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BDA Elite 16U softball squad finishes second in World Series

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The Weirton-based BDA Elite 16U girls softball team participated in the North American All Sanctioned World Series at Berliner Park in Columbus. It finished in second place out of 52 teams in the bracket (107 total), going 8-2. From left, front, are Brooke Ohler (Brooke), Rebekah Shoemaker ...

Hoskins’ 11th-inning homer lifts Phillies over Pirates

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PITTSBURGH — Phillies manager Gabe Kapler spotted a man strolling over to the third base umpire and figured it was a member of the PNC Park grounds crew. After all, there had been a rain delay a little earlier. Kapler soon realized he was wrong. Especially when the man, wearing a Hawaiian ...

Shane Lowry wins the British Open

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PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland — The outcome was never in doubt to just about everyone but Shane Lowry. A year ago, he sat in the parking lot at Carnoustie and cried after missing the cut in the British Open for the fourth straight year. Even with a four-shot lead Sunday at Royal Portrush, in a ...

Lindor hits foul ball that injures child; Tribe tops K.C.

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CLEVELAND — Francisco Lindor wasn’t thinking about his home run that helped the Cleveland Indians beat Kansas City Royals 5-4 on Sunday. Instead, the All-Star shortstop was only concerned about the young child who was struck by a line drive he hit. In the latest instance this season ...

Harvick holds off Hamlin

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LOUDON, N.H. — Kevin Harvick used a late bump and run to win last year at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Repeating required another bump, but there was little time for a run before Harvick crossed the finish line 0.210 seconds ahead of Denny Hamlin on Sunday. “It turned into a wild ...

Oak Glen’s Chaney selected to OVAC All-Star contest

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WHEELING — It’s go-time for the West Virginia all-stars. Coach Mike Eddy, formerly of Parkersburg South, completed his roster for the game, which will be played Saturday at Wheeling Island Stadium with the announcement of linebackers, defensive backs and his kicker. Eddy and the ...

Phillips kicks Ohio squad into high gear

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WINTERSVILLE — Ohio head coach Andrew Connor completed the breakdown of his rosters for Saturday’s OVAC Rudy Mumley All-Star game with the announcement of his intended defensive backs and kicker. Connor, who is the head coach at Indian Creek, will formally meet all of his players today, ...

Swimmers back in action at Marshall County Invitational

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MOUNDSVILLE — With the temperatures reaching the 90s, it was a perfect day to take a trip to the pool. For many area swimmers, they were able to cool off a bit and also put in some hard work at the Marshall County Invitational at Four Seasons Pool. A trio of St. Clairsville athletes put ...

Musgrove pitches, hits, runs Pirates past Phils for 5-1 win

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Joe Musgrove scattered two hits over six innings, collected his first double of the season and scored on a textbook head-first slide to beat a throw by Philadelphia right fielder Bryce Harper and lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 5-1 win on Saturday night. Musgrove (7-8) ...

Close ties still bind 1979 Pirates

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — John Candelaria can’t quite pinpoint when the 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates adopted “We Are Family” by Sister Sledge as the club’s de facto theme song on the way to a World Series title. Ultimately, the timing doesn’t really matter. What matters is that every word rang ...

Royals snap Indians’ six-game winning streak with 1-0 win

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Hunter Dozier homered in the first inning and Jakob Junis pitched two-hit ball through six innings as the Kansas City Royals beat Cleveland 1-0 on Saturday night, snapping the Indians’ six-game winning streak. Dozier sent a 349-foot shot to right off Adam Plutko for his ...

Shane Lowry builds 4-shot lead in British Open

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PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — The noise was unlike anything Shane Lowry had ever heard on a golf course, no surprise at the first British Open in these parts in 68 years and an Irishman atop the leaderboard at Royal Portrush. Lowry didn’t get rattled Saturday. He only got ...

At Tour, struggling champ Thomas no longer touching the sky

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LA MONGIE, France (AP) — When the team of Geraint Thomas was in its pomp at the Tour de France, a time trial followed by a big mountain stage would have been playgrounds for Sky — now in new colors as Ineos — to take cycling’s greatest race by the scruff of the neck and leave everyone ...

Post 33 wins to open tourney

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COSHOCTON — The Jefferson County Post 33 American Legion baseball team opened its run in the Ohio Region 7 tournament in victorious fashion on Friday. Post 33, the No. 2 seed, knocked off the host No. 3 seed Coshocton Post 65 Cherokees, 5-3. Clayton Criss doubled and had an RBI. Klay ...

Ohio State, Big Ten East powers facing uncertainty

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CHICAGO (AP) — The two most important spots on a football team are the coach and the quarterback. Ohio State has questions at both. The Buckeyes aren’t the only powerhouse program with uncertainty in the Big Ten’s East Division. Michigan and Michigan State each have a new offensive ...

Keselowski takes pole at New Hampshire

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LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — Brad Keselowski topped qualifying at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Friday for his first NASCAR Cup pole since 2017. Keselowski turned a fast lap of 136.384 mph in his Ford to edge Kyle Busch, who briefly held the top speed Friday before Keselowski bumped him from the ...

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Big Red Boosters meeting Monday STEUBENVILLE — The Big Red Boosters Club will meet on Monday at 6 p.m. at the Harding Stadium Field House. All are welcome. Memberships available. Vargo hiring not official until August WEIRTON — Madonna’s hiring of George Vargo as its boys ...

Blair steps down, Vargo to take over

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WEIRTON — Chris Blair has stepped down from his role as the boys basketball coach at Madonna. The Blue Dons were 7-16 last season under Balir and 6-17 the season before. He was hired in 2015, replacing George Vargo, whom he played under at Madonna. Vargo will take over the Blue Dons ...