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Moundsville Takes Down Weirton

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WEIRTON — In baseball at any level, pitching is the name of the game. It proved true again Thursday night as Moundsville American Legion Post 3 upended Weirton Post 10, 8-2, in a makeup game at Ed Bowman Field. Post 3 righthander, B. B. Santimarino, threw strikes when he needed to and ...

Xplorers’ Brand Ever Growing

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WHEELING — Count Dave Wojcik among those in disbelief. May as well consider Chip Calissie in that same category. In just its first year, the TMPWA Xplorers AAU program is witnessing unprecedented growth. That’s been part of the mission all along, but how fast it has happened has come as ...

Kisner Takes Lead at British Open

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CARNOUSTIE, Scotland — The silver claret jug was on the first tee Thursday morning at Carnoustie, a trophy that Kevin Kisner knows all too well. Kisner flew home from the British Open last year with Jordan Spieth, a flight that was delayed while waiting on Spieth to finish up his duties as ...

Coleman Takes Over as Brooke Boys’ Hoops Coach

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WELLSBURG — Veteran coach Mel Coleman, who has been a head basketball coach at the high school and college levels for nearly 50 years, takes over as head boys basketball coach at Brooke High School. A star basketball player at Wheeling Central High School in the early 1960s, Coleman goes ...

Boston and New York Are Heading for An Exciting AL East Finish

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CHICAGO — Mookie Betts and the major league-leading Red Sox are on pace for 100-plus wins. Same for Aaron Judge and the Yankees, and the World Series champion Astros, too. The Orioles, White Sox and Royals are on track to lose more than 100. It’s the haves and the have-nots as baseball ...

Cubs Get Victory Over Cardinals, 9-6

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CHICAGO — Jason Heyward had three hits and two RBIs, Ian Happ belted a two-run homer and the Chicago Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals 9-6 on Thursday night in baseball’s first game after the All-Star break. Anthony Rizzo added two doubles from the leadoff spot as Chicago kicked off a ...

Indians Bolster Their Bullpen With Hand and Cimber

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SAN DIEGO — With an eye on October and beyond, the AL Central-leading Cleveland Indians scooped up All-Star closer Brad Hand and fellow reliever Adam Cimber from the rebuilding San Diego Padres in exchange for switch-hitting catching prospect Francisco Mejia. The Indians need Hand, a lefty, ...

QB Situation Mostly Unsettled In ACC’s Atlantic Division

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Atlantic Coast Conference’s Atlantic Division has more questions than answers when it comes to the quarterback position this season. While North Carolina State, Syracuse and Boston College appear set under center, the four other teams still have things to figure out ...

Oklahoma City Trades Anthony To Atlanta, Waiver Is Likely

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Carmelo Anthony is done in Oklahoma City. A person with knowledge of the details told The Associated Press the Thunder are sending Anthony and a 2022 protected first-round pick to Atlanta in exchange for Hawks guard Dennis Schroder and Mike Muscala. Anthony will be waived by ...

It’s College Football Season Of Hope — Unless You’re Vandy

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ATLANTA — It’s the season of hope in college football. Then there’s Vanderbilt. The Commodores are the St. Louis Browns of the gridiron, a team that looks hopelessly overmatched and out of place in the mighty Southeastern Conference, with its conglomerate of de facto pro franchises ...

Rowdy Tour Fans Tarnish Win for Thomas

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ALPE D’HUEZ, France — One of cycling’s big attractions is that fans don’t have to pay to watch — and they can get as close as they want to the riders. The sport paid for that unlimited access Thursday when unruly spectators interrupted the most iconic climb of the Tour de ...

NFL and Its Players Are Working On Anthem Resolutions

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The NFL and National Football League Players Association have agreed to halt enforcement of rules regarding the new national anthem policy while the two sides work on a resolution. The league and its players union issued a joint statement late Thursday, hours after The Associated Press ...

Wheeling Gets Victory Over The Shield

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WEST LIBERTY—Wheeling Post 1 was looking at 10 consecutive days without a baseball game, so manager Jon-Michael Brunner looked to a good friend for help. The Shield manager Ryan Herb answered the call and agreed to play a nine inning game at West Liberty University on Wednesday. Post 1 ...

St. C. Falls To Beverly-Lowell

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CAMBRIDGE — When you’re hot, you’re hot, but when you’re not, you’re not. Sunday night St. Clairsville was sitting in the driver’s seat of the American Legion Region 8 baseball tournament. It was 3-0 and awaiting the survivor of the loser’s bracket, which had to beat it twice. ...

Secondary, Kicker Complete W.Va. All-Star Roster

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WHEELING — When it came to choosing the West Virginia roster for the annual OVAC Rudy Mumley All-Star Game, Scott Holt and his staff sought one major attribute. Versatility was an absolutely huge part of earning a spot on the Mountian State squad for the game, which will be played at ...

British Open Presents Tough Test With no Clear Answers

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CARNOUSTIE, Scotland — The eve of the British Open felt like cramming for a final exam, a multiple choice one with no obvious answers. The wind that blows off the North Sea across the exposed links of Carnoustie has not been the primary concern during practice rounds. Players have a ...

Teams Looking for Hitters Have Options Besides Machado

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Manny Machado will be wearing a new uniform when he plays his next game, and other hitters will be on the move in the next couple weeks. Even after Machado was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers, teams seeking to boost their offense will have several options to land a big bat. The four-time ...

Leonard Goes To Toronto, DeRozan Goes to San Antonio

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By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer The Kawhi Leonard saga in San Antonio is over. So is DeMar DeRozan’s time in Toronto. An NBA summer blockbuster got pulled off Wednesday, with the Spurs sending Leonard to the Raptors as part of a four-player deal that has DeRozan heading to San ...

Team Sky Continues To Dominate at Tour

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By ANDREW DAMPF AP Sports Writer LA ROSIERE, France — If the idea behind a short but almost entirely mountainous stage in the Tour de France was to create constant action, Stage 11 on Wednesday went according to plan. The end result, however, was the same as most recent Tours — ...

Brown Will Appear On Madden Cover

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We already know that Antonio Brown has made it to the top of the NFL. Now, he’s made it onto the cover of the video game he played as a youngster while dreaming of getting to the NFL. EA SPORTS unveiled Brown on Wednesday as the cover guy for Madden NFL 19 and Madden NFL Overdrive. The game ...