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Rain stops Brilliant, New Martinsville matchup

CONNORVILLE — Despite the best effort by the players, coaches and umpires, Mother Nature came away with the victory. In an attempt to get the game in, Monday’s Legion baseball game between Brilliant Post 573 and New Martinsville Post 28 at Bill Mazeroski Field started early, but the game ...

Kipnis hits walk-off homer in 10th as Indians edge Royals

CLEVELAND (AP) — Jason Kipnis homered leading off the 10th inning as the Cleveland Indians continued their impressive June with a 3-2 win over the Kansas City Royals on Monday night in a game delayed 2 hours, 23 minutes by rain. Kipnis connected on a 1-0 pitch from Wily Peralta (2-4), ...

U.S. survives tough test from Spain, 2-1, to reach World Cup quarterfinals

REIMS, France (AP) — Spain tested the United States like no other team at the Women’s World Cup. The Spaniards played an aggressive and physical game that made the U.S. look disorganized at times before pulling out a 2-1 victory on Monday. It could have been just what the Americans ...

NBA hands out awards

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks fell two games short of the NBA Finals. They won big at the NBA Awards. A tearful Giannis Antetokounmpo earned Most Valuable Player honors and Mike Budenholzer won Coach of the Year on Monday night in Santa Monica. Antetokounmpo, a ...

Italy wins vote to host 2026 Winter Olympics

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Riding a wave of widespread Italian enthusiasm to be an Olympic host, Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo won the vote Monday to stage the 2026 Winter Games. International Olympic Committee members voted 47-34 for the long-favored Milan-Cortina bid over Stockholm-Are ...

Blue Jackets at center of attention as free agency looms

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Where many express concern, Jarmo Kekalainen says he sees only opportunity regarding the uncertain state of the Columbus roster a week before NHL free agency. To Kekalainen, the fear of possibly losing stars such as Matt Duchene, Artemi Panarin and goalie ...

Pirates walk to victory

PITTSBURGH — Kevin Newman walked with the bases loaded in the 11th inning to cap a four-run rally as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the San Diego Padres 11-10 on Sunday. The Pirates rallied from three-run deficits in the ninth and 11th innings to earn the series weep and improve their winning ...

Post 33 nabs some hardware

CHILLICOTHE — Jefferson County Post 33 is returning from a weekend tournament with hardware. With a pair of victories on Sunday, Post 33 captured the Jim Jadwin Memorial tournament championship. Jefferson County defeated Waverly Post 142, 12-3, in the championship game after taking down ...

Toronto Post 86 splits with Barnesville

TORONTO ­— A tale of two games resulted in a split. The Toronto Post 86 Legion baseball team edged past Barnesville Post 168, 1-0, in a pitcher’s dual in Game 1 of a doubleheader before Barnesville came out on top, 13-6, in a wild affair in Game 2 Sunday afternoon at the Knights Baseball ...

Column/‘Tampa Bay of Montreal’ won’t work

Latest reports surrounding Major League Baseball indicate that the Tampa Bay Rays will split time between Florida and Montreal, Quebec, Canada in the future. If this becomes a reality, what a joke. It has to be. A professional team, regardless of the sport, will split its home games between ...

Bradley has RBI double in debut as Indians maul the Tigers, 8-3

LEVELAND — Bobby Bradley was showered with applause when he ran onto the field, then soaked with beer upon returning to the home clubhouse. Both experiences were even better than he had imagined. Bradley doubled and drove in a run in his first major league plate appearance as the ...

Truex finds victory lane at Sonoma

SONOMA, Calif. — Martin Truex Jr. and Kyle Busch have managed to keep their long-standing rivalry quite friendly during their first season as teammates at Joe Gibbs Racing. It’s a bit easier for Truex to be a gracious winner — and for Busch to be somewhat content with second place — ...

OVAC all-star rosters officially set

Andrew Connor and Mike Eddy are at the point now in their preparations for next month’s OVAC Rudy Mumley all-star football game that they just simply wait. The respective Ohio and West Virginia head coaches have their staffs in place, and their rosters are now set, too. Both head coaches ...

Brilliant Hall of Fame gearing up for second time

BRILLIANT — The inaugural Brilliant Hall of Fame induction ceremony staged last August proved a smashing success. The second edition has now been finalized and will be staged from Aug. 7-10. The event is more than a hall of fame ceremony. Much more. It is a social happening, featuring ...

Frazier’s go-ahead hit lifts Pirates

PITTSBURGH — Chris Archer and Adam Frazier ended their struggles to keep the Pirates winning. Frazier hit a tiebreaking, two-run single in the eighth inning and Pittsburgh beat the San Diego Padres, 6-3, on Saturday. Frazier had one hit in his previous 10 at-bats entering play Saturday, ...

Salary cap-related trades overshadow second day of draft

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The traditional team-by-team roll call to open the second day of the NHL draft hadn’t yet begun when the league’s looming salary-cap crunch began overshadowing the final six rounds Saturday. Norris Trophy-winning defenseman P.K. Subban is off to New ...

Civale dazzles in debut, Indians stop the Tigers

CLEVELAND (AP) — Aaron Civale didn’t get much sleep before his major league debut. The 24-year-old right-hander looked wide-awake once he got to the mound. Civale dazzled, striking out the side to begin the game and allowing just two infield hits over six innings to pitch the Cleveland ...

Darius Garland’s shooting floored Cavs in workout prior to the NBA draft

INDEPENDENCE (AP) — When Darius Garland realized the Cavaliers sent general manager Koby Altman, new coach John Beilein and his entire staff to his private pre-draft workout in Los Angeles, the Vanderbilt guard drew up a personal game plan. “I knew I had to kind of put on a show for ...

Post 33 splits a pair

CHILLICOTHE — The Jefferson County Post 33 Legion baseball squad split a pair of games on Saturday at Chillicothe High School. In the first game, Post 33 fought off a furious comeback from Portsmouth Post 23 for a 6-5 victory. Anthony Sinicropi started and got the win, striking out six and ...

Green holds onto 1-shot lead at Women’s PGA Championship

CHASKA, Minn. (AP) — Hannah Green made it through her first taste of the big stage on the LPGA Tour by holding a lead on the weekend at a major championship and playing alongside powerful Ariya Jutanugarn, a two-time major champion and former No. 1 in the world. She made it through just ...