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Fat chance? Edmunds embracing the grind

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LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — Cam Heyward was exaggerating when the Pittsburgh Steelers defensive tackle referred to safety Terrell Edmunds as “no body fat Rell .” But only by a little. Technically, Edmunds’ body fat is at 2.1% as he enters his second training camp. Yes, that’s lowest on ...

Reds beat Pirates 4-1, teams behave the day after they brawl

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CINCINNATI (AP) — Clint Hurdle and David Bell had little interaction while exchanging lineup cards one day after their teams fought on the field. Luis Castillo made sure there wouldn’t be much to talk about in the game that followed. Castillo pitched into the eighth inning Wednesday, ...

Pirates hold on to Vazquez at deadline

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — A post All-Star game swoon dropped the Pittsburgh Pirates from contention in the NL Central. The freefall, however, wasn’t far enough for the team to part with two-time All-Star closer Felipe Vazquez. Pittsburgh opted to hold on to Vazquez at Wednesday’s trade ...

Pirates deal Dickerson to the Phillies

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — After making their biggest splash in the offseason, the Philadelphia Phillies were more conservative at the trade deadline. The Phillies acquired outfielder Corey Dickerson from the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday for a player to be named and $250,000 in international ...

Pirates, Reds wait for suspensions from their latest brawl

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CINCINNATI (AP) — Major League Baseball is reviewing video of the latest fight between the Pirates and Reds, with Pittsburgh manager Clint Hurdle expecting suspensions on both sides. Reds manager David Bell faces a significant suspension for running onto the field and going after Hurdle ...

Perez homers twice, Indians power past Astros, 10-4

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Roberto Perez homered twice, Carlos Santana and Jason Kipnis each hit a three-run shot and the Cleveland Indians capped a power-packed day with a 10-4 win Wednesday night over the Houston Astros, who added another ace before the trade deadline. Perez hit a three-run homer in ...

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Toronto tickets going on sale TORONTO — Season tickets for the 2019 Toronto Red Knights football season will be on sale from noon to 3 p.m. Aug. 19 and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 20 at the Toronto High School athletic office. Tickets also will be on sale at the stadium starting at 5 p.m. ...

Pirates end losing skid, brawl with Reds

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CINCINNATI — Jared Hughes’ errant pitch threw a load of fuel on one of the majors’ most flammable rivalries. Call it Pirates vs. Reds, round two — and a fitting farewell for Yasiel Puig. Hughes hit Starling Marte with his first pitch in the ninth inning Tuesday night, setting the ...

Indians trade Bauer for Puig

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CLEVELAND — Trevor Bauer’s final act for the Indians was throwing a ball over the center-field wall. Yasiel Puig ended his season with Cincinnati in another brawl. Cleveland agreed to trade Bauer, the talented but taxing right-hander, to the Reds on Tuesday night for Puig in a ...

Deep field entered for Grade III Governor’s Cup

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NEW CUMBERLAND — The $200,000 West Virginia Governor’s Cup, which achieved Grade III status for last year’s edition, has attracted a full field of 12 and, assuming minimal scratches, could be its largest field in recent memory. The 1 1/16-mile event for three-year-olds and up is set as ...

Dupree relaxed entering contract year

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LATROBE, Pa. — Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Bud Dupree is relaxed entering his contract season. The 2015 first-round pick knows he has a contract with the Steelers for this season. His future with the Steelers after that is in question, but Dupree said on Sunday that he doesn’t ...

Verlander strikes out 13, Astros shut out Indians

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Justin Verlander was on top of his game Tuesday night. Verlander struck out 13 to reach double figures for the third straight start and sixth time this season, leading the Houston Astros over the Cleveland Indians 2-0. In a matchup of All-Stars, Verlander (14-4) ...

Browns owner confident, optimistic about season

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BEREA (AP) — Jimmy and Dee Haslam purchased the Cleveland Browns in 2012. After five coaching changes and zero winning seasons, both are confident this is finally their year. “I think the expectation is to win,” Dee Haslam said. “I think that is everybody’s expectation. We feel like ...

Mr. Money the favorite for the 50th West Virginia Derby

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NEW CUMBERLAND — Mr. Money, who has won three consecutive graded stakes with authority, looms the probable favorite for the $500,000, Grade III West Virginia Derby Saturday at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort. The 1 1/8-mile Derby for 3-year-olds attracted a field of 10. It is the ...

Farmhand: Blue-collar roots shape Steelers WR Washington

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LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — James Washington needed a hard reset. His rookie year with the Pittsburgh Steelers didn’t go as planned. And he knew it. So fresh off a frustrating indoctrination into the NFL in which the speedy but occasionally erratic wide receiver struggled to develop a rapport ...

Pirates trade Lyles, lose to Reds, 11-6

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CINCINNATI (AP) — Jose Iglesias’ grand slam completed Cincinnati’s 10-run second inning and the Reds beat the Pirates 11-6 Monday night after Pittsburgh traded scheduled starter Jordan Lyles to the Brewers. The last-place Pirates lost their ninth straight, their longest skid since they ...

Big Red kicks off football season with annual banquet

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STEUBENVILLE — The way Reno Saccoccia sees it, Big Red’s 2019 football season will be all about the grind. “We’ve had a good summer, but all you can grade your kids on right now is just what’s happened to date,” Saccoccia said Sunday during the 23rd-annual Lew Giammarco ...

Connor relishes experience as Ohio’s head boss

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WHEELING — Andrew Connor was like a kid in a candy store last week. The personable and highly successful Indian Creek head football coach says he has waited 17 years to coach in the OVAC Rudy Mumley Charity Football Classic. Connor got his chance Saturday night at Wheeling Island Stadium ...

Pirates conclude winless week with loss to Mets

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NEW YORK — Jason Vargas was reading in front of his locker in a corner of the Mets clubhouse Sunday morning while Noah Syndergaard and Zack Wheeler were relaxing on opposite sides of the new pingpong table in the center of the room. Whether the three pitchers will be back when the team ...