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T.J. Simmons hoping to join list of impact WVU receivers

MORGANTOWN (AP) — West Virginia wide receiver T.J. Simmons is embracing the chance to lead a unit that lost most of its production. An afterthought last season, Simmons is now the focal point of an inexperienced group still trying to fill out a depth chart under new head coach Neal ...

Syndergaard, Mets sweep Indians 2-0 for fifth win in a row

NEW YORK (AP) — The only thing that stopped Noah Syndergaard was the weather. Syndergaard retired the first 16 hitters and allowed two hits over six dominant innings before a heavy storm interrupted him, and the New York Mets beat the Cleveland Indians 2-0 Thursday night in a rain-shortened ...

Briefs

Big Red boosters to meet STEUBENVILLE — The Big Red Boosters Club will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Harding Stadium Field House. All are welcome. Memberships available. Steelers hire Sherman PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers are turning to Ray Sherman to serve as the club’s ...

Madonna returning lettermen

Madonna’s returning lettermen are, from left, front, Cameron Gray, Antonio Daddario, Nate Elias and Roman Baird; second row, Jakob McCombs, Angelo Quattrochi, Nathan Zanieski and Jacob Bonner; third row, Thomas Sessi, Mason Smith, Evan Bone, Nicholas Elias and Evan Quering; and back, Mark ...

Edison sneaks by Big Red in opener

RICHMOND — The Edison volleyball team opened its season Wednesday with a hard-fought victory over Steubenville, 25-23, 25-22, 18-25, 12-25 and 15-13. Along with beginning the season 1-0, the Wildcats gave Todd Smith his first victory as head coach. “It looked like we forgot how to play ...

Nats rip Pirates 11-1

PITTSBURGH — Patrick Corbin gave the Nationals another stellar outing in his first season in Washington. Corbin, signed to a six-year, $140 million deal last winter, pitched eight scoreless innings to remain unbeaten in more than two months, and Asdrubal Cabrera had a three-run home run in ...

Mets walk-off after Indians’ mental lapse in 10th inning

NEW YORK — J.D. Davis lined an RBI single with two outs that capped a two-run rally in the 10th inning and the New York Mets, helped moments earlier by a huge Cleveland mental lapse, beat the Indians 4-3 Wednesday night. All-Star reliever Brad Hand’s failure to cover first base on a ...

Smith-Schuster now a youthful leader

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Still a wide-smiling 22-year-old, JuJu Smith-Schuster vows not to change the youthful, fun-loving persona that helped make him one of the NFL’s most recognizable young stars by his second season. But that doesn’t mean he lacks the wisdom to recognize that he is now a ...

Mayfield contacts Giants QB after biting remarks

BEREA (AP) — Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield did some scrambling off the field. Claiming he was taken out of context in an interview conducted four months ago, Mayfield said Wednesday that he reached out to New York Giants rookie QB Daniel Jones after making some biting comments about the ...

BRIEFS

Huskies best CCHS, Brooke WELLSBURG — The Harrison Central golf team bested Catholic Central and Brooke on Wednesday at Highland Springs Golf Course. The Huskies finished with a team score of 162. The Crusaders tallied 184, while Brooke did not finish with a score, though Ryan Bilby was ...

Lightning, Beavers halt Huskies

CADIZ — The Harrison Central girls soccer team spent a weather delay strategizing how to get back into its match against Beaver Local on Tuesday, halted for lightning at halftime with the score 5-0 Beavers. Unfortunately for the Huskies, they never got the chance to put those plans into ...

Break helps Central pull away from Creek

STEUBENVILLE — The Catholic Central boys soccer team had more possession than Indian Creek, but neither team was able to produce a goal in the first 20 minutes or so of the match when the game was halted for a two-minute water break. The break re-energized Tom Beigel and his Catholic ...

Catholic Central returning letterman

Catholic Central’s returning letterman are, kneeling, from left, Massimo Lancia, Richard Montlione, Anthony Sommons Jr., Indiana Marcino, Anthony Sprochi and Tomasso Toriscelli; and back, Alex Ialenti, Anthony LeFever, Jeffery Dawson, Chole Maragos, Timothy Lamantia, Caleb Latham and Jayden ...

Toronto, Brooke boys golf in East Liverpool

EAST LIVERPOOL — The Toronto and Brooke golf teams competed against East Liverpool Tuesday at East Liverpool Country Club. The Potters won with a team score of 188, while the Red Knights shot a 197. Brooke did not turn in a teams score with only three players. The Bruins’ Ryan Bilby ...

Central gets first win

SALINEVILLE — The Catholic Central volleyball team got its first win of the season on the road Tuesday, edging Southern Local in five sets. The Crusaders won the first two sets, 27-25 and 25-17, before Southern came back to win the third and fourth sets, 25-18 and 28-26, to force a decisive ...

Marte hits 3-run HR in eighth, Pirates top the Nationals, 4-1

PITTSBURGH (AP) — After having little success in his first three times up, Starling Marte came up in the eighth inning with two men on base and the score tied. This time, Stephen Strasburg wasn’t on the mound and Marte took advantage. Marte hit a tiebreaking, three-run homer off reliever ...

Steelers’ Dupree looks to break out in 5th season

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bud Dupree seemingly has the total package. A chiseled 6-foot-4 and 269-pounds, long and athletic with raw speed and explosiveness rarely amassed for an NFL edge rusher. Dupree’s skillset has tantalized the Pittsburgh Steelers for years, even if his pass-rushing ...

Callaway beats former boss as Mets top Indians

NEW YORK (AP) — Commit a mistake against the New York Mets these days and they are poised to make you pay. Michael Conforto hit a tiebreaking homer moments after an embarrassing error by Cleveland Indians left fielder Oscar Mercado, and the resurgent Mets rolled from there to a 9-2 victory ...

He said, he said: Browns stars Mayfield, OBJ rip Giants

BEREA (AP) — Maybe it’s good the Browns and Giants won’t play this season. They’re already trash-talking. Comments by brash Cleveland quarterback Baker Mayfield and star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. created a stir at the training camps for both teams Tuesday, adding extra heat to ...

Briefs

CCHS football jamboree Saturday STEUBENVILLE — Catholic Central’s Michael Carapellotti Crusader Sports Complex will be a hotbed of activity Saturday. CCHS will be holding a football jamboree scrimmage along with the Fall Meet the Team event. The activities begin at 3:20 p.m. when the ...