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Buckeye tops Creek

BLOOMINGDALE — The Buckeye Local golf team competed in its second match in as many days on Tuesday, and picked up a 186-196 win over Indian Creek at Red Oaks Golf Course. The Panthers were led by Blake Ring-Fish’s score of 41, giving him medalist for the day. Emily Holzapfel shot a 44, ...

Minnesota holds off Cleveland’s late attempt at a comeback

CLEVELAND (AP) — Fernando Rodney struck out Francicso Lindor with the tying run on second base in the ninth inning after Adalberto Mejia pitched one-hit ball over five innings, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Cleveland Indians 3-2 on Tuesday night. Lindor homered in the eighth but struck ...

WVU’s Jennings looks for TDs

MORGANTOWN (AP) — Wide receiver Gary Jennings had a prolific 2017 season between the end zones for West Virginia with little else to show for it. Jennings figures his touchdown chances will improve a year after he scored just once despite amassing 97 receptions that ranked him fourth in the ...

BRIEFS

Buckeye Local ticket info CONNORVILLE — Buckeye Local pre-sale football tickets will be available from 10:30 a.m. to noon on gamedays inside the high school cafeteria. Pre-sale tickets are $5, tickets are $7 at the gate. Cavs acquire Dekker from Clippers CLEVELAND — The Cleveland ...

Bucs held to two hits in 2-0 loss

DENVER — Kyle Freeland has the stuff of an ace. He delivers in the clutch like an ace, too. Just don’t expect Colorado manager Bud Black to label the left-hander one yet. Not even a dominating performance like this could sway him. Freeland threw seven sharp innings and combined with ...

Prep golf tees off

STEUBENVILLE — The high school golf season began Monday, and Steubenville Big Red started by edging Buckeye Local in a tri-match at Steubenville Country Club. Micah Krause was medalist, with a score of 43. Isaac Krause followed close behind with a 44. Carson Davis and Carlo Biasi ...

Taillon, Bettis face off tonight after both battled cancer

DENVER (AP) — The starters for tonight’s game between Pittsburgh and Colorado reads like this: Jameson Taillon vs. Chad Bettis. A more accurate description: Two starters bouncing back from testicular cancer. “Both healthy. Both in the big leagues,” the Pirates’ Taillon said. ...

Upgrades part of Herbert’s plan

YORKVILLE — Roger Herbert is in his second season as head football coach at Buckeye Local. Not only is the Union Local graduate trying to change the Panthers culture, he is trying to change the scenery at World War II Memorial Stadium, which was built in 1947, with a stadium improvement ...

Bauer fans 11 in dominate start, Indians crank four homers in win

CLEVELAND (AP) — Trevor Bauer reached a milestone Monday night. Cleveland’s right-hander struck out 11 in six innings — giving him 206 for the season — and the Indians routed the Minnesota Twins 10-0. Bauer (11-6) is one strikeout behind Boston’s Chris Sale for the AL lead. After ...

Ex-Browns’ GM Heckert succumbs after long illness

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Tom Heckert, a former personnel executive for the Denver Broncos who also served stints as general manager for the Cleveland Browns and the Philadelphia Eagles, has died following a long illness, the Broncos said. He was 51. Heckert stepped away from the Broncos after ...

BRIEFS

Big Red scrimmage changed STEUBENVILLE — Steubenville’s football scrimmage with Carrolton, orginally scheduled for today, will now take place at 9 a.m. Wednesday at Harding Stadium. Hechavarria traded to Pirates ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Rays have traded shortstop Adeiny ...

NASCAR CEO France takes leave following arrest

SAG HARBOR, N.Y. (AP) — NASCAR chairman and CEO Brian France announced Monday he was taking an indefinite leave of absence a day after his arrest in New York’s Hamptons on charges of driving while intoxicated and criminal possession of oxycodone. France had a blood-alcohol content that ...

Carpenter helps stop Pirates

PITTSBURGH — Matt Carpenter homered in two straight games entering Sunday. By contrast, Jack Flaherty had allowed at least one home run in each of his previous three starts. Carpenter kept his streak going while Flaherty brought his to an end to lift the St. Louis Cardinals to a 2-1 victory ...

Help a Brother makes most of trips to region

CHESTER — Lewis Craig Jr. has said the 9-year-old gelding Help a Brother actually enjoys the 250-mile van ride across the Appalachian Mountains from the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia to its Northern Panhandle. Help a Brother made the trip for the 10th time in his career to race in a ...

Meyer probe could take two weeks

COLUMBUS — Ohio State will rely on an outside law firm to investigate what coach Urban Meyer knew and did about domestic abuse accusations against a former assistant, a process expected to be completed within two weeks, the university said Sunday night. Ohio State said in a release that a ...

Bieber wins again for Indians

CLEVELAND — Jose Ramirez finished third in the AL Most Valuable Player race last season. Cleveland’s All-Star third baseman is making another run to finish high in the voting again. Ramirez moved into a tie for the major league lead with his 33rd home run — a three-run shot in the ...

Chase Elliott gets first Cup victory

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. — Like father, like son. Mired in a confounding losing streak since the start of his NASCAR Cup career in 2016, Chase Elliott finally broke into the win column Sunday, holding off road course ace Martin Truex Jr. at Watkins Glen. The son of Hall of Famer Bill Elliott, ...

Thomas cool while winning Bridgestone

AKRON — Nervous at the start, Justin Thomas was in full control at the Bridgestone Invitational to the end. He had a four-shot lead and faced a 15-foot birdie putt on the final hole that would only determine his margin of victory. And then he nearly lost it. He marked his ball, turned ...

Hall wins Women’s British Open for first major

LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England (AP) — Named in honor of a famous Masters victory, Georgia Hall has her hands on one of the big trophies in women’s golf at the age of 22. The Englishwoman reeled in long-time leader Pornanong Phatlum in a gripping final-round duel at Royal Lytham to win the ...

Mr Freeze ices the field in West Virginia Derby

NEW CUMBERLAND — Mr Freeze, in only his fourth start, chilled a solid bunch of 3-year-olds with a strong front-end victory in the $500,000 West Virginia Derby at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort on Saturday afternoon. Owned by Jim Bakke and Gerald Isbister and trained by ...