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U.S. Open Being Remembered For The Wrong Reasons

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. — If the aim of the U.S. Open is to identify the best player, then the last three got it right. The problem is a tendency to remember what went wrong. The lasting image from Shinnecock Hills was Phil Mickelson, now 0 for 27 in the U.S. Open, hitting his putt too hard on ...

Cavaliers Unsure of LeBron’s Plans

CLEVELAND — LeBron James won’t be picking any players during Thursday’s NBA draft. At least not directly. With the trajectory of their franchise riding on where he decides to play next season and beyond, the Cleveland Cavaliers will enter this year’s draft not knowing if they’re ...

Indians Defeat White Sox, 6-3

CLEVELAND — Mike Clevinger struck out 10 and allowed one run in 7 2/3 innings, and the Cleveland Indians defeated the Chicago White Sox 6-3 on Tuesday night. Clevinger (6-2) beat Chicago for the third time this season and was in command after giving up a first-inning run. The right-hander ...

Russia Secures Victory Over Egypt, 3-1

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — Two wins, eight goals and almost certainly a place in the knockout stage for first time since the Soviet era. Russia is enjoying quite the party at its own World Cup — and not even the highly anticipated return of Mohamed Salah could slow it down on ...

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 ...