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Toronto Softball Bows Out In Eastern District Semis

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CARROLLTON — Errorless defense and a strong pitching performance from Jamie Anderson normally is a positive for the Toronto softball team. The Red Knights simply ran into a red-hot Tuscarawas Central Catholic squad Monday, looking for its first regional trip in school history. They also had ...

Bundle Up at Bethpage: PGA Opens in Cold Rain

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FARMINGDALE, N.Y. — Matt Kuchar is playing his 54th major championship and realized something new as he walked off the 18th green at Bethpage Black. “I think this is the first time I’ve worn a beanie at the PGA Championship,” he said Monday. He wasn’t alone. Tiger Woods was ...

Yoan Moncada Leads Chicago White Sox Past Cleveland Indians

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CHICAGO (AP) — Yoan Moncada hit two of Chicago’s four solo homers and Reynaldo Lopez pitched 7 2/3 effective innings, helping the White Sox beat the Cleveland Indians 5-2 on Monday night. Jose Abreu and Welington Castillo also connected for Chicago, which earned its third straight win. ...

Broncos’ Flacco: Not My Job to Groom Lock

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Joe Flacco says his job description doesn’t include grooming his successor, so he suggests rookie Drew Lock sit back and watch him work and ask plenty of questions — of offensive coordinator Rich Scangarello. “Listen, I have so many things to worry about. I’m ...

Daly Turns PGA Championship Into Ridiculous Sideshow

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This week, there will be a legitimate major championship at Bethpage Black. We’ll also get a ridiculous sideshow, at least for the first couple of days. John Daly will rip it up in the PGA Championship — while gripping the wheel of a golf cart. Yep, the guardians of the game are ...

Magnolia’s Koontz Earns Spot In National Archery Tourney

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WHEELING — Magnolia’s Jacob Koontz might only be a freshman but he has nerves of steel. The Blue Eagles sharpshooter was not rattled by pressure in the 2019 NASP Eastern Nationals on Saturday in Louisville, Ky., as he became the only local archer to earn a spot in the NASP National ...

Bell, Bucs Take Three Straight From Cards

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ST. LOUIS — Josh Bell put on a show for his mom on Mother’s Day. With his mother Myrtle in the stands at Busch Stadium, Bell homered and drove in a career-high five runs to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 10-6 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday. Adam Frazier added a two-run, ...

Grier Throwing as Newton Still Limited

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Rookie quarterback Will Grier got in his first work with the Carolina Panthers, while Cam Newton continued to be limited — even on the kickball field. Grier, the team’s rookie third-round draft pick, threw for the first time with his new NFL team as the Panthers opened ...

Perez Lifts Tribe Past A’s

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OAKLAND, Calif. — Cleveland manager Terry Francona acknowledges the Indians are still uncertain what they have in Jefry Rodriguez after acquiring the 24-year-old pitcher from Washington in November. They like what they’ve seen so far from the 6-foot-6 right-hander. Roberto Perez hit a ...

Rose Bowl Lanes in Wheeling Bowling Champs

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Rose Bowl Lanes recently crowned its Monday Church League bowling champions of 2018-19. Team CZ, sponsored by Outback Steakhouse in St. Clairsville and Kurelac Law Offices, won the title for the second time in four seasons. Team members are, from left, Erik Botizan, Josh Strope, Jason Macri, ...

Blazers, Raptors Advance

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DENVER (AP) — CJ McCollum scored 37 points and the Portland Trail Blazers overcame a 17-point first-half deficit to beat the Denver Nuggets 100-96 on Sunday to advance to the Western Conference Finals for the first time since 2000. Evan Turner, who scored just four points in the first six ...

Martinez Leads Sox to Sweep

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BOSTON (AP) — J.D. Martinez hit two homers, rookie Michael Chavis drove in five runs and the surging Boston Red Sox beat the stumbling Seattle Mariners 11-2 to complete a three-game sweep Sunday at soggy Fenway Park. The World Series champions have won five straight games and 16 of 22 ...

Barnesville Baseball Shuts Out Bellaire in Sectional Opener

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BARNESVILLE — Since falling in the OVAC Class 3A championship game to Linsly last month, the Barnesville Shamrocks have been in quite the tailspin. Saturday afternoon, however, a new season — the OHSAA tournament — got under way and Coach D.J. Butler’s team — though not perfect by ...

Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Coach of Year Nominees Announced

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WHEELING — All of the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference championships for the 2018-19 school year have been dispersed. However, one more big award remains The OVAC Coach of the Year will be presented Monday evening during the annual OVAC Banquet of Champions at WesBanco Arena in ...