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Best NHL Expansion Ever?: Vegas Might Have the Cards

LAS VEGAS — Vegas Golden Knights owner Bill Foley has repeatedly said he wants to win the Stanley Cup within the first six years of his new team’s existence. After Vegas came away with a jackpot from the expansion draft, Foley’s franchise goalie is even bolder. “Let’s do it ...

Cleveland Indians' Austin Jackson follows through on a triple in front of Baltimore Orioles catcher Welington Castillo and home plate umpire Adam Hamari during the second inning of a baseball game in Baltimore, Thursday, June 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Jackson Tallies Three Hits in Indians Victory

BALTIMORE — Austin Jackson had three hits and three RBIs, Erik Gonzalez homered and the Cleveland Indians put on another offensive show at the expense of the Baltimore Orioles in a 6-3 victory Thursday night. The Indians won three of four from the Orioles to complete a 7-1 road trip that ...

TCU Takes Down Louisville, 4-3, Florida Up Next

By ERIC OLSON AP Sports Writer OMAHA, Neb. — Sean Wymer struck out national player of the year Brendan McKay in two key situations while pitching 4 1/3 innings of shutout relief, and TCU was on the right side of two close plays in a 4-3 win over Louisville in a College World Series ...

Pittsburgh Pirates' Daniel Hudson reacts after giving up a two-run home run to Milwaukee Brewers' Domingo Santana during the seventh inning of a baseball game Wednesday, June 21, 2017, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Pirates Fall To Brewers, 4-3

By ANDREW GRUMAN Associated Press MILWAUKEE — Domingo Santana delivered the blow that put the Milwaukee Brewers ahead on the scoreboard. Orlando Arcia came up with the play that saved the game. With the tying run on second and two outs in the ninth, Arcia ranged to his left, spun around ...

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Shepherd Donates to JM Football

State Farm Agent Taylor Shepherd recently donated $1,000 to the John Marshall football team. The donation was used to purchase three new push/pull sleds. “I wanted to buy sleds to help out the kids and take their training to the next level,” Shepherd said. “My State Farm Agent (and ...

Wheeling Edges Weirton, 7-5

By RALPH COX For The Intelligencer WEIRTON — For the past couple of years, Wheeling Post 1 has dominated American Legion baseball in the Area 1 section of the Northern Panhandle. So much so that they’ve won back-to-back state American Legion Baseball championships. The Weirton Post 10 ...

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Zorne Signs With Ashland

Steubenville graduate Nicky Zorne is heading to Ashland University to further his education and continue his baseball career. He earned three baseball letters at Steubenville and helped Big Red earn back-to-back appearances in the Division II final four. This season, Zorne was a first team ...

Pro Boxing Coming to W.Va. State Penitentiary

By KIM NORTH For The Intelligencer MOUNDSVILLE — It’s been nearly three decades since professional boxing has been held inside the West Virginia State Penitentiary. Not since hometown favorite Rocky Young posted a TKO over Dominick Monaco on Sept. 26, 1987. That stretch of time will ...

FILE - In this March 19, 2017, file photo, Kentucky guard De'Aaron Fox (0) goes up for a dunk in front of Wichita State guard Landry Shamet (11) during the second half of a second-round game in the men's NCAA college basketball tournament,  in Indianapolis. Fox is expected to be a picked at the NBA Draft. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

Draft Is Next Up During NBA’s Dizzying Days of Deals

By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Markelle Fultz is ready for the NBA draft. He’s already learned about life at the trade deadline. During a dizzying few days of deals around the NBA, the presumed No. 1 pick had his Saturday plans — not to mention his future ...

Everyone Digging The Long Ball These Days

By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Columnist Aaron Judge revealed that he received an invitation to the All-Star Home Run Derby, then promptly went out and hit another home run. Cody Bellinger surely will get an invite, too, after becoming the first rookie to hit 10 home runs in 10 games. Two ...

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Wheelig Post  1 third baseman Butter Murray makes a lunging stop of an attempted pickoff throw during Tuesday night’s American Legion game with St. Clairsville at the I-470 J.B. Chambers Complex. St. Clairsville’s Jayden Starks got back safely.

