Sports

Westbrook, Paul Traded

Top Sports

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

Top Sports

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

Top Sports

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

Top Sports

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

Top Sports

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

Top Sports

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

Top Sports

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

Top Sports

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

Top Sports

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 ...

Silver Says Changes To Rules On Draft Trades Is Possible

Top Sports

LAS VEGAS (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver wants the hat game fixed. Mindful that it was awkward for draft picks this year who were selected by one team and had already been traded to another — but because of league rules, were unable to be introduced by their actual franchise for more ...

Trade Deadline Looms as Baseball Resumes

Top Sports

CHICAGO (AP) — Francisco Lindor and the Cleveland Indians, looking up at Nelson Cruz and the surprising Minnesota Twins. Matt Chapman and the Oakland Athletics, trying to run down JosÈ Altuve and the Houston Astros. Max Scherzer and the Washington Nationals, chasing Ronald AcuÒa Jr. and the ...

AL Strikes Out 16, Holds Off NL, 4-3 Win

Top Sports

CLEVELAND — For one night, the pitchers took back the power. Hours after an awesome Home Run Derby got everyone buzzing even louder about monster shots and juiced balls, only a couple flew out of Progressive Field on Tuesday. Instead, Justin Verlander blazed 97 mph heat, Shane Bieber and ...

Martins Ferry Civics Learn From The Stars

Top Sports

CLEVELAND — The smiles were as bright as the sunshine that shone down along the shore of Lake Erie on Monday morning as nearly 60 eager young men from the Martins Ferry Civics raced onto the outdoor field of Play-Ball Park downtown. But that was just a sampling of the contingent from Belmont ...

Serena Advances To Semis

Top Sports

WIMBLEDON, England — Slowed by a balky ankle, trailing by a service break in the third set of her Wimbledon quarterfinal, Serena Williams appeared to be in trouble Tuesday against an opponent playing the tournament of her life. Williams was down, yes. But out? No way. And now she is two ...

Jefferson County Defeats Brilliant in Legion Baseball

Top Sports

CONNORVILLE — The Jefferson County Post 33 Legion baseball team delivered a disappointing performance in a three-run loss to the Armstrong Grizzlies on Monday, and manager Anthony Pierro let his team know about it. Message received, as Jefferson County came out and played a solid all-around ...

Wolff Quickly Adds PGA Tour Trophy to the Hype

Top Sports

Matthew Wolff is so good that as a freshman at Oklahoma State, he received a vote for the Haskins Award as the best college player without even winning a tournament. There’s a little more to the story. And it starts long before Wolff went from NCAA champion to PGA Tour winner in a span of ...

Manfred: Baseballs Not Juiced, But Decreased Drag Puzzling

Top Sports

CLEVELAND (AP) — Faced with a record onslaught of home runs that has convinced many pitchers that baseballs are juiced, Commissioner Rob Manfred says the sport has been unable to find any changes in the manufacturing process. A May 2018 report to Major League Baseball by professors ...

Viniani Storms Bunch Sprint To Win Stage 4

Top Sports

NANCY, France (AP) — Elia Viviani had left the Giro d’Italia utterly disappointed. Two months later, the Italian rider left bitterness and his sprinting rivals in his wake to claim his first career stage win in the Tour de France after storming a bunch sprint on Tuesday with an impressive ...