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MLB hands down suspensions

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NEW YORK (AP) — Pittsburgh pitcher Chris Archer was suspended for five games, Cincinnati outfielder Yasiel Puig for two and Reds manager David Bell for one on Tuesday for their parts in a bench-clearing fracas last weekend at PNC Park. The commissioner’s office said Archer has appealed ...

Penguins nearly at full strength

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan spent a significant portion of his team’s choppy season in search of healthy bodies. Ten players — including stars Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang and goaltender Matt Murray — missed at least 10 games, a spate of injuries the ...

Fields has memorable game, lifts Steubenville over Weir

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STEUBENVILLE — When a team has a player like Steubenville junior Madison Fields, it can make a big difference. Fields had three hits and four RBIs at the plate, while shutting down Weir High in the circle to lead the Big Red softball team to a 12-2, mercy-rule victory over the Red Riders ...

Big Red’s improbable comeback

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STEUBENVILLE — During Big Red’s rough stretch of three consecutive defeats, the baseball squad needed something huge to turn the momentum back in its favor. It got exactly that by coming from behind on two separate occasions — once down by four and the other by three in the seventh ...

Oak Glen shuts down Brooke

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NEW MANCHESTER — The Oak Glen softball team used a strong pitching performance from Madison McKay on Monday to top Brooke, 4-0. McKay struck out 14 batters, while throwing a complete-game two-hitter. Lexi Andrews led the Golden Bears offense with two hits. Hannah Walker and Eileen Flowers ...

Creek gives Buckeye trouble

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CONNORVILLE — The Indian Creek baseball team defeated Buckeye Local, 14-8, Monday evening at Bill Mazeroski Field. Coy Amis went 5 2/3 innings on the mound for the win, striking out four and walking three. He also had a hit and an RBI. Colton Wietfeld led the Redskins (3-4) at the plate ...

Wheeling Central baseball edges Weir High, 5-4

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WHEELING — After a season-opening five-inning, 10-run rule loss at Weir High, Wheeling Central’s baseball team has steadily showed improvement heading into the second half of the season. Monday afternoon Coach Bo McConnaughy’s Maroon Knights had the opportunity to show just how far they ...

Cubs shut down Pirates, 10-0

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CHICAGO (AP) — First, Brad Brach escaped a tough situation. Then Brandon Kintzler, Randy Rosario and Pedro Strop finished the job. Chicago’s beleaguered bullpen stepped up after Jon Lester departed with left hamstring tightness, leading the Cubs over the Pittsburgh Pirates 10-0 in their ...

Virginia gets its championship in overtime

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Now that, Virginia, is the way to close out a season. Led by De’Andre Hunter and his NBA-ready game, the Cavaliers turned themselves into national champions Monday night, holding off tenacious, ferocious Texas Tech for an 85-77 overtime win — a scintillating victory ...

OVAC ALL-STAR GAMES

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The 42nd-annual OVAC Samuel A. Mumley All-Star Basketball Games had a little bit of everything Sunday afternoon. One thing they didn’t supply was clear bragging rights for either Ohio or West Virginia. The states split the contests held at Ohio University Eastern’s ...

Phillipson leads Central to sweep

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STEUBENVILLE — The Catholic Central softball team swept a doubleheader with Shenandoah on Sunday, winning game one, 8-5, and game two, 12-4. Jayda Jones got the win in the circle in the first game. Veronica Phillipson had four hits and four RBIs to lead Central. Kaylee Kirkpatrick ...

COLUMN: Who will hoist Lord Stanley?

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Hockey fans rejoice! After the long, grueling grind of an 82-game season, the most wonderful time of the year is upon us. The Stanley Cup Playoffs. Hockey, maybe more so than any other sport, is one where anything really can happen. A team that gets hot at the right time to sneak in the ...

Benches clear, Bucs sweep Reds

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Yasiel Puig looked eager to take a big swing. And not with a bat, either. An enraged Puig barreled into a bunch of Pirates during a bench-clearing fracas Sunday, and was among five ejections in Pittsburgh’s 7-5 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. The trouble started in ...

First-timers face off for NCAA championship

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MINNEAPOLIS — For Virginia and Texas Tech, doing something that had never been done before took hard work, dedication, determination — and vision. The Cavaliers and Red Raiders meet in the NCAA Tournament championship game tonight. Neither program has ever been this close to a title, ...

Baylor holds off Notre Dame to win women’s championship

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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Baylor lost a star player, then the rest of its 17-point lead. But the Lady Bears, led by the ever-poised Chloe Jackson, kept their composure. Jackson drove for a tiebreaking layup with 3.9 seconds left, and that put the game into the hands of another tournament ...

Clevinger strikes out 10 as Indians top Jays 3-1

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Toronto was no match for Mike Clevinger, who was stopped Sunday only by upper back tightness that forced him from the game after five scoreless innings. Clevinger struck out 10 and allowed one hit to lead the Cleveland Indians over the struggling Blue Jays 3-1 for a ...

Big Red refocusing after doubleheader sweep at Vaccaro

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STEUBENVILLE — After getting off to a good start to the season, the Big Red baseball team ended the week in rough fashion. Steubenville, which had gotten off to a 5-0 start to the season, dropped both games of a doubleheader with Morgantown Saturday at Vaccaro Field for its ...

Edison baseball gains momentum with win over Hiland

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RICHMOND — Small ball was the recipe for success for the Edison baseball team against state-powerhouse Hiland. The Wildcats took advantage of some Hawk miscues in the field to take the lead, and Edison held on for a 4-2 victory to knock Hiland from the ranks of the unbeaten Saturday ...

Local OVAC basketball stars suit up one more time

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The premier 60 senior basketball players in the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference will receive one final time to shine in their high school uniforms today. The annual OVAC Samuel A. Mumley All-Star basketball games will unfold at Ohio University Eastern’s Health and ...

Kaczmarek’s first career home run lifts Weir High

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BURGETTSTOWN, Pa. — The Weir High softball team won its third-consecutive three-inning contest (fourth overall) with a 15-0 win over Burgettstown on Saturday. Samantha Kaczmarek launched her first-career home run, doubled, singled and had four RBIs. She also pitched two innings in relief ...