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Hattie Larlham appoints interim leader">Hattie Larlham appoints interim leader

August 5th, 2017 by Our Webmaster

By Rick Armon

Hattie Larlham has a new interim leader.

The Twinsburg Township-based nonprofit announced this week that Stephen Colecchi has been appointed as the head of the organization, which provides services for those with developmental disabilities. He succeeds Chief Executive Officer Wendy Pardee.

Colecchi, an attorney and resident of Kent, previously served as president and chief executive officer of University Hospitals Portage Medical Center in Ravenna.

“It is a privilege to be entrusted with Hattie Larlham’s leadership as we focus on ensuring that high quality programs and services remain sustainable,” he said in a prepared statement. “I am honored to be part of this …read more

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Franklin Brewing now selling growlers on Saturdays">Franklin Brewing now selling growlers on Saturdays

August 5th, 2017 by Our Webmaster

By Rick Armon

Franklin Brewing Co. is now open from noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays selling growlers.

The small Elyria brewery is housed at a private residence — thus the reason for not having a tasting room. Franklin reports that it has five beers on tap and is trying to rotate them as often as possible. Right now, the brewery has its Milk Stout, Bifocal IPA, Armonica, Kolsch and Noel Spice available.

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Franklin Brewing now selling growlers on Saturdays">Franklin Brewing now selling growlers on Saturdays

August 5th, 2017 by Our Webmaster

By Rick Armon

Franklin Brewing Co. is now open from noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays selling growlers.

The small Elyria brewery is housed at a private residence — thus the reason for not having a tasting room. Franklin reports that it has five beers on tap and is trying to rotate them as often as possible. Right now, the brewery has its Milk Stout, Bifocal IPA, Armonica, Kolsch and Noel Spice available.

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Five questions with … Brandon Ney">Five questions with … Brandon Ney

August 5th, 2017 by Our Webmaster

By Rick Armon

Brandon Ney is the co-founder and brewer at Quarter Barrel Brewery and Pub in Oxford. The brewery recently announced plans to open a second location with a larger brewing system in Hamilton.

Question: Why did you become a brewer?

Answer: Romantic version: Beer moves me, and there was no other option than to follow my passion. Realistic version: I was out of work and needed to create a liquor license in a town where the D quota was full.

Q: Quarter Barrel has big plans to expand. Share a little about what you’re planning.

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Prepping the Home for Vacation">Prepping the Home for Vacation

August 5th, 2017 by Our Webmaster

By House And Home Staff

Summer break is a special time of the year for many American families; between kids having time off from school and adults getting to enjoy some well-deserved vacation hours. It’s a great opportunity to get in a dose of relaxation but for homeowners who plan on traveling it can be stressful to leave a house empty. If you have a vacation coming up, here is a quick checklist of ways you can prepare your home for your family’s absence:

1. Hold Your Mail and Newspaper

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7 Home Improvements To Tackle Before You Move In">7 Home Improvements To Tackle Before You Move In

August 5th, 2017 by Our Webmaster

By House And Home Staff

(BPT) – You found the perfect home, so it’s not surprising that you want to move in as quickly as possible. However, there are some projects that are best done when the house is still empty.

So, consider completing the following seven items before the moving trucks arrive.

* Painting. A fresh coat of paint can instantly update a room, and it’s common to buy a home knowing you will need to paint several rooms or the entire house after the sale. However, painting is best done while every wall is accessible and there are no worries about getting paint on furniture …read more

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Thoughtful Home Design: 4 Tips To Transform Any Small Space">Thoughtful Home Design: 4 Tips To Transform Any Small Space

August 5th, 2017 by Our Webmaster

By House And Home Staff

(BPT) – During the 1950s, the average-sized American home was just around 1,700 square feet. Fast forward to today, and the average size has increased to about 2,600 square feet, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. While many Americans think the bigger the better, there is a growing trend of homeowners around the country opting to downsize to tiny homes, condominiums, apartments or just smaller single-family homes.

Deciding to scale down is driven by many reasons – the quest for less maintenance, parents recently becoming empty nesters, an increase in the cost of living or simply looking to live a greener …read more

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4 Reasons Why Black Shingles Are Resurging In Popularity">4 Reasons Why Black Shingles Are Resurging In Popularity

August 5th, 2017 by Our Webmaster

By House And Home Staff

(BPT) – Grays, browns, taupes – after decades of neutral-colored shingles dominating entire neighborhoods, homeowners are turning to the dark side. Home improvement experts agree black roofs are making a comeback, offering a sleek alternative that boosts curb appeal and enhances design elements.

