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5 things to watch for this week


1. New York state of mind: The Bengals trip through the AFC East continues with a visit where the Buffalo Bills roam. Cincinnati takes on Buffalo 1 p.m. Sunday in a series that hasn’t been kind to the Bengals. The Bills had won 10 straight until the Bengals’ 23-20 win in 2011 when Mike Nugent nailed a 43-yard field goal as time expired.

2. Cleveland rocks!: The home of the rock and roll hall of fame hosts the birthplace of Motown on Sunday. Detroit has won the last two meetings in 2009 and 2005 and leads the series 17-5. Unless the Browns make a trade, Brandon Weeden goes back under center. Cleveland will either be well-rested or rusty for this one. The Browns will have been off nine days since their win over the Bills this past Thursday.

3. Good as gold: As guest speakers go, this one is golden. Three-time Olympic gold medalist Jackie Joyner Kersee speaks at Central State’s Athletic Hall of Fame dinner on Friday. The event, held at the Holiday Inn Dayton/Fairborn Conference Center on I-675, welcomes Michael Dwyer (Class of 1995), Kevin Cummings (1987), Herman Thomas (1985) and Bennie Fowler (1979) into the Hall of Fame. For tickets or more info visit www.maraudersports.com.

4. Stair master: Sunday marks the 64th running of the Devil’s Staircase AMA Pro Hillclimb in Oregonia. Bikers from around the country see how far they can ride up the steep hill … and try not to tumble back down. The daredevil event is sponsored by the Dayton Motorcycle Club. For more info visit www.daytonmc.com.

5. Prep-aration for celebration: The Division II and III boys and D-II girls state golf champions will be crowned this weekend in Columbus. Among the area team hopefuls are Oakwood and Fenwick in D-II boys, West Liberty-Salem and Catholic Central in D-III boys and Chaminade Julienne, Tippecanoe and Versailles in D-II girls. Eaton’s Cameron Willis (D-II boys), Versailles’ Ryan Knapke (D-III boys), and Miami Valley School’s Sarah Kolodzik and Fort Loramie’s Emily Knouff (D-II girls) qualified as individuals.


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