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Published: Thursday, 5/10/2007

Prep softball, baseball, NHL, ECHL

PREP SOFTBALL

Sectionals

Division I

At Rolf Park, Maumee

Last night: St. Ursula (#1 seed) vs. Scott, 5 p.m., Field A; Southview vs. Notre Dame, ppd. to tomorrow, 5 p.m.

Monday: Northview 5, Rogers 2; Waite 17, Libbey 0

Tonight: Start (#2 seed) vs. Northview, 5 p.m., Field A; Whitmer (#3 seed) vs. Waite, 5 p.m., Field B.

At Bowling Green High School

Tuesday: Clay 3, Anthony Wayne 2

Tonight: Springfield (#2 seed) vs. Perrysburg/Lima Senior winner, 5 p.m.

May 15: Clay vs. May 10 winner, 5 p.m.

Division II

At Rolf Park, Maumee

Tuesday: Maumee 2, Eastwood 0

Wauseon 4, Oak Harbor 0

May 15: Maumee vs. Wauseon, 5 p.m., Field 2.

At Fostoria

Last night: Kenton/Tiffin Columbian winner vs. Bucyrus, 5 p.m.

At Defiance

Last night: Napoleon vs. Van Wert, 5 p.m.

Monday: Defiance vs. Ottawa-Glandorf

Tomorrow: Defiance/Ottawa-Glandorf winner vs. Bryan, 5 p.m.

Division III

At Genoa

Tuesday: Genoa 10, Lake 0

Tonight: Rossford (#2 seed) vs. Stritch, 5 p.m.

May 15: Genoa vs. May 10 winner, 5 p.m.

At Elmwood

Tuesday: Elmwood (#1 seed) vs. Bluffton/Liberty-Benton winner, 5 p.m.

May 15: Gibsonburg vs. May 8 winner, 5 p.m.

At Archbold

Tuesday: Delta 5, Tinora 0; Fairview 10, Swanton 5

Tonight: Archbold (#2 seed) vs. Delta; Evergreen (#1 seed) vs. Fairview.

May 15: May 10 winners.

Division IV

At Deshler

Patrick Henry 7, Van Buren 3

At Gibsonburg

Tuesday: Northwood 5, Danbury 0

May 15: North Baltimore vs. Northwood, 5 p.m.

At Liberty Center

Last night: Liberty Center vs. Stryker, 5 p.m.

Tuesday: Pettisville 7, Fayette 0

Tonight: Ayersville (#1 seed) vs. Pettisville, 5 p.m.

Tomorrow: Hilltop (#2 seed) vs. Liberty Center/Stryker winner, 5 p.m.

May 15: May 10 winner vs. May 11 winner, 5 p.m.

At Old Fort

Tuesday: Hopewell-Loudon 2, Fremont St. Joseph 1

Tonight: Sandusky St. Mary s (#2 seed) vs. Calvert, 5 p.m.

May 15: Hopewell-Loudon vs. May 10 winner, 5 p.m.

At New Riegel

Last night: St. Wendelin 5, New Riegel 3

Tonight: Mohawk (#1 seed) vs. Cory-Rawson/Arcadia winner, 5 p.m.

May 15: St. Wendelin vs. May 10 winner, 5 p.m.

At Hicksville

Tuesday: Antwerp 3, Montpelier 0

Monday: Hicksville 3, Edon 1

May 15: Hicksville vs. Antwerp, 5

LAST NIGHT

St. Wendelin 002 210 0 - 5 6 1

New Riegel 101 010 0 - 3 7 3

WP-Rutter. LP-T. Mathias. Wagner (NR), 2-3, 2B, HR, RBI.

Regular season

Bowling Green 000 00 - 0 3 0

Rossford 003 2x - 5 10 0

WP-Everitt. LP-Irick. Yenrick (R), 1-2, 2B, 2 RBI.

Woodmore 000 210 0 - 3 2 1

Eastwood 010 000 0 - 1 5 2

WP-Michaelis. LP-Haas. Taylor (E), 2-3, RBI.

Lakota 000 00 - 0 1 0

Lake 100 2x - 3 7 3

WP-Akenberger. LP-Capehart. Mass (Lake), 2-2.