St. Clairsville Defeats Wheeling

WHEELING — After starting the season 4-3 in a very good tournament in Grove City, St. Clairsville had fallen upon some rough times lately in American Legion baseball action. First there was a stretch of four games that were postponed for one reason or another, with none due to inclement ...

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West Virginia’s Grier Cleared to Play by NCAA

MORGANTOWN – Mountaineer fans anxious to view former University of Florida quarterback Will Grier wearing the Old Gold and Blue won’t have to wait too long as the NCAA has cleared the North Carolina native to begin playing at the start of the 2017 season. “We are pleased that Will has ...

Pittsburgh Pirates' David Freese scores as Milwaukee Brewers catcher Manny Pina takes a late throw during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, June 20, 2017, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Pirates Get Past Brewers

MILWAUKEE — Chad Kuhl got his first victory since April, Andrew McCutchen homered for the fifth time in seven games and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Milwaukee Brewers 7-3 on Tuesday night. Jose Osuna’s three-run homer highlighted the Pirates’ six-run first inning. McCutchen’s ...

Cleveland Indians' Jose Ramirez, right, greets teammate Edwin Encarnacion at home plate after scoring on Encarnacion's two-run home run in the first inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles in Baltimore, Tuesday, June 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Cleveland Falls to Baltimore, 6-5

BALTIMORE — Manny Machado went 4 for 4, homered twice and drove in four runs to help the Baltimore Orioles beat Cleveland 6-5 on Tuesday night and end the Indians’ six-game winning streak. After the Orioles rallied from a 5-2 deficit to pull even, Machado doubled off Bryan Shaw (1-2) in ...

FILE - In this May 15, 2017, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin speaks at a news conference in Cleveland. Griffin’s contract expires on June 30, and it remains unclear if he will stay with the organization he guided to its first championship and three straight NBA Finals. (Joshua Gunter/The Plain Dealer via AP, File)

Cavs in Chaos After GM Leaves on Eve of Pivotal Summer

CLEVELAND — Nothing ever seems good enough for Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert. Not a championship. Not three straight appearances in the NBA Finals. Not a rapt fan base. Not being forgiven by LeBron James. He’s demanding. A fearless, risk-taking, casino-owning gambler. Those attributes ...

Agent: Woods in A Clinic For Handling Pain Medication

By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer Tiger Woods has checked into a clinic to get help dealing with prescription medication for pain and a sleep disorder, and his agent is not sure how long he will stay. Mark Steinberg of Excel Sports Management said Tuesday he could not disclose the location ...

PGA Tour to Start Blood Testing Next Season

By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer The PGA Tour is beefing up its anti-doping policy by adding blood testing and bringing its list of banned substances in line with the World Anti-Doping Association. The revised policy takes effect in October, at the start of next season. Blood testing ...

Wheeling Announces Season-Ending Roster

WHEELING — The Wheeling Nailers, have announced their Season-Ending Roster for the Summer of 2017. The roster consists of 20 players, which is the maximum number allowed by the ECHL. The Season-Ending Rosters may include up to 20 players, but cannot include players who did not sign an ECHL ...

FILE - In this March 19, 2017, file photo, Duke's Jayson Tatum, left, drives past South Carolina's Chris Silva during the first half in a second-round game of the NCAA men's college basketball tournament, in Greenville, S.C. Tatum spent one season at Duke and is expected to be a top-five pick in Thursday's NBA draft. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt, File)

Jackson, Tatum Headline Forwards in NBA Draft

By AARON BEARD AP Basketball Writer RALEIGH, N.C. — The top forwards in Thursday’s NBA draft needed only a season in college to secure their position in the lottery. Kansas’ Josh Jackson and Duke’s Jayson Tatum are one-and-done small forwards with size and athleticism, and ...

Florida Downs Louisville

By ERIC OLSON AP Sports Writer OMAHA, Neb. — Brady Singer pitched seven strong innings and Austin Langworthy and Deacon Liput homered to lead Florida to a 5-1 win over Louisville in the College World Series on Tuesday night. The Gators (49-18) have won their first two CWS games for the ...