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Warriors start playoff road, without LeBron at the end

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The Golden State Warriors are set to begin their quest for a third straight title, and this time it’s up to someone else to try to stop them. With LeBron James gone to the West and this year gone entirely from the postseason, the Eastern Conference headquarters for the NBA Finals won’t be ...

John Marshall’s miscue is Indian Creek’s gain

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WINTERSVILLE — After watching an early lead evaporate, Indian Creek softball coach Angie Penner told her team a simple line — seven innings. Her team listened to that message, capitalizing on John Marshall mistakes in the bottom of the seventh inning for a 6-5 walk-off win Thursday ...

Big Red squanders eight-run lead, falls to Wheeling Park

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STEUBENVILLE — The Big Red baseball team came out firing on all cylinders Thursday evening and built an eight-run lead over visiting Wheeling Park after one inning. Then, seemingly in the blink of an eye, everything fell apart. The Patriots were patient and aggressive at the plate. Their ...

VanDine no-hits East Liverpool

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MINGO JUNCTION — Isaiah VanDine threw a no-hitter for the Indian Creek baseball team on Thursday to lead the Redskins to a 10-0 win over East Liverpool. VanDine struck out seven and walked one. Coy Amis had three singles, a double and four RBIs to lead Indian Creek at the plate. Klay ...

Anderson nearly hits for cycle, two-hits Bridgeport

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TORONTO — Jamie Anderson shined in the circle and at the plate during the Toronto softball team’s 7-0 victory over Bridgeport on Thursday. Pitching wise, Anderson threw a two-hit shutout and struck out 10 batters. At the plate, she finished a double shy of the cycle and collected five ...

Quintana, Cubs shut out Pirates

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CHICAGO — Jose Quintana struck out 11 in seven innings of four-hit ball and the Chicago Cubs blanked the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-0 on Thursday night. Daniel Descalso and Victor Caratini each had two hits and an RBI in a game that was delayed 69 minutes by rain before the eighth. Quintana ...

Martin, Bieber lead Tribe to 4-0 victory over Tigers

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DETROIT (AP) — Leonys Martin capped a successful return to Detroit with another fine day at the plate. Martin had three hits, including a solo home run in the third inning, and the Cleveland Indians beat the Detroit Tigers 4-0 on Thursday. Shane Bieber allowed three hits in seven innings ...

Two share lead at the Masters

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AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Bryson DeChambeau believes science was at work late in the afternoon at Augusta National, creating a force in the atmosphere where big roars from great shots filter through the back nine. An easier description: Another exciting finish at the Masters, this time on a ...

Weir High puts dent in Edison’s record

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WEIRTON — Whether the Weir High baseball team is in a good or bad groove, head coach Jason Angle has confidence every time freshman Tyler Kelly takes the mound. Kelly might have given his coach even more self-assurance after Wednesday’s home contest. Kelly went the distance, worked around ...

John Marshall too much for Brooke to handle

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WELLSBURG — It has been an up and down season for the John Marshall softball team. Wednesday was definitely one of those positive moments. John Marshall pounded out 14 hits, Ryliegh Morgan didn’t give up a hit and the Monarchs rolled to a key 12-1 romp over sectional and OVAC rival ...

Blue Dons come back in big way

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CAMERON — The Madonna baseball team erased a four-run, seventh-inning deficit to defeat Cameron, 6-5, on Wednesday. Dom Brncic had the eventual game-winning RBI single. He finished with two RBIs overall. Matt Amaismeier delivered two hits and two RBIs. He also got the save after Gavin ...

Weir High gets revenge on McKay, Oak Glen

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NEW MANCHESTER — The Weir High softball team got to Oak Glen freshman pitcher Maddie McKay and won, 11-5, on Wednesday. The Red Riders (8-9) were led by Taylor Webster. She collected a single, double and three RBIs. Bella Aperfine also singled and doubled, while driving in a pair. Mallory ...

Walsh University rings the Bell

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Catholic Central senior Matt Bell signed his letter of intent on Wednesday to continue his academic and baseball careers at Walsh University. He will major in business management. Flanking him are his father, Danny, and mother, Carole. Standing, from left, are Principal Tom Costello, head ...

Islanders take Game 1 over Penguins in overtime, 4-3

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UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Josh Bailey scored on a rebound at 4:39 of overtime and the New York Islanders beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 on Wednesday night in the opener of their Eastern Conference first-round playoff series. Jordan Eberle had a goal and an assist, and Brock Nelson and Nick ...

Lyles sharp, Cervelli and Marte homer, Pirates beat Cubs, 5-2

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CHICAGO (AP) — Jordan Lyles struck out 10 in crisp six innings to tie a career high, Francisco Cervelli and Starling Marte homered off Yu Darvish, and the Pittsburgh Pirates topped the Chicago Cubs 5-2 on Wednesday night. Lyles (1-0) allowed three hits and was sharp again in his second ...

CCHS hosts Jefferson Relays

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STEUBENVILLE — Another of the area’s marquee track and field events found a new home on Tuesday with the Harding Stadium track under renovations, as the Jefferson County Relays took place at Catholic Central’s Robert L. Copeland Memorial Track at the Michael B. Carapellotti Crusaders ...

Oak Glen sweeps Bellaire

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BELLAIRE — The Oak Glen softball team swept a doubleheader at Bellaire on Tuesday. In the first game, Oak Glen won, 4-3, in nine innings. Janaya Montgomery pitched the first seven innings, striking out 10 batters, and Maddie McKay pitched the final three with five punchouts. Lexi ...

Edison shuts down Oak Glen

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RICHMOND — The Edison baseball team defeated Oak Glen on Tuesday night, 10-0, in five innings. Andrew Kinney went the distance for the shutout win on the mound with three strikeouts. He helped his own cause at the plate, too, with two hits and two RBIs. Riley Watson had three hits and ...