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Holt gets linebackers, including Weir’s Mack

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WHEELING — Scott Holt and his Cameron Dragons’ coaching staff employ a 3-5 scheme on the defensive side of the ball. So, when the West Virginia staff was selecting its roster for the annual OVAC Rudy Mumley All-Star Football Game, which is slated for July 28, the volume of possibilities ...

Ohio also selects LBs for OVAC

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MORRISTOWN — Bruce Stiles likes the makeup of his Ohio roster for the annual OVAC Rudy Mumley All-Star Football Game. However, like all coaches, Stiles has some apprehension about certain areas. And though linebacker is one of those areas, it’s not because of the level of talent. It’s ...

Pirates sweep early doubleheader

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PITTSBURGH — Once wasn’t enough for Starling Marte and Gregory Polanco. They hit back-to-back home runs for the second time Saturday, and the Pittsburgh Pirates won the second game of a doubleheader 6-2 over the Milwaukee Brewers. With the Pirates leading 3-0 in the eighth, Marte hit his ...

Indians’ blunder is Yankees’ gain

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Austin Romine came all the way around to score when Cleveland committed two errors on his routine double in the seventh inning, and the New York Yankees edged the Cleveland Indians 5-4 on Saturday night. Didi Gregorius hit a three-run homer and Greg Bird added a solo shot ...

A youthful France faces veteran-laden Croatia for World Cup

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MOSCOW (AP) — France is the established power with a young team full of speed and skill. Croatia has the veterans that have shown they can never be counted out. The two sides will meet on Sunday in the World Cup final, with France going for its second title in its third final in 20 years. ...

Kerber tops Williams at Wimbledon

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LONDON (AP) — Angelique Kerber was not about to be overwhelmed by the setting or the stakes in this Wimbledon final. She knew exactly what to expect — and what to do — against Serena Williams. Two years after losing to Williams with a title on the line at Centre Court , Kerber came ...

Djokovic tops Nadal to reach fifth final

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LONDON (AP) — From the way Novak Djokovic repeatedly smacked his racket against his shoe after one miss, to the shouts directed at himself and his coach after others, it was clear how much he wanted to prove he’s past the roughest patch of his career. Djokovic sent the strongest signal ...

Fleury inks extension with Golden Knights

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — It didn’t take long for Marc-Andre Fleury to fall in love with his new hometown during his first season with the Vegas Golden Knights. Now, it looks as though he’ll spend the rest of his career here. The Golden Knights agreed to terms Friday with the three-time ...

Pitt dismisses Charles Reeves

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PITTSBURGH — The University of Pittsburgh football team announced in a news release on Friday that it dismissed tight end Charles Reeves, a Steubenville High School graduate, for “disciplinary reasons.” The 6-5, 280-pounder was a four-star prospect and the No. 1 tight end prospect by ...

Kluber to miss All-Star

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CLEVELAND — Corey Kluber’s stellar first half ended with a sudden stop. Cleveland’s ace received an injection in his right knee that will force him to miss the All-Star Game. But more importantly, the Indians are hoping it will allow the right-hander to continue leading their rotation ...

Morton added to AL All-Star roster

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HOUSTON (AP) — Houston right-hander Charlie Morton was added to the American League All-Star team on Friday, giving the Astros a major league-leading six players in next week’s game. Morton joins fellow starters Justin Verlander and Gerrit Cole on the squad, which also features Houston ...

Corporations market at World Cup despite U.S. absence

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MOSCOW (AP) — Budweiser has a boat on the Moscow River and a disco. Coke set up an interactive sculpture-video installation in Gorky Park and entertained 5,000 guests during the monthlong tournament. Visa built a campaign around former Sweden star Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Business went on at the ...

Post 33 dominates in preparation for districts

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By AARON PETCHAL Sports correspondent TORONTO — Herm Edwards famously said, “You play to win the game,” but coaches and teams can also use games for other purposes. The Jefferson County Post 33 and Toronto Post 86 Legion baseball teams hoped to enter the postseason on a positive ...

Striders remember Bob Young

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The Bob Young Memorial Mile, named in honor of the late founder of the Steuben Striders, was held as part of the track and field club’s annual Independence Day meet at the Harding Track Complex. Coach Patricia Herring, center, who helped to co-found the program 45 years ago, congratulated ...

Pirates keep on winning

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PITTSBURGH — Jameson Taillon let a lead get away in his last start. This time, he had the answer when he got in trouble. Taillon struck out a career-high 10 to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 6-3 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday night. “You don’t want to live and die ...