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PONY World Series Is In Search of Local Teams

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WASHINGTON, Pa. — The Little League World Series is a global happening. It plays out every August in Williamsport, Pa. Another international youth baseball event is staged each summer much closer to the Ohio Valley. The PONY World Series calls Washington, Pa. home, less than a 30-minute ...

Ballantyne Birds

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It’s been almost a year since my wife and I moved from West Virginia to western North Carolina. Since then many readers have written to wish us well. We truly appreciate your thoughtful cards and emails. Thank you. Moving from a large old house on 95 rural acres to a suburban ...

Every Takes Lead At Byron Nelson

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DALLAS (AP) — Matt Every only needed half a round to go from a four-stroke deficit to a one-shot lead at the Byron Nelson. He will have 27 holes to play today before he can win the tournament. Every opened the rain-delayed third round with a chip-in eagle , then had four birdies in a span ...

Nadal’s Slump on Clay Continues

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MADRID (AP) — For the third straight time this season, Rafael Nadal won’t be fighting for a title on his favorite surface. Nadal’s slump on clay continued on Saturday at the Madrid Open with a third consecutive semifinal elimination, adding to his worst start to the clay-court swing ...

PREP ROUNDUP: Edison Baseball Ousts Newcomerstown

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RICHMOND — Edison used a five-run third to take down Newcomerstown 7-1 in Division III Eastern District action on Saturday. Conrad Gump paced the Wildcats with two hits and three RBI. Ryan Higgs supplied two hits and Anthony Sinicropi provided a hit and a RBI. George Ash also tallied a ...

St. Clairsville Track and Field Team Sweep Shamrock Relays

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BARNESVILLE — St. Clairsville made a clean sweep as both the boys and girls track teams secured a victory at the Shamrock Relays. The track and field postseason opens for Division III on Tuesday at Red Devil Stadium, while Division II schools compete in the district Thursday and ...

Lyles Overcomes High Pitch Count in Pirates Win

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jordan Lyles had to change his plan on the fly. Lyles overcame a 30-pitch first inning to combine with four relievers on a two-hitter, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 2-1 Saturday for their seventh win in 10 games following an eight-game losing ...

Luplow Slips as A’s Walkoff Over Indians, Again

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The A’s have had an entertaining homestand, with three walkoff wins and the majors’ first no-hitter this season in a five-day span. About the only thing that went wrong was All-Star closer Blake Treinen’s franchise-record streak of scoreless innings ending with ...

Blues Are Shark-Bitten In Game One Defeat

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SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — On a San Jose Sharks team filled with established stars, 22-year-old Timo Meier can get overlooked at times even though he scored 30 goals in the regular season. Meier showed in Game 1 of the Western Conference final that he can be a force in his own right, scoring ...

Keselowski Takes The Checkered Flag in Kansas

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Brad Keselowski had planned to head to St. Louis after the NASCAR Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway to visit Mike Mittler, a longtime Truck Series owner who helped him early in his career and had been battling cancer the past couple years. But after Mittler died ...

Lakers Hire Vogel As New Head Coach

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A person familiar with the search says the Los Angeles Lakers have hired Frank Vogel as coach and Jason Kidd as an assistant. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Saturday because Vogel’s three-year contract has not been finalized. Vogel ...

West Liberty Staves Off Elimination in NCAA Softball Tournament

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WEST LIBERTY — West Liberty softball coach Herb Minch wondered how his team would respond following Thursday’s heartbreaking upset loss to Lock Haven in a 15-inning marathon. His answer came in the fifth inning of Friday’s NCAA Division II Atlantic Region elimination game. The ...

Strong Northern Panhandle Contingent Qualifies in Class A Track

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ST. MARYS — The WVSSAC Region One Track and Field Championships took place Thursday for Class A and there are many local state qualifiers. Magnolia earned runner-up honors in both boys and girls’ events, while Ritchie County won the regional crowns in both. Wheeling Central’s Kenadee ...

Pirates Edge Cardinals

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ST. LOUIS — Adam Frazier opened the game with a homer, Starling Marte drove in the game-winner and Trevor Williams allowed one run in seven solid innings as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 2-1 on Friday night. Marte’s RBI single off of Andrew Miller (1-2) broke a 1-1 ...