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Florida Holds Off Texas Tech to Make Bracket Final

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — JJ Schwarz hit a two-run homer and Florida built enough cushion to survive Texas Tech’s six-run outburst over the seventh and eighth innings and eliminate the Red Raiders from the College World Series with a 9-6 win Thursday night. The Gators (49-20) have won two ...

Croatia Beats Argentina, Advances at World Cup

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NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia — Lionel Messi’s frustrating international career may be coming to an early and anti-climactic finish after Argentina’s worst loss in World Cup group play in 60 years. With Diego Maradona watching from the stands, the 2014 runners-up were routed by Croatia 3-0 ...

Central Athletes Battle All Obstacles

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YEAR IN REVIEW What a year for Wheeling Central! We continue our five-part series looking back at one of the most successful years by a school in the history of the Ohio Valley. Today is Part 2, as we look back on the fall sports, including the state championship football team and OVAC ...

Busy Summer for Brunner

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WHEELING — When summer rolls around, many people see it as a time to take time off work, relax or plan a trip to a specific destination. For Jon-Michael Brunner, though, it has been quite the busy one. Brunner took over as Post 1 manager last year after Mark Delbrugge stepped down. ...

Agnes Timmons Was a Crusader for Girls’ Sports

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BARNESVILLE — Passionate pioneer of girls’ prep sports. Such a description is quite fitting for Agnes Timmons. Barnesville legend is another. Timmons died Saturday at age 94. She left a legacy of championing girls’ athletics, participation, sportsmanship and making a positive impact ...

Kluber Is First To 11 Wins

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Corey Kluber shut down the White Sox and became the first pitcher with 11 wins this season. So what else is new for the reigning AL Cy Young winner? Kluber allowed one hit over seven dominant innings and retired his final 14 batters Wednesday as the Cleveland Indians routed ...

Doncic Is Already A Pro, Champ

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NEW YORK — Luka Doncic is about to become an NBA player, though he’s unlike the other top prospects who will be drafted. He’s already a pro. He’s already a champion. And he might just be the most accomplished and intriguing player in this class. After capping his brilliant stay in ...

Ronaldo Lifts Portugal

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MOSCOW (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo made European soccer history by scoring in Portugal’s 1-0 win over Morocco on Wednesday, a result that makes the North African team the first to be eliminated from the World Cup. Ronaldo’s header in the fourth minute was his fourth goal at this year’s ...

Quincy Wilson Returns To His Roots

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WHEELING — Growing up, there wasn’t a point in time when Quincy Wilson imagined becoming a coach. Yet there he was Tuesday at the 13th Street Complex in East Wheeling, as part of a satellite camp being run by the West Virginia State University staff that employs him as a runnings back ...

Wheeling Central Alums Proud of Season

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YEAR IN REVIEW What a year for Wheeling Central! This week we will be running a five-part series looking back at one of the most successful years by a school in the history of the Ohio Valley. Wheeling Central won four WVSSAC championships, as well as numerous other titles. Today is Part 1, ...

Wheeling Holds Off St. Clairsville

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WHEELING — Good teams come up with an answer after an opponent scores. Wheeling Post 1 had that response Tuesday night. Post 1 (13-2) spotted visiting St. Clairsville Post 159 a 3-0 lead after an inning-and-a-half, but the hosts doubled that output in their next at-bat and then held off a ...

Moundsville Defeats Brilliant

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MOUNDSVILLE — There were plenty of things on display Tuesday afternoon at Valley Forge when Brilliant Post 573 played host to Moundsville Post 3. Good pitching was not one of them. In a game that witnessed 41 runs, 28 hits, nine errors, 18 walks and four hit-batters, while seeing each ...

Pittsburgh Falls to Milwaukee

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PITTSBURGH — The nerves weren’t quite so bad this time. The jitters, a touch less. The stuff? Well, that didn’t change a bit for Milwaukee rookie pitcher Freddy Peralta. The 22-year-old handcuffed the Pittsburgh Pirates over six shutout innings and the Brewers held on for a 3-2 victory ...

Florida Gets Win Vs. Texas

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OMAHA, Neb. — Jackson Kowar’s first inning didn’t portend the stellar afternoon he was about to have Tuesday. He didn’t give up a run in the first, but he threw 25 pitches. “Just reminded him he’s going to have to be a little more economical,” Gators coach Kevin O’Sullivan ...

Minnesota Gets Regular PGA Tour Stop

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BLAINE, Minn. — The PGA Tour will soon be making a regular stop in Minnesota. Long host to the 3M Championship, a thriving tournament on the senior circuit, the TPC Twin Cities course in suburban Minneapolis has landed a spot on the main PGA Tour with a seven-year contract starting in 2019. ...

U.S. Open Being Remembered For The Wrong Reasons

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SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. — If the aim of the U.S. Open is to identify the best player, then the last three got it right. The problem is a tendency to remember what went wrong. The lasting image from Shinnecock Hills was Phil Mickelson, now 0 for 27 in the U.S. Open, hitting his putt too hard on ...

Cavaliers Unsure of LeBron’s Plans

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CLEVELAND — LeBron James won’t be picking any players during Thursday’s NBA draft. At least not directly. With the trajectory of their franchise riding on where he decides to play next season and beyond, the Cleveland Cavaliers will enter this year’s draft not knowing if they’re ...

Indians Defeat White Sox, 6-3

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CLEVELAND — Mike Clevinger struck out 10 and allowed one run in 7 2/3 innings, and the Cleveland Indians defeated the Chicago White Sox 6-3 on Tuesday night. Clevinger (6-2) beat Chicago for the third time this season and was in command after giving up a first-inning run. The right-hander ...

Russia Secures Victory Over Egypt, 3-1

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ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — Two wins, eight goals and almost certainly a place in the knockout stage for first time since the Soviet era. Russia is enjoying quite the party at its own World Cup — and not even the highly anticipated return of Mohamed Salah could slow it down on ...

Williams, Two Relievers Two-Hit Milwaukee at PNC

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PITTSBURGH — Trevor Williams pitched one-hit ball over seven innings and two Pittsburgh Pirates relievers closed out a two-hitter in a 1-0 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday night. Williams (6-4) struck out seven and walked two for his first victory in a month. Jordy Mercer drove ...