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Moran, Musgrove lead Bucs to 6-4 win

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SAN DIEGO (AP) — Joe Musgrove of the Pittsburgh Pirates is undefeated against his hometown San Diego Padres. Musgrove pitched well enough to survive a rough seventh inning and Colin Moran had a three-run home run and four RBIs for the Pirates, who won 6-4 Sunday to take three of ...

Bieber fans 15 in 1st complete game, Indians rout O’s, 10-0

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Shane Bieber was determined to finish what he started, even if it meant playing hide-and-seek with his pitching coach. Bieber struck out a career-high 15 in his first major league complete game and the Cleveland Indians routed the Baltimore Orioles 10-0. “It was one of ...

Koepka survives to win PGA Championship

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FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — His place in PGA Championship history finally secure, Brooks Koepka draped both arms around the top of the Wanamaker Trophy and let out a deep sigh. The stress was more than he wanted. The satisfaction was more than he imagined. Koepka lost all but one shot of his ...

Pagenaud takes Indianapolis 500 pole

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Simon Pagenaud keeps finding new ways to impress his team owner. Last weekend, he rallied in the rain to end a 21-race drought. On Sunday, he put Roger Penske back on the pole for the Indianapolis 500. And he may not be finished. Pagenaud traded high-fives and pumped ...

Spencer dominates Class AA

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CHARLESTON — Four races. Four victories. Weir’s Sebastian Spencer set the tone in the sprinting events in Class AA Saturday during the West Virginia state track meet at Laidley Field . The junior speedster followed up his record preliminary performance in the 100 on Friday with another ...

Madonna athletes place in Class A

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CHARLESTON — Magnolia boys coach Travis Emch knew going into the weekend, the target was on their backs. After all, his Blue Eagles’ squad was the defending state champion in Class A. Magnolia, put in another impressive performance on the biggest stage as a trio of athletes won individual ...

Island jumps to second

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CHARLESTON — The Wheeling Park boys and girls track teams have been forces all year long. The memorable season came to a fitting end Saturday during the West Virginia High School state track meet at Laidley Field. Throughout the entire meet, Wheeling Park was in contention for a state ...

Big Red’s Kelley wins three events at district meet

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BYESVILLE — St. Clairsville’s boys rolled to the team championship and the Red Devils girls pocketed runner-up honors under glorious conditions Saturday afternoon as the Ohio Division II East District Track and Field Championships wrapped up at Meadowbrook High School. St. C.’s boys won ...

War of Will wins Preakness featuring riderless horse

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BALTIMORE (AP) — War of Will bounced back from a bumpy ride in the Kentucky Derby to win the Preakness Stakes on Saturday, holding off a field that included a riderless horse that threw his jockey out of the gate and kept running. Trainer Mark Casse got his first Triple Crown victory, with ...

Cavaliers new coach, area product Beilein remembered locally

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WHEELING — From a marginal player at Wheeling College to NBA head coach. John Beilein is that man. Beilein didn’t script much of a collegiate playing career with the Cardinals. However, he has authored a brilliant one as a collegiate head coach, including a stint at WVU. So the ...

Oak Glen’s Kovalcik leaps to a state championship

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CHARLESTON — After the first day of the West Virginia state track meet, many local athletes have turned in podium performances, as well as qualify to the finals in their respective events on Friday at Laidley Field. During the last heat of the boys Class AAA shuttle hurdles, it was ...

Steubenville at Edison: Part II

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RICHMOND — The multi-week journey of the Steubenville baseball team traveling to face Edison concluded on Friday. The game originally started a few weeks back, with the Wildcats leading by one run in the top of the second inning before rain postponed the contest. Both teams agreed to resume ...

Crusader girls shine at Div. III districts

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Not even two weather delays for lightning could deny a strong and large collection of area athletes a regional berth. The Division III Eastern District track and field championship wrapped up Friday evening at overcast and damp Red Devil Stadium. The next leg of the ...

Creek’s all-time HR leader signs with West Liberty University

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Indian Creek’s Taylor Scott signed her letter of intent to continue her academic and softball careers at West Liberty University. She will major in digital media design and minor in business. As a Redskin, she is the all-time home run leader with 13 career. She hit nine this past season, ...

Higgs right on point with Point Park University

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Edison’s Ryan Higgs signed his letter of intent to continue his academic and baseball careers at Point Park University. With him are: father Chuck Higgs; mother, Che Yocum; and sister Peyton Higgs. Standing are Principal Matt Morrison, Athletic Director JoAnn Stagani, assistant coach Nick ...

BRIEFS

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Big Red Boosters meeting Tuesday STEUBENVILLE — The Big Red Boosters Club will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday inside the Harding Stadium Fieldhouse. All are welcome and memberships are available. Post 573 baseball holding tryouts BRILLIANT — Tryouts for the Post 573 American Legion baseball ...

Koepka shatters 36-hole record

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FARMINGDALE, N.Y. — What felt like a battle for Brooks Koepka looked like a runaway Friday in the PGA Championship. Koepka backed up his record-tying 63 with a round that put him in a league of his own. With three birdies in a four-hole stretch at the start and at the end, the defending ...

Big Red shocked in district final

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LORE CITY — The deepest postseason run in Big Red softball history came to a tough ending on Thursday. Gus DiMarzio’s club, making its first district final appearance, committed six errors and did not get the timely hits that had become the norm, falling to a red-hot Philo team, 15-2, in ...

Big Red, Sutton shut down Red Devils

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STEUBENVILLE — Sophomore Caesen Sutton may not be in the mix to pitch when the Division II district tournament begins on Monday, but the Steubenville baseball squad and head coach Fred Heatherington possibly got a small glimpse of the future. The future looks very bright if Sutton pitches ...

Toronto preps for districts with big victory

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TORONTO — Not all big games live up to the hype, but the baseball contest between Toronto and Indian Valley did, as the game came down to the last inning and the last batter. With the score tied, Toronto loaded the bases with nobody out. Then with one away and Kobe Herrick at the plate, ...