Decades ago black was the traditional color for asphalt roofs. Homeowners, seeking to mimic the look of expensive wood shake shingles, started to opt for brown and gray composite shingles. Black shingles began to fall out of popularity.

But today, homeowners are looking to stand out rather than fit in. A black roof breaks up the sea of sameness …read more

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3 Ways To Personalize Your Home’s Curb Appeal With An Eye-Catching Front Door">3 Ways To Personalize Your Home’s Curb Appeal With An Eye-Catching Front Door

August 5th, 2017 by Our Webmaster

By House And Home Staff

(BPT) – At its core, the desire to create a home with curb appeal is a desire to make a home uniquely one’s own. After all, no matter how beautiful they are, rows of homes that look the same inherently fail to capture attention. Using personal touches, people want friends and family to know which home is theirs.

Among the dozens of affordable ways you can personalize your home’s curb appeal, the first tip from Better Homes and Gardens is to “dress up the front door.” One way they note to do that is by installing a custom wood door.

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Toyota, Mazda plan $1.6 billion US plant, to partner in EVs">Toyota, Mazda plan $1.6 billion US plant, to partner in EVs

August 5th, 2017 by Our Webmaster

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TOKYO: Japanese automakers Toyota Motor Corp. and Mazda Motor Corp. plan to spend $1.6 billion to build a joint-venture auto manufacturing plant in the U.S. — a move that will create up to 4,000 jobs, both sides said Friday.

The plant will have an annual production capacity of about 300,000 vehicles, and will produce Toyota Corollas for the North American market. Mazda will make cross-over models there that it plans to introduce to that market, the companies said.

Toyota and Mazda are forming a capital alliance and splitting the cost for the plant equally. It is due to begin operations by 2021.

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5 Late-Summer Road Trip Tips">5 Late-Summer Road Trip Tips

August 5th, 2017 by Our Webmaster

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(BPT) – Last call for your summer road trip. Grab the family, call your friends: The Great American Road Trip still awaits. Don’t let summer fade into the sunset without a last hurrah.

According to the Auto Club, you won’t be alone: 37.5 million Americans hit the road during the Independence Day holiday this year, up 2.9 percent from 2016. And to no one’s surprise, the Auto Club says the old-school, family-type road trip and visits to national parks and theme parks remain the most popular types of vacations for families.

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AP source: Grand jury among Mueller’s tools in Russia probe">AP source: Grand jury among Mueller’s tools in Russia probe

August 5th, 2017 by Our Webmaster

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WASHINGTON: Special Counsel Robert Mueller is using a grand jury in Washington as part of an investigation into potential coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia, a person familiar with the probe says.

The use of a grand jury, a standard prosecution tool in criminal investigations, suggests that Mueller and his team of investigators are likely to hear from witnesses and demand documents in the coming weeks and months.

The person who confirmed to The Associated Press that Mueller had turned to a grand jury was not authorized to discuss the investigation by name and spoke on condition of anonymity.

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3 Tips To Ensure You’re Ready To Hit The Road Safely">3 Tips To Ensure You’re Ready To Hit The Road Safely

August 5th, 2017 by Our Webmaster

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(BPT) – Temps are higher, the days are longer and road trips are planned.

When it comes to getting our cars ready for the road, we habitually adjust our rear-view mirror and double-check fuel levels before putting the car in gear. We sometimes change our engine oil and refill the windshield fluid. Yet we often overlook one of the most important safety features on our vehicles – the tires.

With a little preparation and the right tire maintenance know-how, major issues on the road can be largely avoided. Follow these simple tips to ensure your rubber is ready to meet the road:

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Indians 5, Yankees 1: 13 Walk-Off Thoughts on Corey Kluber and a lot of strikeouts">Indians 5, Yankees 1: 13 Walk-Off Thoughts on Corey Kluber and a lot of strikeouts

August 5th, 2017 by Our Webmaster

By Ryan Lewis

Here are 13 Walk-Off Thoughts after the Indians’ 5-1 win against the New York Yankees Thursday night.

1. But really, it’s all about Corey Kluber, who is in the midst of a dominating run that has put his name up there with some of baseball’s all-time elite.

