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Penguins on the brink of elimination after loss to Montreal Canadiens

TORONTO (AP) — Jeff Petry scored 5:33 into the third period as the Montreal Canadiens rallied from two goals down and beat Pittsburgh 4-3 in Game 3 on Wednesday night, pushing the Penguins to the brink of elimination in the best-of-five series. Shea Weber had a goal and two assists for ...

Clevinger leads Indians past Reds, 2-0

CLEVELAND — Mike Clevinger didn’t have his best stuff but did enough to pitch into the sixth inning and lead Cleveland to a 2-0 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday night as the Indians wait for manager Terry Francona’s return. Clevinger (1-1) worked around five walks, including ...

PGA Championship venue a public course with history of elite winners

SAN FRANCISCO — Harding Park is a public golf course with a history of elite champions. Tiger Woods was No. 1 in the world when he won a World Golf Championship here in 2005, and when he went 5-0 in his matches at the Presidents Cup in 2009. Rory McIlroy was No. 1 when he became the first ...

Elbow room: Ben Roethlisberger confident in return from surgery

PITTSBURGH — Ben Roethlisberger is pretty sure there isn’t a technical term for what doctors did to his shredded right elbow last fall. The Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback is pretty sure about one thing though: No one who has ever played his position has ever recovered from it well ...

Pirates fall to Twins, drop 5th straight

MINNEAPOLIS — José Berrios pitched six strong innings, Nelson Cruz had three hits and the Minnesota Twins beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-3 Tuesday in a game briefly delayed when an unauthorized drone flew over Target Field. The Twins won their fifth in a row, completed a 7-1 homestand and ...

Wheeling Nailers sign forward Gaus to ECHL deal

WHEELING — The Wheeling Nailers Tuesday announced their sixth player signing of the 2020 offseason. Wheeling has signed forward Andrew Gaus to an ECHL contract. Gaus, 25, will begin his professional career with the Nailers, as he recently completed his play at the collegiate level. Gaus ...

Source: NCAA will punt on decision for fall championships

A group of Pac-12 football players with the #WeAreUnited movement met with officials from the California governor’s office Tuesday to discuss concerns about their schools’ COVID-19 protocols and protecting their college eligibility. Meanwhile, the NCAA’s highest governing body put off ...

Reyes backs Bieber with homer, Indians beat Reds

CINCINNATI (AP) — Shane Bieber overcame two solo home runs to pitch into the eighth inning, Franmil Reyes hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer and the Cleveland Indians snapped a four-game skid with a 4-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night. Reyes capped the Indians’ comeback from a ...

Browns like what they see from Beckham thus far in camp

CLEVELAND (AP) — While there’s no guarantee Odell Beckham Jr. will stay quiet, the Cleveland Browns are confident their outspoken star receiver won’t be bolting from training camp. Beckham had recently questioned the NFL’s decision to push forward and play the 2020 season despite the ...

West Virginia Roughriders coach walks away on top

WHEELING — LaRon “Mook” Zimmerman is walking away from the game he started playing at the tender age of 5 and has loved his entire life. The 2019 American Arena League Coach of the Year after guiding the West Virginia Roughriders to an impeccable 13-0 and the AAL championship, ...

Pirates fall to Twins

MINNEAPOLIS — Nelson Cruz’s RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning gave the Minnesota Twins a 5-4 victory Monday night over the Pittsburgh Pirates for their fourth straight win. Cruz, who knocked in two runs to raise his season total to 14 RBIs, drove a 1-1 fastball from Pirates ...

Penguins even series with Canadiens

TORONTO (AP) — Any remnants of the Montreal Canadiens’ feel-good glow from their series-opening overtime win over Pittsburgh were quickly dashed Monday night. The fifth-seeded Penguins took advantage of a flat offensive effort from the Canadiens for a 3-1 victory that tied the ...

Votto homer lifts Reds over Indians

CINCINNATI (AP) — Joey Votto hit a two-run, go-ahead homer, Nick Castellanos also connected and the Cincinnati Reds beat Cleveland 3-2 Monday night as the Indians played again without ill manager Terry Francona. Sonny Gray shook off a tough start to the game to complete six strong innings, ...

New Steubenville athletic director navigates pandemic

STEUBENVILLE — Big Red football coach Reno Saccoccia once told his son-in-law that “loyalty is more important than anything. Surround yourself with people who are loyal to you.” That was the best of many pieces of advice Saccoccia passed on to John Arlesic while he served as the head ...

Cubs grab a 2-1 win over Pittsburgh

CHICAGO (AP) — Javier Báez singled through a drawn-in infield in the 11th inning, scoring David Bote from third base and giving the Chicago Cubs a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday. Bote, who made the last out in the 10th, started the inning on second base as mandated by ...

Garver, Twins lean on pen for 2-hitter to top Indians

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Mitch Garver hit his first home run of the season and the Minnesota Twins used their bullpen to string together a two-hitter in a 3-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Sunday afternoon, taking the four-game series from their primary division competitor. Max Kepler ...

Group of Pac-12 football players threaten to opt out of the coming season

(AP) - A group of Pac-12 football players on Sunday threatened to opt out of the coming season unless its concerns about competing during the COVID-19 pandemic and other racial and economic issues in college sports are addressed. The players posted a statement and list of demands on The ...

Thomas holds off Koepka to win WGC in Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Justin Thomas wants to make his second stint as No. 1 in the world last longer than the first time around. “I hope so,” Thomas said Sunday after winning the FedEx St. Jude Invitational to take the No. 1 spot for the first time since June 2018. “I feel like I’m ...

Keselowski wins in New Hampshire

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — With about 70 laps to go in his back-and-forth battle against Brad Keselowski, Denny Hamlin radioed in to his team: “This is awesome racing.” Imagine how Keselowski felt. The 2012 Cup champion took the checkered flag at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sunday, ...