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Big Red Boosters meeting Monday STEUBENVILLE — The Big Red Boosters Club will meet at 6 p.m. Monday inside the Harding Stadium Field House. All are welcome and memberships will be available. Pat Keenan finishes second Toronto-native Pat Keenan of Avon Lake took second place honors at ...

Job behind Big Ben wide open

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Josh Dobbs did all the right things last summer, or at least enough of them for the Pittsburgh Steelers to cut veteran backup quarterback Landry Jones at the end of the preseason and promote Dobbs to the spot behind Ben Roethlisberger. Nine months later, none of it ...

Raptors win first NBA championship

OAKLAND, Calif. — Kawhi Leonard raised his arms high in triumph and celebrated Canada’s first NBA championship. “We the North!” is now “We the Champs!” Leonard and the Toronto Raptors captured the country’s first major title in 26 years with their most remarkable road win yet ...

Sophia Mikula on the Bench

WEIRTON — Sophia Mikula’s parents and high school coach knew she would be a star catcher for the Weir High softball team long before her freshman year began. When she took her first swing with a wiffle bat at the age of 2 and made solid contact, Erica Mikula knew she would be a ballplayer ...

Post 573 pulls off brilliant comeback to spoil Toronto Post 86’s opener

TORONTO — The Toronto Post 86 Legion baseball team appeared to be cruising to a victory against Brilliant Post 573, but suddenly the wheels came off, allowing Brilliant to complete an improbable comeback. Trailing by eight runs after the second inning, Post 573 plated the final 10 runs of ...

Braves top Bucs in 11

ATLANTA (AP) — Austin Riley tied the game with a solo homer in the ninth inning and scored the winning run on Ozzie Albies’ double off Michael Feliz in the 11th, leading the Atlanta Braves past the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-7 for their sixth straight victory Wednesday night. The Braves (39-29) ...

Play Gloria! Blues stop Bruins in Game 7 to win first Stanley Cup

BOSTON (AP) — Blues goalie Jordan Binnington was waiting patiently, as NHL rookies learn to do, while the Stanley Cup was passed from teammate to teammate across the recently conquered ice of the new Boston Garden. Thirteen St. Louis players took their turn with the iconic trophy, raising ...

Cavaliers hire Cal women’s coach Gottlieb as assistant

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers have lured away another prominent college coach. This time, from the women’s game. Lindsay Gottlieb is leaving California after eight seasons to join John Beilein’s staff in Cleveland and become the seventh female assistant in the NBA. Gottlieb led the ...

Reds open game with 2 homers, beat Indians 7-2, split series

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Reds got off to a scorching start at the plate before experiencing a scare in the field. Manager David Bell was grateful his team survived it. “We got lucky,” he said. Rookie Nick Senzel and Joey Votto hit back-to-back home runs to open the game before Senzel ...

Post 33 shows its strengths in win over Weirton

WEIRTON — Less than two weeks into the American Legion baseball season, one thing is already quite clear — Jefferson County Post 33 is a juggernaut. It continued its strong start to the season Tuesday night at Edwin J. Bowman Field with a 13-0, five-inning domination of Weirton Post 10 ...

Errors cost Post 573 against Wheeling Post 1

CONNORVILLE — Seven was an unlucky number for the Brilliant Post 573 Legion baseball team against Wheeling Post 1. Post 1 pounded out 12 hits, and Wheeling was aided by seven Post 573 errors en route to a 14-1 victory in five innings Tuesday evening at Bill Mazeroski Field. “They are a ...

Kelley represents Ohio in All-Star event

Recent Big Red graduate T’Kayla Kelley participated in the Midwest Meet of Champions at Michigan State University on Saturday as part of the Ohio All-Star track and field team. Kelley was selected to be part of the 4x200 relay team. She ran the second leg of the relay which won the event with ...

Braves homers, rain halt Pirates, 7-5

ATLANTA (AP) — Brian McCann hit one of four Atlanta homers in the second inning and took Pirates starter Chris Archer deep again with a tiebreaking, three-run shot in the sixth to help the Braves beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-5 on Tuesday night. The Braves, tied for first in the NL East, ...

Pirates’ top pick Priester delivers on promise

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Quinn Priester picked up a dry-erase marker and jotted a couple of notes to himself on his bedroom mirror before his final season of high school baseball, something to provide a little extra nudge to get through the drudgery of a northern Illinois winter. One message read ...

Mercado delivers RBI single in 10th, Indians beat Reds

CLEVELAND (AP) — Rookie Oscar Mercado hit a bases-loaded single with one out in the 10th inning, leading the Cleveland Indians to a 2-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds in the intrastate matchup Tuesday night. Mercado lined a 1-2 pitch from Raisel Iglesias (1-6) to left field and was mobbed ...

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Golf scramble upcoming CADIZ — The Cadiz Lions Club will hold a golf scramble at 1 p.m. June 22 at the Cadiz County Club. The event is a four-person scramble and the cost is $65 a person. Proceeds benefit community projects, eye and diabetes research, vision exams and glasses for the ...

Local players named to All-OVAC baseball list

Several local players have been named All-OVAC for their efforts during the 2019 season. In Class 1A, Madonna had three seniors make the list in Luke Beatty, Gavin Dietrich and Dom Mazur. In Class 2A, Catholic Central seniors Noah Fayak and Matt Bell made the list, as did a trio from the ...

Big Red’s Fields named first team All-Ohio

The strong junior campaign turned in by Madison Fields for the Steubenville Big Red softball team has led to another accolade. Fields, who helped Big Red reach the East District final for the first time in program history, has been named first team All-Ohio in Division II. Fields, a ...

After early fracas, Braves top Pirates

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves stayed hot by hitting five home runs on a night a first-inning, stare-down contest created the biggest stir. Ronald Acuua Jr. hit a grand slam, Ozzie Albies added two homers and the Braves beat Pittsburgh 13-7 on Monday night after Pirates starter Joe ...

Indians at crossroads in season snaking sideways

CLEVELAND (AP) — Hours before the first pitch of Sunday’s series finale against the Yankees, two-time Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber sprinted across the sun-soaked outfield inside an empty Progressive Field. Except for getting the occasional glance from ushers and vendors preparing ...