Simone Biles returns to Olympic competition, wins bronze on beam

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TOKYO (AP) — Simone Biles isn't going home with a fistful of gold medals. A mental block — one brought on by exhaustion or stress or something the American gymnastics star still can't quite grasp — that forced her to pull out of four Olympic finals saw to that. Yet standing on the podium ...

Ryu wins 1st Toronto start in Canada as Jays top Indians 7-2

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TORONTO (AP) — Hyun Jin Ryu pitched seven solid innings in his first start for Toronto on Canadian soil, George Springer and Teoscar Hernandez homered and the Blue Jays beat the Cleveland Indians 7-2 on Tuesday night. Ryu waited more than a year and a half to take the mound as a home player ...

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Brooke football tix available WELLSBURG — Season tickets for the Brooke High School varsity football season wil be available at the school’s athletic office from Aug. 9 to 13 and again on Aug. 18. They are $25 per seat, with seating contracts for five home games, and can be purchased ...

51st running of Grade III West Virginia Derby Saturday

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CHESTER -- Mr. Wireless, who recently captured the $300,000 Indiana Derby, and Bourbonic, winner of the $750,000 Wood Memorial Stakes in early April, are among the seven horses entered in the $500,000, Grade III West Virginia Derby, which will have its 51st running Saturday at Mountaineer ...

Escobar homers, triples as Brewers defeat Pirates 6-2

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Eduardo Escobar hit a three-run homer and an RBI triple to back up Eric Lauer's five shutout innings in the Milwaukee Brewers' 6-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday night. Escobar's two-out triple off Kyle Keller in the sixth extended the Brewers' lead to 2-0. He ...

Simone Biles set to return to competition for balance beam final

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TOKYO (AP) — Simone Biles will at last return to Olympic competition Tuesday on Day 11 of the Tokyo Games. The 2016 Olympic champion pulled out of competition a little over a week ago to focus on her mental health, but will return for the balance beam final in what will certainly be the ...