Genoa 000 000 004 1 - 5 7 2

Elmwood 000 000 004 0 - 4 7 4

WP-Szypka. LP-Dauterman. Kontak (G), 2-5, run, RBI, 2B.

FOOTBALL

Arena Football League

NATIONAL CONFERENCE

Eastern Division

W L T Pct PF PA

Dallas 9 1 0 .900 625 505

Columbus 5 4 0 .556 462 423

Philadelphia 4 5 0 .444 463 436

New York 2 7 0 .222 423 501

Southern Division

W L T Pct PF PA

Georgia 9 1 0 900 646 558

Orlando 5 4 0 .556 444 392

New Orleans 4 5 0 .444 461 469

Austin 3 6 0 .333 469 519

Tampa Bay 3 6 0 .333 418 481

AMERICAN CONFERENCE

Central Division

W L T Pct PF PA

Chicago 8 1 0 .889 525 416

Colorado 6 4 0 .600 493 531

Kansas City 5 4 0 .556 462 419

Nashville 4 6 0 .400 555 576

Grand Rapids 3 6 0 .333 498 583

Western Division

W L T Pct PF PA

San Jose 6 3 0 .667 566 476

Los Angeles 5 4 0 .556 491 507

Utah 5 5 0 .500 649 636

Arizona 2 8 0 .200 577 621

Las Vegas 1 9 0 .100 457 635

TOMORROW

Grand Rapids at Columbus, 7 p.m.

New Orleans at Orlando, 7:30 p.m.

Colorado at Nashville, 8 p.m.

SATURDAY

Utah at Kansas City, 8 p.m.

Austin at Arizona, 10 p.m.

Las Vegas at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.

Tampa Bay at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.

PREP LACROSSE

ST. JOHN S 10, PERRYSBURG 3: SJ--Multauf 2, Breen 2, Abou-Arraj 2, Erdelyi, Rockacy, B. Seidel, Tolford. P--Wittmer 2, Bonner.

HOCKEY

NHL Playoffs

CONFERENCE FINALS

Tonight

Ottawa at Buffalo, 7 p.m.

Tomorrow

Anaheim at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday

Ottawa at Buffalo, 8 p.m.

Sunday

Anaheim at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.

Monday, May 14

Buffalo at Ottawa, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, May 15

Detroit at Anaheim, 9 p.m.

Wednesday, May 16

Buffalo at Ottawa, 7 p.m.

Thursday, May 17

Detroit at Anaheim, 9 p.m.

Saturday, May 19

Ottawa at Buffalo, 2 p.m., if necessary

Sunday, May 20

Anaheim at Detroit, 3 p.m., if necessary

Monday, May 21

Buffalo at Ottawa, 7 p.m., if necessary

Tuesday, May 22

Detroit at Anaheim, 9 p.m., if necessary

Wednesday, May 23

Ottawa at Buffalo, 7 p.m., if necessary

Thursday, May 24

Anaheim at Detroit, 7:30 p.m., if necessary

ECHL Playoffs

CONFERENCE FINALS

(Best-of-7)

American Conference

Florida vs. Dayton

Tuesday: Dayton 4, Florida 3, 3OT, Dayton leads series 1-0

Tonight: Dayton at Florida, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday: Florida at Dayton, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday: Florida at Dayton, 5 p.m.

Tuesday, May 15: Florida at Dayton, 7 p.m., if necessary

Thursday, May 17: Dayton at Florida, 7:30 p.m., if necessary

Friday, May 18: Dayton at Florida, 7:30 p.m., if necessary

National Conference

Alaska vs. Idaho

Tuesday: Idaho 3, Alaska 2, OT, Idaho leads series 2-0

Tomorrow: Alaska at Idaho, 9:10 p.m.

Sunday: Alaska at Idaho, 9:10 p.m.

Tuesday, May 15: Alaska at Idaho, 9:10 p.m., if necessary

Saturday, May 19: Idaho at Alaska, 11:15 p.m., if necessary

Sunday, May 20: Idaho at Alaska, 11:15 p.m., if necessary

PREP TRACK

Note to all area high school track and field coaches in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan: The deadline for submitting the best times and distances for your team s athletes for the Blade Track & Field Honor Roll has been extended to Monday, May 14 at 9 p.m. Please contact your school s athletic director for a copy of the letter from The Blade which lists minimum qualifying times and distances for boys and girls for Divisions I, II and III. The ADs should have that letter on or before May 10. Times/distances from league meets can be included.

