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UD Announces A-10 Schedule

DAYTON - For the second straight year, the University of Dayton men's basketball team will play record number of nationally-televised games in the 2014-15 regular season.  After having 17 regular season games that were seen on various networks last year, the Flyers will play a school-record 21 contests on national television in 2014-15.    This news, along with the full Atlantic Conference schedule, was announced today by the University and the A-10.    "Coming off an Elite Eight season, we're very excited about the exposure opportunities created for our men's basketball program," UD Vice-President and Director of Athletics Tim Wabler said. "The fact is that our television partners recognize that we are a valuable commodity. We not only bring our local market viewership like no one else in the country, we are gaining viewership nationally."    The 21 network games this season are tied with VCU for the most in the Atlantic 10 this year.   Counting three games in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off, Dayton will play eight games on the ESPN family of networks, seven on CBS Sports Network, four on NBC Sports Network and two on SNY. In addition, every game of the A-10 Men's Basketball Championship that will be played in the Barclays Center in Brooklyn will also be nationally televised. The championship game will be televised by CBS for the sixth consecutive year.   The A-10 will have a league-record 75 nationally-televised games for the second straight year, up from 56 just two seasons ago.   The Flyers’ “ESPN season” will begin at the Puerto Rico Tip-Off when they play Texas A&M in the opening game of the tournament on Nov. 20 on ESPNU.  Television for other games in San Juan will be determined by tournament results.  UD will also appear on one of the ESPN networks at Arkansas (Dec. 13, ESPN2), at UMass (Jan. 29, ESPNU), at George Washington (Feb. 6, ESPN2), vs. Saint Joseph’s (Feb. 19, ESPNU) and at VCU (Feb. 28, ESPN2).
  CBS Sports Network will carry the Dayton games vs. Georgia Tech (Dec. 23), vs. Ole Miss (Dec. 30), at St. Bonaventure (Jan. 7), at Davidson (Jan. 20), at Saint Louis (Feb. 10), vs. Rhode Island (Mar. 3) and at La Salle (Mar. 7).   Dayton will open the A-10 season at home against Duquesne on Saturday, Jan. 3. That game will be televised on NBC Sports Network.  Other NBCSN games are vs. Saint Louis (Jan. 17), vs. St. Bonaventure (Feb. 14), and at Duquesne (Feb. 21).   The Flyers’ two SNY/Atlantic 10 network games are at Fordham (Jan. 10) and vs. Richmond (Jan. 24).   A complete Flyer television schedule will be announced at a later date, along with all game times.UD Announces A-10 Schedule

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The Brewers dropped back-to-back games for the first time in more than a month, and it came at a bad time. They started the day 3 1/2 games behind St. Louis for the final NL wild card spot.

They got no break from the Reds, who clinched the NL Central title on Saturday night.

Manager Dusty Baker met players before the game and revealed he suffered a mini-stroke in addition to being treated for an irregular heartbeat last week. The 63-year-old manager hopes to return to the dugout next week.


CINCINNATI (AP) -- Dusty Baker won't manage the Cincinnati Reds until the final series in St. Louis, giving him time to recover from an irregular heartbeat that left him hospitalized last week.

Baker met with owner Bob Castellini and his team on Tuesday before a game against the Brewers. Bench coach Chris Speier said he'll manage the final three home games against Milwaukee and three in Pittsburgh over the weekend, with Baker taking over for the last three games next week.

The 63-year-old manager was hospitalized in Chicago last Wednesday for an irregular heartbeat, a problem he's had for a while. He was in the hospital for four days, missing the Reds' 6-0 win over the Dodgers on Saturday night that clinched the NL Central title.


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Down 4-0 in the fourth inning, the White Sox closed within a run when Paul Konerko homered off Chris Perez leading off the ninth. Perez walked a pair of batters with two outs, and Beckham grounded to shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera, who threw to second baseman Jason Kipnis for the force.

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Every opponent, it seems, has relied on a sleight of hand.

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When No. 14 Ohio State travels to 20th-ranked Michigan State on Saturday, the Buckeyes anticipate they'll run into a more conventional Midwestern attack. Granted, that means having to counteract the 244-pound blasts of the Spartans' massive Le'Veon Bell.

But after a month of chasing people, the Buckeyes think they might benefit from a change of pace from the subterfuge and rush-avoiding quick-hitters in a trade for raw man-on-man power struggles at the line of scrimmage.


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After the Spartans beat Eastern Michigan 23-7 Saturday, Dantonio hurried through a terse news conference full of abrupt answers. The Michigan State coach said "next question" seven times in under a minute and was clearly annoyed with the way his team played.

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