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Llanas Embraces New Post With WJU Women

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WHEELING — Mike Llanas is feeling like a kid on Christmas morning. The Toledo native is at the helm of the Wheeling Jesuit University women’s basketball program. He doesn’t try to hide the excitement that comes with his new gig. “I am thrilled for this opportunity. I am well aware ...

St. C. Advances To Region 8 Final

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CAMBRIDGE — Sometimes a pre-game pep talk can get a team fired up. Freddie Williams delivered one Saturday afternoon. “They can’t beat you three times. They can’t beat you three times,” the long-time St. Clairsville Post 159 scorekeeper kept stressing to team members in front of ...

Kerber Wins Wimbledon Title

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LONDON (AP) — Angelique Kerber was not about to be overwhelmed by the setting or the stakes in this Wimbledon final. She knew exactly what to expect — and what to do — against Serena Williams. Two years after losing to Williams with a title on the line at Centre Court , Kerber came ...

Pirates Take Two

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Once wasn’t enough for Starling Marte and Gregory Polanco. They hit back-to-back home runs for the second time Saturday, and the Pittsburgh Pirates won the second game of a doubleheader 6-2 over the Milwaukee Brewers. With the Pirates leading 3-0 in the eighth, Marte hit ...

Post 33 Opens With Win At Region 7 Tourney

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TORONTO — Jefferson County Teramana Post 33 manager Anthony Pierro turned to veteran lefty Nicky Zorne to open his team’s run in the American Legion Region 7 Tournament Friday evening at the Knights Baseball Complex. The Ashland University product gave him a gem, striking out 15 batters ...

St. C. Defeats Barnesville

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CAMBRIDGE — St. Clairsville and Barnesville did not play one another during the American Legion baseball regular season. Post 159 in St. Clairsville has been one of the area’s more established programs, while Post 168 is a fledgling program in its first season. The experience level showed ...

Marshall County Swim Team to Host Invite

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MOUNDSVILLE — The Marshall County swim team will host the annual Marshall County Invitational today at Four Seasons Pool. The event will start at 9 a.m. with five teams competing including Marshall County Swim Team, Blackhawk, Thompson Park Dolphins, St. Clairsville Swim Team and Follansbee ...

WVU Picked To Finish Second In Preseason Poll

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IRVING, Texas — West Virginia was selected to finish second in the Big 12 football preseason poll, voted on by media representatives. Oklahoma garnered 46 of the 52 first-place votes. West Virginia was chosen second with TCU, Texas and Oklahoma State rounding out the top five. The ...

Anderson Tops Isner 26-24 at Wimbledon

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LONDON — To say that Kevin Anderson won this interminable Wimbledon semifinal, and that John Isner lost it, didn’t really seem fair. To Anderson, anyway. They had played on and on, through 6 1/2 hours of ho-hum hold after ho-hum hold, during the second-longest match in the history of a ...

Pirates Take Down Brewers, 7-3

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By ALAN SAUNDERS Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Josh Bell has had a tough third season at the plate, with an overall drop in production and especially in extra-base hits. Bell might have turned the corner in that department on Friday, with two doubles and a triple as part of his four-hit ...

Toronto Takes Down Coshocton

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TORONTO — Baseball is a simple game: hit the ball, pitch the ball and field the ball. The Toronto Post 86 Legion baseball team did enough of all three to defeat Coshocton, 11-6, in the first game of the Ohio Region 7 Tournament Friday afternoon at the Knights Baseball Complex. “That is ...

Pitt Dismisses Big Red Grad Reeves

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PITTSBURGH — The University of Pittsburgh football team announced in a news release on Friday that it dismissed tight end Charles Reeves, a Steubenville High School graduate, for “disciplinary reasons.” The 6-foot-5, 280-pounder was a four-star prospect and the No. 1 tight end prospect ...

Groenewegen Wins Longest Stage Of Tour de France

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CHARTRES, France — Dutch rider Dylan Groenewegen beat favorites Fernando Gaviria and Peter Sagan in a sprint to win the longest stage of the Tour de France on Friday. Four-time champion Chris Froome and the other favorites finished safely in the main pack on Stage 7, which — unlike ...

Brunner, Pierro Return To the Hilltop

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WEST LIBERTY — It was a trip down memory lane for Wheeling and Jefferson County Teramana managers Jon-Michael Brunner and Anthony Pierro on Wednesday evening. In a regular season game, Post 1 took on Post 33 at Kovalick Field on the campus of West Liberty University. Brunner, who holds the ...

Mountaineers’ Left Tackle Anchors Front Line

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MORGANTOWN – When Will Grier and David Sills V added their names to those underclassmen who would test the National Football League’s draft waters following West Virginia’s 7-6 campaign in 2017, it took senior-to-be Yodny Cajuste little time to place his name alongside his two more-noted ...

Serena Nears 24th Grand Slam Title

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LONDON— Yes, this will be Serena Williams’ 10th Wimbledon final. Yes, it’s her 30th title match at any major. And, well, sure, she’s widely regarded as not just the best of her era, but any era. Let others shrug at this latest accomplishment, as if all it signified were merely another ...

Pirates Topple Brewers, 6-3

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PITTSBURGH— Jameson Taillon had a career-high 10 strikeouts, Jordy Mercer tied his career high with four RBIs and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Milwaukee Brewers 6-3 on Thursday night. Taillon (6-7) surrendered one run on four hits with two walks. The right-hander struck out the side ...

Yankees Defeat Kluber, Tribe

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CLEVELAND— Aaron Hicks drove home Didi Gregorius from first base with a one-out double in the eighth inning off Cleveland ace Corey Kluber, sending the New York Yankees to a 7-4 win over the Indians on Thursday night. Hicks drove a 3-2 pitch from Kluber (12-5) to deep center field, and ...

Croatia Has Surpassed The Past Yugoslav Teams

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By CHRIS LEHOURITES AP Sports Writer MOSCOW— The official heir to Yugoslavia’s achievements at the World Cup is Serbia. The current standard-bearer of those teams seems to be Croatia. The Croats, who have reached the World Cup final for the first time and will face France on Sunday for ...

Free OVAC Football Clinic Coming Up

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WHEELING— To kickoff the beginning of the 2018-19 ‘SUBWAY Sports Clinic Series’ the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference will be hosting its annual free youth football clinic in conjunction with the ‘Rudy Mumley OVAC All-Star Charity Football Classic presented by Huntington Bank & ...