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Pirates Hold Off Reds, 3-1

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PITTSBURGH — Trevor Williams pitched out of the stretch for most of the day. He also pitched out of trouble all game long. Williams tossed seven scoreless innings, Jordy Mercer hit his career-best 13th homer and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Cincinnati Reds 3-1 on Sunday. Cincinnati got ...

Cleveland Wins 11th In a Row

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DETROIT — Jose Ramirez isn’t finished setting records for extra-base hits. In June, the Cleveland infielder became the first player in modern history to get 14 of them — 10 doubles, a triple and three homers — in a seven-game span. Sunday, he packed all his damage into one ...

Williams Will Face Kvitova in Quarters of U.S. Open

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By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer NEW YORK — Maybe this was just one three-setter too many for Maria Sharapova. Sharapova tried a bit of everything, even resorting to switching over her racket to hit a few lefty shots. Still, the five-time major champion could not quite keep her Grand ...

Hamlin Rallies To Secure Win At Southern 500

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DARLINGTON, S.C. — Denny Hamlin had strong motivation to chase down Martin Truex Jr. after badly missing pit road at Darlington Raceway — embarrassment. Hamlin turned a strong lead into a 20-second deficit when he missed the entrance — “Kind of a rookie move,” he said — yet ...

Thomas, Leishman Share Lead

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NORTON, Mass. — PGA champion Justin Thomas ran off eight birdies on a long, wet TPC Boston for a tournament-best 63, giving him a share of the lead with Marc Leishman going into a Labor Day finish in the Dell Technologies filled with the game’s best players. The FedEx Cup playoff event in ...

London Delivers Huge Upset in Howard Debut

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It didn’t take Mike London long to deliver a signature win at Howard University. The former Virginia coach pulled off one of the biggest upsets in college football history in his Bison debut. Howard’s 43-40 win over UNLV on Saturday night is believed to be the biggest outright win by a ...

Wheeling Park Girls Soccer Defeats Morgantown, 3-0

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WHEELING—Two unbeaten teams took the field on Saturday but only one left Wheeling Island Stadium with a perfect record. That team was Wheeling Park. The Patriots (6-0-2) secured a 3-0 shutout victory over visiting Morgantown (5-1-1) in the first match at Wheeling Island Stadium since it ...

Wheeling Park, Morgantown Boys Soccer Ends in a Stalemate

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WHEELING—Time was winding down and Morgantown was clinging to a narrow 1-0 lead on Saturday, but there was no panic in the Patriots. Wheeling Park coach Mario Julian knew exactly what play to draw up and which players could execute it to perfection, as sophomore midfielder Michael Dague ...

WVU, Virginia Tech Meet for 1st Time Since 2005

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MORGANTOWN — While there are a myriad of items veteran West Virginia University coach Dana Holgorsen and his staff will have to review before the No. 22 Mountaineers take the field at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland, against No. 21 Virginia Tech. One of them won’t be the rivalry between ...

Bellaire Gets Victory Vs. Caldwell

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BELLAIRE — As balanced efforts go, the one put forth Saturday by Bellaire was one to coach Mark Spigarelli’s liking. The Big Reds rushed for 221 yards, passed for 211 and held Caldwell to 125 yards of total offense in handing the Redskins a 35-6 defeat under overcast skies at Nelson ...

Stephens Named New Winfield Basketball Coach

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WHEELING — A dream has come true for Chris Stephens. The former Wheeling Central hoop standout has longed harbored hopes of being a head prep basketball coach. The personable 32-year-old had that dream come to fulfillment Monday when he was elevated to the head position at Winfield High. ...

Wojcik Returning Home to Launch AAU Program

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WHEELING — Basketball has always been a major focus in Dave Wojcik’s life. The Wheeling native is now ready to embark on a new hoop challenge. Wojcik is not coaching collegiately or in the prep ranks for the first time since 1991. He stepped down as head coach at San Jose State in July, ...

Crusaders Improve to 2-0; Defeat Golden Bears

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STEUBENVILLE — Saturday’s Steubenville Catholic Central and Oak Glen football game had a little of this, a little of that and a whole lot of scoring. The Crusaders reeled off 28 unanswered second half points to earn a convincing 63-28 victory on a rainy Parents Nights at Harding ...

Bethany Falls In Season Opener to Ursinus, 35-13

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COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. — Bethany was dealt a 35-13 season-opening loss by Ursinus in a non-conference game Saturday afternoon at Patterson Field. Offensively, the Bison were led by sophomore running back Raekwon Wright, who ended the game with 66 yards rushing on 13 carries with a touchdown. He ...

No. 1 Alabama Takes Down No. 3 Florida State

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ATLANTA (AP) — The Alabama defense turned in a dominating performance, the Florida State special teams endured a terrible night, and one of the most anticipated opening games in college football history went to the top-ranked Crimson Tide. Damien Harris ran for a touchdown and blocked a ...

Chasing Ice Is a Must-See

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Chasing Ice is the best and most important documentary you’ve probably never seen or even heard of. Period. For years I’ve been debating climate change with deniers who simply will not listen to science or reason. My best strategy has been to ask them to google aerial photographs of ...

Pirates Defeat Reds, 5-0

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By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH — Jordan Luplow picked up the first two hits of his career, including a three-run home run in the eighth inning, to help the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Cincinnati Reds 5-0 on Saturday night. Luplow beat out an infield single in the second for ...

Federer Looks Back At Best In Straight-Sets Win at Open

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NEW YORK — This was Roger Federer at his hard-to-beat best, a performance so unlike the pair of uncomfortable five-setters he labored through to begin the U.S. Open. Federer’s back looked just fine, his movement precise, his strokes absolutely on-point. It all added up to a ...

Linsly Hangs On To Beat Martins Ferry

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MARTINS FERRY — There were enough turnovers at the Dave Bruney Football Complex on Friday night to fill a bake shop. The homestanding Martins Ferry Purple Riders and the Linsly Cadets combined for nine giveaways, including three in the first 80 seconds and eight in the first half. Ferry, ...

Partridge Sets Record

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WILLIAMSTOWN — Quarterback Patrick Mirandy put visiting Magnolia ahead for good on a 55-yard quarterback keeper Friday night in the first quarter, but senior tailback Hunter Partridge stole the show as the Blue Eagles ran through Williamstown en route to a 45-30 triumph. “It felt pretty ...