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Royals avoid sweep to Indians

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Back in the clubhouse, Trevor Bauer calmly and profusely apologized. It was quite the contrast from his emotional outburst earlier in the game. In a startling scene, Bauer suddenly heaved the ball from just past the mound over the center field wall while being taken out ...

Hamlin stamps himself a contender

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LONG POND, Pa. — Denny Hamlin had enough speed in his Toyota, enough confidence in his crew chief, and just enough fuel to reach the finish line. Hamlin got the win Sunday at Pocono Raceway — his fifth at the tri-oval track nestled in the mountains — but so much more could be on the ...

Egan Bernal wins Tour de France at 22 years old

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PARIS (AP) — The skies over Paris were yellow, ignited by a glorious golden sunset. The partying fans’ shirts were yellow, Colombians making themselves at home on the Champs-Elysees. But the yellow that counted most was the iconic jersey that fit so snugly on the slim shoulders of Egan ...

Ohio victorious over West Virginia

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WHEELING — Controlling the tempo of the game is imperative to success. When it came to the second half, that’s what Ohio coach Andrew Connor thought his team did during the 74th annual OVAC Rudy Mumley All-Star game Saturday night at Wheeling Island Stadium. The Buckeyes put together ...

Pelegreen excited for opportunity at Robert Morris

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Sometimes an opportunity is too good to pass by. Sara Pelegreen can certainly attest, as the Harrison Central graduate was recently faced with one of the toughest decisions of her professional career. After taking a step back, weighing the pros and cons, the chance at advancement won out. ...

Pirates drop seventh straight contest, shut out by Mets 3-0

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NEW YORK — For the first time in his five-year career, Steven Matz needed no help from the bullpen. Matz pitched an efficient five-hitter for his first complete game in 90 major league starts, and the New York Mets got home runs from Michael Conforto and J.D. Davis in a 3-0 victory Saturday ...

Kipnis, Lindor, Ramirez power Indians past Royals

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Jason Kipnis hit a grand slam in the first inning, and Mike Clevinger struck out seven and remained perfect against Kansas City as the Cleveland Indians routed the Royals 9-1 on Saturday night. Clevinger (5-2) allowed one run on eight hits in seven innings and didn’t ...

Browns’ defense doesn’t mind being overshadowed by stars

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BEREA (AP) — Wide receivers Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry are elite NFL players and quarterback Baker Mayfield is the most popular athlete in Cleveland. Their star power at Browns training camp has been magical for fans — and for the team’s defense, which has been turned invisible ...

Bengals practice in Dayton, site of NFL’s inaugural game

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DAYTON (AP) — What’s regarded as the NFL’s first game didn’t involve Lions, Bengals or Bears. Instead, the Triangles and Panhandles went at it on an October afternoon in a triangle-shaped park at the confluence of two rivers. “They had a way with nicknames back then,” Cincinnati ...

Egan Bernal all but secures Colombia’s first Tour win

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VAL THORENS, France (AP) — Perpetuating the tradition of great Colombian climbers, Egan Bernal left his mark on the Tour de France in the mountains. But unlike his flashy predecessors, he is also poised to win cycling’s biggest race. At just 22. Bernal kept the yellow jersey Saturday ...

McIlroy shoots 62, leads Koepka by stroke

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Nobody likes missing the cut by a stroke, and doing it in a major championship at home hurts even more. Rory McIlroy is showing he can bounce back quickly. McIlroy shot an 8-under 62 on Saturday in the FedEx St. Jude Invitational to take a one-stroke lead over Brooks ...

Kyle Busch aims for third straight win at Pocono

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LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Kyle Busch has swept race weekends across all NASCAR series, so perhaps the idea of driving four times in next year’s packed Pocono slate would hold some appeal for the sport’s winningest driver. “Hell no,” Busch said to laughter. “Not unless they put up a ...

From Akron to Alabama, NFL has taken show on the road

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Just over 50 years ago, halfway through the history of the NFL, the New York Jets completed one of the most unexpected championship seasons in the history of the sport. A brash quarterback named Joe Namath helped engineer a Super Bowl victory over the heavily favored Baltimore Colts. That ...

Ohio, West Virginia ready to clash

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WHEELING — The time has arrived. King Football makes its triumphant return to the Ohio Valley this evening. For the 74th time, Ohio and West Virginia are set to meet for state bragging rights in the annual OVAC Rudy Mumley All-Star football game, capping a week’s worth of activities and ...

Creek’s Norris ready to lead by example

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WHEELING — When Ohio and West Virginia take the field this evening for the 74th annual OVAC Rudy Mumley All-Star football game, nine players will be leading the way. Five Ohioans and four from West Virginia were voted as captains for their respective teams this week by their peers. And, ...

Roethlisberger, Steelers ready to move on

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LATROBE, Pa. — Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger acknowledged on Friday that he had a unique on-field connection with wide receiver Antonio Brown. Roethlisberger also admitted before the Steelers’ first practice of training camp that it would be different without Brown on ...

Biasi-Shuma 5K has biggest turnout

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The third annual Biasi-Shuma 5K took place on July 6. With more than 300 participants, it was the biggest turnout. Above are Alena Biasi (helper), Kayla Biasi (helper), Megan McNair (Run 1st place, female), Grant Wirth (Run 1st place, male), Nolan Annis (Walk 1st place, male), Kelly Murdock ...

Baker Mayfield aiming for playoffs

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BEREA (AP) — Baker Mayfield scurried down the sideline, playfully high stepping as he blew past defenders on the second day of Browns training camp. Before running out of bounds, he spun the football behind his back, then flipped it over his shoulder at lineman Sheldon Richardson as the ...

Fitzpatrick shoots 6-under 64 to take Memphis lead

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Matthew Fitzpatrick is playing at TPC Southwind for the first time in his young career, and the 24-year-old Englishman has found a course that fits him very, very well. Fitzpatrick shot a 6-under 64 on Friday in the FedEx St. Jude Invitational to take a two-stroke lead ...

Steelers ditch flash as camp opens

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LATROBE, Pa. — No helicopter swooping in for a wind-swept landing. No Rolls Royce wrapped in black-and-gold complete with a chauffeur in full uniform. No firetrucks or random all-terrain vehicles either. The 2019 version of the Pittsburgh Steelers reported to training camp at Saint ...