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John Marshall’s Shay Straughn Is First-Team All-State

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CHARLESTON — A special senior season for Shay Straughn may be over but the honors continue to roll in for the Monarchs’ top scorer. Straughn was named to the all-state first team as chosen by the West Virginia Sports Writers Association. The JM guard wrapped up her final campaign ...

Phillips, Nailers Burn Fuel, 5-2

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WHEELING — The Wheeling Nailers got a huge victory on Friday night, as they pulled within four points of the final playoff spot in the Central Division. Michael Phillips snapped a 2-2 tie with a power play goal in the third period, then Cedric Lacroix and Robbie Hall added insurance, as the ...

Buckeyes Stun Iowa State

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Ohio State went from barely making the NCAA Tournament to a spot in the second round with a 62-59 upset of sixth-seeded Iowa State in the Midwest Region on Friday night. Kaleb Wesson had 21 points and 12 rebounds to lead the 11th-seeded Buckeyes (20-14). Keyshawn Woods ...

Duke Dominates N. Dakota State

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Zion Williamson had an explosive NCAA Tournament debut with 25 points to lead top-seeded Duke to an 85-62 win over North Dakota State on Friday night. RJ Barrett led Duke (31-5) with 26 points and 14 rebounds and combined with Williamson for a prolific showing for the ...

Garcia, Rays Sting Pirates

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Avisail Garcia had three hits and two RBIs, Brandon Lowe had two hits and Casey Sadler struck out three in three scoreless relief innings for Tampa Bay. Sadler was re-assigned to minor league camp after the Rays’ final game in Port Charlotte this spring. Pirates third baseman Jung Ho Kang ...

Mueller Concludes Russia Investigation

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller on Friday turned over his long-awaited final report on the contentious Russia investigation, ending a probe that has cast a dark shadow over Donald Trump’s presidency with no new charges but launching a fresh wave of political battles over ...

Casey Shares Halfway Lead at Innisbrook

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PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) — Paul Casey drove into Innisbrook and saw his picture on posters and programs, just what he needed to forget the cut he missed last week. He played Friday as though he wants those photos to stay there. Casey holed a 30-foot eagle putt on the 599-yard fifth hole and ...

Harden Scores 61, Rockets Roll

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HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden matched his career high with 61 points, including 27 in the first quarter, to lead the Houston Rockets to a 111-105 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Friday night. THUNDER 116 RAPTORS 109 TORONTO (AP) — Paul George scored 28 points and Oklahoma City ...

Biological Spring

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It seems the older I get, the longer winter lasts. So, I was thrilled when the vernal equinox arrived last week. The sun has already begun rising a few minutes earlier and setting a few minutes later each day. My bones are beginning to warm up. However, the calendar does not guarantee ...

Nova Survives Saint Mary’s

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HARTFORD, Conn. — Villanova got off to a slow start in defense of its national title as the Wildcats slogged through the deliberate pace set by determined St. Mary’s. Villanova had three players in double figures, led for almost 33 minutes but never by more than eight points, and finally ...

Kang’s Grand Slam Lifts Bucs

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Jung Ho Kang hit a game-ending grand slam to lift Pittsburgh to a 7-5 victory over Baltimore on Thursday. Kang also secured a double for the Pirates. Jonah Davis, a 15th-round pick in last year’s draft, hit two home runs in his first career spring training game, and Francisco Cervelli ...

Penguins Beat Predators in SO

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Sidney Crosby’s goal in the shootout gave Pittsburgh a 2-1 victory over Nashville on Thursday night, ending the Penguins’ three-game losing streak. Bryan Rust scored in regulation for the Penguins, who moved into a second-place tie with the New York Islanders in the ...

Hundred Baseball Returns 10 Lettermen for 2019 Season

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HUNDRED — Coach Ron Dennis took over a Hundred baseball program that was steeped in losing with no home field. He enters Year 2 at the Hornets’ helm with a much brighter outlook. “I took over a program last year that had not won a game in five years. Our theme was a ‘New ...

Bonnie McGlumphy Now In Charge of Hundred Softball Program

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By BUBBA KAPRAL HUNDRED — For the fourth consecutive year, the Hundred softball program has a new head coach. Bonnie McGlumphy is now in charge of the Hornets. Thelma Zirkle is the team’s new assistant. They replace head coach Lee Ann Snedden and long-time assistant Roger Tustin. The ...

Ichiro Walks Off Into History In ‘Sayonara’ at Tokyo Dome

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TOKYO (AP) — At times, it seemed as if he’d go on hitting forever. But on Thursday night, a player who defined baseball at its very best on two continents for a generation, took his final swing. The great Ichiro has said “sayonara.” Now 45, Ichiro Suzuki left the Tokyo Dome field ...

Wise Hurls John Marshall Softball Past Brooke

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GLEN DALE — Pitching was the major question mark entering the season for the always-strong John Marshall softball team. Veteran coach Ed West had to replace a pair of hurling gems in Lauren Garcia and Carli Lightner from last year’s state runner-up squad. Sophomore Tessa Wise relieved ...