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Pederson homers twice, Dodgers hold off Pirates

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PITTSBURGH — The Los Angeles Dodgers keep losing pitchers and winning games. The latest trick by their workaholic bullpen may have been their most impressive. Spot starter Dennis Santana was scratched minutes before the first pitch on Thursday against Pittsburgh. It hardly mattered. Nine ...

Capitals win first Stanley Cup

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — After 43 seasons, the Washington Capitals are finally sitting on top of hockey. Lars Eller scored the tiebreaking goal with 7:37 to play, and the Capitals raised the Stanley Cup for the first time in franchise history after a 4-3 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights in Game ...

Facing sweep, LeBron praises “stacked” Warriors

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CLEVELAND — LeBron James was relaxed, reflective and even resigned to his fate. The end of the series, season and maybe his second stint in Cleveland, are near. The Golden State Warriors have made his eighth straight NBA Finals — and their seasonal rivalry with the Cavaliers — very ...

Browns extend Johnson

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CLEVELAND — Running back Duke Johnson has reached agreement with the Browns on a three-year, $15.6 million contract extension. Johnson was Cleveland’s top playmaker last season when the club went 0-16. The 2015 third-round draft pick from Miami led the Browns with 74 catches and 693 yards ...

Briefs

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Striders beginning Saturday STEUBENVILLE — The Steuben Striders’ first track meet of the season will be Saturday at Harding School’s track complex. Registration is from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., with the event beginning shortly after. The fee is $10 for the first event and $1 for each ...

Pirates break out of funk, topple Dodgers

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle had a sense of deja vu while watching his team take and then threaten to blow three four-run leads during an 11-9 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night. “I felt like I was back at Coors Field,” said Hurdle, who ...

W.Va. Class AAA Baseball

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First Team P Michael Maiolo Woodrow Wilson Senior P Jake Carr St. Albans Junior P Andrew Kerzak Morgantown Senior C Aidan Johnson George Washington Junior INF Todd Burner Parkersburg South Senior INF Ross Mulhall University Senior INF Garett Hobson ...

Hyndman’s clutch catch helps Post 33 hold off St. Clairsville

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Baseball can be a game of inches — or a few feet. Jefferson County Teramana Post 33 held a precarious 3-2 lead with two outs in the bottom of the seventh Wednesday night, but St. Clairsville Post 159 had the bases loaded and Billy Johnson at the plate. The Shadyside ...

Late heartbreak for Cavs again as Warriors take 3-0 Finals lead

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CLEVELAND — Kevin Durant pushed the Golden State Warriors to dynasty’s doorstep. LeBron James may be at the door. Durant scored 43 points, draining a long 3-pointer in the final minute to cap his magnificent performance, and the Warriors beat James and the Cleveland Cavaliers 110-102 in ...

Indians beat Brewers 3-1

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Carlos Carrasco pumped a fist and strode off the mound after his final pitch of the afternoon resulted in a crucial double play. Carrasco struck out 10 and allowed one run in seven innings, helping the Cleveland Indians defeat the Milwaukee Brewers 3-1 on Wednesday. His ...

Bucs’ Kang says he is sober and focused on baseball

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BRADENTON, Fla. — Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Jung Ho Kang said he has been sober since his third DUI arrest in December 2016 and is focused on getting into baseball shape and returning to the Pirates. The 31-year-old is back in Pittsburgh’s minor league system, playing for Class A ...

Shazier: “My dream is to come back and play football again.”

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ryan Shazier’s routine hasn’t changed much, even after a life-altering spinal injury put his football career in jeopardy. The Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker still arrives at the team facility around 7 a.m. He still watches copious amounts of film. He still works out ...

BRIEFS

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Edison youth football camp coming RICHMOND — The Edison football program is holding a youth camp from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. June 21-22 at the Edison High School practice football field. The camp will feature dynamic warm-up speed and agility drills, position specific instruction and drills, ...

Changes coming to Ohio high school football playoffs

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COLUMBUS — Saturday night lights will shine again when the Ohio High School Athletic Association stages its 2018 football playoffs. The OHSAA board of directors approved the playoff schedule Wednesday during its June meeting. In 2017, the OHSAA experimented with having all playoff games on ...

Three locals have another all-star game in store

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COLUMBUS — Three local players will officially end their high school baseball careers by participating in the 2018 Mizuno Senior All-Star Series. Big Red’s Alec Taylor, Catholic Central’s Josh Costello and Edison’s Tristan Haught will play for the Red team when the series opens ...

Herrick lifts Toronto Post 86 with late home run over Moundsville

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MOUNDSVILLE — After pitching six strong innings, Toronto Post 86 pitcher Kobe Herrick appeared to be heading for victory on the mound Tuesday afternoon against host Moundsville Post 3. However, after a seventh inning to forget that included three errors and a six-run Post 3 uprising, Herrick ...

A.J. Connor receives scholarship

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STEUBENVILLE — Catholic Central senior A.J. Connor is a recipient of the Charlie Watt Memorial Scholarship from the District V Basketball Coaches Association for the 2017-18 basketball season. The scholarship is a based on outstanding work ethic and commitment to athletics and academics ...

All-Ohio softball

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Division II First Team Lindsay Potter Jonathan Alder OF Sophomore Kara Gunter Granville P Sophomore Tigan Braskie Lakewood C Junior Maddie Dryden Indian Valley IF Junior Kameron DiMarzio Steubenville C Senior Kelsey Byers West Branch P Senior Sydney ...