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Red Wings Denounce Use of Logo

The Detroit Red Wings are considering legal action to stop white nationalists from using their logo as part of a “disturbing” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. The team said in a statement Saturday it “vehemently” disagrees with the rally and is in no way associated with it. The ...

New York Giants quarterback Josh Johnson (8) is sacked by Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker T.J. Watt (90) during the first quarter of a preseason NFL football game, Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

Watt Impresses in Debut

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — J.J. Watt learned of his brother T.J. Watt’s big game on Friday night from an unlikely source. The Houston Texans star checked his phone after a team meeting to see a text from Grammy Award-winning rapper Kendrick Lamar alerting him to the T.J.’s work ...

FILE - This June 5, 2017 file photo shows Denver Broncos defensive end Derek Wolfe taking part in a drill during the team's NFL football minicamp session in Englewood, Colo. The Denver Broncos' battered defensive line took another huge hit Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017 when Wolfe was carted off the field after injuring his right leg on the second snap of team drills. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, file)

Wolfe Injured in Drills

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos appeared Saturday to have dodged a huge hit to their battered defensive line: Derek Wolfe’s right ankle injury apparently isn’t as serious as first thought. “Great news,” cornerback Aqib Talib said. “I was praying as soon as it happened ...

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Good News For Monarchs

Over the last 20 years monarch butterfly populations that overwinter in the mountains of central Mexico have fluctuated wildly. Some years the species’ survival has been in doubt. The news this year, however, is good. Dr. Chip Taylor, director of Monarch Watch at the University of ...

Dale Earnhardt Jr. enters his car for qualifying for the NASCAR Cup Series auto race in Brooklyn, Mich., Friday, Aug. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Earnhardt Has Had Michigan Moments

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. was racing for the win in a 1999 IROC event at Michigan. Problem was, his opponent was in no mood to let him pass. “Dad drove to the bottom so I just went around a little bit higher and it stuck, and I got along his outside,” the younger ...

Jamaica's Usain Bolt lies on the track after he injured himself during the 4x100 m relay final during the World Athletics Championships in London Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)

Bolt Ends Stellar Career With Injury

LONDON (AP) — Usain Bolt ended his stellar career in excruciating pain. The Jamaican great crumpled to the track with a left-leg injury as he was chasing a final gold medal for the Jamaican 4x100-meter relay team on Saturday at the world championships. Having to make up lots of ground on ...

Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor tags out Tampa Bay Rays' Corey Dickerson to complete a double play that started with a grounder to first by Lucas Duda during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Both teams are wearing throwback jerseys. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius)

Indians Blank Rays, 3-0

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — An 11-day break between starts proved to be just what Mike Clevinger needed. That and a start against the struggling Tampa Bay Rays. Jay Bruce drove in his first two runs for the Cleveland Indians and Clevinger struck out nine in seven innings Saturday night in a ...

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Cobi Hamilton (83) scores a touchdown against New York Giants defensive back Valentino Blake (47) during the second quarter of a preseason NFL football game, Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Steelers Take Advantage Of Giants Miscues in Win

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Rookie quarterback Josh Dobbs threw a 28-yard touchdown pass and Chris Boswell kicked a 37-yard field goal in the third quarter to give Pittsburgh the lead for good in a 20-12 preseason win over the New York Giants on Friday night. The Steelers capitalized on two ...

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Abbenante Looks to Put Stamp on WJU Baseball

WHEELING — After a disappointing 7-35 season, Wheeling Jesuit could use a little more excitement around its baseball program. Enter Dan Abbenante. The former Wheeling Jesuit graduate assistant was hired last month as the second coach in Cardinals history, replacing Terry Edwards, who ...

Cleveland Browns quarterback DeShone Kizer (7) runs against New Orleans Saints defensive end Al-Quadin Muhammad (97) during the second half of an NFL preseason football game, Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

Browns’ Kizer Takes ‘Step’ In QB Clash

CLEVELAND — DeShone Kizer’s time is coming. It’s just not here yet. Kizer excited Cleveland fans and impressed his teammates with a strong performance in his NFL exhibition debut, but Browns coach Hue Jackson isn’t ready to name him his starting quarterback. Unleashing his strong ...

Brooke Considers Consolidation

WELLSBURG — Amid declining enrollment and revenue, the Brooke County Board of Education on Monday will consider consolidating its seven elementary schools into four and closing Beech Bottom, Colliers and L.B. Millsop primary schools. The idea was presented at a work meeting this week by ...

