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Williams, Two Relievers Two-Hit Milwaukee at PNC

PITTSBURGH — Trevor Williams pitched one-hit ball over seven innings and two Pittsburgh Pirates relievers closed out a two-hitter in a 1-0 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday night. Williams (6-4) struck out seven and walked two for his first victory in a month. Jordy Mercer drove ...

Bauer-Led Tribe Gets By Sox

CLEVELAND — Trevor Bauer shut out Chicago for seven innings before a rain delay ended his night, and Jason Kipnis homered to lead the Cleveland Indians to a 6-2 win over the sliding and sloppy White Sox on Monday. Bauer (6-5) allowed just three hits, struck out eight and was in line to ...

Wheeling Announces Season-Ending Roster

WHEELING — The Wheeling Nailers announced their season-ending roster for the summer of 2018. The roster consists of 18 players. The season-ending rosters may include up to 20 players, but cannot include players who did not sign an ECHL contract during the 2017-18 season. From this list, ...

England Prevails On Late Header

VOLGOGRAD, Russia — Twice wrestled to the ground during the match, England captain Harry Kane finally evaded the Tunisian defense just as time was running out. Kane found an open area of space at the far post and used his head to meet Harry Maguire’s flick-on, scoring the winning goal ...

Koepka Piling Up Big Trophies

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. — Brooks Koepka now has as many majors as Greg Norman and as many PGA Tour victories as Pat Perez. Koepka belongs in the conversation of elite players in his generation by winning his second U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills, a test that asked an entirely different set of ...

Gongola Reminisces About Baseball, Life

WHEELING — The memories came rushing back for former Wheeling Post 1 ballplayer George Gongola on Saturday. For a moment Gongola was back on the field as Alumni Day unfolded on a warm summer afternoon at the J.B. Chambers I-470 Complex. Gongola was a member of the 1949 Post 1 squad ...

Park Grad Earns NHL Media Award

PHILADELPHIA — A Wheeling Park grad is King of the Hill when it comes to media work in the National Hockey League. Zack Hill wears many hats with the Philadelphia Flyers of the NHL. He is the team’s media relations manager, public relations director and senior director of ...

Koepka Wins 2nd Straight U.S. Open

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. — Brooks Koepka has the game to win a U.S. Open on any course. One year after Koepka overpowered the wide fairways of Erin Hills in a U.S. Open remembered for low scoring, he navigated his way through the brutal conditions of Shinnecock Hills and closed with a 2-under ...

Reds Take Series Finale, 8-6

PITTSBURGH — Billy Hamilton is well aware of his struggles at the plate. The Cincinnati Reds centerfielder has tried to stay positive even as his average and his spot in the batting order dropped at an alarming rate, trying to focus on being a more complete player until his swing ...

Mexico Shuts Out Defending Champs

MOSCOW — Defending World Cup champions have been finding it hard to get out of the group stage lately, and Germany is proving no exception. The 2014 champions, ranked No. 1 in the world, were exposed defensively and surprisingly beaten by Mexico 1-0 on Sunday, putting its hopes of ...

Welker Memoirs Are Lauded

WHEELING — Dr. Bill Welker has been honored with a second book award. Most recently, Welker learned that his sports-oriented memoirs, “The Sparrow’s Spirit: A Champion Wrestler’s Lifetime Reflections on Prayer and Perseverance,” was selected as a Silver Medal finalist in the 12th ...

Post 1 Takes Two On Alumni Day

By CODY TOMER Staff Writer WHEELING—Legends from past Wheeling Post 1 teams were in attendance for Saturday’s Alumni Day doubleheader and the 2018 squad gave them a show they won’t soon forget. Trevor “Tubes” Thomas delivered a walk-off single in the opener to cap the ...

Delbrugge Is Honored For Past Success

WHEELING—Mark Delbrugge was all smiles Saturday as Wheeling Post 1 honored all of its past players and teams on Alumni Day at the J.B. Chambers Complex. Delbrugge stepped down as manager at the end of last season after leading Post 1 to its third consecutive state championship. Those ...

Robinson-Olejasz, Duffy, Thomas To Be Honored

WHEELING — Two outstanding football players and a terrific girls’ basketball performer described as the ultimate team player are the latest additions to be inducted this fall into the Wheeling Central Catholic High School Athletic Hall of Fame. Tom Duffy, a member of the Central ...

Johnson In Four-Way Tie

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. — The only thing that spared Dustin Johnson from another U.S. Open implosion is that everyone around him suffered on a Shinnecock Hills course that even the USGA conceded got out of hand Saturday afternoon. Daniel Berger and Tony Finau were the exceptions, each posting ...

Pirates Cruise Past Reds, 6-2

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle insists he hasn’t been keeping close tabs of his team’s slide following a hot start. He wasn’t aware the Pirates had dropped eight straight series until someone mentioned it to him earlier in the week. “If somebody would have told ...

Building Process Progressing for WJU Football

WHEELING — The Wheeling Jesuit University football program continues to crystallize as another integral piece has been added to its foundation. The Cardinals’ exhibition schedule has been finalized for their rapidly approaching inaugural grid campaign. It is a collection of jayvee ...

Wheeling Park Boys Fall in Final of Preseason Classic

Wheeling Park’s boys’ soccer squad dropped a 1-0 decision late Saturday to Ringgold (Pa.) High School during the Wheeling Park Preseason Classic at Wheeling Island Stadium. Park won its first three games of the day, topping Grafton, 4-0; Brooke, 4-0; Washington, 3-0; and then advancing to ...

Argentina, Iceland Play to Tie

MOSCOW (AP) — Lionel Messi missed yet another penalty kick and Iceland held on for a 1-1 draw against Argentina in an impressive World Cup debut on Saturday. Messi failed to give his team the lead when his 64th-minute penalty was stopped by Hannes Halldorsson. The Iceland goalkeeper dived ...