler’s return brought out the best in his Philadelphia teammates. Ben Simmons had 22 points, 11 rebounds and 14 assists for his third triple-double of the season, Joel Embiid scored 24 points and the 76ers routed the Cleveland...

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Bengals end losing streak

Bengals end losing streak

CINCINNATI (AP) — An entire month had come and gone without even one win, leaving the Bengals in their deepest drought since 2010. Joe Mixon provided just enough to give the sparse crowd a reason to cheer at the end of their final home game. Mixon ran for 129...

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Browns beat injury-plagued Broncos 17-16

Browns beat injury-plagued Broncos 17-16

DENVER — Baker Mayfield capitalized on Denver’s depleted cornerback corps and dubious coaching decisions in leading the Cleveland Browns past the Broncos 17-16 on Saturday night, keeping alive their slim hopes of ending the NFL’s longest playoff...

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Boys basketball: Lima Senior conquers Kewpee Classic

Boys basketball: Lima Senior conquers Kewpee Classic

Lima Senior and Lakewood St. Edward traded leads throughout the championship game of the Kewpee Holiday Classic on Saturday night before the Spartans pulled away for a 77-74 win. Josiah Fulcher scored 23 points, Jaleel King had 16 points and Jamir Simpson had 14...

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Day ready to follow a tough act at Ohio State

COLUMBUS – A year ago anyone suggesting that in 365 days Urban Meyer would retire as Ohio State’s football coach and be replaced by a 39-year-old assistant coach with three games of experience as a head coach would have been called crazy and possibly drug...

Ohio State’s Meyer expected to retire at 2 p.m. press conference

COLUMBUS — Urban Meyer, the highly successful coach who won three national championships and sparked controversy and criticism this season for his handling of domestic violence allegations against a now-fired assistant, will retire after the Rose Bowl, the...

Ohio State wants a blowout against Northwestern but will it happen?

Ohio State’s last four football recruiting classes have included 11 players who were 5-star prospects and 60 who were 4-star prospects. Northwestern’s last four football recruiting classes have had no 5-star players and three 4-stars. So, Saturday’s...

Meyer wants to focus only on Northwestern

COLUMBUS — Winning is fun. Preparing to win, not so much. That might be something Ohio State’s football team discovers this week if it didn’t already know it. When OSU coach Urban Meyer was asked what he planned to do to focus the Buckeyes on...

Ohio State stays behind Oklahoma in College Football Playoff standings

Oklahoma was No. 5 in the pivotal second-to-last College Football Playoff rankings released Tuesday night, ahead of Ohio State heading into championship weekend when the final four will be set. The biggest question facing the selection committee this week was how much...