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Tigers, Pirates halted by rain again

DETROIT (AP) — After getting ejected in his Detroit debut, Ron Gardenhire had a question. “What I want to know is: Is there any manager that’s ever been thrown out of 162 straight games?” he wondered Saturday. “I have a chance. I don’t know many other people have that opportunity, ...

Tribe bounces back to edge Seattle

SEATTLE (AP) — A little of the pressure to contribute right away with his new club has been lifted from Yonder Alonso. Hitting a grand slam in just the second game of the season will take away some stress. “After this game, doing something for the team, I think it helps you get settled a ...

White, Haberfield, Simonson to join OVAC Hall of Fame

A long-time member of the "family" who has worn several different hats; a highly-successful coach who also contributed to the conference beyond the bench and a long-time member of the media are the latest additions to the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Hall of Fame's Class of 2018. Ron White ...

Calderon doing whatever Cavs need

CLEVELAND (AP) — It’s two hours before tip-off, and Jose Calderon is working up a healthy sweat on the floor at Quicken Loans Arena. Then he retreats to the locker room to study. Sitting at his cubicle, just feet from where LeBron James dresses, Calderon watches video of that night’s ...

Pens win clinches 12th straight playoff birth

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Sullivan knew the Stanley Cup hangover was coming. Even if the Pittsburgh Penguins coach danced around the phrase whenever the subject came up during the opening three months of the season as the two-time defending champions alternated between sizzling and ...

Upon further review, Pirates steal opener

DETROIT (AP) — Nicholas Castellanos slid across home plate, Pittsburgh catcher Francisco Cervelli lunged at him — and for a few fleeting moments, the Detroit Tigers rushed on to the field to celebrate a win on opening day. All while the Pirates waited for a possible reprieve. “We ...

Canei has big plans for college, signs with Potomac

Madonna's Casey Canei (front, second from left) signed her letter of intent Friday to continue her academic and athletic careers at Potomac State College. Canei will play basketball for the Catamounts while pursuing a degree in Civil Engineering. Potomac State is a division of West Virginia ...

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Big Red Boosters meeting Tuesday STEUBENVILLE — The Big Red Boosters Club will meet at 6 p.m. on Tuesday at the Harding Stadium Fieldhouse. All are welcome and memberships are available. Browns sign free agent Stanton CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Browns continued their quarterback ...

Guide for the Final Four

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The maddest of Marches is winding down, the college basketball season now headed into April. All those upsets, crazy finishes and stellar performances have brought us to San Antonio, where a Cinderella and its telegenic nun join three power programs in the Final ...

Crosby bats in OT goal

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Sidney Crosby batted his own rebound out of the air and into the net 19 seconds into overtime and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Devils 4-3 on Thursday night, denying New Jersey a sweep of the four-game season series. Kris Letang stole Taylor Hall’s pass in the ...

Williams’ memory alive in award

MORGANTOWN — An award at West Virginia University has been established in the name of one of the greatest athletes in Weir High history. The Ron “Fritz” Williams Scholarship will be presented yearly to a shooting guard on the men’s basketball team, officials announced ...

Pirates forced to wait

DETROIT — The season opener between the Detroit Tigers and Pittsburgh Pirates was postponed Thursday because of bad weather. The game was pushed back to today. The Tigers announced the postponement about four hours before the scheduled first pitch on a dreary, rainy day in the Detroit ...

Penn State captures NIT championship

NEW YORK — Flavor Flav had his red cap flipped backward as he pulled out his iPhone on the Madison Square Garden court. Flav held the camera steady and recorded cousin Shep Garner clip the final strands of the championship net and wave it toward the Penn State die-hards. Flav’s T-shirt at ...

Golden Bears finish strong in meet

Oak Glen’s Hunter Gorby (top) passes the baton to teammate Dakota Holbrook during the Bill Thornberry Memorial Relay Invitational on Thursday in East Liverpool. (Photo by Patti Schaeffer)

LeBron on cusp of passing Jordan’s scoring mark

CLEVELAND (AP) — A generation of kids wanted to be like Michael Jordan. They bought his red-and-black Nikes and sported his No. 23 Bulls jersey. They mimicked Jordan’s spin move and fadeaway jumper and even wagged their tongues the way he did on a flight to the rim. While millions ...

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Big Red Boosters meeting Tuesday STEUBENVILLE — The Big Red Boosters Club will meet at 6 p.m. on Tuesday at the Harding Stadium Fieldhouse. All are welcome and memberships are available. Dubois leads Blue Jackets CALGARY, Alberta — The Columbus Blue Jackets stayed hot thanks to a big ...

Williams going green with Bethany

Oak Glen senior Collin Williams, front, center, has signed his letter of intent to continue his academic and football careers at Bethany College. Williams was a four-year letterwinner with Oak Glen and never missed a game. He will participate in the OVAC All-Star game in July. On hand for the ...

Pirates must move on from Cole

DETROIT — For a decade, opening day for the Detroit Tigers belonged almost exclusively to Justin Verlander. Times have changed. Verlander is with Houston now, and Detroit is set to start Jordan Zimmermann in Thursday’s opener against the Pittsburgh Pirates. It’s a nice honor for ...

Cavs bounce back, slam struggling Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — LeBron James matched Michael Jordan’s streak of 866 consecutive double-digit scoring games with 41 points, and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Charlotte Hornets 118-105 on Wednesday night. James finished 14 of 26 from the field and had 10 rebounds and eight assists for ...

Browns send Kessler to Jaguars for pick

CLEVELAND — No longer part of the Browns’ plans, Cody Kessler got passed to a new team. Cleveland traded its former starting quarterback to the Jacksonville Jaguars on Monday, the latest move for the Browns who have spent the offseason upgrading the team’s most troublesome position ...