2. Entering Thursday, only three pitchers in baseball history had ever struck out at least eight batters in 12 consecutive starts: Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and Nolan Ryan. When speaking about strikeouts, that’s a pretty great start to a Mount Rushmore of sorts. Kluber is now the fourth to pull off that feat, striking out …read more

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Dominion monthly natural gas SCO price goes down for August">Dominion monthly natural gas SCO price goes down for August

August 5th, 2017 by Our Webmaster

By Betty Lin-Fisher

Dominion East Ohio’s monthly natural gas price for residential customers who are on the Standard Choice Offer continues its downward trend for August.

Effective Aug. 14, the SCO will be $2.97 per thousand cubic feet (mcf). The August rates is 10 cents or 3.3 percent lower than the July rate of $3.07/mcf. The rate is 35 cents, or 13.4 percent higher than the rate of $2.62/mcf a year ago.

Under the company’s filing, the average SCO/SSO residential customer’s bill for August would be $34.77, up $2.18, or 6.7 percent, from $32.59 in August of last year.

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Things You Need to Know — compiled Aug. 3">Things You Need to Know — compiled Aug. 3

August 4th, 2017 by Our Webmaster

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Mueller using grand jury in probe

Special Counsel Robert Mueller is using a grand jury in Washington as part of an investigation into potential coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia, a person familiar with the probe says. And senators have introduced bipartisan bills aimed at protecting Mueller from being fired by President Donald Trump.

Ex-adviser Flynn’s financial ties

President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, is revealing a brief advisory role with a firm related to a controversial data analysis company that aided the Trump campaign, the Associated Press has learned.

Transcripts of Trump phone calls

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AP source: Mueller using grand jury in D.C. in Russia probe">AP source: Mueller using grand jury in D.C. in Russia probe

August 4th, 2017 by Our Webmaster

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WASHINGTON: Special Counsel Robert Mueller is using a grand jury in Washington as part of an investigation into potential coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia, a person familiar with the probe said Thursday.

The use of a grand jury, a standard prosecution tool in criminal investigations, suggests that Mueller and his team of investigators are likely to hear from witnesses and demand documents in the coming weeks and months. The person who confirmed to the Associated Press that Mueller had turned to a grand jury was not authorized to discuss the investigation by name and spoke on condition of anonymity.

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Eight">Eight

August 4th, 2017 by Our Webmaster

By Paula Schleis

I wanted another profound experience.

Last month, listening to the angel battling the devil on my shoulder pushed me through my first 6-miler in a record pace I’ve yet to repeat. And I thoroughly enjoyed reliving childhood memories as I ran my first 7-miler as a tour of my hometown of Barberton a week later.

This week, for my first 8-miler, I made plans to start on the Towpath Trail on the north end of Barberton and run straight through to Main Street in Clinton, two towns away.

It sounded epic.

“So what did you do today, Paula?”

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World news briefs — compiled Aug. 3">World news briefs — compiled Aug. 3

August 4th, 2017 by Our Webmaster

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JAPAN

Toyota, Mazda to team up

Japanese automakers Toyota Motor Corp. and Mazda Motor Corp. are partnering in electric vehicles with a deal that may lead to setting up an assembly plant in the U.S. The Japanese Nikkei business daily reported Friday the agreement will include working toward setting up a U.S. joint-venture plant and cooperation on electric vehicle technology. Toyota said in a statement that it plans to propose to its board a partnership with Mazda. It gave no further details. Mazda declined comment.

United Arab Emirates

40 floors burn in skyscraper

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National news briefs — compiled Aug. 3">National news briefs — compiled Aug. 3

August 4th, 2017 by Our Webmaster

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INDIANAPOLIS

Deceased soldiers identified

An Indiana soldier who was just 32 days into his first deployment was one of two American service members killed in a suicide bombing attack in Afghanistan, military officials confirmed Thursday. Mark Hunter said members of the Indiana National Guard informed him Wednesday night that his son, 23-year-old U.S. Army Sgt. Jonathon Michael Hunter, died in the attack on a NATO convoy near the southern Afghan city of Kandahar. Officials identified the second soldier killed as Army Spc. Christopher Michael Harris, 25, of Jackson Springs, N.C. The U.S. military said that four other American troops were wounded in …read more

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Hall of Fame Game: Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium opens to rave reviews">Hall of Fame Game: Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium opens to rave reviews

August 4th, 2017 by Our Webmaster

By George Thomas

CANTON: One of Northeast Ohio’s newest gems received its official unveiling Thursday as part of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Week.

