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Weir’s Spencer Dominates W.Va. Class AA Track Meet

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CHARLESTON — Four races. Four victories. Weir’s Sebastian Spencer set the tone in the sprinting events in Class AA Saturday during the West Virginia state track meet at Laidley Field . The junior speedster followed up his record preliminary performance in the 100 on Friday with another ...

Magnolia Boys Take Silver at State

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CHARLESTON — Magnolia boys coach Travis Emch knew going into the weekend, the target was on their backs. After all, his Blue Eagles’ squad was the defending state champion in Class A. Magnolia, put in another impressive performance on the biggest stage as a trio of athletes won individual ...

St. Clairsville Boys Claim District Track Title

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BYESVILLE — St. Clairsville’s boys rolled to the team championship and the Red Devils girls pocketed runner-up honors under glorious conditions Saturday afternoon as the Ohio Division II East District Track and Field Championships wrapped up at Meadowbrook High School. St. C.’s boys won ...

Bell Blasts Pirates To Victory

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SAN DIEGO (AP) — Josh Bell homered twice and drove in four, rookie Bryan Reynolds connected for the second straight night and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the San Diego Padres 7-2 on Saturday. Padres rookie left-hander Nick Margevicius (2-5) allowed four homers in four-plus innings. Bell ...

NBA-Bound Beilein Remembered Locally

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WHEELING — From a marginal player at Wheeling College to NBA head coach. John Beilein is that man. Beilein didn’t script much of a collegiate playing career with the Cardinals. However, he has authored a brilliant one as a collegiate head coach, including a stint at WVU. So the ...

Roughriders Win, Clinch North Division

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The West Virginia Roughriders clinched the North Division title and stayed unbeaten on Saturday with a 53-16 victory over the Jersey Flight at WesBanco Arena. Connor Arlia and Larry Beavers Jr. each hauled in touchdowns and Cole Smelley and Ellis Lancaster each had an interception in the victory.

Sharks, Blues Confident

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SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks have been at their best this postseason when they had little margin for error. That’s probably why they feel comfortable heading home for Game 5 of the Western Conference final against the Blues after a lackluster start led to a Game 4 loss in ...

Astros Win 10th Straight Game

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BOSTON (AP) — Tyler White’s two-run double capped a five-run first inning, Josh Reddick hit a solo homer and the Houston Astros kept rolling, beating the Boston Red Sox 7-3 Saturday night for their 10th straight victory. Michael Brantley had three hits and an RBI for Houston (31-15), ...

Warriors Take 3-0 Series Lead

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Draymond Green had 20 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists, and the Golden State Warriors beat the Portland Trail Blazers 110-99 on Saturday night for a 3-0 lead in the Western Conference finals. Green had his seventh career postseason triple-double and Stephen Curry ...

Koepka Leads PGA by 7

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FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Brooks Koepka is on the cusp of some elite company at the PGA Championship — in the record book, not on the leaderboard. He is all alone on Bethpage Black, the public course he has turned into his private playground. Koepka wasn’t at his best, particularly ...

War of Will Victorious In Bizarre Preakness Race

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BALTIMORE (AP) — Mark Casse completed a lifelong quest two weeks after the scare of a lifetime. And he did so in a race featuring a riderless horse that threw his jockey out of the gate and kept running. Since he was a child, Casse wanted to win a Triple Crown race, and the well-respected ...

Larson Takes First NASCAR All-Star Victory

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CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Larson got a push to the front from Kevin Harvick in the final stage, then held off the defending champion to win the NASCAR All-Star Race on Saturday night. Larson wasn’t part of the elite field when the day began, racing his way in by winning the Monster Energy ...

Alonso, McLaren Miss Indy 500 on Day 1 of Qualifying

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — McLaren’s return to the Indianapolis 500 neared a total collapse after Fernando Alonso failed to lock himself into the field on the first day of qualifying. The two-day qualifying process guaranteed a spot in the May 26 race for the fastest 30 cars in Saturday ...

Wheeling Park Boys 4×800 Team Sets School Track Record

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CHARLESTON – After the first day of the West Virginia state track meet, many local athletes have turned in podium performances as well as qualifying to the finals in their respective events on Friday at Laidley Field. However, what started as a sunny day at a track meet, quickly turned ...

Shadyside Second At District Track Meet

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Not even two weather delays for lightning could deny a strong and large collection of area athletes a regional berth. The Division III Eastern District Track and Field Championship wrapped up Friday evening at overcast and damp Red Devil Stadium. The next leg of the ...

Battista Back at the Helm of Bellaire Basketball

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BELLAIRE — Second chances in life do not come around all of the time. J.R. Battista is well aware of that. Thus when Ben Doyle submitted his resignation as the Bellaire High School basketball coach after two seasons, Battista didn’t hesitate to apply for the job that he held for six ...

Koepka Shatters 36-Hole Record at PGA

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FARMINGDALE, N.Y. — What felt like a battle for Brooks Koepka looked like a runaway Friday in the PGA Championship. Koepka backed up his record-tying 63 with a round that put him in a league of his own. With three birdies in a four-hole stretch at the start and at the end, the defending ...

Baltimore Downs Cleveland

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Dylan Bundy kept Cleveland’s lineup in check — and in the ballpark — for 5 2/3 innings and Jonathan Villar hit a three-run homer as Baltimore ended a three-game slide with a 5-1 victory over Cleveland on Friday. Bundy (2-5) didn’t allow an earned run on three hits. ...