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West Virginia Linemen Ready for OVAC Rudy Mumley All-Star Game

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By SETH STASKEY For The Intelligencer WHEELING — Mike Eddy admitted during his tenure at Parkersburg South his teams never boasted a tremendous amount of size. As he prepares to coach his final game in the state of West Virginia before he begins his tenure at Logan High School in Ohio, ...

Chicago Edges Pittsburgh, 4-3

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CHICAGO — Jason Heyward and Kris Bryant rescued the Chicago Cubs with a clutch swing and some nifty baserunning. Heyward hit a tiebreaking RBI single with two out in the eighth inning, and the Cubs edged the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-3 on Friday in their first game after the All-Star ...

Federer Tops Nadal in Semis

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WIMBLEDON, England — After waiting 11 years to get another shot against Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon, Roger Federer was so, so close to the finish line. One match point slipped away when Federer missed a forehand return. A second came and went on a backhand return. Later, serving for a spot in ...

Chris Parker’s Gem Lifts Toronto Over Weirton

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TORONTO — Chris Parker hurled a five-inning no-hitter, and eight of nine position players hit safely, as the Toronto Post 86 Legion baseball club walloped Weirton Post 10, 17-1, on Friday. “We hit the ball tonight, finally,” Toronto manager Greg Herrick said, whose club pounded out 18 ...

NFL Referees Preparing For Replay Reviews

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PLANO, Texas (AP) — Veteran NFL referee Tony Corrente was quick to make the distinction about what changes now that pass interference can be challenged by coaches and reviewed by officials. “First of all, the rule has not changed whatsoever. Pass interference is still the same rule that ...

NL Central in For Tight Second Half

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PITTSBURGH — Joe Maddon didn’t let the free time created by a rare ejection go to waste. Shortly after getting tossed by home plate umpire Joe West on July 4 following an outburst in which the Chicago Cubs manager appeared ready to take on any and all comers from the Pittsburgh dugout ...

Carrasco Not Slowing Down

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CLEVELAND — Carlos Carrasco’s smile remains bright, his mood and outlook as positive as ever. Outwardly, the Indians’ right-hander doesn’t seem different. He’s determined not to let cancer change him. “I never put anything bad on my mind,” Carrasco said. “Everything’s ...

Park’s Shelek Heading to National Championships

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WHEELING — Andrew Shelek has one goal as he enters his senior year at Wheeling Park High School ... a West Virginia state wrestling championship. To be the best, you’ve got to compete against, and even beat the best. He will do just that this weekend as a member of team West Virginia at ...

Bob Bruney: A Teacher Of Coaches

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MARTINS FERRY — Three things come to mind when you think of Bob Bruney: Martins Ferry, football and toughness. You had to be tough to play football for Woody Hayes. The Purple Rider Hall of Famer died this past week at the age of 77. He leaves behind a legacy of success as a player, coach, ...

Halep Up Next For Williams

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WIMBLEDON, England — Hours before her Wimbledon semifinal, Serena Williams spent some time deep in thought and arrived at a couple of conclusions. For one thing, she shouldn’t focus too much on trying to raise her Grand Slam title total to 24, a number achieved by just one other player in ...

Westbrook, Paul Traded

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Russell Westbrook and James Harden are together again, and Chris Paul is leaving Houston to make that reunion happen. A person with knowledge of the situation says the Oklahoma City Thunder have traded Westbrook to the Houston Rockets for Paul in a swapping of top point ...

Kohls Re-Signs With Nailers

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WHEELING — The Wheeling Nailers have re-signed forward Lucas Kohls to an ECHL contract. Kohls, 25, made his professional debut with the Nailers in the spring, appearing in five games, following the conclusion of his collegiate career. Lucas had a memorable first game in Wheeling, as he ...

Board Approves Four Classes in W.Va. Hoops

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WHEELING —Times are changing for high school basketball in West Virginia. On Wednesday, the State Board of Education approved the WVSSAC’s proposal to add a fourth class in both boys’ and girls’ basketball for a two-year trial for the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 seasons. A school will now ...

New Martinsville Edges Moundsville

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NEW MARTINSVILLE — New Martinsville’s time was running out. Down by one against Moundsville in the bottom of the sixth inning, Post 28 needed a spark. Matt Saxon stepped up to the plate and delivered. A RBI double tied the game and gave New Martinsville the momentum as it scored two more ...

Jefferson County Quiets Toronto

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STEUBENVILLE — Trevor Boggess took care of the pitching, while his teammates took care of the rest. Boggess pitched seven strong innings, leading the Jefferson County Post 33 Legion baseball team to a 5-0 victory against Toronto Post 86 Wednesday evening at Vaccaro Field. “Boggess pitched ...

Route Running Is Key for Ohio

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WINTERSVILLE — Andrew Connor and his coaches know the receivers quite well that they chose for the 74th OVAC Rudy Mumley All-Star Football Game. After all, they either coached or coached against most of them. That allowed them to make wise choices when they formed the Ohio roster for the ...

Federer, Nadal Will Meet Again

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WIMBLEDON, England — All these years later, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will meet again at Wimbledon for the 40th installment of their terrific rivalry — and first at the All England Club since their memorable 2008 final. “Such a long time,” Nadal said. They moved on to the ...

‘Robot Umpires’ Have Arrived

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YORK, Pa. (AP) — “Robot umpires” have arrived. The independent Atlantic League became the first American professional baseball league to let a computer call balls and strikes Wednesday night at its All-Star Game. Plate umpire Brian deBrauwere wore an earpiece connected to an iPhone in ...

Leonard and George Officially Join Clippers

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Paul George and Kawhi Leonard are now officially with the Los Angeles Clippers, moves that bring both of them back to their native Southern California. It might not be forever: Both can become free agents now in only two years. The Clippers completed their blockbuster ...