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Democratic advertising blitz awaits Donald Trump

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Long before Donald Trump swatted away his Republican presidential rivals, his likely Democratic opponent and her allies began laying traps for him. Priorities USA, the lead super PAC backing Hillary Clinton, has already reserved $91 million in television advertising that will start next month and continue through Election Day. In addition, Clinton’s campaign and Priorities USA have both debuted online videos that cast Trump in a negative light — a preview of what voters will see on TV over the next six…

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Akron holds off Utah State’s last-second try at a miracle

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Utah State was hoping for a miracle. Instead, it got Zip. Utah State’s last-second multi-lateral play lost four yards as time ran out, and Akron held onto a first half-lead to beat the Aggies 23-21 in the Potato Bowl Tuesday night. Utah State outgained Akron 363-282, but three turnovers did in the Aggies. The Zips built a 13-7 lead at the half and then, after falling behind, built a 23-14 lead. Robert Stein hit three field goals for Akron. Devante…

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New Jax Suns owner Ken Babby: ‘I absolutely love what I’m doing’

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In the ultimate generational passing of the torch, 35-year-old Ken Babby has assumed control of the Jacksonville Suns from the storied Bragan family, taking ownership after the 2015 season and planning what he says will be a millennial’s approach to freshening up the fun at the ballpark. The divorced dad of a 7-year-old son, Babby is a sports fanatic who used to run the digital operation for The Washington Post. He first got into minor league ball when he bought the Double-A…

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