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CCHS volleyball falls

CAMBRIDGE — The Steubenville Catholic Central volleyball team opened the season with a loss to Cambridge, 25-10, 25-11, 25-16, on Saturday.

The JV also fell, 25-22, 24-26, 25-17.

Big Red Boosters meeting Tuesday

STEUBENVILLE — The Big Red Boosters Club wil meet at 6 p.m. on Tuesday inside the Harding Stadium Fieldhouse.

All are welcome and memberships are available.

Weir girls fall in opener

FAIRMONT — The Weir High girls soccer team began its season with a 3-2 defeat to East Fairmont on Saturday.

Julia Gianni scored both goals for the Red Riders, while Bella Aperfine assisted both times. Alexis Vuiller made six saves, and Alexis Adams added four.

Weir travels to Wheeling Central on Tuesday.

Man bites off another man’s finger

PLYMOUTH, Mass. — A man has bitten off another man’s finger during a fight at a Massachusetts golf course.

WCVB-TV reports a 47-year-old man was arrested at the Southers Marsh Golf Club in Plymouth Friday after he apparently got into a fight with another golfer and bit off a part of his thumb.

The station reports the victim’s thumb had been bitten off to his knuckle and he was transported to a local hospital for treatment. The incident happened around sunset.

The attacker was arrested and charged with mayhem. A police dispatcher declined to comment Saturday and Chief Michael Botieri didn’t immediately return a call seeking more information.

WV postpones Fan Day due to virus

MORGANTOWN — West Virginia has postponed its Fan Day following an outbreak of hand, foot and mouth disease among several members of the school’s football program.

The school said Saturday that five cases of the highly contagious viral infection were identified within the program.

The virus is common among children but can spread to adults, the school said in a release. It says the virus usually goes away on its own in less than a week.

The school says its medical staff is taking “proper steps” to control the virus.

The school says that because the virus is so contagious, it’s in the public’s best interest to postpone the Fan Day event that was scheduled for Sunday.

It says the event will be rescheduled if a later date becomes available.

Bradley leads Sporting Goods Open

ENDICOTT, N.Y. — Michael Bradley shot a 4-under 68 on Saturday to take a two-stroke lead into the final round of the PGA Tour Champions’ Dick’s Sporting Goods Open.

The 52-year-old Bradley had five birdies and a bogey in the rain-delayed round to reach 11-under 133 at En-Joie Golf Club. A four-time winner on the PGA Tour, he’s seeking his first victory on the 50-and-over tour.

Bart Bryant and Marco Dawson were tied for second. Bryant, the 2013 winner at En-Joie for his lone Champions title, had a 67. Dawson shot 70.

Wes Short Jr. (65), Clark Dennis (70) and Tom Gillis (69) were 9 under, and Kenny Perry (69) was 7 under with first-round leader Doug Garwood (73), Mark Calcavecchia (69), Woody Austin (71), Jerry Haas (68) and Scott Parel (68). Perry won the 3M Championship two weeks ago in Minnesota.

Bernard Langer, the 2014 winner, was 5 under after a 69. Defending champion Scott McCarron had a 71 to get to 1 under. John Daly, the winner of the PGA Tour’s 1992 B.C. Open at En-Joie, was 6 over after rounds of 73 and 77.

Fury sets up Wilder fight

BELFAST, Northern Ireland — Former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury won the second fight of his comeback Saturday, clearing the path to a potential bout with WBC titleholder Deontay Wilder later in 2018.

Wilder was ringside at Windsor Park in Belfast to see Fury taken the full 10 rounds against Italian journeyman Francesco Pianeta before being awarded the victory on points, 100-90.

Wilder then entered the ring and said: “We are ready now. This fight will happen. It is on. This fight is official. It’s on. It’s the best fighting the best.”

Fury’s promoter, Frank Warren, standing near the two fighters, said an announcement will be made next week.

“They called, I answered. I said send me a contract, they sent me a contract. I said yes and now he gets a chance to fight the lineal champion of the world,” said Fury, who now has a 27-0 record. “One thing I promise, in Las Vegas, is that I am knocking you out.”

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