Boys

LAKE 60, MAUMEE VALLEY 45: 3200 Relay- Lake, 11:52.7; 100 meters- Parry (MV) 11.6; ; 1600 meter Relay- Maumee Valley, 3:57.4; 300 hurdles- Michaels (L) 49.2; 800 meters- Santino (MV) 2:07.3; High jump- Michaels (L) 5-2; 1600- Szilag (L) 5:38; shot- Overnault (L) 40-5; discus- Beck (MV) 128-8; 3200 meters- Szalagyi (L) 14:07; 400 meters- Lipps (MV) 54.4; Long jump- Parry (MV) 20-2; 200 meters- Parry (MV) 23.6.

Girls

LAKE 90, MAUMEE VALLEY 26: 100 meter hurdles- McCloskey (L) 18.8; 1600 meter- Nagel (MV) 6:36; 800 meters- Aersel (L) 2:39; High jump- Tippey (L) 4-4; 100 meters- Sandwisch (MV) 13.9; 400 meters- Sandwisch (MV) 1:05; 200 meters- Sandwisch (MV) 28.9; Long jump- McCloskey (L) 13-6 1/2; Shot-Cox (L) 28-10; 300 hurdles- McCloskey (L) 1:03; discus- Cox (L) 86-9; 3200 meters- Nagel (MV) 14:26.9; 1600 relay- Lake, 5:08.7; 3200 relay- Lake, 13:54.5; 800 relay- Lake, 1:59.5; 400 relay- Lake, 56.7

SOCCER

Major League Soccer

Eastern Conference

W L T Pts GF GA

Kansas City 4 1 0 12 10 4

New York 3 0 2 11 8 3

New England 3 1 2 11 11 5

Chicago 3 1 1 10 6 5

Columbus 1 1 3 6 3 3

D.C. United 1 3 1 4 6 9

Toronto FC 0 4 0 0 0 10

Western Conference

W L T Pts GF GA

Colorado 2 2 1 7 7 8

Houston 2 2 1 7 4 3

FC Dallas 2 3 1 7 7 9

CD Chivas USA 2 3 0 6 8 6

Los Angeles 1 1 1 4 4 3

Real Salt Lake 0 2 3 3 5 11

Note: Three points for victory, one point for tie.

TONIGHT

Real Salt Lake at Colorado, 9

SATURDAY

Chicago at Toronto FC, 3:30

CD Chivas USA at Columbus, 7:30

FC Dallas at Kansas City, 8

New England at Los Angeles, 10:30

SUNDAY

Colorado at New York, 3

NOTES

Swingwood Sports is SEEKING COACHES to coach games in a 18-and-under summer baseball league. Games will be played on Sundays only. Contact Rodney Gabriel at 419-699-4855 or Kyle Baker at 419-309-3254 or visit the website at swingwoodsports.com.

The GENOA LITTLE LEAGUE is holding a U10 baseball tournament June 14-17 and a U14 abd U12 tournament June 28-July 1. Entry fee is $150 per tournament.. Contact Lee Nissen at 419-351-2398.

The Fallen Timbers Family Recreation Center and the Ohio State University swim team is hosting a SWIM CLINIC June 4 and 5 from 1 to 4 p.m. and June 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Waterville, O. for youngsters 8 to 18-years of age. The cost is $150. Call 419-878-8818 for details.

LAKE HIGH SCHOOL accepting applications for a varsity assistant and freshmen football coach; a freshman volleyball, JV golf and tennis coach, a freshman boys basketball, varsity assistant, JV coach , a freshman and 7th-grade girls basketball coach; a varsity assistant, jr. hight and elementqry wrestling coach, a assistant hockey, summer solftball, jr. high track, freshmen and a Jr. high cheerleading coach. Send resumes to Dave Shaffer, Athletic director, Lake High School, 28080 Lemoyne Rd., Millbury, O. 43447 by May 18th.