The tabernacle of all things football will welcome seven members into its hallowed halls Saturday, but the nearly finished Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium ushered in festivities Thursday night with the Arizona Cardinals and the Dallas Cowboys playing in the annual Hall of Fame Game.

The old Fawcett Stadium possessed gritty charm and provided endless memories for those who watched and played football there. But walking into its newer relative is akin to a caveman going from the …read more

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Indians: Matchups for upcoming games">Indians: Matchups for upcoming games

August 4th, 2017 by Our Webmaster

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FRIDAY: Yankees at Indians

Time: 7:10 p.m.

TV: STO

Pitchers: Jaime Garcia (5-7, 4.29) vs. Trevor Bauer (9-8, 5.25)

SATURDAY: Yankees at Indians

Time: 7:10 p.m.

TV: STO

Pitchers: Jordan Montgomery (7-6, 4.15) vs. Danny Salazar (4-5, 4.63)

SUNDAY: Yankees at Indians

Time: 1:10 p.m.

TV: STO

Pitchers: Luis Severino (8-4, 2.98) vs. Carlos Carrasco (10-4, 3.89)

MONDAY: Off

TUESDAY: Rockies at Indians

Time: 7:10 p.m.

TV: STO

Pitchers: Tyler Chatwood (6-12, 5.11) vs. TBA

WEDNESDAY: Rockies at Indians

Time: 12:10 p.m.

TV: STO

THURSDAY: Indians at Rays

Time: 7:10 p.m.

TV: STO

AUG. 11: Indians at Rays

Time: 7:10 p.m.

TV: STO

AUG. 12: Indians at Rays

Time: 6:10 p.m.

TV: STO

AUG. 13: Indians at Rays

Time: 1:10 p.m.

TV: STO

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TribeBox0804">TribeBox0804

August 4th, 2017 by Our Webmaster

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Indians 5, Yankees 1

New York ab r h bi w k avg.

Gardner lf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .258

Frazier rf 4 0 1 0 0 2 .255

Gregorius ss 4 0 0 0 0 0 .299

Sanchez dh 3 1 1 1 0 2 .271

Ellsbury cf 2 0 0 0 1 0 .245

Headley 1b 3 0 0 0 0 2 .269

Torreyes 3b 3 0 1 0 0 0 .285

Romine c 3 0 0 0 0 2 .230

Wade 2b 3 0 0 0 0 1 .128

Totals 29 1 3 1 1 11

Cleveland ab r h bi w k avg.

Zimmer cf 4 1 0 0 0 2 .277

Lindor ss 4 1 1 1 0 1 .272

Brantley lf 3 1 0 0 1 0 .295

Ramirez 3b 4 0 1 1 0 0 .323

Encarnacion dh 4 0 1 0 0 1 .255

Santana 1b 3 1 0 0 1 0 .247

Guyer rf 3 1 1 0 1 0 .230

Gomes c 3 0 1 2 0 1 .224

Gonzalez 2b 3 0 0 0 0 2 .263

Totals 31 5 5 4 3 7

New York 000 000 100 — 1 3 3

Cleveland 200 002 10x — 5 5 0

E—Frazier (2), Headley (12), Wade (3). LOB—New York 2, Cleveland 5. 2B—Frazier (7), Gomes (14). HR—Sanchez (17), off Kluber; Lindor (18), off Shreve. RBIs—Sanchez (52), Lindor (51), Ramirez (56), Gomes 2 (30).

Runners left in scoring position—New York 1 (Ellsbury); Cleveland 3 (Santana, Gonzalez 2). RISP—New York 0 for 3; Cleveland 2 for 8.

Runners moved up—Gregorius, Lindor. GIDP—Romine.

DP—Cleveland 1 (Gonzalez, Santana).

New York ip h r er w k era

Gray, L, 6-6 6 4 4 2 3 6 3.41

Shreve 2 1 1 1 0 1 2.83

Cleveland ip h r er w k era

Kluber, W, 9-3 9 3 1 1 1 11 2.77

Umpires—Home, Sean Barber; First, Ted Barrett; Second, Angel Hernandez; Third, John Tumpane.

