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September 17, 2013

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Wrestling wins berth

In case you didn’t hear, wrestling — after a seven-month exile — was welcomed back into the Olympic program by the International Olympic Committee. Wrestling defeated baseball/softball and squash for a spot in the 2020 Summer Games as expected.

Wrestling received a majority of the votes with 49, followed by a joint bid by baseball and softball getting 24 votes and squash with 22.

“Wrestling has shown great passion and resilience in the last few months,” IOC president Jacques Rogge said. “They have taken a number of steps to modernize and improve their sport.”

Quite the opener!

In his season opener, Jace Daniels of Kenai Central High School in Alaska, carried the ball 20 times for a state-record 488 yards and seven touchdowns in a 51-16 victory over Nikski High. He had five touchdowns in the third quarter alone.

By comparison ...

There has been discussion in Boston about how the crowds are a bit smaller at Fenway Park this year, down by as many as 3,000 fans per game. It’s far worse in Cleveland, however, even with the Indians enjoying a good year under Terry Francona. With a recent game against Baltimore, which is battling the Indians for a wild-card spot, Cleveland drew just 9,962 fans.

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