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Silver: NBA can do a better job on free agency, rules

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The NBA knows its rules about when teams can negotiate with free agents are not being followed. So expect changes on that front for 2020. The NBA’s board of governors discussed ways Tuesday to fix that process — either by changing rules, adding rules or potentially ...

Former CCHS lineman opening football camp

STEUBENVILLE — Catholic Central graduate Jake Stoll soon will be leaving soon for Walsh University in North Canton to continue his football and academic careers. Before he goes, however, the All-Ohio lineman will spend a few July days giving back to his community. Stoll, the son of Teresa ...

Mets’ Alonso wins Home Run Derby; Guerrero sets records

CLEVELAND — Mets rookie Pete Alonso has a million-dollar swing. New York’s newest slugger outlasted a worn-down Vladimir Guerrero Jr. in the final round of the All-Star Home Run Derby on Monday night to win $1 million — nearly double his 2019 salary. Alonso somehow had enough to edge ...

Santana savoring his storybook All-Star year

CLEVELAND — Looking Cleveland summer chic, Carlos Santana strutted into the convention center’s massive ballroom fashionably late. The first baseman’s delayed entrance came long after Mike Trout, Francisco Lindor, J.D. Martinez and all the other American League players went to their ...

Players hope Cup successes turn into greater support

LYON, France (AP) — As the U.S. players celebrated their Women’s World Cup title by dancing on the field, a chant rose from the crowd in Lyon: “Equal pay! Equal pay!” It was a fitting tribute after the team’s monthlong march to a fourth overall title in the sport’s premier ...

Gauff’s captivating Wimbledon ends against former No. 1

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Out of escapes, out of surprises, Coco Gauff knew her captivating Wimbledon ride at age 15 was nearing its conclusion. The thousands of spectators at Court No. 1 on Monday realized it, too, so they made sure to show their appreciation for the youngest qualifier at ...

Beast of the East champions?

STEUBENVILLE — Jefferson County Post 33 Legion head coach Anthony Pierro, his assistant coaches and players believe championships should be earned and won the field. Due to inclement weather washing out the final two games of the 31st-annual Beast of the East tournament Sunday at Vaccaro ...

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 ...