The City of Toledo Division of Parks & Recreation and the Medina Baseball Academy are hosting a BASEBALL TOURNAMENT July 13-15 at the Detwiler Youth Complex for players 10, 12, and 14-years of age Call 419-861-3884 for details.Also, a 8-12-year of age tournament is scheduled for June 15, 16, and 17 at Detwiler. Call 419-861-3884. The City Rec. Division is also registering players 4 to 6 years of age for its Summer Tee-Ball program at its office located at 2201 Ottawa Parkway. Call 419-936-2877 for information on that.

The SOUTH TOLEDO GOLF CLUB is hosting a junior golf league June 13-August 8 for boys and girls 9 to 15 years of age. To register call 419-385-4678 or visit the website at southtoledogolf.com.

The Chester Zablocki Community Center has OPENINGS for teams in its youth baseball program. A organizational meeting is scheduled for May 21 at 6 p.m. at center located at 3015 Lagrange. For more information call 419-356-1077.

HOLES IN ONE

CHRIS YOUNGSTON, No. 14 at Brandywine, 165 yards, 8-iron.

HONOR ROLL

300 Games

Guy Bills, Bay Center Rec 245-233-300-778

D.J. Wollenbecker, Bay Center Rec 300-237-213-756

SCHEDULES NEEDED

COACHES, ATHLETIC DIRECTORS, AND LEAGUE COMMISSIONERS at the leagues and schools listed below are asked to submit their complete 2007 football schedules to Bob Bates, The Blade Sports Dept., PO Box 921., Toledo, 43697-0921 or fax the schedule to Bates at 419-724-6116. Contact Robert Bates at: Rbates@theblade.com or 419-724-6110

CITY LEAGUE: Rogers, St. Francis, Start and Woodward. NORTHERN LAKES LEAGUE: Southview. SUBURBAN LAKES LEAGUE: Elmwood and Woodmore. TAAC: Edon, NWOAL: Liberty Center. MIDLAND ATHLETIC LEAGUE: Fremont St. Joe, . SANDUSKY BAY CONF.: Edison, Oak Harbor, Port Clinton, Sandusky St. Mary CC. BLANCHARD VALLEY CONF.: Arlington, Cory-Rawson, Leipsic, McComb, Pandora-Gilboa, Vanlue. GREEN MEADOWS CONF.: Antwerp, Edgerton, Fairview, Hicksville, Holgate, Tinora. OTHER NW OHIO: Fremont Ross, Findlay, Tiffin Columbian.

SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN:

TRI-COUNTY CONF. Adrian Madison

OTHER NICHIGAN: Monroe

TENNIS

Prague Open

Prague, Czech Republic

Singles

First Round

Nathalie Dechy (5) d. Renata Voracova 7-5, 6-0.

Second Round

Julia Schruff d. Olga Poutchkova (3) 6-2, 6-2.

Klara Zakopalova d. Virginie Razzano (7) 6-2, 7-6 (1).

Marion Bartoli (1) d. Viktoriya Kutuzova 6-3, 6-4.

Jarmila Gajdosova d. Sandra Kloesel 6-0, 6-4.

Qatar Telecom German Open

Berlin

Singles

First Round

Zuzana Ondraskova d. Daniela Hantuchova (11) 6-1, 6-3.

Maria Elena Camerin d. Zheng Jie 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.

Sybille Bammer d. Angelika Roesch 7-5, 6-1.

Anabel Medina Garrigues d. Aravane Rezai 7-6 (15), 4-6, 6-0.

Virginia Ruano Pascual d. Galina Voskoboeva 6-4, 6-3.

Patty Schnyder (15) d. Roberta Vinci 6-0, 7-5.

Alona Bondarenko d. Francesca Schiavone 5-7, 6-2, 7-5.

Second Round

Ana Ivanovic (12), Serbia, d. Elena Likhovtseva 6-3, 6-2.

Elena Dementieva (10) d. Meghann Shaughnessy 5-7, 6-3, 6-1.

Nadia Petrova (7) d. Severine Bremond 6-4, 6-2.

Justine Henin (1) d. Tatjana Malek 6-1, 6-1.

Martina Muller d. Shahar Peer (13) 6-2, 7-6 (2).

