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New turf, new tradition for Edison Local High School

RICHMOND — Changes are coming to Edison athletics in the form of new fields and facilities. Following the football squad’s winless season a year ago, the timing could not be better. “It’s an amazing opportunity for everyone. We’re blessed to be able to have all of the new ...

College athletes push to play in 2020

After the Power Five conference commissioners met Sunday to discuss mounting concern about whether a college football season can be played in a pandemic, players took to social media to urge leaders to let them play. Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby said no decisions on the season have been ...

Steelers try to keep their window open

PITTSBURGH — David DeCastro understands he’s running out of time. So are most of the other members on what’s been one of the NFL’s most consistent offensive lines for the better part of a decade. The veteran Pittsburgh Steelers right guard turned 30 in January a couple of weeks before ...

Potenzini records ace at Highland Springs

WELLSBURG — Mike Potenzini scored a hole-in-one while golfing at Highland Springs Golf Club. Potenzini used a 3-wood on the 177-yard No. 17 to record his ace. The shot was witnessed by John Niven and Tanner Thermes.

Indians SP Clevinger violates protocol, will be quarantined

CLEVELAND — Indians starter Mike Clevinger will be quarantined and undergo testing after violating COVID-19 protocols during the team’s weekend trip to Chicago, the second Cleveland pitcher in two days to be disciplined for breaking team rules. The team said Monday that Clevinger will not ...

Pirates swept by Tigers

PITTSBURGH — Spencer Turnbull pitched seven strong innings and Miguel Cabrera singled home the tiebreaking run in the eighth as the Detroit Tigers edged the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-1 on Sunday to sweep the three-game series. After the Tigers posted 17-13 and 11-5 wins at PNC Park, the finale ...

Pirates-Cardinals series postponed over virus woes

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The entire three-game series between the Pittsburgh Pirates and St. Louis that was set to begin Monday night at Busch Stadium has been postponed while the Cardinals deal with a COVID-19 outbreak. There have now been 27 games postponed by Major League Baseball because of ...

Morikawa sinks eagle to win PGA Championship

SAN FRANCISCO — The shot will be remembered as one of the best under pressure that hardly anyone witnessed. It made Collin Morikawa a major champion Sunday in a thrill-a-minute PGA Championship that not many will forget. Morikawa hit driver on the 294-yard 16th hole that was perfect in ...

Will other leagues follow the MAC in cancelling fall sports?

In many ways, the Mid-American Conference has little in common with Power Five leagues that first come to mind when fans think of major college football. There are no 75,000-seat stadiums in the MAC. Million-dollar per year coaches are rare. In a typical season, NFL scouts might find one or ...

Harvick holds off Hamlin for doubleheader sweep in Michigan

BROOKLYN, Mich. — Kevin Harvick won just about everything he could in a stellar weekend at Michigan International Speedway, although fittingly, Denny Hamlin was the last driver to pressure him. Harvick held off Hamlin on Sunday to complete a doubleheader sweep in the NASCAR Cup Series. ...

Blue Jackets advance with 3-0 Game 5 win

TORONTO (AP) — Joonas Korpisalo stopped 33 shots and the Columbus Blue Jackets advanced to the first round of the NHL playoffs with a 3-0 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs in a decisive Game 5 on Sunday night. Zach Werenski’s floater from the left point in the first period held up as the ...

Soccer life comes full circle for new Big Red girls coach Annie Cutri

STEUBENVILLE — After living and coaching soccer in Georgia and Arizona since 2010, Annie Cutri decided it was time for her and her husband, Rocky, to move back home in June 2019. Cutri, a 2006 Steubenville High School graduate, is a chemistry, science and math teacher. She loves soccer so ...

Canadiens eliminate Penguins

TORONTO (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins entered their qualifying round matchup against Montreal healthy but wary. Optimistic but guarded. While they’d shown plenty of grit during a regular season that featured extended absences by high-profile names on their star-laden roster, in a short ...

Pirates drop high-scoring affair to tigers, 17-13

PITTSBURGH — Niko Goodrum drove in five runs, two on a double in a big 11th inning that sent the Detroit Tigers over the Pittsburgh Pirates 17-13 in a startling slugfest on Friday night. Both teams finished with 16 hits, surprising since each club had four players in the starting lineup ...

Li Haotong at his best, building early lead at PGA Championship

By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer SAN FRANCISCO — Still young, often inconsistent, forever fearless, Li Haotong is capable of just about anything on a big stage in golf. He was at his best Friday in the PGA Championship. Three years after his 63 in the final round of the British Open, Li ...

Indian Creek golf takes down BL

The Indian Creek golf team bested Buckeye Local, 176-182, on Friday. The Redskins’ Justice Morris and Trevor Meek, along with Buckeye Local’s Aiden Polanski, were medalists with a 41. Also for Indian Creek, Connor Garbade carded a 46, while Mason Porter shot a 48. For the Panthers, ...

Cease, White Sox shut out Indians

CHICAGO (AP) — Dylan Cease worked his way through five shutout innings, and the Chicago White Sox beat Aaron Civale and the Cleveland Indians 2-0 on Friday night. Cease walked the leadoff man four times and hit a batter, but wiggled out of trouble each time. The right-hander allowed two ...

Back at Big Red: Forte returns as girls basketball coach

STEUBENVILLE — Angelita Forte loves working with the youth and the game of basketball. Becoming Big Red’s head girls basketball coach for the second time just made too much sense for her. Former head coach Jeff Lombardo joined the boys basketball program earlier this year. So, when the ...

Toronto’s golfers best Edison

TORONTO —- The Toronto golf team bested Edison, 175-216, on Thursday at Dyer Country Club. The Red Knights’ Hunter Keenan was the medalist, carding a 39. Ty Suffoletta shot a 44, Ethan Masters 45 and Brennan Suffoletta 47. For the Wildcats, Pam Johnson led with a 48. Zoe Shell carded a ...

Pirates halt losing skid in dramatic fashion against Twins

PITTSBURGH — Derek Shelton has said all the right things during the Pittsburgh Pirates’ bumpy start, one marred by injuries to the pitching staff and an offense that entered Thursday as the worst in the National League. The first-year manager praised his players’ attitudes. He pointed ...