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Kenya’s Cherono Wins Men’s Boston Marathon

BOSTON — Two-time Boston Marathon champion Lelisa Desisa turned onto Boylston Street with a sliver of a lead, leaning in front of two other runners with the finish line in sight. Unfortunately for him, one of them was the fastest man in the field. Lawrence Cherono needed every bit of his ...

Pens, Lightning Look to Avoid Sweeps Tonight

The Tampa Bay Lightning carved out their own slice of NHL history during a dominant regular season in which they tied the league record for most victories. A fourth straight loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets tonight, and the Lightning will have a chapter of NHL lore all to themselves. And not ...

Race to Nicklaus Is Now Back On

AUGUSTA, Ga. — No comeback by Tiger Woods was ever going to be complete without a major. Now the question becomes how many more he can win. So much appeal of that red shirt beneath a green jacket involved looking back at all Woods had to overcome to reach that moment — a Masters ...

Delbrugge’s Walk-Off Lifts WLU Baseball

WEST LIBERTY — The West Liberty University baseball team finished off a four-game sweep of Urbana on Monday with two more wins at cold and blustery Kovalick Field. Coach Eric Burkle’s Hilltoppers (8-25, 7-13) got things started with a 7-6 win in an 11-inning marathon before pounding the ...

Wheeling Park’s Star Swimmer Chuckie Schellhase Signs With Bethany College

Wheeling Park swimmer Charles “Chuckie” Schellhase signed his letter of intent to continue his academic and athletic careers at Bethany College. In 2017, Schellhase was the first individual male swimmer from Wheeling Park to win a state championship in the 500 freestyle. Schellhase is ...

PREP ROUNDUP: Linsly Sweeps John Marshall in Tennis

WHEELING — The Linsly tennis teams swept John Marshall on Monday. The boys compiled a 7-0 sweep of the Monarchs while the girls came away with an impressive 6-1 victory. Felipe Garcia, Divo Cerjan and Nick White won both their singles and doubles matches. Raymond Tian also won at ...

Hurricanes Breeze by Caps

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Rookie forward Warren Foegele had two goals and an assist, Petr Mrazek earned his fourth career postseason shutout and the Carolina Hurricanes won their first home playoff game in a decade, routing the Washington Capitals 5-0 on Monday night. Dougie Hamilton also scored ...

76ers Secure Game 2 vs. Nets

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ben Simmons got an earful from the Philly crowd. With the same 76ers fans Simmons put on blast for booing in the playoff opener now going wild in Game 2, Simmons cupped a hand to his right ear just like Allen Iverson’s signature move to spur the cheers even ...

Tiger Woods Completes Improbable Victory at The Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Tiger Woods blazing to victory in his Sunday red at the Masters, a scene once so familiar, was never more stunning. It was only two years ago at Augusta National that Woods needed a nerve block just to hobble upstairs to the Champions Dinner, unsure he would ever play another ...

Penguins Facing 3-0 Deficit

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The New York Islanders don’t play a particularly sexy brandy of hockey. They forecheck. They backcheck. They block shots and take few risks, more focused on fundamentals than flash. It’s a style designed to frustrate opponents regardless of pedigree, one that has them ...

Pirates Take Series Against Nationals

WASHINGTON (AP) — Faced with the based loaded, two outs and one of baseball’s hottest hitters at the plate in the bottom of the ninth inning, there was nowhere Felipe V’zquez wanted to be more than on the mound at Nationals Park. The Pittsburgh Pirates relief ace then coaxed a flyball ...

OVAC Extends Its Borders to Tuscarawas County

WHEELING — Is bigger better? That appears to be the question after the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference has expanded to another new geographic frontier — that being Tuscarawas County. Dover and New Philadelphia are the latest additions to the OVAC after being unanimously approved at ...

All About Hummers

At 6:30 p.m. on April 10th Linda and I sat on our patio enjoying a chorus of mockingbirds and song sparrows. Suddenly a familiar buzz caught our attention. The first ruby-throated hummingbird of the season stopped at the nectar feeder. One of the perks of living in North Carolina is that we ...

Magnolia Wins Matt Boggs Wooden Bat Classic Title

SISTERSVILLE— There is no better place to celebrate the life of the late Matt Boggs than the spot he loved the most — the ballfield of Tyler Consolidated. On Saturday, the 3rd Annual Matt Boggs Wooden Bat Classic Championship took place in his honor and for the first time, Coach Dave ...

New West Virginia University QB Austin Kendall Looks Sharp in Gold-Blue Game

MORGANTOWN — Austin Kendall led the Gold team to a pair of touchdowns and a field goal during Saturday’s Gold-Blue Spring Game played inside Milan Puskar Stadium. The official statistics crew credited the Oklahoma transfer with five completions in eight attempts for 109 yards, one going ...

Francesco Molinari Has 2-Shot Lead After 3 Rounds at The Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Francesco Molinari blocked out the buzz from Tiger Woods charging up the leaderboard Saturday at the Masters and produced solid golf that looks spectacular only on the scorecard. Molinari played bogey-free for the second straight round at Augusta National and took advantage ...