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Local man to compete in Rio

Jeff Butler attended Summit Middle School where he played football and wrestled, then Homestead High School.

Spectator Marcelo Nuncio lets gusty winds wave his Brazilian flag in Olympic Park at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

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New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez announces that Friday, Aug. 12, 2016, will be his last game as a player during a news conference at Yankee Stadium in New York, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016. Rodriguez will continue on in a role as a special advisor to the team and an instructor through Dec. 31, 2017. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Alex Rodriguez to retire on Friday

One of the most prolific hitters and polarizing figures in baseball history, the slumping slugger plans to take his final turn at-bat with the New York Yankees on Friday night and then become a special adviser and instructor with the team next year.


Austin Allen extends hit streak to 21 in TinCaps loss

TinCaps catcher Austin Allen extended the longest active hitting streak in the Midwest League to 21 games on Sunday afternoon in a 1-0 loss for Fort Wayne against the Lansing Lugnuts (Toronto Blue Jays) at Cooley Law School Stadium.

Austin Allen

Allen, TinCaps top Cubs 4-3 in 15 innings

Catcher Austin Allen provided the go-ahead hit for the TinCaps in the top of the 15th inning — a two-out single off Dillon Maples (L, 1-1) — to plate center fielder Rod Boykin from second base.