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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 ...

Coco Gauff still unfazed, unbeaten at Wimbledon

WIMBLEDON, England — It was easy to forget that Coco Gauff is still just 15 as she stood on the grass of Centre Court, pounding her chest and shouting, “Let’s go! Come on!” to celebrate a 32-stroke point that forced a third set in her match Friday evening at Wimbledon. Up in the ...

NASCAR ready for one final round of Daytona fireworks

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The midpoint of the NASCAR season is here, making one last holiday weekend run at its birthplace, trying as always to deliver a white-knuckled thrill fest on the high banks of Daytona International Speedway. The series is riding a high into Saturday night’s race ...

New generation ready to deliver at Tour de France

BRUSSELS (AP) — No matter who wins, this year’s Tour de France will see a changing of the guard. And if the names of Wout Van Aert, Kasper Asgreen, Enric Mas or Caleb Ewan don’t ring a bell now, they might soon be on everybody’s lips. In the absence of many stalwart riders who have ...

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Big Red Boosters meeting Monday STEUBENVILLE — The Big Red Boosters Club will meet at 6 p.m. Monday inside the Harding Stadium Field House. All are welcome and memberships are available. Basketball camp upcoming WEIRTON — The 35th annual Coleman School of Basketball Camp will occur ...

Tribe’s Bieber added to All-Star roster

CLEVELAND (AP) — Shane Bieber, Liam Hendriks and Max Muncy have been added to rosters for next week’s All-Star Game. Major League Baseball announced the changes Friday. Bieber and Hendriks will replace injured Rays right-hander Charlie Morton and Rangers left-hander Mike Minor on the AL ...

Post 33 returns to the Beast

STEUBENVILLE — When a program has a history like that of Post 33’s Legion Baseball team, it is not every day it experiences a first. Jefferson County did on Thursday, playing Beast of the East Tournament games on its home field for the first time. It did so successfully, too, winning ...

Errors cost Weirton in Day 1 split

WEIRTON — A good start turned into a disaster. The Weirton Post 10 Legion baseball team led early on, but several miscues in the field resulted in a self-inflicted loss as the Steel Town Maulers came away with a 13-4 victory in five innings in Game 1 of the 31st Annual Edgar Martin Beast of ...

Wheeling Post 1 splits on Day 1

WHEELING — The first game of the 31st Edgar Martin Beast of the East Tournament couldn’t have gone any better for Wheeling Post 1. The second game, on the other hand, nothing went its way. Wheeling Post 1 split a pair during Thursday’s opening contests at the J.B. Chambers I-470 ...