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Pirates back to .500 after shutting down Brewers

PITTSBURGH — Trevor Williams has been pitching in the majors for less than two full seasons. Still, he’s come to understand the ups and downs that come with the sport. “Baseball kicks your (behind),” Williams said. “The highs are so high, and the lows are so low. You have to stay ...

Tribe’s offense backs up dominate Bauer

CLEVELAND — Trevor Bauer pitched seven scoreless innings before a rain delay ended his night, and Jason Kipnis homered to lead the Cleveland Indians to a 6-2 win over the sliding and sloppy Chicago White Sox on Monday. Bauer (6-5) allowed just three hits, struck out eight and was in line to ...

Trotz resigns as coach of Stanley Cup-winning Capitals

Less than two weeks after lifting the Stanley Cup, Barry Trotz is a free agent and the Washington Capitals are looking for a new coach. Trotz stepped down as Capitals coach on Monday after a contract dispute over salary and term that leaves the newly minted Stanley Cup champions without a ...

Carrasco suffers bruise

CLEVELAND — The Indians caught a lucky break. Carlos Carrasco is only bruised. An MRI taken Monday revealed that Cleveland’s steady starter only suffered a bruised right elbow when he was struck by a vicious line drive on Saturday against Minnesota. “We dodged a huge bullet,” said ...

Koepka’s golf legacy secured

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. — For a guy who has won all of three PGA Tour events, Brooks Koepka has a golf legacy that already is secure. That’s how it should be for winning back-to-back U.S. Opens. Koepka became the first man to turn that impressive trick in nearly three decades by handling a ...

Forget stylish attacking moves, this is set-piece World Cup

VOLGOGRAD, Russia (AP) — The possession football championed by coaches like Pep Guardiola is supposed to produce aesthetically-pleasing goals. Against strong defenses and world-class goalkeepers, sometimes you need to go back to basics. This World Cup has started with a spate of goals off ...

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Basketball camp upcoming WEIRTON — The Coleman School of Basketball will host its 34th-annual basketball camp from July 9-13 at Mercy Baptist Church. The camp is for girls and boys aged 6-17 and will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. For information, call (304) 748-1922 or (304) 657-8815, or ...

Koepka goes back-to-back in US Open

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Brooks Koepka has the game to win a U.S. Open on any course. One year after Koepka overpowered the wide fairways of Erin Hills in a U.S. Open remembered for low scoring, he navigated his way through the brutal conditions of Shinnecock Hills and closed with a ...

Late call, homer foil Bucs comeback try

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Billy Hamilton is well aware of his struggles at the plate. The Cincinnati Reds centerfielder has tried to stay positive even as his average and his spot in the batting order dropped at an alarming rate, trying to focus on being a more complete player until his swing ...

Bieber gets first major league win as Indians beat Twins 4-1

CLEVELAND (AP) — Shane Bieber was relaxing in the clubhouse at Triple-A Columbus on Saturday when he received an important message. The rookie right-hander was needed in the big leagues. Bieber capped a whirlwind few hours by pitching one-run ball into the sixth inning for his first major ...

Allgaier leads 182 of 250 laps to win at Iowa

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Justin Allgaier won all three stages and the NASCAR Xfinity Series race Sunday at Iowa Speedway for his second victory of the season. Racing for Dale Earnhardt Jr. in JR Motorsports’ No. 7 Chevrolet Camaro, Allgaier led 182 of 250 laps and survived an unlucky late ...

Mexico beats defending champion Germany 1-0 in World Cup opener

MOSCOW (AP) — Defending World Cup champions have been finding it hard to get out of the group stage lately, and Germany is proving no exception. The 2014 champions, ranked No. 1 in the world, were exposed defensively and surprisingly beaten by Mexico 1-0 on Sunday, putting its hopes of ...

Brazil held to draw by Switzerland at World Cup

ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia (AP) — Brazil joined the list of big teams struggling to win their opening matches at the World Cup in Russia. The five-time champions were held to a 1-1 draw by Switzerland on Sunday, a few hours after four-time champion Germany was beaten by Mexico 1-0. Philippe ...

Father’s Day: Parziale ties for low amateur with dad on bag

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Leaning on his club, Matt Parziale crossed one leg over the other and placed the free hand on his hip. His caddie mirrored his position and used Parziale’s bag as his source of support. The two looked almost identical, just one older than the other. Being related ...

Weirton pieces together sweep of New Martinsville

WEIRTON — They were not the prettiest games that Weirton coach Jason Schwartzmiller had ever coached, but his Post 10 club racked up a pair of wins by sweeping New Martinsville Post 28 Saturday in a doubleheader at Edwin J. Bowman Field. “Whenever they got up, we were able to battle ...

Homers help Bucs top Reds

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle insists he hasn’t been keeping close tabs of his team’s slide following a hot start. He wasn’t aware the Pirates had dropped eight straight series until someone mentioned it to him earlier in the week. “If somebody would have ...

Carrasco hit on right arm by liner, Twins beat Indians 9-3

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona thought the worst when Carlos Carrasco was struck on the right arm by a line drive. “From where I was standing I thought it might have hit him in the face so there was a little bit of a sense of relief, but it caught him right kind ...

Moffitt claims hometown win in NASCAR Truck Series

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Brett Moffitt bolstered his breakout season with a stirring win on his home track. The Iowa driver hopes that winning yet again — after fighting off a thrilling late move by Noah Gragson — will help him find the sponsorships he needs to keep it going. Moffitt won ...

Johnson in 4-way tie after day of survival at US Open

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — The only thing that spared Dustin Johnson from another U.S. Open implosion is that everyone around him suffered on a Shinnecock Hills course that even the USGA conceded got out of hand Saturday afternoon. Daniel Berger and Tony Finau were the exceptions, each ...

Humboldt player’s family preparing for next phase

AIRDRIE, Alberta (AP) — The parents of a paralyzed Humboldt Broncos hockey player are preparing for the next phase of his recovery — his return home. Ryan Straschnitzki is undergoing physiotherapy at the Shriners Hospital in Philadelphia after being paralyzed from the chest down in a ...