Peng Shuai d. Zuzana Ondraskova 7-5, 6-1.

Dinara Safina (8) d. Lourdes Dominguez Lino 6-4, 6-3.

Julia Vakulenko d. Meilen Tu 6-1, 7-6 (4).

Martina Hingis (4) d. Kateryna Bondarenko 7-5, 7-6 (7).

Alona Bondarenko d. Tathiana Garbin (17) 6-4, 6-3.

Patty Schnyder (15) d. Virginia Ruano Pascual 6-0, 6-1.

Svetlana Kuznetsova (3) d. Sybille Bammer 6-1, 7-5.

Maria Elena Camerin d. Li Na (14) 4-6, 6-3, 6-3.

Jelena Jankovic (5), Serbia, d. Anabel Medina Garrigues 6-3, 2-6, 7-5.

Lucie Safarova, Czech Republic d. Anna Chakvetadze (9) 6-4, 6-4.

Amelie Mauresmo (2) d. Yan Zi 6-3, 6-3.

Internazionali BNL d Italia

Rome

Singles

Second Round

Andy Roddick (3) d. Gaston Gaudio 6-1, 7-6 (8).

Tomas Berdych (12) d. Albert Montanes 7-6 (5), 6-3.

Novak Djokovic (5), Serbia, d. Robin Soderling 3-6, 6-4, 6-3.

Marcos Baghdatis, Cyprus, d. Radek Stepanek 3-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2.

Fernando Gonzalez (6) d. Dmitry Tursunov 6-2, 6-1.

Mikhail Youzhny (15) d. Olivier Rochus 7-6 (7), 6-3.

Filippo Volandri d. Richard Gasquet (13) 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-4.

Tommy Robredo (7) d. Oscar Hernandez 7-5, 4-6, 6-1.

Juan Ignacio Chela d. Igor Andreev 7-5, 7-5.

Nicolas Massu d. James Blake (9) 7-6 (3), 7-5.

Rafael Nadal (2) d. Daniele Bracciali 6-4, 6-2.

Gilles Simon d. Guillermo Canas 7-6 (4), 6-4.

Nikolay Davydenko (4) d. Marat Safin 7-6 (4), 7-5.

Potito Starace d. Juan Carlos Ferrero (16) 6-2, 3-6, 6-2.

LATEST LINE

Baseball

National League

LA Dodgers 51/2 -61/2 FLORIDA

CINCINNATI 7-8 Houston

ATLANTA 9-11 San Diego

CHICAGO CUBS 9-11 Pittsburgh

San Francisco Even-6 COLORADO

American League

DETROIT 11-13 Seattle

NY YANKEES 12-14 Texas

MINNESOTA 51/2 -61/2 Chi White Sox

Oakland Even-6 KANSAS CITY

LA ANGELS 51/2 -61/2 Cleveland

BALTIMORE 71/2 -81/2 Tampa Bay

TORONTO 61/2 -71/2 Boston

NBA Playoffs

CHICAGO 21/2 (184) Detroit

(Saturday)

NEW JERSEY 41/2 (185) Cleveland

SAN ANTONIO 4 (203) Phoenix

NHL Playoffs

BUFFALO Even-1/2 Ottawa

Home Team in CAPS

TRANSACTIONS

BASEBALL

Major League Baseball

MLB Suspended Francisco Cruceta of the Texas organization (Oklahoma-PCL) 50 games for testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance.

National League

CINCINNATI REDS Released LHP Rheal Cormier. Placed LHP Eric Milton on the 15-day DL. Activated RHP Jared Burton from the 15-day DL.

FLORIDA MARLINS Recalled OF Reggie Abercrombie from Albuquerque (PCL). Optioned OF Eric Reed to Albuquerque.

NEW YORK METS Signed RHP Brian Lawrence to a minor league contract.

International League

COLUMBUS CLIPPERS Recalled RHP Dan Rueckel from Harrisburg (EL).

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS Recalled RHP Chris Hernandez from Altoona (EL).

OTTAWA LYNX Released LHP Brian Mazone. Recalled RHP Heath Totten from Reading (EL).

SYRACUSE CHIEFS Sent C Brian Bormaster to New Hampshire (EL).