FILE - This is a July 25, 2017, file photo showing Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott during NFL football training camp in Oxnard, Calif. Elliott has been suspended for six games under the NFL’s personal conduct policy following the league’s yearlong investigation into the running back’s domestic violence case out of Ohio. The 2016 NFL rushing leader was suspended despite prosecutors in Columbus, Ohio, deciding more than a year ago not to pursue the case involving Elliott’s girlfriend at the time in the same city where Elliott starred for Ohio State. The league said Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, there was “substantial and persuasive evidence” that Elliott had physical confrontations last summer with his ex-girlfriend, Tiffany Thompson. (AP Photo/Gus Ruelas, File)

Cowboys RB Elliott Suspended Six Games

DALLAS — The NFL suspended star Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott for six games Friday, concluding after a yearlong investigation that the league rushing leader caused injuries to his then-girlfriend in three separate incidents last summer. The ruling under the NFL’s personal ...

Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman Josh Harrison (5) forces out Toronto Blue Jays' Ryan Goins (17) at second base during the seventh inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

Pirates Defeats Jays, 4-2

TORONTO — Jameson Taillon pitched six innings to snap a three-start winless streak, Josh Harrison had two hits and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-2 on Friday night, their seventh win in nine games. Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen limped off because of a sore left ...

Carrasco Takes No-Hit Bid Into 7th in Tribe Win

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Carlos Carrasco took another no-hit try into the late innings at Tropicana Field, losing his bid on a two-out single in the seventh by Logan Morrison but leading the Cleveland Indians over the Tampa Bay Rays 5-0 Friday night. In July 2015, Carrasco came within one ...

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Wheeling Park’s Jacob Nickell swings for the green on the first hole at the Jones Course at Oglebay on Thursday.

Nickell Claims Medalist Honors at Park Invite

WHEELING—Wheeling Park’s Jacob Nickell spent his summer competing against some of the most talented amateur golfers in the state of West Virginia and even won the Kalkreuth Tournament at Crispin. That competition and preparation in the offseason paid off on Thursday as the Patriots’ ...

Pittsburgh Pirates' Josh Bell (55) is congratulated by third base coach Joey Cora (15) after hitting a two-run home run against the Detroit Tigers during the third inning of an interleague baseball game Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

Pirates Defeat Tigers

DETROIT — A few words of advice from a Hall of Famer gave Josh Bell the inner belief that someday he would harness his power. That time has arrived for the Pittsburgh Pirates rookie first baseman. Bell hit his 20th homer and drove in three runs Thursday, leading the Pirates over the ...

Holgorsen Seeing ‘Red’ These Days

MORGANTOWN — As No 20 West Virginia University’s football team entered its 10th practice of the preseason, veteran coach Dana Holgorsen was seeing more red than Old Gold and Blue. “Practice 10 this afternoon,” Holgorsen said during Wednesday’s press conference. “Full practice, we ...

Kevin Kisner hits from the fairway on the 18th hole during the first round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at the Quail Hollow Club Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Kisner, Olesen Open With 67s at PGA

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Jordan Spieth began his quest for the career Grand Slam by not making a putt longer than 5 feet. What helped was that Quail Hollow punished just about everyone at some point Thursday in the PGA Championship. Kevin Kisner and Thorbjorn Olesen of Denmark emerged as the top ...

In this Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017 photo, referee Tony Corrente (99) looks at the instant replay on a Microsoft Surface tablet during the second half of an NFL preseason football game between the Carolina Panthers and the Houston Texans in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)

Surface Tablets for Officiating Reviews Take Hold in NFL

NEW YORK — Alberto Riveron sounds genuinely excited about the NFL’s decision to use Microsoft Surface tablets for referees to watch replay. That procedure began in earnest with last week’s Hall of Fame game between Dallas and Arizona. The technology worked like a charm, with the one ...

Hideki Matsuyama of Japan, hits from the fairway on the 18th hole during the second round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at the Quail Hollow Club Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Matsuyama, Kisner Tied For Lead at PGA Championship

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Hideki Matsuyama never looks satisfied with his shots or his score, no matter how good they look. Perhaps it will take winning a major to change that. Five days after the 25-year-old Japanese star closed with a 61 to win his second World Golf Championship, Matsuyama ...