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Woods, McIlroy Off to Torrid Start

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NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. (AP) — Tiger Woods had his lowest round since his last victory more than five years ago, an 8-under 62 with birdie chances on all but two greens and only one bad swing all day. All it got him at the BMW Championship was a tie for the lead Thursday with Rory ...

Older Quarterbacks Litter Big 12

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Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy considers Taylor Cornelius something of a dinosaur, and not because his starting quarterback’s 23rd birthday is coming up the day after the Cowboys play their third game of the season. Cornelius arrived on campus as a walk-on in 2014, had a redshirt season ...

Bragging Rights Are on the Line

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The first few weeks of the season often set the tone for which conference will be deemed best for the rest of the season. It’s a debate that can be both fun and tedious. Does it really matter whether Kentucky is better than California when it comes time to figure out if the Pac-12 champion ...

Williams Into 9th U.S. Open Final; Osaka Next

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NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams was a bit shaky at the start of her U.S. Open semifinal. For all of six minutes. That’s how long it took her to drop the opening two games Thursday night. Williams spent the next hour playing flawlessly, particularly up at the net, grabbing 12 of 13 games ...

Hilltoppers Hold Off Bobcats

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WEST LIBERTY — West Liberty football coach Roger Waialae spoke at length this week about how one very good football team was going to leave Russek Field at West Family Stadium on Thursday night with an 0-2 record. Waialae and the Hilltoppers are breathing a sigh of relief that it wasn’t ...

Wheeling Central Rallies Past Cameron

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CAMERON — With the fall season still young, Wheeling Central coach Donnie Murray knew that he and his volleyball squad was going to have to go through a process of getting used to a new system. However, the Maroon Knights do have senior leadership in the mix. After letting a nine-point ...

Field Is Unveiled for Cancer Research Classic

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WHEELING — Dr. Gregory Merrick is never satisfied. Especially as it pertains to the Cancer Research Classic, Merrick is always seeking to do more. And for the 11th consecutive year, Merrick, who serves as the director of the Schiffler Cancer Center and men’s health at Wheeling ...

Magnolia Invades Shadyside

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SHADYSIDE — When you mention Magnolia and Shadyside during football season, you think of two small schools nestled along the Ohio River as being rivals. However, that may be the truth in a sense, but in reality the Blue Eagles and Tigers have only met three times on the gridiron since the ...

Steelers Losing Patience With Bell

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PITTSBURGH — Le’Veon Bell’s teammates spent the offseason and all of training camp brushing off his absence, confident in their belief that the Pittsburgh Steelers All-Pro running back would eventually let the business side of things play out, sign his franchise tender and be at work when ...

Pirates Complete Sweep of Reds

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PITTSBURGH — Jameson Taillon pitched five effective innings and helped send Homer Bailey to yet another loss as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Cincinnati Reds 3-2 on Wednesday night to sweep their three-game series. Taillon (12-9) allowed only one run as he scattered eight hits and walked ...

First-Year Players Make Impact for WVU

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MORGANTOWN — When No. 14 West Virginia (1-0) took to the field at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C., eight players saw their dream of starting for the Mountaineers come to fruition. Among those who helped open the 2018 season with a 40-14 victory over Tennessee were a pair of ...

Holgorsen Talks Grier, Injuries in Preparation

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MORGANTOWN — Two things West Virginia University football coach Dana Holgorsen won’t do when it comes to his No. 14 ranked Mountaineers — make excuses concerning injuries or divulge any secrets when it comes to redshirt senior quarterback Will Grier. “Well, injuries affect ...

West Virginia Looking to Avoid Upset Against Penguins

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MORGANTOWN — It took the University of Tennessee only three series to figure out that the only way to keep No. 14 West Virginia’s offense out of the end zone was to control the football. And, now you can bet that every team remaining on the Mountaineers’ schedule will attempt to mock ...

Linsly Hoping to Get Revenge on Mogadore

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WHEELING — Following a pair of convincing victories to begin the season, Linsly gets its first real acid test of the season Saturday afternoon when Ohio perennial small school power Mogadore visits Fawcett Field inside Lockhart Alumni Stadium. Coach Matt Adorni’s Wildcats (2-0) are a team ...

Wheeling Central, East Hardy Renew Rivalry

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WHEELING — What a difference a year makes. At this time last season, Wheeling Central entered its showdown with East Hardy limping, an 0-2 record in tow. Fast forward and it’s the Cougars who come in licking their wounds with a winless mark. East Hardy (0-2) and top-ranked Wheeling ...

Cameron Not Looking Past Rival Lumberjacks

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CAMERON — Coach Scott Holt and his Cameron football team have been living by the motto “There is no place like home.” After all, his team has not lost at Dragon Stadium since November 6, 2015, and Friday night Cameron will look to add Valley to that list as the Lumberjacks invade ...

Keys, Osaka to Meet in Open Semis

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NEW YORK (AP) — Madison Keys is into her third semifinal in the past five Grand Slam tournaments, including two in a row at the U.S. Open. She’s still in search of major title No. 1. The 14th-seeded American used her big-strike game built on serves and forehands to overpower No. 30 ...

Falcons Present Tough Test for Champ Eagles

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The last time the Eagles opened a season as NFL champions, it was 1960 and, well, who remembers what folks did then in Philadelphia? What they’ll certainly do Thursday night at the Linc when the Falcons come to town is roar with approval at the site of the Lombardi Trophy and the ...

Linsly Earns Win Over Central

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WHEELING — Another chapter of the Linsly and Wheeling Central girls soccer rivalry was on display Tuesday night at East Wheeling Sports Complex. It didn’t take the Cadets long to get started as they scored three goals in just under four minutes as they defeated the Maroon Knights, 4-1. ...

Tigers Maul Big Reds

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SHADYSIDE—As hot as it was inside the Tigers’ Den Tuesday night, Shadyside was even hotter as it swept past Bellaire in high school volleyball action. The Lady Tigers (7-1) prevailed by scores of 25-12, 25-11 and 25-10 in a match that took a little more than an hour to play. The hosts ...