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Steubenville’s fate is decided by two shaky innings

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WELLSBURG — One big inning was undone by two bad ones. The Jefferson County Post 33 Legion B Team baseball team led by three runs heading into the bottom of the second inning, but The Shield scored four runs in the third and five more in the sixth to rally for an 11-4 victory in six innings ...

Post 33 B team runs out of gas in loss to Fayette

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By AARON PETCHAL Sports correspondent WELLSBURG — The Jefferson County Post 33 B team ran out of a gas in American Legion Baseball action. The Fayette Raiders made Jefferson County pay as they rolled to a 13-1 victory in five innings in the second game of a doubleheader in the 30th ...

Oakland rallies past the Indians

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Stephen Piscotty hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the 11th inning and the Oakland Athletics rallied for a 6-3 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Saturday. Matt Chapman, who had a career-high four hits, scored later in the frame on Jonathan Lucroy’s grounder to complete ...

Yetts, others say Ohio State doc groped, ogled men for years

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COLUMBUS — On paper, Richard Strauss was a well-regarded Ohio State University physician who examined young athletes for decades as a team doctor and sports-medicine researcher. Some former athletes recall him differently: Locker-room voyeur. Serial groper. “Dr. Jelly Paws.” In ...

Earnhardt already a fan favorite after debut race in booth

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Dale Earnhardt Jr. leaned toward the track in the broadcast booth and hollered like a NASCAR fan at home over a gripping final lap in his debut race. Once Kyle Larson tried to swipe the lead from Kyle Busch with a daring pass at Chicagoland, Earnhardt could not harness ...

Venus goes out as sister, Federer march on at Wimbledon

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LONDON — Venus Williams became the latest former champion to be knocked out at Wimbledon. Her sister Serena is still going strong, though, after overcoming her toughest test so far this week. In the men’s tournament, Roger Federer’s latest victory never looked in doubt as he won 37 of ...

Miller out until All-Star break; Carrasco returns

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians top reliever Andrew Miller is not likely to pitch for Cleveland until after the All-Star break. Miller has been on the disabled list since May 26 with inflammation in his right knee. The left-hander has been dealing with knee issues since last year and has been ...

Weirton Post 10 starts off on the wrong foot

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WEIRTON — Weirton Post 10 opened the 30th-annual Edgar Martin Beast of the East Tournament Thursday at Ed Bowman field on a down note with two losses. Jason Swartzmiller’s club dropped a closely contested game against the Redhawks from Butler, Pa., 7-3 in the 8 a.m. game, then was ...

Post 33’s B team looking to take advantage in tournament

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WELLSBURG — The Jefferson County Post 33 Legion baseball B Team is looking to take full advantage of its opportunity to improve as it plays in the 19U bracket at the 30th-annual Edgar Martin Beast of the East Tournament. Jefferson County put forth a solid showing in its first game of the ...

One bad inning is the difference in Brilliant’s defeat

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WEIRTON — Brilliant Post 537 fell behind the Butler, Pa., Red Hawks in the second inning and played catch-up baseball the rest of the way in a 13-5 loss in the Edgar Martin Beast of the East Tournament on Thursday. Post 537 took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning, but the Red ...

Superfight won’t uproot grounded UFC heavyweight star Miocic

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LAS VEGAS — Stipe Miocic has been the UFC’s heavyweight champion for more than two years, calmly dominating the most tumultuous division in mixed martial arts during a record three title defenses. Yet deep in his core, the longest-reigning heavyweight champ in UFC history has embraced the ...

Last year’s champion out at Wimbledon

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LONDON (AP) — Garbine Muguruza insisted she wasn’t thinking about attempting to collect a second consecutive Wimbledon championship. She was adamant that she was not focusing on defending her title. “It doesn’t really matter,” she would say, “what happened in 2017.” Well, it ...

BRIEFS

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Big Red football dinner upcoming STEUBENVILLE — The Big Red Boosters Club is sponsoring the Lew Giammarco Appreciation and Kickoff dinner at 2 p.m. July 22 at the high school commons. Tickets are $10. For tickets, call the high school at (740) 282-9741 or Herb Crossland at (740) ...

Simpson leads at Greenbrier

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WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS (AP) — Webb Simpson ran out of sensational shots in the end to keep him from joining an elite group. Simpson shot a 9-under-par 61 for a one-stroke lead over Whee Kim after the first round of A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier in West Virginia on Thursday. Simpson ...

Dodgers find another way to down Pirates

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LOS ANGELES — After launching 10 home runs in their first two games against the Pirates, the Dodgers kept it in the park and still won their fourth in a row. Rich Hill earned his first victory in three months, Yasmani Grandal and Chris Taylor drove in three runs apiece, and Los Angeles beat ...

Stiles picks QBs, running backs for Ohio squad

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MORRISTOWN — Bruce Stiles and the Ohio coaching staff aren’t worried that the quarterbacks on their roster for the annual OVAC Rudy Mumley All-Star Football Game don’t have a lot of experience. The Buckeye state plans to implement things that requires an athlete, and it has plenty of ...

Indians sweep Kansas City

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Trevor Bauer made plenty of quality pitches, but it was Cleveland catcher Roberto Perez who made the best throw of the night. Bauer pitched effectively into the eighth inning as the Indians beat the skidding Kansas City Royals 3-2 on Wednesday for a three-game ...

Steubenville 8U brings home Pinto championship

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The Steubenville 8U squad won the St. Clairsville Pinto championship last weekend. The team includes, from left, front, Saige Smarrella, Cedric Peckens, Patrick Jenkins, Cooper Crowe, Joby Ribar; middle Kaiden Turik, A.J. Borsch, Landon Bowers, Brayden Edwards, Drew Hughes, Skyler Bates, ...

Cavaliers sign their top pick

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CLEVELAND — Collin Sexton badly wanted to play with LeBron James. His first season will be much different than he hoped. Sexton signed his rookie contract on Wednesday with the Cleveland Cavaliers, who are taking their first steps since James announced he’s leaving to sign a four-year, ...