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Weir High to host 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 ...

Thy Kingham come

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PITTSBURGH — With the Pittsburgh Pirates struggling to score runs, rookie pitcher Nick Kingham came through to give himself some run support. Kingham pitched six solid innings and drove in two runs, helping the Pirates avoid a three-game sweep with a 4-1 win against the Philadelphia Phillies ...

Post 33 has successful trip in Michigan

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ADRIAN, Mich. — The Jefferson County Teramana Post 33 Legion baseball team went 3-1 this past weekend in a tournament in Michigan. In the first game on Friday, Post 33 fell Stevensville Post 568, 6-5. The game was tied at 5-5 before Stevensville ended it in the bottom of the seventh. ...

Steubenville 8U wins another tournament

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The Steubenville 8U squad won the eighth annual Shadyside Pinto Tournament during the weekend. The team includes, from left, front, Kole Yourkovich, Cooper Crowe, Patrick Jenkins, Joby Ribar and Cedric Peckens; middle, Saige Smarrella, Matthew Jones, Brayden Edwards, Skyler Bates, Drew Hughes, ...

Oakland’s Anderson shuts down Indians

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CLEVELAND — Brett Anderson’s first start in two months wasn’t pristine. But it was productive and another positive for the ascending Athletics. Anderson came off the disabled list and worked into the sixth inning before turning things over to Oakland’s outstanding bullpen as the A’s ...

Vazquez is Pirates’ lone All-Star; Indians have five

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Mike Trout, Aaron Judge and Mookie Betts form a dream outfield in the American League. Bryce Harper and Max Scherzer make up a not-so-gracious welcome committee for the NL. Power in the center of power. A capital-sized All-Star Game. Baseball unveiled the rosters for its midsummer showcase ...

First win by Jones gives NASCAR a needed bump

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Erik Jones created so much smoke during his burnout that he had trouble breathing afterward. His first career Cup victory Saturday night at Daytona International Speedway was a needed breath of fresh air in a sport that has failed to see a supposed bumper crop of ...

Croatia working extra, says it will have enough for England

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SOCHI, Russia (AP) — They’ve gone 120 minutes twice in a week. They have endured the emotional tugs of two penalty shootouts, somehow coming out on top on both occasions, the first team since 1990 to do so at a World Cup. They’re dealing with injuries to their starting right back, their ...

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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 ...

Ohio names receivers for OVAC game

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MORRISTOWN -- Ohio head coach Bruce Stiles and his coaching staff stressed the word versatility when they began evaluating the wide receiver nominees for the OVAC Rudy Mumley All-Star Game. After sifting through film, the Buckeye State coaching staff believes it found interchangeable pieces ...

Beast of the East unkind to Weirton

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WEIRTON — Weirton American Legion Post 10 scored first and hung with Independent Players No. 2 until the third inning before absorbing its fourth-straight loss, 10-4, in the Edgar Martin Beast of the East Tournament Saturday at Ed Bowman Field. The Pirates got two home runs from Noah ...

Win gives Brilliant an even mark in tourney

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WEIRTON — Brilliant American Legion Post 573 evened it’s record in the Edgar Martin Beast of the East Tournament, Saturdayday, holding on to a 6-5 squeaker win over Independent Players No. 2 at Ed Bowman Field in Weirton. Brilliant blasted Weirton American Legion Post 10, 14-2, Friday. ...

Steubenville’s fate is decided by two shaky innings

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WELLSBURG — One big inning was undone by two bad ones. The Jefferson County Post 33 Legion B Team baseball team led by three runs heading into the bottom of the second inning, but The Shield scored four runs in the third and five more in the sixth to rally for an 11-4 victory in six innings ...

Post 33 B team runs out of gas in loss to Fayette

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By AARON PETCHAL Sports correspondent WELLSBURG — The Jefferson County Post 33 B team ran out of a gas in American Legion Baseball action. The Fayette Raiders made Jefferson County pay as they rolled to a 13-1 victory in five innings in the second game of a doubleheader in the 30th ...

Oakland rallies past the Indians

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Stephen Piscotty hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the 11th inning and the Oakland Athletics rallied for a 6-3 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Saturday. Matt Chapman, who had a career-high four hits, scored later in the frame on Jonathan Lucroy’s grounder to complete ...

Yetts, others say Ohio State doc groped, ogled men for years

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COLUMBUS — On paper, Richard Strauss was a well-regarded Ohio State University physician who examined young athletes for decades as a team doctor and sports-medicine researcher. Some former athletes recall him differently: Locker-room voyeur. Serial groper. “Dr. Jelly Paws.” In ...

Earnhardt already a fan favorite after debut race in booth

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Dale Earnhardt Jr. leaned toward the track in the broadcast booth and hollered like a NASCAR fan at home over a gripping final lap in his debut race. Once Kyle Larson tried to swipe the lead from Kyle Busch with a daring pass at Chicagoland, Earnhardt could not harness ...

Venus goes out as sister, Federer march on at Wimbledon

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LONDON — Venus Williams became the latest former champion to be knocked out at Wimbledon. Her sister Serena is still going strong, though, after overcoming her toughest test so far this week. In the men’s tournament, Roger Federer’s latest victory never looked in doubt as he won 37 of ...

Miller out until All-Star break; Carrasco returns

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians top reliever Andrew Miller is not likely to pitch for Cleveland until after the All-Star break. Miller has been on the disabled list since May 26 with inflammation in his right knee. The left-hander has been dealing with knee issues since last year and has been ...