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Bridgeport, Ruble Overpower Linsly in Softball Action

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WHEELING — Brooklyn Ruble is one of the premier pitchers in the OVAC. The Bridgeport ace flashed her “A” game at Holloway Field Monday afternoon, blanking Linsly, 5-0, in a quickly played affair. Ruble was totally dominating, striking out 13 Cadets while yielding two hits as Don ...

Irwin Named West Liberty Wrestling Coach

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WHEELING — West Liberty University officials didn’t have to travel very far in their search for a new head wrestling coach. All it took was a short jaunt down W.Va. 88. Wheeling Jesuit University coach Danny Irwin was introduced as the Hilltoppers’ next mat boss during a press ...

Virginia Wins NCAA Crown in OT

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MINNEAPOLIS — Now that, Virginia, is the way to close out a season. Led by De’Andre Hunter and his NBA-ready game, the Cavaliers turned themselves into national champions Monday night, holding off tenacious, ferocious Texas Tech for an 85-77 overtime win — a scintillating victory that ...

Cubs Shut Out Pirates, 10-0

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CHICAGO — First, Brad Brach escaped a tough situation. Then Brandon Kintzler, Randy Rosario and Pedro Strop finished the job. Chicago’s beleaguered bullpen stepped up after Jon Lester departed with left hamstring tightness, leading the Cubs over the Pittsburgh Pirates 10-0 in their home ...

Slider Lifts Paden City Baseball to Strong Win Over St. Marys

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PADEN CITY — Trey Slider fanned 10 batters and lifted Paden City to a 4-3 victory over a strong St. Marys (12-3) team. Ryan Cross supplied two hits and two RBI for the Wildcats (9-7) and Clayton Thomas added a hit and a RBI. Barnesville 17, River 0, 5 inn. HANNIBAL—The Shamrocks (7-0) ...

Grove shines in his pro debut

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Wheeling Park grad and former West Virginina University pitcher Michael Grove shined in his professional debut on Monday for Los Angeles Dodgers’ affiliate, the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes. Grove tossed three innings of one-hit ball, while striking out four and walking one against Visalia. He ...

Roughriders too much for Heroes

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FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — The West Virginia Roughriders took down the Cape Fear Heroes on Saturday Night 54-14 at the Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville NC. The Roughriders’ defense came up large in the second half allowing no points while collecting interceptions and seven sacks throughout the ...

Trickett rejoins alma matter

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GLENVILLE (AP) — Former Florida State offensive line coach Rick Trickett is returning to his alma mater, joining the staff of new coach Mike Kellar at Division II Glenville State. Glenville State says Trickett will serve as the assistant head coach, run game coordinator and offensive line ...

Quicken Loans Arena Being Renamed

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CLEVELAND (AP) — The massive makeover of Quicken Loans Arena will include a new name. The Cavaliers’ downtown home will be renamed Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press on Monday night. The announcement of the change will be made Tuesday ...

Chiefs selling old stadium seats

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The county that’s home to the Kansas City Chiefs is moving forward with a plan to remove and store tens of thousands of old Arrowhead Stadium seats with the intention of reselling them to fans and sports memorabilia collectors. Jackson County officials voted Monday ...

Boston Marathon To Add Para Athlete Divisions

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BOSTON (AP) — When Marko Cheseto lines up in Hopkinton for the start of the Boston Marathon next week, he will already be looking past the finish line, 26.2 miles away. It’s next year, when organizers will christen three new para athlete divisions, that he will have a chance to claim ...

Phillies Edge Nationals

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rhys Hoskins hit two solo homers, Odubel Herrera hit a two-run shot and Philadelphia beat Washington 4-3 on Monday. Kurt Suzuki and Brian Dozier went deep for the Nationals. Bryce Harper was 0 for 3 with a walk in his third game against his former team but helped ...

Atlantic Bracket A Brutal Path to the East Final

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For all the championships won by the Bruins, Penguins and Capitals over the past eight years, the East has plenty of fresh blood. The Islanders have home-ice advantage in the first round for the first time since 1988, the Hurricanes are in the playoffs for the first time since 2009 and the Blue ...

Rose Looking to Take Next Step at Masters

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AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Justin Rose has been atop the leaderboard at the Masters after every round except the one that matters. He is making his 14th appearance, so he has the experience. He has been runner-up twice, most recently in a playoff that would have been more crushing if not for ...

Pirates Get 1st Sweep Of Season

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PITTSBURGH — Yasiel Puig looked eager to take a big swing. And not with a bat, either. An enraged Puig barreled into a bunch of Pirates during a bench-clearing fracas Sunday, and was among five ejections in Pittsburgh’s 7-5 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. The trouble started in the ...

Baylor Secures 3rd NCAA Title

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TAMPA, Fla. — Baylor recovered after blowing a 17-point lead and losing a star player, beating Notre Dame 82-81 for the NCAA women’s basketball championship Sunday night when 2018 tournament hero Arike Ogunbowale missed a foul shot in the final seconds. Chloe Jackson made a layup to put ...