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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, ...

Penguins fall in overtime

TORONTO — Jeff Petry scored at 13:57 of overtime, Carey Price made 39 saves and the Montreal Canadiens beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2 on Saturday night in Game 1 of their best-of-five qualifying round series. Petry picked up a loose puck in the right faceoff circle and ripped a shot past ...

Chatwood fans 11, Cubs hit 3 homers to beat Pirates 4-3

CHICAGO — Tyler Chatwood matched a career high with 11 strikeouts in another terrific performance, and the Chicago Cubs used the long ball to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-3 on Saturday night. Javier Báez, Kyle Schwarber and Ian Happ homered as Chicago won for the fifth time in six games. ...

Darvish shines as Cubs beat Pirates

CHICAGO (AP) — Yu Darvish pitched six shutout innings, Jason Heyward hit a key two-run single and the Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-3 on Friday night. Darvish (1-1) allowed two hits, struck out seven and walked one, bouncing back nicely after he struggled in his first start last ...

Manfred, union talk as MLB grapples with virus

MIAMI (AP) — With six teams idled Friday by the COVID-19 pandemic, Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred spoke to union leader Tony Clark about the importance of players following the sport’s coronavirus protocols. Manfred and Clark talked about what needs to be done to finish ...

Pac-12 sets Sept. 26 start for 10-game football schedule

(AP) - The Pac-12 set Sept. 26 as the start date Friday for its 10-game, conference-only football schedule, joining the Southeastern Conference in pushing back its season by three weeks because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Pac-12 announced July 10 it would eliminate nonconference games to ...

Champions

Steubenville Black finished with an undefeated season to claim this year’s Mustang championship in the Ohio Valley Youth Baseball League. Members of the team include, from left, front, Kyle Coladonato, Patrick Jenkins, Caden Yeager, Marky Everhart, Jim Parks and Giovanni Harper; middle, Saige ...

Injured in spring, now healthy NHL stars embrace 2nd chances

NEW YORK (AP) - Seth Jones stood on his surgically repaired right ankle as his Blue Jackets teammates practiced and played without him. That took its toll. “It gets mentally draining,” Jones said. Tampa Bay captain Steven Stamkos and Pittsburgh All-Star Jake Guentzel know the ...

Bieber strikes out 13, ties record as Indians top Twins 2-0

MINNEAPOLIS — Cleveland’s Shane Bieber tied the major league record for strikeouts in a pitcher’s first two starts of the season, punching out 13 Minnesota Twins over eight innings in the Indians’ 2-0 victory on Thursday night. Bieber (2-0) fanned 14 over six scoreless innings on ...

COVID-19 causing havoc for baseball

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball has postponed this weekend’s scheduled series between Toronto and Philadelphia because of concerns about the coronavirus after two Phillies staffers tested positive. “Major League Baseball will coordinate with health experts and the Major League ...

Players, coaches kneel before NBA’s re-opening night

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Black players were next to white players. Coaches from one team were next to their compatriots from the opposing side. Many locked arms with the man next to them, some shut their eyes tightly, a few including LeBron James briefly raising a fist into the air or ...

Roethlisberger’s return raises expectations

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger is back and, to listen to the precious few who have seen the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback throw a football sometime in the past 10 months tell it, apparently as good as new. Even at 38. Even with a surgically repaired right elbow. The two-time Super ...

Woodruff dominates as Brewers silence punchless Pirates 3-0

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Milwaukee’s Brandon Woodruff allowed one hit and struck out 10 while working into the seventh inning as the Brewers beat the struggling Pittsburgh Pirates 3-0 on Wednesday night. Woodruff (1-1) retired 19 of 21 batters, allowing a swinging bunt single to Phil Evans in ...

White Sox score late, top Indians 4-0 after Plesac fans 11

CLEVELAND (AP) — Yasmani Grandal and Eloy Jimenez hit sacrifice flies and the Chicago White Sox, who couldn’t do anything against Zach Plesac for eight innings, scored four runs in the ninth — three charged to ineffective Cleveland closer Brad Hand — to beat the Indians 4-0 on Wednesday ...

NFL opt outs more prevalent than many expected

NEW YORK (AP) - Now we know why a key topic in talks between the NFL and the players’ union focused on opt outs. Already, some three dozen players have decided not to play the 2020 season. It’s certainly not about the money, because those opting out voluntarily are getting a $150,000 ...

Frazier hits go-ahead homer in 8th, Pirates edge Brewers 8-6

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Adam Frazier hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the eighth inning, and the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied for an 8-6 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday night. A day after blowing a four-run lead in the ninth in what became an 11-inning loss, Pittsburgh delivered a ...

Steubenville Pinto baseball team wins championship

The Steubenville Pinto baseball team won the 2020 Jackson championship July 19 in Massillon. Members of the team include, from left, front, Jace Wotjas, Nash Newman, Julian Diaz, Sal Pittera, Mason Lowery, Carlo Fuscardo and Colton Davis; middle, Teddy Gorman, Nicco Williams, Ethan Stiltner, ...

Healthy Penguins wary of Canadiens

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Zach Aston-Reese pondered the question for a minute. “I’m not exactly sure who is on their first line,” the Penguins forward said when asked how Pittsburgh plans to slow down Montreal’s top line in their best-of-five play-in series that begins Saturday in ...

Santana homers as Indians complete sweep, 5-3 over White Sox

CLEVELAND (AP) — Carlos Santana hit a three-run homer, Oscar Mercado had a two-run single and the Cleveland Indians beat the Chicago White Sox 5-3 to complete a doubleheader sweep on Tuesday night. Santana's first inning blast helped spoil the return of White Sox pitcher Carlos Rodon (0-1) ...