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Wheeling players celebrate after Gage Giovengo, left, supplied a walk-off sacrifice fly to win Monday’s American Legion baseball game.

Wheeling Rallies For Walk-Off Victory

WHEELING—Leadoff walks often come back to haunt most teams and Monday was no exception. In a 5-5 game in the bottom of the seventh, Wheeling’s Ross Salvatori led off with a walk. Then, Isaac Rine laid down a perfect sacrifice bunt to move his teammate to second, an error moved him to ...

Transfers In W.Va. Are Tricky Issue

WHEELING — They say vacations are supposed to at least in part be about uncluttering one’s mind. Seems as though the opposite is true of myself. This brain never fully shuts down. Coming off my first of four weeks of relaxation, here are some things I think, in notebook form. It’s All ...

No Bulletin Board Material From WVU Players

MORGANTOWN — If coaches, players or fans of the Virginia Tech football team are expecting to hear anything from longtime rival West Virginia that they can use as ‘bulletin board material’, they should think again. “I really don’t want to talk about Virginia Tech,” senior ...

Cleveland Indians' Carlos Santana hits an RBI-single off Texas Rangers relief pitcher Tanner Scheppers in the sixth inning of a baseball game, Monday, June 26, 2017, in Cleveland. Jose Ramirez scored on the play. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Indians Storm Past Rangers

CLEVELAND — Francisco Lindor, Lonnie Chisenhall and Carlos Santana each had three RBIs to help the Cleveland Indians rally from a seven-run deficit and beat the Texas Rangers 15-9 on Monday night after manager Terry Francona left the game because he wasn’t feeling well. The Indians came ...

Florida's Dalton Guthrie, left, scores on a ground rule double in the fourth inning of Game 1 of the NCAA College World Series baseball finals against LSU in Omaha, Neb., Monday, June 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Florida Takes Game 1

OMAHA, Neb. — Brady Singer struck out a career-high 12 in seven innings, Jonathan India doubled in two runs, and Florida beat LSU 4-3 in Game 1 of the College World Series finals Monday night. The Gators (51-19) need a win tonight or Wednesday to earn their first national championship in ...

FILE - In this June 16, 1995, file photo, Phil Mickelson stifles a yawn as he reads the green with his caddie Jim MacKay on the 15th green during the U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, N.Y. Mickelson and his caddie have decided to part ways after 25 years of one of the most famous player-caddie relationships on the PGA Tour. Mickelson and Jim "Bones" Mackay say the decision to split was mutual and not based on an incident. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

Mickelson Thinks Mackay Will Caddie Again

OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. (AP) — Phil Mickelson isn’t sure what’s next for Jim “Bones” Mackay. He is sure there are going to be plenty of options for his longtime caddie. Mickelson and Mackay announced last week they had decided to split up after 25 years and more than 600 tournaments ...

FILE - In this April 23, 2017 file photo, Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) shoots between Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley, rear, and guard James Harden, right, in the fourth quarter of Game 4 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series in Oklahoma City. Westbrook will join Houston’s James Harden and San Antonio’s Kawhi Leonard as finalists for the league’s MVP award. The winner will be announced Monday, June 26, at the inaugural NBA Awards show. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

Westbrook Is NBA’s MVP

NEW YORK (AP) — Russell Westbrook was voted NBA MVP on Monday night after setting a record with 42 triple-doubles last season. Westbrook’s victory ended the first NBA Awards show, which included two wins apiece for the Houston Rockets and Milwaukee Bucks. Westbrook joined Oscar ...

Baylor Confirms It Is Being Investigated

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The NCAA is conducting an “ongoing, pending investigation” into Baylor University in the wake of a sexual assault scandal that led to the firing of football coach Art Briles and the departure of the school president, the school’s lawyers confirmed in a federal court ...

U.S. Players Eye World Cup Spots

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The 23 players on the U.S. roster for next month’s CONCACAF Gold Cup are mostly young and lack international experience. They need little reminding of what’s at stake. Past regional championships gave then-fringe players like Clint Dempsey, DaMarcus Beasley and ...

Dale Earnhardt Jr., reaches for his helmet before qualifying, Friday, June 16, 2017, for the NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race in Brooklyn, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Dale Jr. Farewell Tour Begins

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. had just completed a satisfying sixth-place finish at Sonoma Raceway when he was stopped by the Fox Sports cameras in what might have been his final post-race interview with the network. It was 17 years ago that Fox made its debut as NASCAR’s ...

