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Law’s Big Dreams Fueled His Passion

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NEW YORK (AP) — Ty Law was a wide-eyed youngster with big dreams when he started making summer visits to his Uncle Tony’s home in Texas. They fueled his passion for football. And, they guided his journey to greatness. Tony Dorsett was forging his own path to the Pro Football Hall of ...

Broncos Secure Win vs. Falcons In HOF Game

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CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Hours after visiting a hospital because of a kidney stone, Vic Fangio won a football game. The new coach of the Denver Broncos saw a late interception set up rookie Juwann Winfree’s 15-yard touchdown catch Thursday night, and his team edged the Atlanta Falcons 14-10 in ...

Cole Extends Win Streak, Astros Beat Indians

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Gerrit Cole didn’t lose a game in June or July and continued his remarkable run on the first day of August. Cole pitched one-run ball over seven innings and extended his winning streak to a career-best nine games as the Houston Astros beat the Indians 7-1 on Thursday, ...

Castillo, Cincinnati Quiet Pittsburgh

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CINCINNATI — Clint Hurdle and David Bell had little interaction while exchanging lineup cards one day after their teams fought on the field. Luis Castillo made sure there wouldn’t be much to talk about in the game that followed. Castillo pitched into the eighth inning Wednesday, leading ...

Bucs Trade Dickerson, Keep Vazquez

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — After making their biggest splash in the offseason, the Philadelphia Phillies were more conservative at the trade deadline. The Phillies acquired outfielder Corey Dickerson from the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday for a player to be named and $250,000 in international ...

Pirates, Reds Await Suspensions

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CINCINNATI — Major League Baseball is reviewing video of the latest fight between the Pirates and Reds, with Pittsburgh manager Clint Hurdle expecting suspensions on both sides. Reds manager David Bell faces a significant suspension for running onto the field and going after Hurdle during ...

It’s a Good Year for Mr. Money’s Owner

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As a Kentucky native, Chester Thomas said having a starter in the biggest horse race in the state—and nation for that matter—was something he won’t soon forget. But having the expected favorite compete in the $500,000 West Virginia Derby is special as well, and not just because of the ...

Deep Field for Grade III W.Va. Governor’s Cup

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The $200,000 West Virginia Governor’s Cup, which achieved Grade III status for last year’s edition, has attracted a full field of 12 and, assuming minimal scratches, could be its largest field in recent memory. The 1 1/16-mile event for 3-year-olds and up is set as the seventh race on the ...

Steubenville Ready to Grind Out 2019 Season

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STEUBENVILLE — The way Reno Saccoccia sees it, Steubenville’s 2019 football season will be all about the grind. “We’ve had a good summer, but all you can grade your kids on right now is just what’s happened to date,” Saccoccia said Sunday during the 23rd annual Lew Giammarco ...

Indians Blast Four Homers, Defeat Astros

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Roberto Perez homered twice, Carlos Santana and Jason Kipnis each hit a three-run shot and Cleveland capped a power-packed day with a 10-4 win over Houston on Wednesday. Perez hit a three-run homer in the second inning off rookie Jose Urquidy (1-1) and a solo shot in the ...

Starting O-Linemen the Focus in Hall of Fame Game

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CANTON, Ohio (AP) — It’s the first preseason NFL game, which means most starters get to visit the Pro Football Hall of Fame, then watch the youngsters go at it. So if you’re looking for any likely regulars on the field Thursday night for the Falcons and Broncos, focus on the offensive ...

Bowlen, Brandt Going To Canton

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DENVER (AP) — John Elway is glad he had the chance to return the favor and dedicate a championship to his beloved boss 18 years after Pat Bowlen jabbed the Super Bowl 32 trophy into the San Diego night and hollered, “This ... one’s ... for ... John!” Elway called it the greatest ...

Buoniconti Dead at 78

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MIAMI (AP) — Pro Football Hall of Fame middle linebacker Nick Buoniconti, an undersized overachiever who helped lead the Miami Dolphins to the NFL’s only perfect season and became a leader in the effort to cure paralysis, has died. He was 78. Buoniconti, who died Tuesday in Bridgehampton, ...

Pirates Knock Out Reds, 11-4

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CINCINNATI — Reds reliever Amir Garrett rushed the Pirates’ dugout and threw punches in the ninth inning, starting a brawl prolonged by Cincinnati outfielder Yasiel Puig, and Pittsburgh ended its longest losing streak in eight years with a rough-and-tumble 11-4 victory Tuesday night. Reds ...

Indians Fall to Astros, Bauer Dealt

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CLEVELAND — Justin Verlander was on top of his game Tuesday night. Verlander struck out 13 to reach double figures for the third straight start and sixth time this season, leading the Houston Astros over the Cleveland Indians 2-0. In a matchup of All-Stars, Verlander (14-4) outpitched ...

WLU Projected No. 6 in MEC Preseason Poll

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BRIDGEPORT — The West Liberty University football team checked in at No. 6 Tuesday afternoon as the Mountain East Conference coaches revealed their 2019 Preseason Poll during the MEC’s annual Media Day festivities at the Bridgeport Conference Center. There’s a new look to the conference ...

Blue-Collar Roots Shape WR Washington

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LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — James Washington needed a hard reset. His rookie year with the Pittsburgh Steelers didn’t go as planned. And he knew it. So fresh off a frustrating indoctrination into the NFL in which the speedy but occasionally erratic wide receiver struggled to develop a rapport ...

Ellis Stepping Down as U.S. Women’s Coach

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National team coach Jill Ellis is stepping down after leading the United States to back-to-back Women’s World Cup titles. Ellis has been coach of the team since 2014 and has led it to eight overall tournament titles, including victories at the World Cup in 2015 in Canada and earlier this ...

Donaldson HR Is the Difference

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Adam Duvall had two home runs and four hits, Josh Donaldson added a three-run homer and the Atlanta beat Washington 11-8 Tuesday to reopen a 5¢-game lead in the NL East. Julio Teheran (6-7) allowed two runs and seven hits in 6 2/3 innings for Atlanta. Erick Fedde (1-2) ...

Big Names Could Move Before Today’s Deadline

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NEW YORK (AP) — If Madison Bumgarner, Noah Syndergaard, Mike Minor or Robbie Ray is going to get dealt to contenders desperate for arms, it will happen this week or not at all. Baseball’s trade window shuts Wednesday afternoon — completely, not like in years past. Marcus Stroman, ...