Local Sports

Yankees blast Indians in first game of weekend series

CLEVELAND — Indians manager Terry Francona trusted Corey Kluber to keep the Yankees from scoring. At this point, he has no better option. Kluber gave up a go-ahead double to Aaron Hicks with one out in the eighth inning as New York scored late against Cleveland’s ace and downed the ...

Briefs

Weir High hosting golf outing WEIRTON — The Weir High Football Boosters Club will hold its annual golf outing July 29 at Williams Country Club. The public is invited to play and support the Red Rider football team. Registration has begun and participants are accepted either as a four-man ...

Marte party all the way to victory

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Starling Marte did not start any of the first three games of July because Pirates manager Clint Hurdle felt his slumping center fielder needed a mental break. The strategy worked, even if Marte still doesn’t agree with it. Marte hit a two-run home run and Trevor Williams ...

Ohio OVAC All-Star linemen ready to fight in the trenches

MORRISTOWN — Bruce Stiles knows depth along the offensive and defensive lines is paramount any time, but especially during the July heat. So, his goal is to have as many players ready to go in the trenches on both sides of the ball as possible when kickoff for the annual OVAC Rudy Mumley ...

Post 33 edged 1-0 by Wheeling

WEST LIBERTY — It wasn’t the most memorable day at the plate for Wheeling Wednesday night against Jefferson County. However, the defense and pitching were on point for Post 1. Jake Auten fired a complete game tallying five strikeouts as Wheeling defeated Post 33, 1-0 at Kovalick Field on ...

Indians stop Reds, 19-4

CLEVELAND (AP) — Jose Ramirez homered twice and drove in five runs as the Cleveland Indians took out some frustrations following a brutal loss with a 19-4 thumping of the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday night. Ramirez hit a two-run homer in the first inning off Tyler Mahle (7-7) and connected ...

Francona apologizes for bullpen blunder

CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians manager Terry Francona spent the night tossing, turning and trying to forget. There are tough losses during the course of a season. And then there are troubling ones — like what happened Tuesday night. “I thought about it at 1 o’clock. I thought about it at ...

BRIEFS

Big Red football dinner upcoming STEUBENVILLE — The Big Red Boosters Club is sponsoring the Lew Giammarco Appreciation and Kickoff dinner at 2 p.m. July 22 at the high school commons. Tickets are $10. For tickets, call the high school at (740) 282-9741 or Herb Crossland at (740) ...

Toronto stuns Brilliant with big rally for sweep of doubleheader

TORONTO — A.J. Clegg pitched four strong innings, and catcher Johnny Marelli tallied two hits and scored the game-winning run on a base hit by Tristan Thomas in the bottom of the seventh inning to lead the Toronto Post 86 baseball team to a 9-8 victory over Brilliant Post 573 in the second ...

Line key for W.Va.

WHEELING — It never seems to matter. Regardless of what level of football or if it’s an all-star game or a state championship game, success usually boils down to line play. West Virginia head coach Scott Holt buys into that and believes it will be a key factor in the annual OVAC Rudy ...

Weirton 12U team claims tournament win

The Weirton 12U Fastpitch Softball team won the Shaler Township Tournament Championship on Monday night by a score of 10-1. Olivia Baker won the game MVP. The team was 4-0 in the tournament. The members of the team are Olivia Baker, Mia Pietranton, GiGi Paladina, Mea Kaufman, Carmela Pulice, ...

Mixup, Reds’ 7-run ninth cost Tribe and spoil Bauer’s gem

CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians manager Terry Francona expected to see Oliver Perez run out of the bullpen. Pitching coach Carl Willis made the call for Dan Otero instead. The mixup was a miserable one for the AL Central leaders. Joey Votto hit a go-ahead, three-run double off Otero in the ninth ...

BRIEF

Local picked for All-Star game Preston Cole, the son of Mingo Junction’s Robert Cole and Chester’s Devon Cole, has been selected to play in the National 12U All-Star game in Myrtle Beach, S.C., after his team, the Powhattan Point River Bandits, competed in the national tournament, also in ...

Polanco’s 4 RBIs lead Pirates over Nats

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Looking for a spark to get his offense going, Pirates manager Clint Hurdle made a change to the top of his batting order by stacking outfielders Corey Dickerson, Starling Marte and Gregory Polanco in the first three spots for the first time this season. The move paid off ...

DeSclafani’s strong game, Schebler’s four hits help Reds top Indians, 7-5

CLEVELAND (AP) — Anthony DeSclafani gave the Cincinnati Reds seven strong innings Monday night. Raisel Iglesias made sure they hung on in a tense ninth for a 7-5 win over the Cleveland Indians. DeSclafani (4-1) allowed one run and Scott Schebler was 4 for 5 with a homer for Cincinnati, ...

Williams, Federer reach Wimbledon quarterfinals

LONDON (AP) — Not one top-10 seed has made the women’s quarterfinals at Wimbledon. Serena Williams will be there, though, after she moved a step closer to an eighth title at the All England Club. Williams reached her 13th Wimbledon quarterfinal by beating Russian qualifier Evgeniya Rodina ...

Froome faces early challenge at Tour de France

CHOLET, France (AP) — Besides still having to make up most of the 51 seconds he lost in a Stage 1 crash, Chris Froome faces another challenge as he seeks a record-tying fifth Tour de France title — Richie Porte’s BMC team. BMC beat Froome’s Team Sky by four seconds on Monday to win a ...

Stock car racing team makes history, starts three female drivers

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Stock car racing team Venturini Motorsports has had a tradition of employing women that stretches back for decades. On June 29, the ARCA outfit made history — starting three female drivers in the same race for the first time in the modern era of the sport. Natalie ...

Lakers make LeBron James signing official

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It’s official. LeBron is a Laker. The Los Angeles Lakers announced the signing of LeBron James as a free agent Monday night, confirming the seismic shift created by the four-time NBA Most Valuable Player’s decision to leave Cleveland for the 16-time champion franchise ...