Selanne, Kariya Headline Class

By STEPHEN WHYNO AP Hockey Writer Teemu Selanne and Paul Kariya were a dynamic duo in Anaheim for several years, and now they are going into the Hockey Hall of Fame together. The longtime Ducks teammates are the headliners for the Hall of Fame’s class of 2017, which includes the ...

Photo by Kim North / Wheeling’s Eric Bledsoe, left, fights with Jauvan John during Prison Fest: Disorderly Conduct inside the former West Virginia State Penitentiary in Moundsville on Saturday night as part of Revolution Championship Boxing’s 11-fight card. Bledsoe won by unanimous decision.

Wheeling’s Bledsoe Returns to Ring, Earns Unanimous Decision Vicvtory

MOUNDSVILLE — Eric Bledsoe hadn’t fought competitively for nearly one year. He needed to be tested in his first time back inside the ring since July 29 of 2016. The Wheeling fighter found that test Saturday night inside the former W.Va. State Penitentiary and passed with flying colors as ...

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Sills in Mix Along West Virginia’s Front Line

MORGANTOWN — As a two-year starter for head coach Jeff Twiddy at Meadowbrook High School, Josh Sills’ impact was felt on all sides of the football. An Associated Press All-Ohio Division IV first teamer in 2015, Sills helped the team to a 9-2 mark and a berth in the state playoffs. His ...

Once-Homeless Sisters Hang With Track Stars

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The three once-homeless sisters recited all the athletes they met at nationals and the souvenirs they received as they slurped shaved ice. Nine-year-old Brooke Sheppard got pointers from high jumper Vashti Cunningham . Rainn, 11, showed off the shirt she picked out at ...

Kevin Harvick celebrates after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race Sunday, June 25, 2017, in Sonoma, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Harvick Wins at Sonoma For First Time This Year

SONONA, Calif. — Kevin Harvick led a 1-2-3 podium sweep for Ford while proving that veteran experience still counts for something in NASCAR. Harvick returned to victory lane for the first time this season with a dominating run Sunday on the road course at Sonoma Raceway. The former NASCAR ...

St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Seung-Hwan Oh, left, and catcher Yadier Molina celebrate following a 8-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates in a baseball game Sunday, June 25, 2017, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Grichuk Homers to Help Cardinals, 8-4

ST. LOUIS — Randal Grichuk homered in his return to the majors, Yadier Molina had three hits and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-4 on Sunday night. Grichuk, who was sent to the minors on May 29 after struggling with consistency, had two hits — including his solo ...

Power Moochie Norris, left, drives as Tri-State player/captain Jermaine O'Neal (7) defends during the first half of the Game 2 in the BIG3 Basketball League debut, Sunday, June 25, 2017, at the Barclays Center in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Big3 Is A Big Hit Early On

NEW YORK (AP) — DeShawn Stevenson nailed the shot, ran toward the sideline and slapped hands with Ice Cube. Stevenson had a winner, and Cube might, too. The only thing the rapper-actor’s new 3-on-3 basketball league couldn’t deliver is the Allen Iverson that fans want to ...

Twins Sweep Indians, Take Over First Place

CLEVELAND (AP) — Ervin Santana and Minnesota made themselves at home in Cleveland. The Twins and Indians have been gracious hosts so far this year. Santana struck out seven in six innings, Jason Castro drove in three runs and Minnesota swept Cleveland with a 4-0 victory on Sunday. Santana ...

Posada Makes Debut At Yanks’ Old Timer’s Day

NEW YORK (AP) — Jorge Posada peppered line drives around the Yankee Stadium outfield, first from the left side, and then the right. The switch-hitting backstop seemed plenty comfortable to one of his old teammates — a soon-to-be Hall of Famer, no less. “Tim Raines, he said, ‘You ...

McEnroe Wants More Madness

NEW YORK (AP) — John McEnroe wants more anger in tennis. Not the kind of racket-smashing, profanity-flying tantrums he threw as a player, when he could go from the sport’s best player to its baddest boy in the same service game. He wants to see players get fed up that they can’t break ...