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Carrasco Injured in Indians Loss

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland pitcher Carlos Carrasco was pulled after he was struck on the right arm by a line drive, and Minnesota got four hits from Eddie Rosario in a 9-3 win over Cleveland. Carrasco grabbed his arm after being hit by Joe Mauer’s leadoff liner in the second inning and ...

The Intelligencer’s 15th Annual All-Valley Softball Team

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CAPTAIN Riley Bennington, Pitcher, Whg Central Riley Bennington closed out her Wheeling Central career in storybook fashion, after leading the Maroon Knights to a third straight championship (she was the winning pitcher in the title game, along with a key solo homer to lead off the game, ...

Pittsburgh Defeats Cincinnati, 3-2

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Kuhl snaps his winless streakPITTSBURGH — Chad Kuhl was just happy his team got the win. His manager was thrilled that his right-hander got the credit for it. Kuhl pitched six solid innings to win for the first time since May 6, a span of seven starts, and the Pittsburgh Pirates edged the ...

Indians Fall To Twins, 6-3

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CLEVELAND — Corey Kluber had a rare rocky performance, lasting just five innings and losing for the first time in seven starts as Kyle Gibson outpitched the Cy Young winner and Brian Dozier hit a two-run homer to lead the Minnesota Twins to a 6-3 win over the Cleveland Indians on Friday ...

Johnson Takes 4-Shot Lead

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SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. — Shinnecock Hills is no longer the only challenge at this U.S. Open. On a course that can cause problems in any weather, where triple bogeys or worse have been recorded on all but six holes, perhaps the most daunting prospect going into the weekend is Dustin Johnson with ...

Ronaldo Scores Hat Trick, Portugal Draws With Spain

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SOCHI, Russia — Cristiano Ronaldo used the World Cup to show everyone he’s the GOAT. Ronaldo rubbed his chin after scoring minutes into Portugal’s opener against Spain, implying he is the Greatest of All Time. Then he scored two more goals, including a perfectly placed 88th-minute free ...

Toronto Snaps Wheeling’s Nine-Game Win Streak

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TORONTO — Cole Bodnar delivered three doubles and two RBI to lead Toronto Post 86 to a 7-4 victory over Wheeling Post 1 Thursday evening at the Knights Baseball Complex, snapping Wheeling’s nine-game win streak. Wheeling opened the season with a loss to Morgantown, but Post 1 bounced back ...

St. C. Drops A 4-2 Verdict

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Mike Muklewicz was brutally honest. After watching his St. Clairsville Post 159 squad drop a 4-2 verdict to Beverly/Lowell Posts 389/750 on Thursday evening at Memorial Park, the manager wasn’t pleased. And he let his team know it postgame. “Muk” and his assistant ...

Weirton Secures First Victory

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CONNORVILLE — Weirton manager Jason Schwartzmiller has been stressing several things to his club after a tough start to the season. One of those things is toughness, and it showed Thursday evening at Bill Mazeroski Field when Post 10 overcame an early deficit to grind out its first win of ...

Johnson Tied for Lead at U.S. Open

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SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. — The U.S. Open lived up to its reputation in the return to Shinnecock Hills. So did Dustin Johnson. Fresh off a six-shot victory last week, Johnson managed all aspects of his game Thursday on a classic U.S. Open course that required nothing less. He wasn’t perfect, ...

Lindor, Ramirez Homer in Tribe Win

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CHICAGO — Francisco Lindor sensed the Cleveland Indians needed a lift coming off back-to-back losses. Nothing like a leadoff homer or a late tiebreaking drive to get the job done. Lindor and Jose Ramirez connected, Mike Clevinger struck out 11 in seven innings and the Indians beat the ...

New Jersey Begins Taking Legal Sports Bets

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By WAYNE PARRY Associated Press OCEANPORT, N.J. — New Jersey’s governor bet that the New Jersey Devils will win the Stanley Cup, while basketball legend Julius Erving bet that Philadelphia’s football team will repeat as champions, placing the wagers Thursday, the day betting on ...

Strikeouts Are on the Upswing Entering College World Series

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By ERIC OLSON AP Sports Writer OMAHA, Neb. — If the College World Series is like the rest of the season, there will be lots of strikeouts when the final eight teams play for the national championship at TD Ameritrade Park. Strikeout numbers are the highest on record in college baseball, ...

Steelers’ Matakevich Ready for Starting Shot

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By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH — Tyler Matakevich’s signature red beard is a jagged mess. All knots and snarls, a series of small mushroom clouds exploding from his jowls. The Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker knows it’s time for a trim but he’s a little particular ...

Russia Gets Its First Victory at the World Cup

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By JAMES ELLINGWORTH AP Sports Writer MOSCOW — Vladimir Putin craves sporting glory, and he got another taste of it in the opening match of the World Cup. Russia ended a 16-year wait for victory in the tournament by routing Saudi Arabia 5-0 Thursday in Group A, with the Russian ...

Black Bears Hold Annual Media Day

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GRANVILLE — Kieran Mattison is ready to get to work. As the first-year skipper of the West Virginia Black Bears exited the team’s Monongalia County Ballpark clubhouse Wednesday for the squad’s annual Media Day, Mattison flashed a robust smile as he bragged about his roster. “I’m ...

Wheeling Tops Moundsville

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WHEELING — After a season-opening loss to Morgantown Post 2, Wheeling Post 1 has rattled off an impressive nine-game winning streak, the latest victory coming Wednesday against Area One rival Moundsville Post 3 at the J.B. Chamber’s I-470 Sports Complex. Acting Manager Scott Castilow ...

Ye Olde Alpha Is Place to Get Your World Cup Fix

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WHEELING — If you are as big of a soccer fan as I am, you are no doubt excited for the World Cup, which begins today with host Russia taking on Saudi Arabia. The World Cup is the largest sporting event in the world and if you are looking to get your soccer fix, I have just the place for ...

Pittsburgh Downs Arizona, 5-4

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PHOENIX — The Pittsburgh Pirates had what looked like an out turn into a home run. They made a couple of questionable decisions, endured some nerve-wracking moments in the ninth inning. But they’re leaving Arizona with a win, which is all that really matters. Everything else can ...