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Pirates Fall To Rockies

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PITTSBURGH — Chad Bettis found a simple solution to ward off the cold. “I just concentrated on executing pitches,” the Colorado Rockies right-hander said. Bettis pitched into the eighth inning and combined with three relievers on a five-hitter, leading the Rockies over the Pittsburgh ...

Ohio County BOE Votes to Keep Current Levy Rate

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WHEELING — Excess levy rates set by the Ohio County Board of Education on Tuesday will remain the same as the current fiscal year. The board met in a brief session Tuesday at the Board of Education Office and voted 4-0 in favor of the 95.5 percent excess levy rate. Board President Zach ...

Giroux Needs to Spark Flyers Vs. Pens

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PHILADELPHIA — Claude Giroux carried the Philadelphia Flyers into the playoffs. The Hart Trophy candidate might be the reason they get knocked out in the first round if he can’t become the force the Flyers need to have a chance against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Only six years ago, Giroux ...

Indians Take Down Twins

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Francisco Lindor homered in his native Puerto Rico, Corey Kluber allowed one run in 6 2/3 innings and the Cleveland Indians beat the Minnesota Twins 6-1 on Tuesday night. Michael Brantley and Jose Ramirez each had three hits for Cleveland in the first regular-season ...

Cleveland Is Still Undecided On QB For No. 1 Pick

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By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND — As the NFL draft nears, the Cleveland Browns are still doing their homework on quarterbacks. The final exam is quickly approaching, but the No. 1 pick remains an unknown to everyone, including coach Hue Jackson. On Tuesday, Jackson dismissed ...

Richmond Set To Host Races As Redesign Continues

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By HANK KURZ Jr. AP Sports Writer RICHMOND, Va. — Dennis Bickmeier is days away from hosting a NASCAR weekend, and finally able to relax a bit. For months, the president of Richmond Raceway has admittedly had days where he was afraid to go inside the track, where a $30 million ...

Washington Beats Columbus, 3-2 in 2OT

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By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio — Lars Eller scored in the second overtime period and the Washington Capitals beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2 in Game 3 on Tuesday night to tighten up the their first-round playoff series. The Capitals won at Nationwide Arena after ...

Brown Scores 30 as Celtics Defeat Bucks

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By KYLE HIGHTOWER AP Sports Writer BOSTON — Jaylen Brown had a playoff career-high 30 points and the Boston Celtics pulled away into second half to earn a 120-106 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday night. Terry Rozier added 23 points for Boston, which took a 2-0 series lead in the ...

JM Softball Cruising Again

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GLEN DALE — The John Marshall softball team started a tradition a few years ago of traveling to Tennessee each spring for an early season tournament. Before the Monarchs arrived this time, Coach Ed West did some scouting on the schools his team was facing. ‘‘I looked up some of the ...

Rockies Defeat Pirates

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PITTSBURGH— Trevor Story showed signs of snapping out of his early season funk over the weekend, even as the Colorado Rockies shortstop whiffed over and over against the Washington Nationals. The proof arrived Monday night at frigid PNC Park after he quickly fell behind Pittsburgh starter ...

Linden Wins First Boston Marathon

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BOSTON— Desiree Linden splashed her way through icy rain and a near-gale headwind to win the Boston Marathon on Monday, the first victory for an American woman since 1985. The two-time Olympian and 2011 Boston runner-up pulled away at the end of Heartbreak Hill to win in 2 hours, 39 ...

Busch Is Victorious At Bristol

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BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Kyle Busch stood on the hood of his No. 18 Toyota shaking his fists as the snow began falling around him. It was that kind of a long weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway. Busch won the rain-delayed race at the half-mile track on a cold, dark Monday for his second straight ...

Harrison Announces His Retirement After 15 Years

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — James Harrison is taking another shot at retirement, and this time it’s likely to stick for the longtime Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker. The five-time Pro Bowler, two-time All Pro and 2008 NFL Defensive Player of the Year announced on Instagram early Monday he is ...

Nickell Signs with Indianapolis

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Wheeling Park senior Jacob Nickell has signed his letter of intent to continue his athletic and academic careers at the University of Indianapolis. Nickell is a four-year member of Wheeling Park varsity golf team. He made all-state and All-OVAC honors all four years while in high school. ...

Gillette to Play for Cent. Alabama

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Weir High’s Chris Gillette (front, center) signed his letter of intent on Wednesday to continue his academic and baseball careers at Central Alabama Community College. He will major mechanical engineering. Pictured with Gillette are (front, from left) mother Carrie, father Chris; (back) ...

Amend Earns Pitcher Of the Week Honors

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BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. - The Mountain East Conference announced Monday that West Liberty University freshman pitching sensation Makenzie Amend has been chosen as MEC Pitcher of the Week. Amend, a hard-throwing righthander from Wheeling, W.Va., pitched in all six games over a three-day span as ...

Player of the Week Goes to Jesuit’s Chapman

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BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. - Always constant in the circle, the Cardinal senior showed her hitting is just as impressive. Wheeling Jesuit’s Mallory Chapman connected at a .478 clip last week over eight games to earn the Mountain East Conference Softball Player of the Week honor. The senior lined 11 ...

76ers’ Greer Dies at 81

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Hal Greer, a Hall of Fame guard and the Philadelphia 76ers’ career leading scorer, has died. The Sixers said Greer died Saturday night in Arizona after a brief illness. He was 81. Greer spent 15 seasons with the Syracuse Nationals and Philadelphia 76ers and finished ...

Leafs Finally Best Boston

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TORONTO (AP) — Auston Matthews got the go-ahead goal in the second period, Patrick Marleau scored twice, and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Boston Bruins 4-2 on Monday night in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference first-round series. James van Riemsdyk also scored and Mitch Marner and ...

Miami Too Hot For Philadelphia

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Dwyane Wade snuffed out one 76ers’ rally by popping a 16-foot fadeaway with the shot clock ticking down. Wade made a halfhearted attempt at reaching his hand out toward a fallen defender before he scooted on his way. Wade was up, the Sixers were down and suddenly, a ...