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Big 12 sticking with 10 schools

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ARLINGTON, Texas — Bob Bowlsby sat on the podium at midfield of the massive NFL stadium where the Big 12 plays its championship game, talking about the successes of the smallest Power Five conference before getting a familiar question about the possibility of expansion. The commissioner ...

Indians hold off Tigers after delay

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CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Indians wanted to bounce back from a disappointing series against the Minnesota Twins. Oscar Mercado made certain they did. Cleveland’s rookie outfielder hit his second home run of the game — a leadoff blast in the seventh inning — and the Indians continued ...

Cavaliers move on, release J.R. Smith

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CLEVELAND — J.R. Smith’s never-a-dull-moment run with the Cavaliers is over. Cleveland released the colorful shooting guard Monday before his $15.6 million contract for next season became guaranteed. The Cavs had been trying to trade Smith for months, but the team was unable to find the ...

Molinari returns claret jug, faces long odds getting it back

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PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — Golf’s oldest championship is all about tradition, and this is one Francesco Molinari could have done without. Fifty-one weeks after he won the British Open and gazed at his name etched on the silver claret jug, he had to return it. Getting it back ...

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Volleyball camp upcoming RICHMOND — Edison will hold a volleyball camp beginning Monday and ending on July 26. Cost per camper is $25. Students from grades 9-12 will camp from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., grades 7-8 from 10:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. and grades 2-6 from noon to 1:15 p.m. Racquet club ...

Cubs complete three-game sweep of Bucs

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CHICAGO (AP) — After struggling prior to the All-Star break, the Chicago Cubs have started the second half clicking on all cylinders. Jason Heyward, Albert Almora Jr. and Kyle Schwarber hit home runs and the Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-3 on Sunday for a three-game sweep. The NL ...

Toronto stays hot, tops Weirton

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TORONTO — Good hitting and good pitching is a good recipe for success. The Toronto Post 86 Legion baseball team has received both in the last few games, and it has paid off, as Post 86 is playing its best ball of the season. Toronto jumped out to an early lead against Weirton Post 10 en ...

Post 33 wins on the road

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ELKINS ­— The Jefferson County Post 33 Legion baseball team defeated Elkins on Sunday, 8-4. Its second game against Charleston was stopped by rain with the score tied a 4-4 in extra innings. In the win over Elkins, Jefferson County was led by three hits, two doubles and two RBIs from Luke ...

Local legion teams get their draw for tourney

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The draw and schedule for the American Legion baseball district tournament was announced on Sunday. Brilliant Post 573 drew the No. 1 seed in a random draw, while Jefferson County Post 33 drew the No. 2 seed. Toronto Post 86 drew No. 5. Coshocton (No. 3) and Conneaut (No. 4) are also in the ...

Santana homers, Indians beat Twins 4-3 to avoid sweep

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CLEVELAND (AP) — With the AL Central in danger of slipping away for the Cleveland Indians, Carlos Santana delivered. Santana, coming off his first career All-Star appearance, hit a solo home run that broke a seventh-inning tie and the Indians avoided a sweep with a 4-3 win over the ...

Novak Djokovic tops Roger Federer in historic final at Wimbledon

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WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — For nearly five tight, tense and terrific hours, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer traded the lead, playing on and on and on until an unprecedented fifth-set tiebreaker was required to settle their memorable Wimbledon final. In the end, it was Djokovic who emerged ...

Weir High’s Valenti lining up one more time

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WHEELING — Mike Eddy admitted during his tenure at Parkersburg South his teams never boasted a tremendous amount of size. As he prepares to coach his final game in the state of West Virginia before he begins his tenure at Logan High School in Ohio, Eddy is anxiously awaiting the chance to ...

Toronto stays hot batting, defeats Post 159

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TORONTO — Hitting is contagious, but so is not hitting. The Toronto Post 86 Legion baseball team pounded the ball for the second game in a row, as it belted 12 hits and defeated St. Clairsville Post 159, 12-1, in four-and-a-half innings Saturday evening at the Knights Baseball ...

Lester homers, pitches Cubs past Pirates

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CHICAGO — Jon Lester showed he still has got it all going on in his 14th major league season. Lester homered, tied a career high with three RBIs and pitched effectively into the seventh inning to lead the Chicago Cubs past the Pittsburgh Pirates 10-4 on Saturday. All-Star catcher Willson ...

Halep wins Wimbledon, stops Williams’ bid for 24th Slam

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WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Clutching her trophy 20 minutes after becoming Wimbledon’s champion, Simona Halep checked out the board inside Centre Court that lists tournament winners. Below all of the mentions of Serena Williams, her opponent in Saturday’s final, there already was inscribed: ...

Seeking 9th Wimbledon title, Federer faces Djokovic in final

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WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — If Roger Federer’s going to win a record ninth championship at Wimbledon, he’ll need to follow up a victory over Rafael Nadal with one over defending champion Novak Djokovic. Federer has played both at the same Grand Slam tournament only once, at the 2011 ...

AL Central-leading Twins topple Indians

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Max Kepler hit two more home runs off Trevor Bauer, Jake Cave drove in three runs and the Minnesota Twins tightened their grip on the AL Central with a 6-2 win Saturday night over the Cleveland Indians, who have slipped two games further back this weekend. Kepler homered ...

Kurt Busch outduels little brother to win race at Kentucky

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SPARTA, Ky. (AP) — Kurt Busch won a door-to-door overtime battle with his little brother at Kentucky Speedway to earn his first victory with Chip Ganassi Racing. The Saturday night showdown between the Busch Brothers came a week after Kurt Busch lost at Daytona because he pitted from the ...

Toronto’s Parker tosses a no-hitter

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TORONTO — Chris Parker hurled a five-inning no-hitter, and eight of nine position players hit safely, as the Toronto Post 86 Legion baseball club walloped Weirton Post 10, 17-1, on Friday. The game was scheduled to be played at Ed Bowman Field in Weirton, but Thursday’s rain made it ...