FOOTBALL

National Football League

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS Signed CB Bruce Thornton.

OAKLAND RAIDERS Fired Michael Lombardi, senior personnel executive.

TENNESSEE TITANS Signed QB Tim Rattay, OL Marques Ogden and FB Jonathan Evans. Claimed LB Gilbert Gardner off waivers from Indianapolis. Waived DT Marcus White, FB Nic Luc and DT Adrian Haywood.

HOCKEY

National Hockey League

DETROIT RED WINGS Signed RW Igor Grigorenko to a one-year contract.

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING Re-signed RW Jason Ward to a two-year contract.

ECHL

PHOENIX ROADRUNNERS Agreed to terms with Brad Church, coach and director of hockey operations, on a one-year contract extension for the 2007-08 season.

SOCCER

Major League Soccer

COLUMBUS CREW Traded F Joseph Ngwenya to Houston for F Alejandro Moreno.

COLLEGE

NCAA Reduced former Ohio State men s basketball coach Jim O Brien s five-year suspension to two years.

AUBURN Named Seth Kushkin women s assistant basketball coach.

COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON Announced junior men s basketball C Josh Jackson will transfer.

DELAWARE Named Jeff Rafferty men s assistant basketball coach.

MIAMI Announced the resignation of Paul Dee, athletic director, effective June 1, 2008.

NEW MEXICO Announced the resignation of Billy Garrett, men s assistant basketball coach, to become associate head coach at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.

PENN STATE Named Maren Walseth, Keila Whittington and Annie Troyan women s assistant basketball coaches.

SAINT LOUIS Named Stephanie Rich women s assistant basketball coach.

UNC PEMBROKE Promoted Shane Richardson to defensive coordinator.

PREP TENNIS

PORT CLINTON 5, ST. MARY S 0: Troller d. Chambers, 6-2, 6-0; McLean d. Spadaro, 6-0, 6-0; Carman d. Traut, 6-2, 6-1; Cellier-Drusbacky d. Miller-Opfer, 6-2, 5-7, 7-5; Clum-Miller d. Marsinick-Longer, 6-2, 6-1.

COLLEGE BASEBALL

Toledo 003 030 000 - 6 13 1

Wright State 100 200 40x - 7 9 1

WP-Robinson. LP-Thomas. UT leaders: Colliver 4-4, RBI, 2B; Hoisington 1-4, HR, 3 RBI.

Bowling Green 000 000 001 1 - 2 8 1

Cleveland State 000 000 100 0 - 1 2 2

WP-Hettlinger. LP-McKitrick. BG leader: Baird 2-5, RBI, 2B.

COLLEGE SOFTBALL

Western Mich. 100 010 0 - 2 6 1

Bowling Green 001 004 x - 5 5 0

WP-Gouge. LP-Sullivan. BG leader: DeLong 1-3, 4 RBI, HR.

SPORTLIGHT

May 10

1941 Whirlaway, ridden by Eddie Arcaro, wins the Preakness Stakes by 51/2 lengths over King Cole.

1969 The plans for the NFL-AFL merger are completed. The NFL will consist of two conferences of 13 teams, the AFC and NFC. The NFL will move three franchises, Baltimore, Cleveland and Pittsburgh, to the AFC.

2001 The XFL folds after one season. The football league, founded by the World Wrestling Federation and jointly owned by NBC, was a TV ratings disappointment.

2002 Boston and Detroit plays the lowest-scoring game in the NBA playoffs since the shot clock was introduced in the 1954-55 season. The Celtics edge the Pistons 66-64; the 130-point total is far below the previous low of 142 registered three times.

2005 Miami s Dwyane Wade becomes the fifth player in NBA history with at least 30 points, 15 assists and five rebounds in a playoff game, joining Magic Johnson, Jerry West, Walt Frazier and Oscar Robertson. Wade s 31 points, 15 assists and seven rebounds lead the Heat to a 108-102 victory over Washington.

2006 Cam Ward makes 28 saves in Carolina s 3-2 win over New Jersey to become the second NHL goalie to win his first seven postseason starts. The 22-year-old rookie joins Tiny Thompson, who did it for Boston in 1929-30.



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