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Bridgestone Invitational scoreboard">Bridgestone Invitational scoreboard

August 4th, 2017 by Our Webmaster

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At Firestone Country Club (South Course)

Purse: $9.75 million

Yardage: 7,400; Par: 70 (35-35)

First Round

Thomas Pieters 32-33 — 65 -5

Russell Knox 32-34 — 66 -4

Kevin Kisner 35-32 — 67 -3

Ross Fisher 31-36 — 67 -3

Bubba Watson 35-32 — 67 -3

Jordan Spieth 34-33 — 67 -3

Rory McIlroy 33-34 — 67 -3

Jon Rahm 34-33 — 67 -3

Jimmy Walker 35-33 — 68 -2

Andres Romero 36-32 — 68 -2

Dustin Johnson 36-32 — 68 -2

Charley Hoffman 33-35 — 68 -2

Adam Hadwin 33-35 — 68 -2

Adam Scott 31-37 — 68 -2

Kyle Stanley 36-33 — 69 -1

Jhonattan Vegas 35-34 — 69 -1

Hideki Matsuyama 37-32 — 69 -1

Alex Noren 34-35 — 69 -1

J.B. Holmes 32-37 — 69 -1

Paul Lawrie 36-33 — 69 -1

Zach Johnson 35-34 — 69 -1

Bernd Wiesberger 38-32 — 70 E

Brian Harman 36-34 — 70 E

Scott Hend 37-33 — 70 E

Hudson Swafford 35-35 — 70 E

Xander Schauffele 33-37 — 70 E

Paul Casey 33-37 — 70 E

Harold Varner III 39-31 — 70 E

Charl Schwartzel 36-34 — 70 E

Bill Haas 34-36 — 70 E

Rickie Fowler 38-32 — 70 E

Tommy Fleetwood 35-35 — 70 E

Francesco Molinari 37-34 — 71 +1

Shaun Norris 35-36 — 71 +1

Branden Grace 36-35 — 71 +1

Renato Paratore 35-36 — 71 +1

Jason Day 37-34 — 71 +1

Brooks Koepka 35-36 — 71 +1

Phil Mickelson 35-36 — 71 +1

Matt Kuchar 35-36 — 71 +1

Thongchai Jaidee 35-36 — 71 +1

Daniel Berger 35-36 — 71 +1

Lee Westwood 37-35 — 72 +2

Wesley Bryan 38-34 — 72 +2

Emiliano Grillo 35-37 — 72 +2

Pat Perez 37-35 — 72 +2

Tyrrell Hatton 36-36 — 72 +2

Henrik Stenson 36-36 — 72 +2

Justin Rose 37-35 — 72 +2

Sergio Garcia 36-36 — 72 +2

Kevin Chappell 39-33 — 72 +2

Andy Sullivan 38-34 — 72 +2

Brendan Steele 34-39 — 73 +3

Thorbjorn Olesen 35-38 — 73 +3

Si Woo Kim 38-35 — 73 +3

Ryan Moore 37-36 — 73 +3

Rod Pampling 36-37 — 73 +3

Matthew Fitzpatrick 37-36 — 73 +3

Justin Thomas 35-38 — 73 +3

Satoshi Kodaira 39-34 — 73 +3

Marc Leishman 38-35 — 73 +3

Jeunghun Wang 37-37 — 74 +4

Sam Brazel 36-38 — 74 +4

Gary Woodland 40-34 — 74 +4

Louis Oosthuizen 36-38 — 74 +4

Hideto Tanihara 35-39 — 74 +4

Fabrizio Zanotti 39-35 — 74 +4

Mackenzie Hughes 38-36 — 74 +4

B. DeChambeau 37-38 — 75 +5

Chris Wood 36-39 — 75 +5

Russell Henley 38-37 — 75 +5

Patrick Reed 40-35 — 75 +5

Danny Willett 39-37 — 76 +6

Billy Horschel 39-37 — 76 +6

Rafa Cabrera Bello 38-38 — 76 +6

Jason Dufner 41-35 — 76 +6

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Golf roundup: Michelle Wie holds 1-shot lead at Women’s British Open">Golf roundup: Michelle Wie holds 1-shot lead at Women’s British Open

August 4th, 2017 by Our Webmaster

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Web.com Tour

Stephen Curry pumped his right fist, raised his arms in the air with club in hand and gave a firm shoulder bump to caddie Jonnie West, his golf partner on road trips with the Golden State Warriors.

After three bogeys in five holes of his professional golf debut, a birdie was worthy of celebration. With a bogey on the last hole, he had a respectable 4-over 74.

Curry drew 300-plus fans to the Web.com Tour’s Ellie Mae Classic in Hayward, Calif., where hall of fame wide receiver Jerry Rice has played a few times in the past.

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