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U.S. women win fourth World Cup

LYON, France — Megan Rapinoe stood on the field, arms outstretched, striking her now trademark victory pose symbolizing the confidence of a U.S. team that celebrated and savored each triumph at the Women’s World Cup. Rapinoe won the Golden Ball as top player and the Golden Boot as top ...

Reynolds slugs the Pirates to win over Brewers

PITTSBURGH — Bryan Reynolds wasn’t even in the conversation for playing time when the Pirates began their 2019 season. As the first half closes, he’s established himself as a key contributor to a surprising Pittsburgh offense. Reynolds hit a three-run home run in the seventh inning to ...

Big rain, wreck leads to Haley’s first career Cup win

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Teeth chattering, hands shaking, stomach churning, Justin Haley anxiously waited for NASCAR to pull the plug on a rain-wrecked weekend at Daytona International Speedway. A 500-1 longshot making just his third career Cup start, Haley won the rain-postponed, ...

Allen leads Tribe over Reds

CINCINNATI (AP) — Greg Allen needed just two games in his latest tour with the Cleveland Indians to make a huge impact. Recalled from Triple-A Columbus on Saturday for the third time this season, Allen homered and tripled among his career-high four hits and made a circus catch behind Trevor ...

All-Star Home Run Derby offers $1 million prize

CLEVELAND (AP) — Jim Thome holds the record for the longest home run in Progressive Field history, a 511-foot shot against Kansas City in 1999. Two years earlier, the Hall of Fame slugger recorded a more dubious mark during the All-Star Home Run Derby. “I didn’t hit one,” Thome said ...

‘Moonshiners’ host brings love of racing to area

SMITHFIELD — Josh Owens of the Discovery Channel show “Moonshiners” has been a motorsports enthusiast most of his life. Saturday, he shared that enthusiasm with local race fans and racers at Free Bird Dragway. Owens made the trip from his home near the border of North Carolina and ...

Dawson’s two-homer game not enough for Weirton Post 10

WEIRTON — Going up against a high-scoring team is never easy, but the Weirton Post 10 Legion baseball team kept the Triple Crown Royals of Columbus in check for all but one inning in a 13-4 loss Saturday in the Beast of the East tournament at Edwin J. Bowman Field. Jason Swartzmiller’s ...

Mother Nature gives Jefferson County much-needed break

STEUBENVILLE — The Jefferson County Post 33 Legion baseball team has been on quite a roll as of late. Jefferson County entered Saturday having won nine straight games, and Post 33 is a perfect 4-0 in the 31st annual Edgar Martin Beast of the East tournament. Jefferson County jumped out ...

Brilliant swept, eliminated from possible championship bid

WEIRTON — Brilliant Post 573 went into Saturday with hopes of playing in the championship round of the 31st annual Edgar Martin Beast of the East tournament, but those hopes were dashed with a doubleheader loss at Edwin J. Bowman Field. Post 573, which has been scoring a lot of runs of ...

Heavy core of backs chosen for West Virginia

PARKERSBURG — Mike Eddy and his coaching staff sat down with the nominations for the 74th annual OVAC Rudy Mumley All-Star football game and recognized many of the names they had to choose from. Because they had some restless nights during the season trying to figure out how to defend many ...

Pirates drain Brewers, 12-2

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kevin Newman had a big night at the plate for the Pirates. So did Colin Moran. Starling Marte, too. They all helped power Pittsburgh to a 12-2 thumping of the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday night. Newman and Moran each had four hits and three RBIs, and Marte drove in ...

Lindor, Perez back up Bieber’s strong outing during victory

CINCINNATI (AP) — In a foreboding tone, manager Terry Francona called Shane Bieber to his hotel room to deliver some important news on Cleveland’s day off. The faked sternness soon yielded to tears of joy — the second-year pitcher was going to be an All-Star. First, he had to go pitch ...

Indians’ pitcher Carrasco being treated for leukemia

CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco is being treated for leukemia, and he says it’s going to make him stronger than he was before. Carrasco hasn’t played for Cleveland since May 30. The 32-year-old right-hander says he got a blood test after a spring-training physical ...

U.S. looks to complete its summer with a final win

LYON, France (AP) — The United States is about to conclude its summer in France with an opportunity to further cement its place as the best team on the international stage. The U.S. faces the Netherlands on Sunday for the Women’s World Cup championship. A victory would give the Americans ...

Serena Williams wins twice at Wimbledon

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Serena Williams walked into her news conference at Wimbledon holding her phone, a cold bottle of water and a statistics sheet that reinforced what was clear from watching her third-round singles victory Saturday: She is as close to being back to her best as she’s ...

Post 33 continues hot streak in Beast of the East, wins two more

STEUBENVILLE — The Jefferson County Post 33 Legion baseball team is used to coming out on top. Post 33 continued its strong play in the 31st annual Edgar Martin Beast of the East tournament, as it built an early lead against Barnsville Post 168 en route to a 9-3 victory in five innings ...

Brilliant bests Weirton in another wild affair

WEIRTON — The sequel almost was as crazy as the original. For the second time this week, the Brilliant Post 573 and Weirton Post 10 Legion baseball teams staged a wild affair on the diamond. This time, Brilliant collected a 15-9 victory in the 31st annual Edgar Martin Beast of the East ...

Sullivan, Penguins agree to extension

PITTSBURGH — Mike Sullivan is sticking around to see if he can get the Pittsburgh Penguins back to the Stanley Cup. The club announced Friday that it has signed Sullivan — who guided the Penguins to championships in 2016 and 2017 — to a four-contract extension that runs through the ...

Chief Wahoo not All-Star this time

CLEVELAND — An hour before the first pitch of a series opener against Kansas City, a steady flow of fans stream into the Indians’ team shop at Progressive Field to buy new All-Star merchandise and other Cleveland gear — some bearing his unmistakable smiling face. Chief Wahoo still plays ...